Best of SNO High School Edition

A hidden silence

A hidden silence

Jayden Warren, Lewisville High School

December 11, 2017


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Two white dancing boots march out onto the Woodrow Wilson football field. Once they reach their destination, they turn toward the crowd and two silver pom-poms shimmer above them. Bright stadium lights flash onto the field and with the illumination comes a soft heat. Suddenly the pom-poms shoot up, boots...

Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury

Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury

Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West High School

December 4, 2017


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Juggling five different orders at once, senior Kaleigh Stanfield handles a midday coffee rush with practiced ease. The change comes when she has to lean out the drive through window: there is a pop, a sudden stabbing pain and a distressing reminder of the condition she has to endure. For the student...

Don’t take his talent for Grant-ed

Don’t take his talent for Grant-ed

Min Ju Kang, West Ranch High School

November 30, 2017


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Mallet in each hand, he raises his arms. The focus in his eyes intensifies. As he strikes the wooden bars facing upward at him, he radiates with an enthusiasm that further compliments the golden stripes of his navy blue uniform. Senior Grant Yamamoto has been part of West Ranch marching band since...

Hope Brigade Club gives hope to cancer victims

Hope Brigade Club gives hope to cancer victims

Francesca D'Urzo, Carlmont High School

November 16, 2017


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Among Carlmont’s wide variety of clubs, Hope Brigade Club dedicates itself to spreading cancer awareness and positivity throughout the community, all while commemorating its initial upbringing. Hope Brigade Club President Cindy Chen began the club in 2016, a year after losing her mother to blood...

Paris Wilken looks to the stars

Paris Wilken looks to the stars

Nell Jaskowiak, Parkway West High School

October 25, 2017


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Every clear Friday night, Paris Wilken drives to Broemmelsiek Park and unpacks a huge, olive green box. He gets his telescope set up for a night of watching the stars, which is one of his biggest passions. “Before you look at space you could just be like, ‘Yeah, I understand it’s a fact of life...

Senior creates community service project

Senior creates community service project

Eliza Benyaminova, Mayfield High School

October 18, 2017


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Andrea Melaragno takes time out of her day to help the community, single handedly starting an event to support residents’ in domestic violence shelters. A couple years ago, Melaragno found out that her cousin had been in multiple shelters throughout her life. “Hearing stories about someone in...

Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Spotlight: Vickey Karl

Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West High School

October 16, 2017


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For sophomore Vickey Karl, summer meant memorizing six pages of music on a vibraphone and learning her performance part for the 2017-2018 season of band. Summer also brought about the sudden news that after weeks of learning her part in the performance, she would not be able to perform. “The week...

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

Hannah Jannol, Shalhevet High School

October 10, 2017


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The already difficult pressures of being a teenager can be even greater when you have to meet the expectations not only of your parents, but of a whole community. Junior Yakir Kanefsky felt this especially in his early teen years. Coming into Shalhevet was hard for him. “Everyone knew who my...