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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Jim Hood, Ian Warburg and Emily Ashken Zobl ’12, three founding members of  Save the Old Mill Grocery and Deli pose after raising over a million dollars for the cause.

Preserving history, serving good: community organization aims to save Elvira’s

By Katie Simons ’22, Staples High School May 20, 2022

Even in May, sand sticks to the floors of the former Elvira Mae’s location. Pictures of students who grew up in the Compo area line the walls. The baby blue trim of the beachy exterior slowly peels next...

This logo is among the new graphics created by senior producer Aaron Sears and his crew for The Rocket Report 2.0, which is now streaming on a new youtube channel called, Streetsboro High School Broadcasting.

Rocket Report Suspension: YouTube silences voices of SHS students – Chapters

By Isabella Leonardi, Streetsboro High School May 20, 2022

Chapter 1: The Disappearance Of The Rocket Report Streetsboro High School's Rocket Report is suspended for unknown reasons, leaving the crew to scramble. Confused, students dig to find reasoning for their...

A protester holds a sign that says I will not go silently back to the 1950s.

Supreme Court leak spurs discussion

By Jumana Alsaadoon, Harrisonburg High School May 20, 2022

The fight for women to have the right to an abortion has lasted for decades, and now the right is once again being threatened. A leaked opinion draft on Roe v. Wade's case became public late Monday night,...

Timeline of Spirit cost after flight cancelations in Los Angeles

Stranded in L.A

By Kaleigha Arrington, Colonial Forge High School May 20, 2022

On Saturday, April 9, yearbook and newspaper adviser Tiffany Kopcak received a text that she had been dreading. The flight she and her nine students were heading to the airport to board had been canceled...

For the second year in a row, the Hawaii legislature was faced with a resolution to rename McKinley High School and remove the statue of President McKinley on the oval.

Restoration of Hawaiian Place Names Rejected

By Shane Kaneshiro, McKinley High School - HI May 20, 2022

For the second year in a row, the Hawaii legislature was faced with a resolution to rename McKinley High School and remove the statue of President McKinley on the oval. After hearing testimony on March...

The Supreme Court draft opinion leak that revealed a plan to overturn Roe v. Wade has created conversations of differing opinions from students and teachers at La Salle.

La Salle Community Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Leaked Plans to Overturn Roe v. Wade

By Lillian Paugh, Anna Waldron, and Lucy MacNeela May 19, 2022

On Monday, May 1, for the first time in American history, a full 98-page draft opinion from the Supreme Court was leaked to the public, revealing their plan to overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion no...

Vlada Klymenko, left, and Milana Volkova, right, protesting war in Ukraine outside the Resch Expo, Ashwaubenon, WI.

Ukrainian Crisis Comes Home to NDA International Friends

By Nick Bumgardner, Notre Dame Academy - WI May 19, 2022

In the early hours of the morning on February 24, as dawn broke in Eastern Europe, Russian tanks rolled across the frozen plains of Ukraine. Ukrainians awoke to a cacophony of gunshots, explosions and...

Richard Strebelinski ‘66 entering a tunnel system from the Vietnam War. The tunnels were used to transport goods and weapons for the Viet Cong. This tunnel system was over 25 miles long and was underneath the headquarters of the US Armies 25th Infantry division, Keith Hess said.

Vietnam War veterans take trip of a lifetime

By Anna McCarthy, Berlin High School May 19, 2022

Alumni Keith Hess ‘66, Richard Strebelinski ‘66 and Everett Tom Wood ‘66 recently took the trip of a lifetime to revisit Vietnam and see what it has turned into over the past 50 years since returning...

One of many carloads of supplies that have been gathered and delivered to Ukranian refugees.

European nations support Ukranian refugees

By Clara Laino, West Ottawa High School May 19, 2022

According to the UN, over two million civilians have fled Ukraine. Most of them are children and women; men are forced to stay and fight. All these people, alone or with their families, have to face another...

Voters aged 18-25 represent nearly 15% of the US population, yet only half of them are registered to vote.

Politicians, teachers encourage new generation of voters as primary elections occur

By Emily Dudash, Wakefield High School - NC May 18, 2022

For over a century, states have participated in primary elections in order to determine which candidates will be on the ballot for the midterm elections set to take place in the fall. Though they are often...

