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

People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 5: Celebrating Black History Month amidst attacks on critical race theory

By Elaine Jiang, Carlmont High School February 22, 2024

Between 2021 and 2022, in the aftermath of massive worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd and conversations about police brutality, a total of 563 measures were introduced across every state...

The Gray Room Podcast

By Charlie Christensen and Griffin Nye February 20, 2024

This story was originally published on The Talon on February 19, 2024.

“Where Does It Stem?”

By Abby Eckert and Taylor Negrin February 19, 2024

Freshman, Sadie Erling, joins assistant multimedia editor Abby Eckert and reporter Taylor Negrin to discuss the stereotypes of STEM, specifically within the computer science field. They explore how these...

Students and faculty at West are among the roughly 5% of US adults, according to the American Psychiatry Association, who experience SAD.

Living with SAD

By Jane Lam and Lilly Graham February 15, 2024

​ For some, the onset of winter conjures feelings of excitement and festivity — holiday dinners with family, sledding over winter break, sleeping in on the occasional snow day. Yet, for others,...

Listen In: Lunar New Year celebration holds tradition, culture

By Samantha Haney, Lafayette High School February 15, 2024

On this episode of Listen In, junior Jessica Guan sits down with Opinions Editor Samantha Haney to discuss the importance of the Lunar New Year in Chinese culture. Since she was a child, Guan has celebrated...

A Fashionable Entrance

By Ava Reyes and Lillian Seithel February 14, 2024

In this podcast, Photo Assignments editor Ava Reyes and Staff Photographer Lillian Seithel interview Mrs. Jane Kelley. They discuss Kelley’s fashion and her upcoming plans to expand her new social media...

How digital footprint affects Gen Z

By Rikka Dimalanta and Jenny Marquez February 8, 2024

In this episode of Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Rikka Dimalanta and Jenny Marquez talk to freshman Emma Bullock and math teacher Gonçalo Sousa about their digital footprints. Listen as they discuss their...

SciScoop Ep. 1: The future of precision medicine

By Isabella Zarzar, Carlmont High School February 2, 2024

With the advancement of research and technology such as AI and machine learning, the development and implementation of precision medicine is on the rise. Also called personalized medicine, precision...

Listen In: Competition show builds friendship, learning opportunities

By Samantha Haney, Lafayette High School February 1, 2024

On this episode of Listen In, Class of 2011 graduate Charles Zimmerman sat down with Multimedia Editor Samantha Haney after his recent competition in season 5 of "Holiday Wars", a baking competition show. As...

Don’t Get Me Started: Mrs. Doolan

By Maggie Volpi, Wylie East High School January 31, 2024

Maggie Volpi sat down with Mrs. Doolan to find out more about the Raider National principal. This story was originally published on Blue Print on November 2, 2023.

Up to Speed with Journalist at WBTV News and WCA Alumna, Claire Kopsky

By Taryn Cunningham and Corinne Plumb January 24, 2024

This story was originally published on The Wildcat Roar on January 23, 2024.

The Persistence Podcast Clip: Empowering Women’s Leadership in Politics

By Annabelle Frazer, Cassie Letendre, and Emma Nash January 22, 2024

In this short clip from "The Persistence Podcast: Casey Lucius," the girls discuss the challenges, importance, and influence of female leadership in politics with Casey Lucius, Marco Island's Assistant...

The Persistence Podcast Clip: Defining Female Leadership in Faith

By Annabelle Frazer and Helen Totten January 19, 2024

In this short clip from the episode, “The Persistence Podcast: Jennifer Babcock," Reverend Babcock details her thoughts and experience as female reverend in the Episcopal Church. This story was originally...

Listen In: Native American Heritage Month offers gifted teacher opportunity to teach culture

By Samantha Haney, Lafayette High School January 19, 2024

On this episode of Listen In, gifted teacher Shannon Batt sat down with Multimedia Editor Samantha Haney to discuss her experience as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She has been able to...

Wayland Police Chief Ed Burman: The officer who does it all

By Abby Raftery, Wayland High School January 17, 2024

wspn · Chief Burman Join WSPN's Podcast Editor Abby Raftery as she speaks with Police Chief Ed Burman about Burman's background and the police department's role in the Wayland community. 0:00 -...

Hendrix: ‘Music is my life’

By Ingrid Smith, McCallum High School January 16, 2024

In this episode of Feedback Loop, senior Lucas Hendrix discusses his experience writing and performing music as "Phimpkade," playing with the band Pipe and living with perfect pitch. Hendrix grew...

The STEMinist Ep. 4: A voice for the voiceless

By Alessandra Tremulis, Carlmont High School January 10, 2024

In this episode, Allie Tremulis speaks with Melissa Shaw, a holistic veterinarian in Hawaii. Shaw discusses what holistic medicine means, along with why it is important for her to be an advocate for the...

People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 3: Balancing the books: How poverty impacts education

By Elaine Jiang, Carlmont High School January 2, 2024

Wealth makes a major difference in the quality of a person’s education. Being born into the right zip code, the wealthier zip code, can mean going to a much better public school and a much better chance...

