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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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The key to achieving happiness is actually very simple.

Generate authentic happiness using this one trick

By Grace Livecchi, Staples High School May 4, 2021

This story was originally published on Inklings on February 12, 2021.

As the list of victims of police brutality grows longer — George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Adam Toledo, Ma'khia Bryant, Elijah Mcclain, and Daunte Wright — with every passing day, activists are hoping that the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin's case serves as a precursor for other cases of police violence.

Derek Chauvin: The Importance of his Guilty Verdict (PODCAST)

By Emara Sáez, Adriana James-Rodil, Raquelle Elson, and Isabel Bequer May 4, 2021

In this episode of "Achona: Beyond the Articles," members of the Achona Online staff — Editor-in-Chief Adriana James-Rodil, Managing Editor Emara Saez, Sophomore Staff Writer Raquelle Elson, and Sophomore...

This is episode two of the mini-series,

Episode Two: Carieal Doss, Forever 18

By Zoe DeYoung, Parkway West High School May 3, 2021

[a beat comes in] Before we begin, a quick disclaimer. This episode will focus solely on facts and personal stories, in the hopes of humanizing the tragedy of gun violence in St. Louis. It is never...

Self-Care Share Ep. 5: The magic of meditation

Self-Care Share Ep. 5: The magic of meditation

By Carolina Cuadros, Carlmont High School April 26, 2021

In the fifth episode of Self-Care Share, host Carolina Cuadros describes her firsthand experience with meditation and the benefits of this practice. The episode features Fredrick Luskin, a meditation...

Earth Day 2021: Lancer Media explores Common Market’s efforts in sustainability

By Audrey Kilgore, Linganore High School April 26, 2021

Earth Day is one day a year to focus on the environment and how to protect it, but it is not enough to care about how we are treating the environment on just one day. In this podcast, a Frederick sustainability...

Expanding Black History Month activities have been a positive step, but those activities should be accessible to all Mac students and should take place throughout the year.

Celebrating Black history should be a year-round thing

By Theo Roe and Bobby Currie April 23, 2021

 macshieldonline · Real Talk, Episode 2: The essential importance of Black History Month In the latest episode of Real Talk, sophomore Caytie Brown, freshman Serena Galloway-Mark, senior Zakiya Robertson,...

Huynh serving boba smoothies at Noodles Pho U. She started working here in mid-October of 2020.

An experience of the impact of Asian hate

By Augustine Gallespen, Neuqua Valley High School April 23, 2021

This podcast was previously recorded on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021. Augustine: Hello everyone. In the past year or so there have been many acts and attacks of racism and white supremacy. In the past...

In an image taken by journalism advisor, Lisa Roskens, seniors Caroline Wilburn, Emma Hutchinson, and junior Christi Norris record the latest episode of History's Forgotten. In this episode, the team discusses the history of Earth Day, held on April 22. Started in 1970, Earth Day began as a way to educate students about the planet.

History’s Forgotten: Episode 9 – Earth Day

By Caroline Wilburn, Christi Norris, and Emma Hutchinson April 23, 2021

In this episode, seniors Emma Hutchinson, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the history of Earth Day. Started in 1970, Earth Day began as a way to educate students about the planet....

There's often discussion about students and their situations, but what about the other side of the screen?

The other side

By Mikaylah Du, Monta Vista High School April 21, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/mikaylah-du/the-other-side “I don't know exactly how much my students are getting out of remote learning. I don't know if I'm doing the best job I can do, because I don't have...

This is episode one of the mini-series, Carieal Doss, Forever 18. Carieal passed just weeks before her high school graduation with the rest of Parkway West's class of 2020. This episode tells the story of the tragic night she was killed, as well as the aftermath from her mother, Johnetta Doss' perspective.

Episode One: Carieal Doss, Forever 18

By Zoe DeYoung, Parkway West High School April 21, 2021

[a beat comes in] St. Louis: home to the Gateway Arch and to one of the most successful baseball franchises in history. Home to musical artists Nelly and Tina Turner and to activists Maya Angelou...