Students and faculty reflect on the implications of using affirmative action in the university admissions process. An ongoing supreme court case has reintroduced the contentious subject.

Supreme Court consideration of Harvard lawsuit prompts community reflection on viability of affirmative action

By Ella Friel, The American School in London May 17, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College lawsuit January 2022, per the Boston Globe.  According to Ballotpedia, the lawsuit,...

As many around the country are concerned about the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade and increasingly restrictive abortion laws in states, junior Luiza Nunes wants to make sure people continue to protest. “Those who have been organizing for abortion rights saw this coming. It’s almost inevitable, and it’s something that we have to keep fighting for,” Nunes said.

California commits to continued abortion access as Roe v. Wade likely overturned

By Robin Linares, Carlmont High School May 13, 2022

In response to the unclear fate of Roe v. Wade and strict abortion restrictions popping up around the country, California prepares to aid those seeking out-of-state abortion care in areas where abortion...

According to a national study conducted by the GLSEN, 59 percent of LGBTQ+ students reported feeling unsafe at school because of their queer identity and 69 percent have been verbally harassed for their sexual identity.

GSA’s pride flag vandalized

By Justin Ha, Granite Bay High School May 13, 2022

“I think that a kind of culture at Granite Bay has been here for years. It's just persisted for so long that it's awful,” senior Izzy Siebum said. “I hate it so much…” On April 6, 2022, a...

A sign in rural Prince William County promotes the construction of the Prince William Digital Gateway Project.

Northern Virginia debates growth of data centers

By Gaby Gutierrez, Chantilly High School May 13, 2022

Known as the World’s Data Center Capital, Northern Virginia (NoVA) contains 70% of the world’s internet traffic. Not only is Virginia home to both the beginning of the internet and early online...

MULTIMEDIA: Manual students organize walkout in protest of potential Roe v. Wade overturn

By RedEye Staff, duPont Manual High School May 12, 2022

UPDATE 4:34 PM: Students who teachers marked down as having participated in the walkout will be required to attend a non-punitive debriefing to discuss the implications of lost instructional time and JCPS's...

Protesters chant phrases against abortion restrictions and the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

Students host pro-choice walkout

By Akash Balenalli, McLean High School May 10, 2022

10 students led a large-scale walkout today against the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, which protected abortion access based on an implied Constitutional right to privacy....

Climate strike attendees wave their signs and flags in the air on their way to Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Friday. Upon their arrival, the group formed a semicircle in the plaza to listen to various speeches from people involved with stopping climate change.

Pulse of the People: Youth demand environmental action at local climate strike

By Sabrina Zhu, Kinnera Mulam, and Sally Zhu May 10, 2022

Ten upper school students attended the Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strike 2022 for a march and speeches in downtown San Jose on Friday, Earth Day, at 4 p.m.  Green Team members and Green Team...

Freshmen Annabelle Etz (left) and Josephine Lim (right) take notes in Geometry Honors. Two Geometry textbooks were rejected due to the discussion of banned topics.

Florida DOE rejects 41% of math textbooks

By Skyler Glenn, Hagerty High School May 9, 2022

Just weeks after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Stop WOKE Act and “Don’t Say Gay” bills into law, the Florida Department of Education has rejected 41% of adopted math textbooks, and according to the...

Senior Matvey Jenssen wears a self-made T-shirt with the phrase “no war” printed across the front in three languages: Russian, Ukrainian and English.

Reacting to the Russia-Ukraine War

By Anna Kaminitz, Jisha Rajala, and Matthew Yoshimoto May 9, 2022

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hough half of her family is Ukrainian and the other half is Russian, senior Sophia Bokovikova says both sides of her family hold a united view on the Russia-Ukraine war: they’re against...

CRISPY: Originally a vegetarian restaurant, Melrose Bite enthusiastically promoted its switch to chicken in 2021.

Chicken shortage bites kosher restaurant on Melrose

By Olivia Fishman, Shalhevet High School May 5, 2022

Melrose Bite, the trendy fried chicken joint not far from school, announced an end to its O-K Kosher supervision March 18 and stated it would no longer be serving kosher meat. The update was posted on...

Participants exit the Canton High School East Turf Stadium and begin down the path of the race. Sunday, May 1, 2022.

