Best of SNO High School Edition

Teen rapper is never satisfied, seeks to build legacy

Teen rapper is never satisfied, seeks to build legacy

Desiree Gillem, New Town HS, Owings Mills, Md.

September 23, 2013


Filed under Music, Profiles

“A rapper is only as good as his last verse,” says Darius “Jay Verze” Exum, Class of 2013. Exum, 17, started rapping around the age of seven, but he never actually recorded anything until he hit the age of 12. Music is his main focus right now, and school has kind of been put on hold for the...

Kansas boy moves from dance team manager to performer

Kansas boy moves from dance team manager to performer

Sidney Hallak, Jordan Reinhardt, and Liz Kuhlmann

September 14, 2013


Filed under Profiles

After the Dazzler dance team tryouts in April, Kevin Murakami became the first boy to be on the school dance team  at any Blue Valley school. Murakami is now headed into his senior year, and hopes to make it the best yet while he dances with the other girls instead of managing. View original story...

Kind of an obsession: Teacher shares love for action figures

Kind of an obsession: Teacher shares love for action figures

Natalia Alamdari, Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas

September 14, 2013


Filed under Profiles

Transcript: “I’m kind of always on the hunt for them. Everywhere we go, I have to stop and look. Even if we go to the drug store or something, I go straight to the toy aisle. If we go out to eat, if there’s a Toys R Us nearby, I’ll sneak over to the Toys  R Us. It’s just kind of an obses...

Culinary students cater school events

Culinary students cater school events

Autumn Whittaker, Borah HS, Boise, Idaho

September 10, 2013


Filed under Features

As the pan sizzles, a light aroma drifts up and into the hallway. Students walk by and take it in. Their mouths begin to salivate out of curiosity, wanting a taste, just a little nibble. Shanon Holt’s Intro to Culinary Arts students have prepared meals for many Borah events such as the Denni...

Pep Train raises school spirit

Sandra Webb, Annandale HS, Annandale, Va.

September 9, 2013


Filed under Features

Teachers abandon their lessons, students flee from their seats, and shouts mingle with music that echoes down the hallways: the Pep Train has begun. The Pep Train is a decades-old tradition at AHS. Cheerleaders, football players, and dance team members cheer their way down the halls led, of course, ...

Texas freshman hopes to turn pro in triathlons

Texas freshman hopes to turn pro in triathlons

Tyler Snell, Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas

September 6, 2013


Filed under Profiles, Sports

He has faced medical challenges that could have changed his life forever. Running, biking, and swimming all combine to make the race that Grant Jarvis loves to compete in. The incoming freshman is a triathlete that has competed on the national level, after only competing for four years, and has ma...

Grant Besse rounds out stellar high school career with Mr. Hockey title

Grant Besse rounds out stellar high school career with Mr. Hockey title

Dan Nelson and Peter Best

September 5, 2013


Filed under Profiles, Sports

From his very first games as a freshman, Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior forward Grant Besse seemed destined for glory, scoring four goals and adding an assist in his first two games in a Red Knight sweater. He finished his rookie season with 27 goals and 19 assists, a BSM record for goals in a se...

Brothers on and off the ice

Brothers on and off the ice

Megan Parman, Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas

September 5, 2013


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Twenty-one boys take the ice at the Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex. Players take advantage of the five minute warm-up time allotted, feeding off the energy from the stands. Two jerseys with the name Weinholzer make their way into the lights, one padded and ready to defend the net, and the other laced...