Best of SNO

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

By Alisa Chuang, Mickey Shin, Caroline Waring, Shanta Katipamula, and Elisa Apra

March 10, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

For the second time this week, here's a long piece--like, 2500 words long. It's pretty rare to see something this long in the Best of SNO submissions box, and to be honest, 98% of those won't get read all the way through. But this one caught my eye. It may be lengthy, but thanks to the complex to...

Bit by Bit: dissecting Bitcoin for what it’s worth

Bit by Bit: dissecting Bitcoin for what it’s worth

By Sean Vichinsky

February 24, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Bit-what, you say? Bitcoin--a new(ish) virtual currency, non-government sanctioned, maybe even a tad illegal. Sound intriguing? Check out Sean Vichinsky's comprehensive analysis of this mysterious moolah. Think about just how often you make a transaction online. It can be on Ebay, or Amazon, ...

The myth of “equal opportunity”

The myth of “equal opportunity”

By William Newton

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Here's a smart article from The Falcon Quill that looks critically at the facts and statistics behind one very divisive idea: "All Americans have an opportunity for success.”  This statement has long been an American ideal, and it may very well be true, but by adding one word to this stateme...

Eating disorders more common than you think

Eating disorders more common than you think

By Katherine Green and Christina Elias

February 18, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

(Trigger warning: story contains frank discussion and first-person accounts of eating disorders) Katherine Green and Christina Elias at Dart News Online have written a great piece on eating disorders. Through sensitive and compassionate reporting, they've done a great job of putting real faces on...

Child abuse: An exploration of society, systems, and survivors

Child abuse: An exploration of society, systems, and survivors

By Grace Gyolai

February 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase

Here's another great use of the longform template to tell a complex and multifaceted story. Grace Gyolai doesn't shy away from reporting on the tough stuff: Roxy Foster grew up in the suburbs with her mother, stepfather, and brother, but she did not live a typical life. Caught in a cycle where every...

Revisiting Ferguson in six acts

Revisiting Ferguson in six acts

By Isabel Giovannetti and RHS Today staff, Robinson High School

February 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Local & World, Opinions

Is Ferguson, Missouri old news? We think it's important to revisit and remember. Robinson High School's coverage takes several different shapes in this longform piece. From a timeline of events, to social media reactions, to editorials and interviews, the RHS Today staff gives us a pretty comprehens...

Longform chapters and super-cool charts

Longform chapters and super-cool charts

By Paxtyn Merten, Mountlake Terrace High School

February 3, 2015


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Showcase

Students speak out about God, religion, prayer, faith, heaven and hell. Plus, did we mention charts?