Best of SNO High School Edition

A picture speaks a thousand words

A picture speaks a thousand words

Julie Robertson and Anna Compton, A. N. McCallum

March 29, 2018


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A picture speaks a thousand words. These words can say, “talented photographer,” “look at how much fun I’m having on vacation,” “feeling myself” or just about anything in between. For this generation, rolling over to look at your phone first thing in the morning is an all-to-common habit....

Cutthroat race to university

Cutthroat race to university

Tanya Raghu, Coppell High School

March 28, 2018


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For five months, the college application process has been on Coppell High School senior Maya Garg’s mind. It was initially the daunting process of inputting personal information, writing a personal essay and supplements, and submitting financial aid documents for more than 20 schools, now, it was the...

Students paw their way to future jobs

Students paw their way to future jobs

Ashley Ramirez, James Bowie High School

March 23, 2018


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Waking up early, getting dressed, and heading to class is normal for any high schooler. However, for student in the Vet Practicum class instead of sitting at a desk they are working at veterinary clinics around Austin. Seniors Morgan Walk and Gabriela Minjares are part of the Vet Practicum class that...

Junior Sishir Yarlagadda capitalizes on Ethereum’s massive growth

Junior Sishir Yarlagadda capitalizes on Ethereum’s massive growth

Andrew Li, Parkway West High School

March 16, 2018


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Recently, many cryptocurrencies’ prices skyrocketed, especially one popular cryptocurrency called Ethereum, which grew about 115 times since the last year. There are many reasons as to why the massive surge happened, but why spend time figuring out the reasons when you can capitalize on it? Junior...

Sophomore programmer educates kids across U.S.

Sophomore programmer educates kids across U.S.

Lauren Vanden Bosch, East Grand Rapids High School

March 14, 2018


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When Sophomore Josh Pullen launched his website Rocket Spelling, he had little idea of the immense success it would become. In only a couple months the online educational platform has racked up nearly 7000 students in almost 600 classrooms nationwide. Similar to sites such as IXL and Quizlet, Rocket...

Alumna Rebecca Sheppard Lintner makes a difference through projects in Uganda

Alumna Rebecca Sheppard Lintner makes a difference through projects in Uganda

Sarah Lashly, Parkway West High School

March 14, 2018


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Alumna Rebecca Lintner founded Building Foundations of Hope in December 2012 after a trip to Uganda, where she was exposed to the city, as well as the needs of the people. “I didn't know exactly what this would turn into, but after seeing so many children living in immense poverty, with little hope...

From Homeless in Pittsburgh to Healthy and Happy, Shields Overcomes Heroin Addiction

From Homeless in Pittsburgh to Healthy and Happy, Shields Overcomes Heroin Addiction

Hannah Gampe, Tyrone Area High School

March 13, 2018


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Demi Shields is a Certified Recovery Specialist at the Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program. Shields and two other colleagues recently did a presentation at Tyrone High School to emphasize the problem of opioid addiction. Shields is in long time recovery and hasn’t had a drink or a drug since July...

Tesla’s Women Engineers

Tesla’s Women Engineers

Ajooni Grewal, Day Creek Intermediate School

March 12, 2018


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In the past few years, the subject of women in engineering has come up more and more frequently. There are whole articles and even websites dedicated to the matter. Over Thanksgiving break, I decided to dive into the topic, visiting Tesla Gigafactory 1 to talk to women engineers. Amelia Celoza, a civil...