Best of SNO

Turning a new page: Living in an age where reading about tough issues is the new normal

Turning a new page: Living in an age where reading about tough issues is the new normal

Jessica Hernandez, Coppell High School

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It is uncomfortable, sensitive and difficult to talk about in everyday life, but in the end, it is real and we as a society need to talk about it. Sexual harassment and assault is a topic that has become widespread across all forms of media including books over the last few months, even years, and...

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora

Bridget Murphy and Brianna Dellavalle, Linganore High School

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

All I need is an app that plays songs I enjoy, without charging me a monthly fee and without having to check my phone every two seconds to choose the next song. Many music listeners lean toward SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Music as their ‘go-to’ source for their daily tunes. My unpopular opinion...

On debut ‘Camila’, Cabello aims for authentic sound

On debut ‘Camila’, Cabello aims for authentic sound

Anthony Cesario, Coppell High School

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Just over a year ago, singer Camila Cabello shocked fans when her departure from girl group Fifth Harmony was announced. Nobody was sure how much success, if any, she would have going solo. Now, however, it is hard to believe fans ever doubted Cabello: she has become the first ever female artist to...

Temper-testing, timeline-tampering trials and triumphs

Temper-testing, timeline-tampering trials and triumphs

Ian Fertig, Starr's Mill High School

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If humans were to time travel, we would risk the destruction of our reality, the end of human civilization, paradoxes beyond comprehension, or even more horrifying: kissing our own mother. The following works of fiction represent some of the best and worst uses of time travel to ever appear on screen. If...

Just Wing It

Just Wing It

Deana Trautz, Cedar Park High School

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Looking down the makeup aisle at common grocery stores, the racks are lined with neutral eyeshadow pallets and black eyeliner. Though these products seem to be what sells to the typical makeup user, junior Cameron Davis and sophomore Lexie Stewart are not buying. Neutral tones set the foundation for...

Meet the Senior Whose Drawing of Tom Brady Went Viral

Meet the Senior Whose Drawing of Tom Brady Went Viral

Jillian Reynolds, Franklin High School

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Imagine waking up and finding a piece of your own artwork showing up as the first post you see on Twitter; then Instagram; then Facebook. Before you know it, you can’t scroll through your social media accounts without it showing up, gaining hundreds of retweets and reposts. Well, this is exactly...

Rise of dystopia in television connects to real world problems

Rise of dystopia in television connects to real world problems

Sharee Roman, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With current political tensions, growing concerns due to the effects of climate change, and rapid technological advances, there has been a surge in dystopian literature in the past ten years. Novels such as the “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” are immensely popular in today’s society. What is...

The Sound (and light of support): behind the scenes with the makers of stage magic

The Sound (and light of support): behind the scenes with the makers of stage magic

Ria Talukder, Lake Zurich High School

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the lights in the theater dim and fade to black, the actress takes center stage. Mood lighting surrounds her, and a single spotlight shines down on her. As she sings, different sounds play in the background. Working with the actress, forces are at hand back stage working to bring this solo to life. While...