The Plymouth-Canton community rallies to support families with health difficulties

By Sejal Naik, Sanjana Madapa, Brennan Petrucci, and RJ Doroshewitz May 5, 2022

Thousands of runners bedecked in green lined up on the East Turf Stadium bleachers, ready to help support families facing health challenges within the Plymouth-Canton community, quietly talking amongst...

The rates of high school students vaping are in decline, according to the CDC.

Vaping on campus not blowing away

By Daphne So, California High School - CA May 5, 2022

How often do Cal High students really do drugs? From nicotine to weed, drugs are often depicted as a large part of high school culture in popular media. Although heavily dramatized, drugs in school...

Students show their support for the Day of Silence, a national student-led event that raises awareness of the discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Students like seniors Clarke Fisher and Katalina Vazquez not only wear face masks and stickers but also colorful bracelets.

‘At the end of the day, we are all people’

By Heldana Yacob, Bellaire High School May 4, 2022

In honor of the Day of Silence last Friday, students showed their support of the LGBTQIA+ community by wearing masks and stickers passed out and organized by the Gay-Straight Alliance club. “The...

Volunteer firefighter and NASH senior Luke Gunnett recently completed his junior membership at the Peebles District Volunteer Fire Company.

To the Rescue

By Anthony Durzo, North Allegheny Senior High School May 4, 2022

While the majority of North Allegheny students were relaxing during their spring break last month, NASH senior and member of the Peebles District Volunteer Fire Company Luke Gunnett helped save the life...

Knight Times journalists parse the language of Ohio House Bill 327 to understand what legislators deem “divisive concepts.”

As introduced: A Bill

By Kyle Dane, Kings High School May 4, 2022

In June of 2021, primary sponsors referred Ohio House Bill 327 to the House State and Local Government Committee. HB 327 aims to remove the discussion of  divisive concepts from classrooms across the...

Senior Isabella Kohout, her sister, and a family friend at a rally for Ukraine in Chicagos Ukrainian Village on March 13th

Students Worry About Families Overseas Amid Russia-Ukraine War

By Lauren Atchley, Lake Forest High School May 3, 2022

Growing up in Lake Forest, senior Isabella Kohout was never far from her Ukrainian roots.  Her grandparents were immigrants from former Soviet republic, and Kohout grew up speaking the language and going...

MCPS officials finalized a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Montgomery County Police Department that outlines the role of police in the county’s schools. The updated agreements provisions aim to improve school safety by strengthening communication between police and administrators.

MCPS enters new agreement with local police

By Greta Berglund, Walt Whitman High School May 3, 2022

MCPS officials finalized a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Montgomery County Police Department on April 19 that outlines the role of police in the county’s schools, the school district...

Education academy students work in class to prepare for the end of the semester. First and second-year students in the academy work in the ACP classroom to develop their lesson plan design and execution. “Both the first and second years do this internship but it looks different for each. Every week on Tuesday for nine weeks, you visit the ACP classroom during the academy. When you’re a first-year, you get paired with one buddy. You eventually write and perform a lesson plan working on something they may need help in. As a second-year, you alternate between the three ACP classes. You work with all the students instead of just one.”

Learning through experience

By Kaden Roth, Millard West High School May 3, 2022

The best way to learn is through doing, which is exactly what the Education Academy aims to do by allowing its students to create and implement a lesson plan for individual Alternative Curriculum Program...

Despite conversations seemingly dying down about the Russo-Ukraine conflict, “the Ukrainian people are still hurting right now,” junior Veronika Gunther said.

“Democracy Is on the Line”: Lasallians Respond As Conflict Rages On Between Russia and Ukraine

By Lillian Paugh, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School April 29, 2022

Following the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, the conflict has continued to make major headlines across the globe, quickly becoming a massive topic of discussion. Talk...

Planned demonstrations and publicity failed to convince the school board to reject Michelle Reid, a highly qualified candidate, or postpone the approval date. Amidst a year of tumultuous high-profile political fights in Fairfax County Public Schools, Dr. Reid will likely face stiff resistance from vocal student groups in one of the countrys largest and wealthiest school districts. Adding to the challenge is size; the superintendent is now leading a new district nearly 9 times as large as her previous one.

