Best of SNO

John Amaechi encourages treating strangers well

John Amaechi encourages treating strangers well

By Alexa Jankowski, Emily Boardman, and Zachary Nosanchuk

November 17, 2014

The world would be better if people paid more attention to those around them. “The truth is, it’s just paying attention to people and being there, not just with your body,” John Amaechi, a retired NBA basketball player turned psychologist told students in the small auditorium second period Oc...

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

By Savannah Whitmer, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas

November 13, 2014

Veterans from the Korean War and World War II were honored on a flight home from the nation’s capitol this week in honor of Veterans Day. Honor Flight, a nonprofit service dedicated to honoring veterans, provides a volunteer Guardian for each man and woman on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. “Th...

‘It is amazing what one girl can start’

‘It is amazing what one girl can start’

By Lauren Saxon, Sycamore HS, Cincinnati

November 12, 2014

The Xavier Cintas Center was filled with over 10,250 spectators — completely sold out. Mount Saint Joseph University player Lauren Hill took the court for her first, and possibly last, time ever on Nov. 2. After being diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a fatal disease, Hill was given months to live, and one last chance to play the game she l...

A heroic life lost: Role model alumnus dies serving in Afghanistan

A heroic life lost: Role model alumnus dies serving in Afghanistan

By Dan Fishbein, Algonquin Regional HS, Northborough, Mass.

November 10, 2014

Brian Arsenault loved hockey. When he took the ice adorned in his number 3 maroon and gold uniform, he found happiness. Hockey, as a sport, demands leadership. Two teams take the ice for an hour, and one emerges with a hard fought victory. Fights often break out. Scores are close. Someone needs to...