The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The Pirate Spiel S2, E5: Fighting the Stigma of the Disorder

By Abigail Evers, Pattonville High School May 20, 2022

In this episode of “The Pirate Spiel,” Abby Evers talked about ways to better your mental health and sat down with sophomore Cole Lorino, senior Ace Mansdoerfer, and counselor Christy Wills to hear...

Reel Teens: Are they at the cinema?

By Charlie Minch, Downers Grove South High School May 19, 2022

This story was originally published on Blueprint on May 11, 2022.

BALLADS AND BLUES: Sophomores King Perez-Cude and Joaquín Frazier, from the student band Red River Trucking Company, play a set of country-rock tunes, including traditional bluegrass tunes, Chris Stapleton’s “Midnight Train to Memphis” and an original song called “Ballad of an Outlaw Fugitive” at the Mr. Myers send-off concert. “We’re a rock band usually, but we have a lot of old school country and blues elements, so we decided to go acoustic,” Frazier said. He describes their style as complicated. “We’re kind of all over the place, but I would say blues or southern rock with some serious country and psychedelic influences,” Frazier said. Although he never met Mr. Myers, Frazier wanted to perform in honor of him. “[I] never got to know Mr. Myers, but I’ve heard great things he had done for our friends, and we wanted to play in honor of him,” he said. “We put together a short set together the night before and decided to go for it.” Reporting by Lucy Marco.

You name it. Red River Trucking Co. plays it.

By Julian Magee and Evelyn Griffin May 19, 2022

macshieldonline · Feedback Loop, Episode 8, Part 1: Red River Trucking Co. Sophomores Joaquín Frazier and King Perez Cude had been pals since the dawn of time, but it didn’t dawn on them to start...

Over The Popcorn Bowl – Season 1 – Episode 15 – ‘Multiverse of Madness’

In their 15th episode of "Over The Popcorn Bowl," seniors Amanda Hare, Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans and Christi Norris discuss Marvel's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." The movie premiered...

History’s Forgotten – Season 2 – Episode 7 – Our Forgotten Family History

By Caleb Audia, Amanda Hare, and Christi Norris May 18, 2022

For the final episode of History's Forgotten, seniors Christi Norris, Caleb Audia and Amanda Hare are joined by genealogist Kathleen Norris. Kathleen shared some forgotten stories of Audia and Hare's...

The methods of communication that people use — voice pitch, voice tone and body language — can affect the way people perceive professionalism.

Subconscious communication

By Mikaylah Du and Angela Zhang May 10, 2022

Mikaylah Du · Subconscious communication “As human beings we’re social animals, right? We, for the most part, crave connection and being with others,” Seyer said. “And part of that, of reading...

Reaching one’s dreams: The struggles of first generation college students in the US

By Annie Lee, Northwood High School May 9, 2022

In this episode of the Northwood Howler podcast, staff writer Annie Lee interviews senior Zeynep Karatas, a first-generation college student in the US, about her college application experience as well...

In this episode of Scot Scoop Unsolved, hosts Nyah Simpson and Malina Wong discuss the disappearance of Arianna Fitts.

Scot Scoop Unsolved S2 Ep. 2: The disappearance of Nicole and Arianna Fitts

By Nyah Simpson and Malina Wong May 3, 2022

On April 8, 2016, Nicole Fitts was found dead in McLauren park in San Francisco. Her daughter Arianna Fitts had been missing since January or February of that same year. Since then, very little...

Complex Mindz Ep. 4: Trichotillomania part two

By Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire April 28, 2022

Hello and welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast! Hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss with guest Ellen Crupi how she lived with trichotillomania and its influence on her profession....

Milad’s tale in his own words: From Afghanistan to Potomac

By Arielle Kouyoumdjian, The Potomac School April 26, 2022

An eye opening interview with Milad Yaqouby, Potomac's newest  sophomore, and a refugee from Afghanistan. A soccer whiz, video-game collector, anime buff, and computer coder. Learn what it's like to attend...

Pitt’s Tre Tipton talks college football with Purb Take podcast

By Ethan Spozarski, Jacob Staley, and Sam Tobiczyk April 25, 2022

This story was originally published on Purbalite on April 21, 2022.

Lady Mustang Micro-Influencers

By Emma Fudacz, Downers Grove South High School April 11, 2022

This story was originally published on Blueprint on March 16, 2022.