Arospace Ep. 4: Arriving at the representation station

Arospace Ep. 4: Arriving at the representation station

By Maddy Ting and Elise Hsu April 20, 2021

In the fourth episode of Arospace, hosts Maddy Ting and Elise Hsu go over historic and modern-day asexual and aromantic representation, particularly the media's noticeable lack of support in the past....

History’s Forgotten: Episode 8 – Charles Coward

By Caroline Wilburn, Christi Norris, and Maddie Moats April 19, 2021

In this episode, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss World War II hero Charles Coward, nicknamed the “Count of Auschwitz.” A British soldier, Coward was taken...

The Weekly Wave Season 3 Episode 10: A Conversation with Rick Collins

By Matthew Lyons, Aaron Johnson, and Derek Tirrell April 19, 2021

On Tuesday, Mar. 2, Co-founder of Abington News, Rick Collins, sat down with "The Weekly Wave" hosts Matt Lyons '21 and Aaron Johnson '21 to talk about being a journalist and citizens' civic duties. Hosts: ...

‘Super Super Straight’ trend provokes ire, discussions about transphobia 

By Madeleine Casey and Prasaus Yeager April 6, 2021

'Super Straight' trend provokes ire, discussions about transphobia This story was originally published on Inklings on April 5, 2021.

MVHS Influencers Audio Story Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

MVHS Influencers

By Gavin Hung, Monta Vista High School April 5, 2021

Gavin Hung · MVHS Influencers Social media is a way to express yourself and put yourself out there to the internet. Alumni Brett Park, ’20, started his art Instagram account, @thumbpaint, in his...

Somewhere on a Rainbow | Kat Cote

By Thomas Wolthers, Londonderry High School April 1, 2021

In this episode of Somewhere on a Rainbow, Kat Cote is interviewed about being non-binary and gender assumption. This story was originally published on The Lancer Spirit on March 31, 2021.

Somewhere on a Rainbow | Dusty

By Thomas Wolthers, Londonderry High School April 1, 2021

In the pilot episode of Somewhere on the Rainbow, Dusty and Thomas discuss the genderqueer spectrum, sexuality, pronouns and Dusty's own experiences with these subjects. This story was originally published...

Podcast History’s Forgotten: Episode 7 — Ida Tarbell, Women's History Month

Podcast History’s Forgotten: Episode 7 — Ida Tarbell, Women’s History Month

By Caroline Wilburn, Christi Norris, and Maddie Moats March 31, 2021

 In this episode of History's Forgotten, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the important contributions of female journalists Ida Tarbell and Nellie Bly....

Beyond the Ponytail: Episode 4

By Emily Spillar, Colonia High School March 30, 2021

"Women in the Military" - Women’s History Month, Women in the Military, Interview with Lindsey Melki. This story was originally published on The Declaration on March 29, 2021.

Arospace Ep. 3: All aboard the relationship

Arospace Ep. 3: All aboard the relationship

By Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen March 25, 2021

In the third episode of Arospace, hosts Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen discuss validation and relationships in the aromantic and asexual communities. Later in the episode, guest Anique Vachon...

In this podcast, junior Hamsa Madhira talks about various socio-political issues, ideas and experiences that are personal to her identity as a South Asian and immigrant.

Unfiltered: not all men

By Hamsa Madhira, Liberty High School - TX March 19, 2021

Hosted by junior Hamsa Madhira, this podcast talks about various socio-political issues, ideas, and experiences that are personal to her identity as a South Asian and Immigrant. This week, she will discuss...

Pandemicast: One Year Later

Pandemicast: One Year Later

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School March 18, 2021

Ft. Miranda Makari and Adam Kamaleddine Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Additional sound effects from...

Where Are They Now: Fisch provides insight on deportation of ‘stateless’ Rockland County Man to Haiti

By Mitch Fink, The Masters School March 15, 2021

Podcast Credits: The podcast was recorded on Feb. 21 Music––Something I Like (Instrumental) by RYYZN Editing by Mitch Fink This story was originally published on Tower on March 14, 2021.

COVID: The Impact One Year Later

COVID: The Impact One Year Later

By Zachary Ludwick, North Allegheny Senior High School March 15, 2021

This story was originally published on The Uproar on March 12, 2021.

