Best of SNO High School Edition

Freshman Zoe Deyoung spreads joy through her New Year’s Resolution.

Freshman Zoe Deyoung spreads joy through her New Year’s Resolution.

Kelsey Long, Parkway West High School

March 8, 2018


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In a season of resolutions, freshman Zoe Deyoung decided her New Year’s resolution would be to send an uplifting text or note to someone everyday. “We have this opportunity to talk [to people] so quickly, and I think that it’s a really good way to encourage someone,” Deyoung said. Deyoung...

A Life Shaped by Creativity

A Life Shaped by Creativity

Kamden Miller, Sage Creek High School

March 8, 2018


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Students watched as she carefully peeled the plastic casing off the hunk of grey clay sitting on the table in front of her. She then took a thin strand of metal wire and sliced a chunk of moist clay off the top of the block. Next, she took the piece she had cut off and slammed it down on the table multiple...

Parker helps others diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease

Parker helps others diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease

Elizabeth Hadden, Danbury High School

March 7, 2018


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After being diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease in 2006, physics teacher Jameson Parker has not let the condition define him as he continues to help others who have been diagnosed. According to the Kennedy’s Disease Association, the affliction is a degenerative genetic neuromuscular disease. It primarily...

Alone

Alone

Anjali Huynh & Anna Brown, Iowa City West High School

March 6, 2018


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An eight-year-old child sits alone in a dark space with only a small window of light and no way to leave. Messages reading “KEEP OUT” and traces of vomit line the interior. They bang on the walls, but the room is soundproof, so their pleas are left unheard. Contrary to what one might think, this...

Maris Miller balances four language courses

Maris Miller balances four language courses

Taylor Donahue, Baldwin High School

March 1, 2018


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Many students just take the recommended three years of language in high school just to complete their college applications, and then forget everything they learned within a few years. Junior Maris Miller is studying four languages right now, and plans to use them in her future career. Miller currently...

Sophomore Abby Moriarty dominates the York jewelry scene

Sophomore Abby Moriarty dominates the York jewelry scene

Sarah Pinkowski, York Community High School

February 27, 2018


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From the looks of it, sophomore Abby Moriarty seems like she would have no free time on her hands to do anything. She is apart of both the Girls Cross Country and Track team year round, is involved in numerous clubs at York, is an excellent student, and is constantly filming and editing videos for her...

A voice for youth

A voice for youth

Cassie Eskicioglu, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

February 27, 2018


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While weekly meetings at City Hall, evening conference calls, and completing community improvement projects seem like the tasks of a member of the Board of Supervisors, they are the duties of a sophomore on the San Francisco Youth Commission. “I’ve always known I wanted to go into politics and...

Substitute Teacher James Edwards Past is the Reason He Shares His Well-known Saying

Substitute Teacher James Edwards Past is the Reason He Shares His Well-known Saying

Anna Lindquist, Francis Howell North High School

February 22, 2018


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James Edwards stands outside the door of a classroom, as he does every time he substitutes for a teacher. His palm is outstretched, and he shakes every student’s hand, asking for a name. Students call him the ‘Handshake Sub’ and smile as they walk into the class. The saying is penned in red...