Chris Mack of 93.7 The Fan talks Pens, Steelers with Purb Take podcast team

By Ethan Spozarski, Jacob Staley, and Sam Tobiczyk March 24, 2022

Chris Mack, a Baldwin graduate who now co-hosts the morning sports talk radio show on 93.7 The Fan, joins the Purb Take sports podcast to talk about about Penguins trades and Steeler free agent signings. This...

Hosts Nyah Simpson and Malina Wong explore the story of The Doodler, a San Francisco murderer in the 1970s who killed members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Scot Scoop Unsolved S2 Ep. 1: The Doodler

By Nyah Simpson and Malina Wong March 18, 2022

San Francisco in the 1970s was a very dangerous place. In the same few months in 1970, there were three murderers at large: The Zodiac, The Zebra Killer, and The Doodler. In this short podcast...

Hidden History: Ep.4

By Gabrielle Jadotte, Wiregrass Ranch High School March 14, 2022

Welcome back to Hidden History, the educational podcast that delves into history’s hidden files and pulls out the stories that are often omitted from our history books. Hosted by history nerd, Gabrielle...

Hidden History: Ep.3

By Gabrielle Jadotte, Wiregrass Ranch High School February 24, 2022

Welcome back to Hidden History, the educational podcast that delves into history’s hidden files and pulls out the stories that are often omitted from our history books. Hosted by history nerd, Gabrielle...

History’s Forgotten: Season 2 – Episode 6 – Dorothy Height

By Christi Norris, Amanda Hare, and Caleb Audia February 23, 2022

In this episode: For Black History Month, seniors Christi Norris, Caleb Audia and Amanda Hare discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode of “History’s...

Action Heroes Ep. 1: Investing in change

By Carolina Cuadros, Carlmont High School February 21, 2022

Welcome to the pilot episode of Action Heroes, a podcast centered around individuals leaving a positive impact by the change they create in our society. Come along as host Carolina Cuadros discuss numerous...

Purb Take podcast offers Super Bowl predictions

By Carson Chapel, Paul Kercher, Ethan Spozarski, and Jacob Staley February 9, 2022

The Purb Take sports podcast team returns for a fourth and final week of coverage of the NFL playoffs. This week the focus is on Super Bowl LVI, which features the Bengals vs. the Rams. Listen...

SheWorks Ep. 1: Unicorns vs. Zebras

By Amber Kaur Toor, Carlmont High School February 9, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of SheWorks! SheWorks discusses the societal biases and sexism within the workplace. Each episode is an interview with either a female entrepreneur or a female in a male-dominated...

Complex Mindz Ep. 1: ADHD

By Catherine Eikelbarner and Lucy Lopshire February 3, 2022

Welcome to the very first episode of the Complex Mindz podcast! This series will discuss different mental illnesses and health conditions that people may not know that much about or have a stereotypical...

Red, White, & True Ep. 6: Don’t marry management

By Chesney Evert, Carlmont High School January 19, 2022

Welcome back to the sixth episode of Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and Edith Salvatore, president of the Sequoia...

Talkupation Ep. 5: Introducing an Entrepreneur

By Carolina Cuadros, Carlmont High School December 22, 2021

The final episode of Talkupation follows the journey of young entrepreneur Evan Ajura. This educational podcast provides information about various occupations for listeners who may be interested in pursuing...

Paralympian Hannah McFadden climbs her way to the top

By Mia Lucas, Linganore High School December 21, 2021

In this podcast, Hannah McFadden will speak about her career, the importance of fun in sports, her future, and the best part about being an athlete. McFadden's life has figuratively (and literally)...

Over The Popcorn Bowl – Season 1 – Episode 6 – Holiday Special

By Christi Norris, Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans, and Amanda Hare December 20, 2021

In their sixth episode of their podcast, "Over the Popcorn Bowl," seniors Christi Norris, Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans and Amanda Hare discuss their favorite holiday movies and plenty of others. This...

Scot Scoop Unsolved Ep. 5: San Francisco native Brian Egg found dead in fish tank

By Nyah Simpson and Malina Wong December 20, 2021

Egg was a 65-year-old bartender who worked at a gay bar in San Francisco called The Stud. Neighbors claim that he was nice and caring. Egg often let homeless people into his own home to help them out. In...

Gender Chicken Tender Ep. 3: The plot chickens…addressing myths

By Chels Chang, Carlmont High School December 17, 2021

As more and more genderqueer communities come into the national spotlight, many remain overshadowed by the misconceptions about them. Often, the portrayals of genderqueer communities are limited to...

