Best of SNO High School Edition

Triggered Day 2: Lockdown Chronicles

Triggered Day 2: Lockdown Chronicles

Deana Trautz, Cedar Park High School

April 26, 2018


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Lockdown drills are practiced once per semester in LISD, providing its students with an understanding of the precautions that should be taken when there is a threat to the school. When it’s not a drill, lockdowns can last from 10 minutes to several hours. Huddling in a corner with classmates during...

Triggered Day 5: The Future for Cedar Park

Triggered Day 5: The Future for Cedar Park

Deana Trautz, Cedar Park High School

April 26, 2018


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Several protests have happened over the past few months, rooted from an outcry after a school shooting in February. According to a poll by Quinnipiac University, support for new gun laws is increasing. The Parkland shooting seemed to be a tipping point for America, urging the conversation between...

From student to colleague: Daniels and Castellanos speak of relationship, Spanish exchanges

From student to colleague: Daniels and Castellanos speak of relationship, Spanish exchanges

Mimi Geller, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

April 23, 2018


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When planting a tree, the best part is never the final result. Laboring and enjoying the time it takes for the tree to sprout through fallen foliage and punctuate an appointed skyline proves more fruitful. In the same way that humans plant seeds to grow trees, teachers ingrain their lessons into students...

Healing paws

Healing paws

Lily Gomez and Alexandra Canizales, Lewisville High School

April 20, 2018


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Equipped with an ID badge and a Farmer shirt, 9-year-old golden retriever Riley roams the halls, now and then stopping to let students and teachers pet him. Diagnostician Donna Latson is always by his side trying to keep up with the questions that come with owning a dog or acknowledging the compliments...

Inside the mind of a boy: How Isabelle became Adam

Inside the mind of a boy: How Isabelle became Adam

Sophie Molloy, Glen Rock High School

April 20, 2018


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It’s not everyday that a grown man rushes out of the men’s restroom to announce to an entire restaurant that you, a teenager, are not, in fact, a man. Adam Dietrich, a junior attending Glen Rock High School, is a transgender male. Beginning his transition in highschool, Dietrich has fought hard...

From Student to Soldier: A Journey That Differs for Everyone Who Takes it

From Student to Soldier: A Journey That Differs for Everyone Who Takes it

Amanda Klein, Sage Creek High School

April 19, 2018


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Thump. Thump. Thump. Step after step, shoes pound on the hard ground, as the 30-odd young recruits run another lap around the field. The wind blows strong around the group, tousling hair and twisting the imprint of the word “Marines” on their shirts, but their eyes are bright and eager. As the...

Junior uses pictures to tell stories

Junior uses pictures to tell stories

Erika Cook, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School

April 19, 2018


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It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but for junior Trinity Norwood, they are worth even more than that. She has a passion for not only the act of photography, but the meaning behind the images she captures. Her love for photography began while taking a Journalism 1 class her freshman...

A girl named Ylime

A girl named Ylime

Anna Sharpe, Summerville High School

April 18, 2018


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In her colorful and organized room, senior Ylime Blair sits with Pepe, an extremely affectionate and vocal black and white cat. She pulls out her beige recorder –she’s a white belt– that she’s had since the fifth grade, and plays a rendition of “1999” by Prince. This scene is perfectly...