Michelle Reid approved as superintendent among student demonstrations

By Akash Balenalli, McLean High School April 29, 2022

The Pride Liberation Project, a liberal student-led grassroots group, voiced stark opposition to Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) finalist and recently-approved Superintendent Michelle Reid. The...

Portland Street Response is a team that consists of two community health workers, a mental health crisis therapist and a firefighter paramedic. The team responds to non-emergency mental and behavioral health issues, and works seven days a week from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Lincoln students talk about new citywide program Portland Street Response

By Isabella Hartman, Lincoln High School - OR April 28, 2022

Lincoln High School, located in downtown Portland, is surrounded by houseless people and encampments. According to Principal Peyton Chapman, police are called on campus to deal with a person experiencing...

Senior Will Trone, co-president of Intersectional Feminism Club, discusses submissions for “Why I Didn’t Report with the rest of the club.

School club uses social media, raises awareness for sexual assault

By Peter Pu, University of Chicago Laboratory High School April 28, 2022

A school club has launched a social media account to raise awareness about issues around reporting sexual assault. As part of the broader #WhyIDidntReport movement, Intersectional Feminism Club...

Counter protestors stand off in front of Deerpath Middle School Thursday.

Day of Silence protests spark community conflict

By Sarah Patel and Anna Pierson April 26, 2022

A small group of conservative parents gathered in front of Deerpath Middle School Thursday morning to protest the Day of Silence. They were met with opposition from LGBTQ+ allies who wanted to show support...

 Outside In is located at 1132 SW 13th Ave, a mere 5-minute walk from the Lincoln campus.

Federally qualified health center supports underserved people in the Portland community

By Hadley Steele, Lincoln High School - OR April 25, 2022

Located across I-405 from Lincoln is Outside In, a federally-qualified health center that provides comprehensive care regardless of a person’s ability to pay. The clinic provides primary and behavioral...

Ukrainian refugees pack their luggage on the Poland-Ukraine border. Surrounding countries and even the U.S. have seen an influx of Ukrainian refugees.

Close to home: how the Ukrainian-Russian War impacts us

By Serena Liu, Parkway West High School April 25, 2022

The sky is gray. A few cars are parked on the edge of a dusty road on the Polish-Ukrainian border. Carefully cradling a child swathed in blankets, a small family of Ukrainian refugees prepares to board...

STEM jobs become increasingly widespread and a step towards the future.

STEM Careers Fill the Top Five Jobs of 2022

By Brandon Liu, Woodbridge High School April 21, 2022

The U.S. News and World Report placed jobs in cybersecurity, healthcare and software engineering in the top five positions for 2022’s “100 Best Jobs,” reflecting broader trends in the increasing...

A boat serves as a sign for Big Wave and symbolizes the projects association with the Half Moon Bay community.

Big Wave project makes a splash in Half Moon Bay community

By Gabrielle Shore, Carlmont High School April 21, 2022

“What will happen to my child when I’m gone?”  This question haunts many parents of children with disabilities. The Big Wave Project offers reassurance to these parents, community to their children,...

The Westport Cupertino construction site shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony.

Implementing affordable housing in Cupertino

By Melody Cui, Sophia Ma, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil April 20, 2022

Located in the heart of the Cupertino on Stevens Creek Boulevard, Westport Cupertino is a mixed-use urban area project, which was approved on Aug. 18, 2020, that demolished and replaced The Oaks Shopping...

On Thursday, April 14, students walked out of lunch and advisory to show support for Kashdan. Protest organizers displayed handmade posters around the school and encouraged the student body to wear blue for the walkout.

Middleton High School Administrators Change Policies After Teacher’s Fine Arts Week Drag Performance

By Mia Burkholder, Middleton High School - WI April 20, 2022

Following a drag performance put on by French teacher Matthew Kashdan during Fine Arts Week (FAW), Middleton High School (MHS) administrative staff have decided to use a vetting process for future staff...

ROARING WITH PRIDE: Sophomore Clyde Warren participates in a protest at the capital, raising his views high and proud. Warren, as a member of the transgender community is fighting for his rights and pushes those around him to pursue and wear their identity with pride.

