Best of SNO High School Edition

Muralism: A Voice for the Community

Muralism: A Voice for the Community

Elisabeth Oster, Wayzata High School

December 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Muralist and mosaic artist Greta McLain has always liked big walls, so to her it made sense that she would pursue the impactful medium of art. In Minneapolis alone, she has created over 30 murals and also has murals in countries such as Argentina, Mexico, and France. "When I was a kid, I went to an...

Records spin into the future

Records spin into the future

Edward Benner, The John Carroll School

December 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Over the past few years, vinyl records have come back in a big way. According to Newsweek, vinyl record sales have grown over 50% since 2014, reaching levels not seen since the late 1990s. Whether it is teenagers or baby boomers rediscovering the hobby, records have become part of popular culture once...

Mansfield Hosts Toys for Tots

Mansfield Hosts Toys for Tots

Jessica Varela and Sydney Johnson, Mansfield Lake Ridge High School

December 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The season of giving is here and that means you can do something to help children in need by donating a toy to Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a program started in 1947 and run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for...

saintmotelevision album review

saintmotelevision album review

Justin Cupps, Parkway West High School

December 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

There are very, very few albums or artists or songs that I listen to for more than eight months at a time. One of the exceptions to this is indie rock band Saint Motel, so when their new album saintmotelevision was released this past October, I got really excited. However, I was soon met with disappointment....

Cheerleader Dasheanna Shaw breaks barrier

Cheerleader Dasheanna Shaw breaks barrier

Becca Maxwell, Bastrop High School

December 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Big smiles at the games, loud cheering and enthusiasm are visible in cheerleader captain Dasheanna Shaw at football games and other sporting events. Shaw has broken a record in the BHS cheerleading team history by becoming the first black captain. “I feel like my hard work paid off and I feel like...

Art students paint giant pizza boxes for fundraiser

Art students paint giant pizza boxes for fundraiser

Zoey Fox

December 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

An auction of their artwork at Benny Sorrentino’s last week provided HHS students an opportunity to contribute to the community and branch out as artists. Benny’s donated some of their notoriously enormous pizza boxes to HHS art classes, and students in Art 3, 4 and AP Studio Art turned them into...

Every Day Counts: Attendance Matters to Tyrone Senior

Every Day Counts: Attendance Matters to Tyrone Senior

Lauren Taylor, Tyrone Area High School

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When Tyrone senior Aaron McCaulley was in eighth grade, he really didn't see the value of coming to school. By his freshman year, McCaulley struggled with bullies and had little motivation to achieve. His attitude toward school began to deteriorate and his attendance dropped significantly. Aaron...

2016 Alt Press Tour rocks St. Pete

2016 Alt Press Tour rocks St. Pete

Lauren Callahan, Osceola Fundamental High School

December 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Downtown St. Pete is the heart of all anyone could want in a city, especially regarding the local music scene. Next to Daddy Kool Records lies the Local 662, across the street from State Theatre. The Local is known for being a venue for the “rougher” end of the music spectrum, from Avenged Sevenfold...