Arospace Ep. 2: Combatting phobias and gatekeepers

Arospace Ep. 2: Combatting phobias and gatekeepers

By Chelsea Chang, Elise Hsu, and Jack Hansen March 10, 2021

In the second episode of Arospace, hosts Jack Hansen and Elise Hsu discuss discrimination that members of the aromantic and asexual communities face within the LGBTQ+ community and in general society....

White-Passing Episode 3: Defining ethnicity and race

White-Passing Episode 3: Defining ethnicity and race

By Ali Juell, Granite Bay High School March 9, 2021

We’re coming back from a brief hiatus, so I’m excited to be bringing you a new episode. So, what’s the difference between ethnicity and race? I had always assumed that they were the same thing:...

Exploring the experiences of three people who moved to the Bay Area during middle and high school and how they adapted to school in a different country

Immigration stories: moving schools across borders

By Michelle Chen, Monta Vista High School March 8, 2021

Michelle Chen · Immigration stories: moving schools across borders “The fact that I came in 10th grade and I was so lost in the first semester, me and my family, we were just, in the back of our...

Attitude

By Katie Arnold , Downers Grove South High School March 4, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on February 24, 2021.

Where Are They Now: Fisch talks policy, state of the House of Reps.

By Mitch Fink, The Masters School March 4, 2021

Zach Fisch talks with Mitch Fink in segment two of the second episode of the "Where Are They Now?" podcast. In this segment, Fisch, the Chief of Staff to Rep. Mondaire Jones (NY-17), talks about Rep. Jones'...

Women in the workplace

By Lily Myszak, Downers Grove South High School March 3, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on February 26, 2021.

Flourish: Stories of unconditional love

By Kaylene Lin, Carlmont High School March 1, 2021

About one in 54 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Join host Kaylene Lin as she sheds a light on the autism...

Where Are They Now: Congressional Staffer Fisch recounts experience with Capitol insurrection

By Mitch Fink, The Masters School February 23, 2021

Zach Fisch didn't have long to adjust to his new job on Capitol Hill. Just four days after settling into his office in the Capitol Complex's Longworth Building, Fisch was given a rude introduction to Washington,...

Arospace Ep. 1: Blast off! Navigating the myth storm

Arospace Ep. 1: Blast off! Navigating the myth storm

By Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Maddy Ting February 22, 2021

In the first episode of Arospace, Maddy, Chelsea, and Kasey will be busting some myths about aromanticism and asexuality, as well as answering a few commonly asked questions. Later, they'll be joined...

Co-Editor Caroline White '21 interviews Julie Chapman from WPI Admissions  on  how Covid has affected the college admisisons process.

Our Corner of COVID: WPI Director of Recruitment Partnerships Julie Chapman Talks COVID and College Admissions

By Caroline White , Westborough High School - MA February 22, 2021

Director of Recruitment Partnerships Julie Chapman from the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA shares her thoughts on how the pandemic has affected...

When you think of Monta Vista High School, what do you envision? Progressive students? Politically aware? A place where we delve into capitalist critiques and social justice issues?

The conservative minority

By Rachel Jiang, Monta Vista High School February 18, 2021

When you think of Monta Vista High School, what do you envision? Progressive students? Politically aware? A place where we delve into capitalist critiques and social justice issues? How about the conservative...

Pandemicast: The Value of Vaccination

Pandemicast: The Value of Vaccination

By Will Eikenbary, Omaha Westside High School February 17, 2021

Ft. Naomi Choquette and Maddy DiPrima Intro Music: Stealth Groover by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License This story was originally published...

Two players cooperate in a football video game as an experimental form of therapy.

Game-changing therapy

By Brian Xu, Monta Vista High School February 11, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, video games have seen a spike in popularity like never before, with three out of four Americans playing video games in the month of June alone, and half of them playing...

Teens unseen: Diversity at DGS

By Claire Valenti, Downers Grove South High School February 9, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on February 9, 2021.

