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 best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

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...

Dear Dumb Diary Ep. 3: Being Korean is kool

By Anoushka Mekerira, Carlmont High School November 4, 2021

In today's digital world, K-pop's recent popularity has turned international. This is just the beginning. As long as Korean media continues to maintain its popularity, Western culture is likely to be influenced...

Dispatches from the Dam – Episode 1.4 – WBIR’s Leslie Ackerson and Heather Waliga

By Caleb Jarreau, Karns High school November 2, 2021

This week, we sit down with two successful Beaver alum - WBIR's Leslie Ackerson and Heather Waliga to talk about broadcasting careers and their memories of KHS. *Dispatches from the Dam is made possible...

Over The Popcorn Bowl – Episode 2 – ‘Romeo + Juliet’

By Alyssa Clark, Amanda Hare, Christi Norris, and Gabriella Winans November 1, 2021

Author's Note: At the time of recording, the authors of this podcast were under the impression that the anniversary was Nov. 1, but the movie was actually released Oct. 27, 1997. In this second episode...

Gender Chicken Tender Ep. 2: Hendered by the gender binary

By Chels Chang, Carlmont High School November 1, 2021

Despite recent movements to draw more national attention in support of genderqueer communities and the gender spectrum, the toxicity of the gender binary system can be felt throughout everyday life. For...

S1 Episode 6: Passions of the Pack: The crazy world of keyboards

By Arya Bhattacharjee, Northwood High School October 28, 2021

Welcome to Passions of the Pack, where we talk to students on our campus regarding strange and unorthodox activities, hobbies or sports. Today, staff writer Arya Bhattacharjee talks to Junior...

Scot Scoop Unsolved Ep. 3: The mysterious disappearance of Paul Farmer

By Malina Wong and Nyah Simpson October 27, 2021

here. This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on October 26, 2021.

Red, White, & True Ep. 3: All Gallows Eve

By Chesney Evert, Carlmont High School October 26, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and guest Darrell Koltsov to discuss the moral implications of...

Talkupation Ep. 3: Psychology in action

By Carolina Cuadros, Carlmont High School October 26, 2021

Today’s episode explores the psychology branch of health care. This educational podcast provides information about various occupations for listeners who may be interested in pursuing a certain career. ...

Purb Take podcast interviews Penguins broadcaster

By Ethan Spozarski, Baldwin High School - PA October 26, 2021

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 25, 2021.

S1 Episode 3: Recognizing cultural diversity and finding a path towards acceptance

By Ashley Lee, Northwood High School October 25, 2021

A&E Editor Ashley Lee leads a discussion with senior Zeynep Karatas, junior Salma Iliasu, junior Elena Higuchi, freshman Tashvi Mehta and junior Iacopo Cagnoni who introduced their respective cultures...

The Reel Ramble Ep 3: ‘Squid Game’ discussion and review

By Izaan Masud and Isabel Wright October 22, 2021

In the second half of the episode, they discuss whether or not they would survive the different squid games and argue about how long they would last. "Squid Game" follows Gi-Hun and 455 other contestants...

Organizers hold up the “Columbus Day Parade” sign at the corner of State Street and Wacker Boulevard at the beginning of the parade route on Monday, Oct. 11. The organizers were preceded by a marching band.

Parade watchers express differing views on Columbus and holiday

By Téa Tamburo and Audrey Matei October 22, 2021

The Columbus Day parade took place downtown in the Loop, early afternoon of Monday, Oct. 11. Under overcast skies small crowds of people gathered behind barricades to watch floats, bands, and other...

Talkupation Ep. 2: A day in law

By Carolina Cuadros, Carlmont High School October 18, 2021

This episode of Talkupation is full of law, laughs, and learning. This educational podcast provides information about various occupations for listeners who may be interested in pursuing a certain career. Host...

Nik Bruckman: Future Gamer

By Maddie Shaw, Midtown High School October 18, 2021

Junior Nik Bruckman hopes to become a professional gamer. Having already broken many records, Bruckman has established himself in the gaming field. Under his gaming organization, G-Haven, Bruckman...

Horror Guide episode 1 – classic horror

By Nathan Baszuro and Tristin Qualey October 14, 2021

This story was originally published on Lantern on October 6, 2021.

Hispanic Heritage Month brings school community together

By Shalin Bhatia, Midtown High School October 12, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month that runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 which recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American influencers who have inspired others to accomplish their...

Dear Dumb Diary Ep. 2: I like girls

By Anoushka Mekerira, Carlmont High School October 12, 2021

From gay awakenings to the media’s fetishization of lesbians, guest María Valle Remond touches on the general ideas of lesbianism and coming out. Remond shares their lesbian life experience to shed...

Podcast: Writer from The Athletic previews Pens season

By Ethan Spozarski, Baldwin High School - PA October 12, 2021

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 11, 2021.

Red, White, & True Ep. 2: Pray for politics

By Chesney Evert, Carlmont High School October 5, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate America’s polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and guest Avantika Swaminathan as they discuss religion and its...

The Westminster Ties: S2 Ep.1 Mike Rohlfing

By Abby Johler, Izzy Trost, Triston Scales, Anna Fregene, and Jackson Loehr September 27, 2021

Today we talk to Mike Rohlfing. We learn all about his career before Westminster and why he loves working at his alma-mater. We talk about how he got here, how he comes up with his creative ideas, and...

Over their two pandemic albums, Baxter Low, the self-proclaimed “musician/occultist/aspiring artist,” has seen their sound improve and evolve into what they call “cosmic folk pop.”

A songwriter first, Baxter Low views their lyrics as a dialogue with the subconscious mind

By Theo Roe (he/him), Alysa Spiro (she/her), and Evelyn Griffin (she/her) September 20, 2021

macshieldonline · Feedback Loop, Episode 4 -- Baxter Low Baxter Lowrimore has always struggled with time. “Whether it's moving too fast or moving too slowly,” they said, “time and I have never...

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