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

Too young to transition?

Too young to transition?

By Jessica Gilligan February 19, 2015

When 13-year-old Zoey entered puberty, her doctor prescribed medication to slow down her development--because she didn’t identify with the gender she was born as. This fairly new treatment has caused controversy...

Feminism promotes equality for all

Feminism promotes equality for all

By Anna Kreynin, Homestead High School December 29, 2014

They claim to advocate for equality. They claim to want the opportunity to hold any career position. They argue against modern feminism while simultaneously expressing the desire for egalitarianism. They...

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips

By MaryClare Colombo, Plano Senior HS, Plano, Texas December 3, 2014

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) organization recently addressed the issue of transgender rooming on school overnight trips in a letter to Principal Sarah Watkins in October. Last year, transgender...

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines and challenges

By Meghan Bennett, Normal Community HS, Normal, Ill. November 17, 2014

"In A World…" stars Lake Bell, who wrote and directed the film, as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach hoping to break into the male-dominated Hollywood niche industry of voice-overs. She competes with her...

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising

By Maddie Flom, Holy Family Catholic HS, Victoria, Minn. November 4, 2014

Recently, “Fem-vertising” has become increasingly popular for many brands. You may have seen ads that promote women and break down gender stereotypes. Some of these brands include Verizon, Pantene,...

League ruling discriminates against transgender students

League ruling discriminates against transgender students

By Parker Breza, Benilde-St. Margaret's School, St. Louis Park, Minn. October 29, 2014
When the MSHSL chose not to vote on the trans* inclusion policy this month, they didn’t just delay the ability for hundreds of trans* students to participate in high school athletics — they also sent the message that trans* equity wasn’t politically advantageous and therefore unnecessary.
Sexy turns scary

Sexy turns scary

By Kendall Tipton, Canyon HS, Canyon, Texas October 27, 2014

Ten years ago, children donned costumes galore and filled the neighborhood streets. Outfits ranged from ghosts and wizards, to more gender-specific getups, such as princesses and knights in shining armor....

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Missouri school makes accommodations for transgender students

By Abby Christensen, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo. October 16, 2014
Before coming to Kirkwood High School, his peers and teachers refused to use male pronouns around him, and he was not allowed to use the male restrooms or try out for male sports teams, even though he has identified as male for as long as he can remember.
Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

By Joel Timms, Whitney HS, Rocklin, Calif. October 16, 2014
The powder puff games allow for a unique opportunity for genders to essentially switch roles, with boys taking on cheer leading positions on the sidelines and girls heading onto the football field.
Just 'Let It Go,' you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

Just ‘Let It Go,’ you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

By Manola Secaira, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tacoma, Wash. April 4, 2014

Nostalgia can be blinding. Having grown up with all the older Disney princess movies—for the purposes of this article, defined as any princess movie made before 2000 — it’s really tempting for me...

New California law gives transgender students choices

By Lauren Gargiulo, Campanile, Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto, Calif. February 10, 2014

On Jan. 1, the California State Legislature implemented a new law that allows transgender students from kindergarten to 12th grade in public schools to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender...

The Easy-Bake Oven from Hasbro has been around for generations, but it now comes in a variety of colors, including pink and black.

It’s time for gender equality in children’s toys

By Morgan Buchanan, Linganore HS, Frederick, Md. January 31, 2014

It’s 2014 and society seems to be progressing right? In many aspects, yes, but in the realm of gender equality it seems as if we have regressed to the 1950s. This inequality is greatly present in children’s...

Sidelined by Sexism

Sidelined by Sexism

By Andy Brown and Olivia Kight, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas September 24, 2013

“Behind every great man is a great Senior Girl.” That was the Senior Girls’ slogan for the 2010 football season. Harmless, right? The football player goes out and does the dirty work on the...

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