Running a soundcheck, seniors Caroline Wilburn, Maddie Moats and junior Christi Norris prepare to discuss Jane Bolin for this episode of

History’s Forgotten: Episode 5 – Jane Bolin, Black History Month

By Christi Norris, Caroline Wilburn, and Maddie Moats February 9, 2021

In this episode: For Black History Month, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode...

CavsChat: Viral - Season Two, Episode Three

CavsChat: Viral – Season Two, Episode Three

By Gabriel Wagner and Chloe Grant February 9, 2021

Welcome to a very special episode of the Viral, hosted by Chloe Grant and Gabriel Wagner. In today’s episode, how has COVID-19 affected journalism, here in Coral Gables Senior High? How have publications...

College board abolishes essay section of standardized tests, subject tests

By Samantha Felner ‘22, Staples High School February 3, 2021

This story was originally published on Inklings on February 1, 2021.

White-Passing Episode 2: The weight of a name

White-Passing Episode 2: The weight of a name

By Ali Juell, Granite Bay High School February 2, 2021

Welcome to White-Passing, where I, Ali Juell, and Jillyan McKinney, the Ethnic Studies teacher at Granite Bay High School, discuss being White and Latinx. This podcast series will focus on ethnicity,...

Accepted seniors attempt to connect with their schools in a COVID world

Accepted seniors attempt to connect with their schools in a COVID world

By Grace Livecchi ’21, Staples High School January 29, 2021

This story was originally published on Inklings on January 26, 2021.

A scene from senior Conner Yin's music video for his song,

From the soul

By Diya Bahl, Monta Vista High School January 27, 2021

El Estoque · From the soul Pop, rap, R&B, indie, rock, heavy metal, lofi … the list of music genres goes on and on, but of course, everyone has their preferences. For senior Conner Yin,...

While seniors Maddie Moats and Caroline Wilburn speak into the mic, Junior Christi Norris records the latest episode of the

History’s Forgotten: Episode 4 – Holocaust Remembrance Week

By Christi Norris, Maddie Moats, and Caroline Wilburn January 27, 2021

In this episode: Schools and television have long told stories of the Holocaust — the mass genocide of 6 million Jews from 1941 to 1945 by the Nazi regime. Some of the most widely known stories...

Bike stores face unique situation during pandemic

By Marcus Johnson, Henry W. Grady High School January 27, 2021

This story was originally published on The Southerner on January 25, 2021.

The Prepcast cover art, hosts Julian Concepcion and Paulino Mercenari.

Prepcast Episode 7: Feminism Explained (feat. Olivia Martin-Johnson)

By Paulino Mercenari, Julian Concepcion, and Olivia Martin-Johnson January 26, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/user-950058360-439313180/prepcast-episode-7-feminism-explained In this next episode of the Prepcast, hosts Paulino Mercenari and Julian Concepcion bring on junior Olivia Martin-Johnson,...

The hosts of It’s Not Black and White, seniors Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis.

It’s Not Black and White: AAVE, code-switching and digital blackface

By Zoe DeYoung and Bri Davis January 26, 2021

Transcript: [Funky music comes in.] Bri: I ain’t ever seen two pretty best friends. Zoe: Chile! Anyways, so... Bri: It’s the salty attitude for me. Zoe: Go off sis! Bri: Periodddddt. Bri:...

The panelists agreed that encouraging diverse perspectives in the classroom is essential but also that such exchanges need to happen organically to avoid tokenism and putting minority speakers uncomfortably on the spot. Mr. Myers said the pandemic has actually helped create safer spaces for this to happen by allowing more indirect ways to communicate in the online classroom.

Being actively anti-racist is sometimes uncomfortable

By Theo Roe and Javier Vela January 25, 2021

macshieldonline · Real Talk Podcast: Episode 1, Part 2 In a continuation of episode one of Real Talk, host, Javier Vela, joined by Mac Student Leaders, Emily Arndt and Bobby Currie as well as English...

White-Passing Episode 1: Finding connection to two cultures

By Ali Juell, Granite Bay High School January 22, 2021

Welcome to White-Passing, where I, Ali Juell, and Jillyan McKinney, the Ethnic Studies teacher at Granite Bay High School, discuss being white and latinx. This podcast series will focus on ethnicity,...

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