Best of SNO High School Edition

A band without a budget

A band without a budget

Ann Bailey, Summerville High School

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In early 20th Century Trinidad, slaves of the Spanish and French used music as a form of expression and communication. It was around this time that it was discovered that dents in steel produce distinct musical tones, and from that discovery, steel drums were born. African rhythms derived from slave...

SL Theater Brings Literature Class to Life

SL Theater Brings Literature Class to Life

Talia Trackim, Southern Lehigh High School

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When sophomores, juniors, and seniors hear of “The Crucible,” they immediately picture the old American Lit anthologies and perhaps Mr. Castagna pretending to pull a yellow bird out of his cabinet. For the first time ever, students will be able to see their English lessons come to life with the theater...

BSM post-election cycle: where do we go from here?

BSM post-election cycle: where do we go from here?

Elizabeth Kupchella, Benilde-St. Margaret's

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

According to the Young Adult Development Project, a study initiated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the human brain doesn’t reach full maturity until at least the mid twenties. Specifically, decision making, thought process and emotional regulation are the areas which undergo the highest...

Carbondale women’s march draws hundreds in a show of equality, solidarity

Carbondale women’s march draws hundreds in a show of equality, solidarity

Marnie Leonard, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

January 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

For Carbondale resident Sylvia Greenfield, the scene on Saturday afternoon at the Carbondale Civic Center was a familiar one. As about 800 people gathered for the Southern Illinois Women’s March to stand up for causes like reproductive rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, climate change and...

Being a boy in ballet means less competition for roles, more leniency and fewer expenses – but the stigma surrounding male dancers continues

Being a boy in ballet means less competition for roles, more leniency and fewer expenses – but the stigma surrounding male dancers continues

Annya Dahmani, Sacramento Country Day School

January 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Freshman Jackson Margolis has ballet at 4 p.m. Realizing that he’s going to be late, he decides to wear his school clothes. Once he arrives at the Sacramento Ballet studio, he warms up on the barre with ankle weights and stretches. He then does four pirouettes, landing them perfectly. Margolis...

Hidden Archer

Hidden Archer

Eloise Rollins-Fife, Eloise Rollins-Fife

January 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For members of the LGBTQ+ community worldwide, coming out can be a difficult hurdle to cross. Even at an environment such as Archer’s, situated in the middle of a typically liberal-leaning city like Los Angeles, with a mission statement that promises to, “strengthen girls’ voices in a diverse and...

T-shirts help father and son bond

T-shirts help father and son bond

Bridget Noonan, Parkway West High School

December 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In an effort to spend time with his dad, sophomore Alex Schumert joined the family t-shirt making business, Gateway Screen Printing, which was founded in 2010. “My dad wants me to takeover the business, but it's not my kind of work. There is a lot of physical strain,” Schumert said. “You can...

PACIFICA APP REVIEW

PACIFICA APP REVIEW

Samantha Gaddis, Parkway West High

December 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Out of all of the students ages 13 to 18 suffering from depression or anxiety, only three in 10 adolescents seek treatment. There are many factors that play a role in a person’s inability to access treatment. Money, availability, parents– the list goes on. However, none of these obstacles matter...