Best of SNO

Ski hill offers alternative to winter boredom

Snowboarder August Woehler does a method grab after jumping off one of Showdown’s many trick rails. Woehler, a sophomore at Great Falls High, was only able to hold this grab for a matter of seconds in order to land the trick both safely and correctly.

By Sara Moltzan, Great Falls HS, Great Falls, Mont.

April 8, 2014

Floating. Totally weightless, gliding down the mountain, skiers and snowboarders float upon the powdery snow. For skiers and snowboarders, the weekend trips up to Showdown are more than a tradition, they’re a compulsion. Sophomore August Woehler said, “I look forward to it year round.” ...

‘The Hinterlands’ musical has underlying positive message

'The Hinterlands' musical has underlying positive message

By Keegan Nicholas, Great Falls HS, Great Falls, Mont.

March 31, 2014

Due to a few structural differences that make it part of its own genre, "The Hinterlands" is unlike many other series that seem to run rampant on YouTube. Set up as a segmented chronicle of a high school misfit, "The Hinterlands" acts as a mini-drama with a positive underlying message. Additionally...

Art students transform racist literature into inspirational pieces

Senior Quade Hamrell symbolizes unity with his paper dolls surrounding the world. Hamrell used a styrofoam ball as the structure for the papier-mâché world.

By Kristen Hanning, Great Falls HS, Great Falls, Mont.

March 27, 2014

“N*****!” The dynamics of a single derogatory term proves the power of one word. This word alone ignites discomfort in society, resulting in the brutality of some and the oppression of others. Imagine a persuasive piece of literature centered around derogatory dynamics in order to advocate...

Montana student’s dramatic interpretation of ‘Flowers for Algernon’ qualifies for national competition

Logan Kropp will be one of three students from Montana to perform his piece at Nationals in Kansas City, Kan., on June 15-20 in the dramatic interpretation event.

By Abby Lynes, C.M. Russell HS, Great Falls, Mont.

March 26, 2014

He lowers his head and takes a deep breath. Then, he looks up and slowly begins to speak, pulling his audience into the heartbreaking story of Charlie Gordon, a mentally disabled man who undergoes a surgical procedure to increase his intelligence in Daniel Keyes, “Flowers For Algernon.”  Not many ...