Best of SNO

More than just okay

More than just okay

Hannah Beckman, Francis Howell Central High School, St. Charles, Mo.

March 26, 2014


Filed under Books, Movies

There are some stories that stick with you long after you’ve turned the last page. There are some stories that affect you in ways you never thought that printed words could. There are some stories that teach you how to love, how to live, and how to truly appreciate the world around you. And then there...

‘Dr. Luigi’ fails to break new ground

‘Dr. Luigi’ fails to break new ground

Drew Gilman, Tombell HS, Tombell, Texas

March 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Its common knowledge that Luigi has always been overshadowed by big brother Mario in every facet: Mario saves the Princess, drives the go-karts, and excels in every sport. This time Luigi is trying to strike back by getting his Ph.D. and becoming Dr. Luigi! What better way to cap off the “Year of Luigi”...

Ukulele club brings Hawaiian sound to Seattle neighborhood

Ukulele club brings Hawaiian sound to Seattle neighborhood

Ian Gwin, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 20, 2014


Filed under Music

It’s a Thursday afternoon in Matthew Harkleroad’s art classroom SW110, and the air is filled with a droning cluster of notes rising and falling in small, leaning intervals. Greg Taufassau, school security guard and musician, plucks string by string up his ukulele, letting the notes resound acro...

‘Jayhawkers’ movie shows how Chamberlain changed more than basketball

‘Jayhawkers’ movie shows how Chamberlain changed more than basketball

Ryan Liston, Free State HS, Lawrence, Kan.

March 19, 2014


Filed under Movies, Sports

After a long drive from Philadelphia, Wilt Chamberlain sat down in a restaurant just outside of Lawrence. A waitress comes to his table and tells him he must eat in the kitchen or leave. At first, Chamberlain thinks his height is intimidating other customers, but he soon learns he can’t eat there...

‘Rent’ works to inspire, inform

‘Rent’ works to inspire, inform

David Andrews, Monarch HS, Louisville, Colo.

March 14, 2014


Filed under Theater

This spring, the theater department will be tackling "Rent," which follows the lives and struggles of a group of aspiring artists and friends in their Bohemian neighborhood in Manhattan, known as Alphabet City, during the tumultuous 1980s. Brian du Fresne, Monarch teacher, and artistic director for the...

Ready for raunchy? Try ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’

Ready for raunchy? Try ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’

Micheal Eyer, Tyrone Area HS, Tyrone, Pa.

March 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

"South Park: The Stick of Truth" is what happens when "Final Fantasy" starts making fart jokes. Seriously though, "South Park: The Stick of Truth" (TSOT) is a role playing game centered around the raunchy TV show "South Park." TSOT incorporates numerous gaming classics from titles like the aforementi...

“The Winter’s Tale,” a Shakespeare B-side

“The Winter’s Tale,” a Shakespeare B-side

Elizabeth Tarangelo, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.

March 7, 2014


Filed under Theater

If you find yourself debating on whether to go see the new movie “Winter’s Tale” at Edwards San Marcos or the timeless play “The Winter’s Tale” at The Old Globe, the latter is undeniably the better choice. Something of a Shakespeare B-side, “The Winter’s Tale” is one of the last pl...

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

‘Urinetown’ spices up theater

Ira Zuckerman, Ballard HS, Seattle

March 5, 2014


Filed under Theater

Each year, at the turn of winter to spring, a special aura emanates out from the black box and through the freshman hallway. It constitutes the after-school atmosphere, seeping out like incense through the sounds of choral songs and the vibrations of choreographed dance. Last year, the theater produced...