Red, White, & True Ep. 5: Not your checked pant Republican

By Chesney Evert, Carlmont High School December 16, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate America's polarized, partisan politics. In the second episode of a series on liberalism and conservatism in the United States, host...

With the movie title Red Notice, seniors Alyssa Clark, Amanda Hare, Christi Norris and Gabriella Winans sit around the podcast table. They recorded the fifth episode of their Over the Popcorn Bowl podcast. In this episode, they discussed the new movie Red Notice which starred Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. (Photos by Caleb Audia, digitally constructed image by Amanda Hare)

Over The Popcorn Bowl – Season 1 – Episode 5 – ‘Red Notice’

By Gabriella Winans, Alyssa Clark, Christi Norris, and Amanda Hare December 15, 2021

 Spoiler Warning: This review does contain big spoilers for the movie "Red Notice." In their fifth episode, seniors Gabriella Winans, Alyssa Clark, Christi Norris and Amanda Hare discuss the...

The Reel Ramble Ep. 5: ‘Last Night in Soho’ discussion and review

By Izaan Masud and Isabel Wright December 14, 2021

"Last Night in Soho" is directed by Edgar Wright and stars Anya Taylor Joy, Thomasin Mackenzie, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Oliver Phelps, and Michael Ajao. "Last Night in Soho" follows Ellie (Thomasin...

Dear Dumb Diary Ep. 4: Confessions of a punk feminist

By Anoushka Mekerira, Carlmont High School December 10, 2021

Welcome back to Dear Dumb Diary, a podcast that encourages teen conversations and aims to create a platform for young people to speak about topics they are passionate about. Guest Ava Litvak, a junior,...

At the podcast table, seniors Caleb Audia, Christi Norris and Amanda Hare prepare for their podcast. In episode four of the second season of Historys Forgotten, they talked about Matt Urban, a Colonel Lieutenant in World War II. The episode is in honor of the anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7.

Podcast: History’s Forgotten: Season 2 – Episode 4 – Matt Urban

By Caleb Audia, Amanda Hare, and Christi Norris December 10, 2021

On the anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor which brought the U.S. into World War II, seniors Christi Norris, Amanda Hare and Caleb Audia discuss the World War II Colonel Lieutenant Matt Urban...

Featuring the blue filter shown in the Twilight movie, a digitally constructed image shows seniors Alyssa Clark, Christi Norris, Gabriella Winans and Amanda Hare at the podcast table. The students reviewed the Twilight saga for the fifth episode of their Over the Popcorn Bowl podcast. They reviewed Twilight in honor of its Nov. 21 release date 13 years ago. (Photos by Caitlyn Richey, digitally-constructed image by Amanda Hare, icons courtesy of Andrew Horvath and Freepik.)

Podcast: Over the Popcorn Bowl – Episode 4 – ‘Twilight’ Saga

By Gabriella Winans, Christi Norris, Amanda Hare, and Alyssa Clark December 7, 2021

In their fourth episode, seniors Alyssa Clark, Christi Norris, Amanda Hare and Gabby Winans discuss the 2008-2012 teen-drama movie saga "Twilight." The saga features a love story between vampire...

Purb Take podcast talks baseball with BHS alum from DK Pittsburgh Sports

By Paul Kercher, Carson Chapel, and Ethan Spozarski December 3, 2021

This story was originally published on Purbalite on December 2, 2021.

Beyond the Bubble: Texas book censorship

By Emma Siebold, Smithson Valley High School December 2, 2021

Managing editor Emma Siebold sits down with S.U.R.E. club adviser Jimmy Wilson to talk about recent efforts to censor books in Texas public schools. Here is a link to information and the list of books...

The Reel Ramble Ep. 2: ‘Shang-Chi’ review and ‘There Will Be Blood’ discussion

By Izaan Masud and Isabel Wright November 22, 2021

In this episode of The Reel Ramble, hosts Izaan Masud and Isabel Wright give their thoughts on the new Marvel film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." The movie follows the title character on...

The Bugle Banter Ep. 1: The Transition to Adulthood

By Ian Peiris, Su Ertekin-Taner, Aisha Hasan, and Sarah Scherkenbach November 22, 2021

What is adulthood? At what time in life does one transition to adulthood? What does it mean to be an adult? Join hosts Su Ertekin-Taner, Aisha Hasan, and Sarah Scherkenbach for a discussion on this pivotal...