This is the fourth installment of Research Revelations: Conversations with Our Student Researchers. Aquila reporters Victor Gong and Claire Zhao meet with Young Min (11) to discuss her work in cell-penetrating peptides.

Research Revelations Episode 4: Chemotherapy and cell-penetrating peptides with Young Min

By Victor Gong and Claire Zhao December 21, 2023

This is the fourth installment of Research Revelations: Conversations with Our Student Researchers, a podcast where Aquila staff members talk to student researchers about their projects and research goals....

Reva Datar: Ready to wrestle

Reva Datar: Ready to wrestle

By Mischa Lee, Wayland High School December 18, 2023

wspn · Reva Datar: Ready to wrestle Join WSPN reporter Mischa Lee as she talks with junior Reva Datar about Datar's experience being the only girl on the Wayland High School wrestling team, as well...

Former MVHS student and current junior Mira Sarang’s experience with rehab has encouraged her to stay sober.

From addiction to recovery

By Ananya Chaudhary, Dylan Nguyen, and Aashi Venkat December 18, 2023

Dylan Nguyen · From addiction to recoverydoc Transcript: AC: Hi guys, my name is Ananya Chaudhary. DN: My name is Dylan Nguyen.  AV: My name is Aashi Venkat.  AC: And we're...

Writing, Romance, and Vampire Bats – an Interview with Lynn Painter

By Hannah Halterman, Francis Howell Central High School December 18, 2023

Author Lynn Painter talks on the Spartan Podcast Network about how she became a published author, her writing process, her advice for young writers, and her unique experience with vampire bats. This...

‘The Feed’ episode three

By Reilly Botto and Keyona Winstead December 11, 2023

Reporters and podcast hosts Reilly Botto and Keyona Winstead discuss the new Priscilla movie that released earlier this fall. They touch on the topic of dating abuse and talk about Elvis and Priscilla’s...

People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 2: Asian Americans, admissions, and the affirmative action debate

By Elaine Jiang, Carlmont High School November 27, 2023

On June 29, the Supreme Court ruled on Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina (UNC), declaring that the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions...

Podcast Editors Dive into a Conversation with Hannah Snow and Nurse Layne Shoemaker: Exploring the Impact of Diabetes on High School Students

By Rylee Jarosz/Podcast Editor, Mount Vernon High School November 17, 2023

This story was originally published on Jacket Journal on November 15, 2023.

Gator Tales: Xavier students create summer program called MathMagicians

By Asiana Guang, Xavier College Preparatory October 27, 2023

This story was originally published on XPress on October 19, 2023.

Getting on track: Michele Abbate ‘brakes’ through barriers in racing

By Elaine Jiang, Carlmont High School October 25, 2023

Women only make up 4% of top talent, according to the More than Equal Initiative, an organization founded to develop the first female Formula One world champion. As a result, female drivers are often few...

Prepcast 2.2: Striking Through Hollywood: The Breakdown

By Sara Gelrud and Valeria Bigott October 7, 2023

This story was originally published on The Raider Voice on September 19, 2023.

Westminster Ties Hands It Off to the Experts

October 4, 2023

This story was originally published on The Wildcat Roar on October 2, 2023.

In Season Episode 3: Conversation With Rob Burns from the Chicago Bears

By Diego Collazo and Tommy Thornton October 3, 2023

This story was originally published on The Raider Voice on September 18, 2023.

Fixing a Broken Heart [Podcast]

By Keely Carter, Friends School of Baltimore September 20, 2023

I could be dead right now. What pumps my blood throughout my body was going to fail me. When I was three, I got lucky, and my doctor heard a weird little noise through his stethoscope. Four years later,...

The STEMinist Ep. 1: Do what you love

By Alessandra Tremulis, Carlmont High School September 19, 2023

In this episode, Allie Tremulis talks with Siobhan Pickett, a life-long scientist with a 30-year career as a biotech marketer. Pickett's passion is introducing cool technologies to people who do cool...

The Art of Beatboxing

By Colin Nichols, Francis Howell Central High School May 26, 2023

Junior Mason Redford has a unique talent for beatboxing, and he describes how he learned how to beatbox and why it is so important and useful to him. He explains how beatboxing is a wonderful art form...

After over a decade spent loving learning, four Knights weigh passion over money and choose to become educators.

Future teachers face obstacles, follow passion

By Ingrid Smith, McCallum High School May 18, 2023

macshieldonline · The S Word, Episode 19, Part 1 — Knights who aspire to be teachers In this episode of The S Word, seniors Thea Krische and Yamini Shekhar join juniors Alex Moses and Hazel Reddy...

Examining how different types of accents affect people’s perceptions of others and themselves.

Accented

By Melody Cui and Angela Zhang May 8, 2023

angelazhang3913 · Accented Some turn bright-eyed while others pass looks – reactions that senior Niko Kocbayindiran has gotten accustomed to after speaking in front of someone for the first time....