Restricting rights and infuriating communities

By Mazzy Warren, James Bowie High School April 20, 2022

Ding! Hearing their phone go off, senior Arlo Craft checked their notifications to find a remind message from Sexuality and Gender Acceptance club (SAGA) sponsor Bree Rolfe. It was a link to a Twitter...

During the protest, students marched around campus, chanting, “What do we want? An apology! When do we want it? Now!” MHS junior Gav Cooper (right) started the chant.

Students at Middleton High School Respond to Teacher’s Fine Arts Week Drag Performance

By Mia Burkholder, Middleton High School - WI April 19, 2022

After Middleton High School (MHS) French teacher Matthew Kashdan’s drag performance during the April 9 Staff Variety Show sparked right-wing criticism last week, a group of students organized a walkout...

Protestors gather at the Texas state Capitol to show their support for Ukraine in its war against Russia. The Austin Ukrainian community has been organizing rallies every day since the wars start on Feb. 24. We will not stop the fight until Ukraine wins,” Darya Ledesma, a member of the Austin Ukrainian community, said. “We are fighting for existence and we’re fighting for the future.”

Fighting far from home

By Lanie Sepehri, McCallum High School April 19, 2022

Since war broke out between Ukraine and Russia on Feb. 24, the Ukrainian community of Austin has banded together to provide support for their home country from afar. Despite a distance of over 6,000 miles...

African-American students stand on a hill next to Salem High School, overlooking the crowd of P-CEP students while Precious Floraday, an organizer of the walkout, leads a chant of “Enough is enough.” P-CEP campus, April 15, 2022.

Racist slur-filled video leads to P-CEP student walkout

By RJ Doroshewitz and Shahab Alriyashi April 19, 2022

A protest against racism in reaction to a social media video shot off school grounds by a P-CEP student using racial slurs and threatening to “shoot” or “lynch” African-Americans saw a large number...

Miller Middle’s science wing was severely vandalized, causing alarming damage to school property.

Vandalism strikes Miller Middle School

By Susanna Tang, Lynbrook High School - CA April 19, 2022

Joaquin Miller Middle School was severely vandalized on the weekend of March 5. Targeting the science wing, the vandals caused alarming damage and theft to the school’s property and classrooms.  ...

Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Thursday in connection with the fatal overdose of Whitman sophomore Landen Hausman. Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew is accused of selling Hausman counterfeit Percocet pills that later tested positive for fentanyl.

Police arrest man in connection with fatal fentanyl overdose of Whitman student

By Ethan Schenker, Walt Whitman High School April 18, 2022

Montgomery County police arrested a 23-year-old man on Thursday in connection with the fatal overdose of 16-year-old Whitman student Landen Hausman in January. Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew of Piney Branch,...

Students learn in a classroom with masks during COVID-19 pandemic.

‘It’s not for the faint-hearted’: Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Izzy Wagener and Sydney Ziemniak April 18, 2022

From switches between learning styles to changes in school curriculum, teachers have faced the brunt of COVID’s uncertainty. Although the more traditional school year was uprooted as the pandemic began,...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson “is going to create pathways and invoke change,” junior Allie Ball said.

Students React to Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

By Madeline Obuchowski and Maddie Burns April 15, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman Supreme Court Associate Justice.  When Jackson joins the Court this October, she will be one of four...

Nebraska Supreme Court comes to Bellevue West

By Jacki Petrow, Bellevue West Senior High School April 14, 2022

Because of the Bellevue West Mock Trial team’s success in competition, the Nebraska State Supreme Court held arguments for a court case in the Bellevue West auditorium on Thursday, March 30. Students...

The debate continues on masks and the official end to the pandemic.

Is it over yet?

By Vivian Polgreen, West High School April 13, 2022

In the last few weeks mask mandates and other COVID-19 regulations have been curtailed or dropped entirely. Overall, worldwide cases have steadily decreased in recent months. So is the pandemic almost...

The Tampa sign in Sparkman Wharf is rainbow for the Tampa Pride Parade. Amid the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” controversy, the Ybor City parade was held on March 26.

Plant students say “gay” 

By Ava Satterfield, HB Plant Senior High School - Newspaper April 13, 2022

The Parental Rights in Education Bill, coined by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” is generating nationwide ridicule of Florida’s leadership, and is drawing strong disapproval from Plant’s...

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