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Hunter Downey: a mechanical life

Hunter Downey: a mechanical life

Morgan Matson

March 25, 2015


Filed under Profiles

When senior Hunter Downey looks under the hood of a car, his face lights up. Instead of looking at 4000 pounds worth of junk, he immediately sees potential, adventure, and a work of art. For him, engines and mechanical upgrades are beautiful, and not just means for money, but truly a passion that he...

Stepping between worlds

Stepping between worlds

Kaitlin Maloney

March 16, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Sports, Uncategorized, Video

For most athletes, trying to balance schoolwork with three-hour practices and a 10-minute commute home is difficult enough. However, senior twins Carly and Hayley Mangan travel 45 minutes each way to practice at their Irish step dance school in Montville, CT. They make the commute four to five days...

Godsy finds her footing

Godsy finds her footing

Christian Heutel

March 12, 2015


Filed under Health, Profiles

Ava Godsy, sophomore, really isn’t any different than most 15-year-old girls, but she’s had to deal with more than the typical challenges a teenager has had to face to this point in her life. So far, Godsy hasn't let those obstacles stop her from doing anything. Today she says she is less self-conscious...

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

Alisa Chuang, Mickey Shin, Caroline Waring, Shanta Katipamula, and Elisa Apra

March 10, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

For the second time this week, here's a long piece--like, 2500 words long. It's pretty rare to see something this long in the Best of SNO submissions box, and to be honest, 98% of those won't get read all the way through. But this one caught my eye. It may be lengthy, but thanks to the complex to...

PHS student volunteers time at Maryland Zoo

PHS student volunteers time at Maryland Zoo

Hannah Stoller

March 10, 2015


Filed under Profiles

Throughout the year, each Pikesville student has his or her own preferred way to spend the weekend. Some hang out with friends, some attend football games, some work, and some choose to stay home and catch up on sleep. However, not many students can say that they spend eight hours of their day standing...

Got the ‘Tiger’ by the tail

Got the ‘Tiger’ by the tail

Jamie Mills

March 10, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Sacrifice. A term remarkably familiar to sophomore Drew Watson. Her family is split between two cities, she commutes over 15 hours every week, and she spends four hours each day in the gym until her muscles can go no longer. All for one thing: An undeniable, burning passion to be the best gymnast...

Leaving the past behind

Leaving the past behind

Dan Fishbein

March 9, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

Profiles can be tough to write, but even tougher sometimes is finding a good subject. Ideally, that subject is someone with both a compelling story and the ability to tell it earnestly and insightfully. Bassam Nzovu from Algonquin Regional High School is one of those subjects, and writer Dan Fishbein...

Freshman has online graphic design business

Freshman has online graphic design business

Ash Thomas

February 23, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

Freshman Kyle Sproul currently runs and operates his own graphic design business, CrashGraphics, active since May 2014. After doing work for free for around two years, customers began to question why he did not charge people for his products. “It wasn’t until I had grown my free services large...