Climate activists on campus campaign for change

By Rikka Dimalanta and Alan Ruiz May 8, 2023

In this episode of Room 22 podcast, co-hosts Rikka Dimalanta and Alan Ruiz talk to Daniel Pearl Magnet High School sophomore Francesca Sisk and science teacher Timothy Hughes...

Senior Joanna Lin Strings Her Way to Success With Noctua Jewelry 

By Shivani Kondubhatla, WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL - Austin May 3, 2023

Joanna Lin '23 stumbled upon jewelry making while on the hunt for a pastime to remedy the monotony of quarantine. After spending time experimenting with various jewelry styles, and scrolling through Youtube...

Emi and Miya Kosakura pose for a photo with their parents on senior night.

Time Out! Ep. 2: Emi and Miya Kosakura

By Dahlia Schilling, Monta Vista High School March 30, 2023

DS: Hello everyone, my name is Dahlia Schilling and welcome to episode number two of Time Out! Each episode we will be diving into the sport scene here at Monta Vista High School and explore the...

Behind the Backline episode three: Sarah Holmes of Vixen77

By Veronica Hart, Delaware Valley Regional High School March 21, 2023

Today on 'Behind the Backline,' I sit and chat with the coolest female punk-rocker I’ve ever met. Sarah Holmes a Del Val alumnus and a female punk rock drummer. In honor of Women’s History Month,...

A voice from Ukraine

By Tristin Qualey, Cannon Falls High School March 20, 2023

This story was originally published on Lantern on March 14, 2023.

This is the third installment of Research Revelations: Conversations with Our Student Researchers, a podcast where Aquila staff members talk to student researchers about their projects and research goals. In this episode, Aquila reporters Selina Xu and Olivia Xu meet with Anika Mantripragada (11) to discuss her work in medical illustration.

Research Revelations Episode 3: The art of medical illustration with Anika Mantripragada

By Olivia Xu and Selina Xu March 8, 2023

This is the third installment of Research Revelations: Conversations with Our Student Researchers, a podcast where Aquila staff members talk to student researchers about their projects and research goals....

Rays Rap: Episode 1 – Ms. Deneen Rose

By Annabelle Frazer, Jorge Rodriguez, Sophia Lowrie, and Helena Davis February 21, 2023

In our inaugural episode, editors Annabelle, Sophia, Jorge, and Helena chat with our very own Ms. Deneen Rose about her experiences in battling and defeating breast cancer. This story was originally published...

‘Behind The Backline:’ episode 2

By Veronica Hart, Delaware Valley Regional High School February 20, 2023

Today, 'Behind The Backline' host, Veronica Hart, will be sitting down with Ms. Eckhardt, a student assistance counselor, as well as Ms. Matlee, a mental health counselor, to break down the relation between...

Dreyfoos Student Enterprises Feature: Cookies by Maya

By Isaac Wright, Dreyfoos School of the Arts February 1, 2023

Isaac Wright is just warming up in this ongoing series exploring student enterprises. In this second episode, Maya Gary, owner of Cookies by Maya, recounts the history of her bakery business and looks...

Who’s got aux? – Lana Del Ray vs. 5SOS

By Mithra Cama and Gianna Galante January 23, 2023

In today's episode of "Who's got aux?," Gianna Galante and Mithra Cama discuss their music taste and choose one song for the other to listen to and review. Today's songs were "Best Friends" by 5 Seconds...

Beyond the Surface Ep. 3: Know who you are

By Inaaya Omer, Carlmont High School January 20, 2023

Welcome to Beyond the Surface, hosted by Inaaya Omer. During the course of this series she’ll be joined by a new guest in each episode to talk about their experiences and their perspective on being a...

Beyond the Bubble: Celebrating Religious Differences

By Emma Siebold, Smithson Valley High School December 15, 2022

This story was originally published on Valley Ventana on December 13, 2022.

This is the first installment of Midterms Mayhem, a podcast where Aquila staff members discuss the 2022 midterm elections with upper school community members. In this episode, Aquila reporters Ella, Emma and Anika talk with U.S. history teacher Andrew Tate, Emmett Chung (12) and Trisha Variyar (12) about some of the key issues in the upcoming elections. 

Midterms Mayhem Episode 1: Key issues precede upcoming elections

By Ella Yee, Emma Gao, and Anika Maji November 7, 2022

This is the first installment of Midterms Mayhem, a podcast where Aquila staff members discuss the 2022 midterm elections with upper school community members. In this episode, Aquila reporters Ella, Emma...

Levin speaks at an abortion rights protest they planned with TX4Abortion on Sept. 4.

Levin finds their voice in the fight for abortion rights

By Ingrid Smith, McCallum High School October 6, 2022

macshieldonline · Real Talk, Episode 4 -- Cassidy Levin In this episode of Real Talk, junior and abortion rights activist Cassidy Levin shares why they think teens have the ability to change the world....

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...

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