A digitally constructed image showcases characters from Marvels Eternals. The image comes with the attached review and podcast discussing the new Marvel movie. The biggest part of the movie to me was the characters, senior Amanda Hare said in the attached review. I found that I loved all of the Eternals. They all were unique and engaging in their own way, and while they were all new to the screen, I was able to fall in love with all of them.
(Photo from Marvel Studios, icon by Freepik, digitally constructed image by Amanda Hare)

Review, Podcast: ‘Eternals’ showcases everlasting characters, charms with unique cast despite poor reviews

By Gabriella Winans, Amanda Hare, Christi Norris, and Alyssa Clark November 18, 2021

 Click the play button above to listen to episode three of the "Over the Popcorn Bowl" podcast by seniors Gabriella Winans, Amanda Hare, Alyssa Clark and Christi Norris as they review the new...

Beyond the Bubble: National Diabetes Month

By Emma Siebold, Smithson Valley High School November 18, 2021

Managing editor Emma Siebold takes national and international issues and localizes them for the school community. In this episode, she talks with a local student who lives with diabetes. This story was...

Montview Podcast, Season 2 Episode 4: CAREER WEEK DAY 1 w/ Ashley Riley

By Emily Thomason, DSST - Montview High School November 17, 2021

Starting off Career Week we have our first interview with Ashley Riley. She is a soccer coach and executive director of a club. She gives us the perspective of any athlete that doesn’t know what they...

The Reel Ramble Ep. 4: ‘Dune’ discussion and review

By Izaan Masud and Isabel Wright November 16, 2021

"Dune" is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac as Leto Atreides, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Jason Momoa as Duncan...

Students, teachers work to respect pronouns, names

By Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22 November 15, 2021

After California's passing of Assembly Bill 245, which prohibits public California universities from deadnaming transgender or non-binary students, we gaged student and teacher opinions in the Staples...

City rejoices over historic Braves World Series Win

By Ava Smith and Stella Mackler November 15, 2021

The Atlanta Braves won their first World Series in 26 years after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park. The Braves were welcomed home with a victory parade that stretched...

After graduating from McCallum in 2015, Elena Villalón studied at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. At age 21, she won the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, one of the top opera competitions in the world.

Ella Villalón to star as Susanna in Austin Opera’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ in next chapter of eventful career

By Samantha Powers and Theo Roe November 12, 2021

macshieldonline · Feedback Loop, Episode 5 -- Elena Villalon Elena Villalón realized early that she wanted to pursue her passion for singing as a career. A class of 2015 alumna, she sang in the McCallum...

Beyond the Bubble: Veterans Day

November 12, 2021

Managing editor Emma Siebold talks with local veterans about Veterans Day. This story was originally published on Valley Ventana on November 9, 2021.

A graphic featuring photos of History Forgotten hosts seniors Christi Norris, Caleb Audia and Amanda Hare introduces the third episode of the show. In this episode, Norris, Audia and Hare talk about the history of veterans day. Veterans day occurred Thursday, Nov. 11. (Graphic by Amanda Hare, Photos by Alyssa Clark)

History’s Forgotten: Season 2 Episode 3: Veterans Day

By Christi Norris, Amanda Hare, and Caleb Audia November 12, 2021

 In the third episode of season two of History’s Forgotten, seniors Christi Norris, Amanda Hare, and Caleb Audia discuss the history of Veterans Day. Veterans day was originally named armistice...

Lights, camera, representation: A look at depictions of LGBTQ+ characters in media

By Gwendolynne Royle, Downers Grove South High School November 10, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on November 7, 2021.

Modulating the key: The Fine Arts department tries to diversify

By Gwendolynne Royle, Downers Grove South High School November 9, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on November 7, 2021.

S1 Episode 5: Latin American Heritage: Overtime

By Diego Moreno, Northwood High School November 5, 2021

From September 15 to October 15, the Hispanic population in the United States honors Hispanic Heritage Month. In an interview, extended from a graphic on the Sept. 30 issue of The Howler, Staff Writer...

Kay McAdams has lived with Tourette’s syndrome for almost half of her lifetime. With time they have learned how to educate others about Tourette’s and how to cope with their condition.

Moving past Tourette’s

By Emily McCluskey, Hagerty High School November 5, 2021

Yelling out “I am a truck” or “I hate the British” seems like a normal day for the class clown and an easy way to get a laugh. However, sophomore Kay McAdams is not laughing. McAdams lives...

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