Best of SNO

Am I Perfect?

Am I Perfect?

Olivia Litzenberger, Abington High School

October 18, 2016


Filed under Health

According to some estimates about 10 percent of people living in the United States will suffer from a serious eating disorder at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are no small matter. There are no quick fixes and there is a constant battle for control. I know this because I have been receiving...

Cough, cold, congestion… corruption?

Cough, cold, congestion… corruption?

Ashlyn Thomas, Wylie East High School

March 7, 2016


Filed under Health

“It has been going on for a long time. However, it has been increasing in usage,” assistant principal Janet Wyatt said. “We have seen it more with freshmen and sophomores.” The normal dosage for adults with symptoms is one to two pills at a time, but students have been known to ingest full packages...

Anxiety: A crippling distorder

Anxiety: A crippling distorder

Rebecca Goodman, Legacy High School

February 10, 2016


Filed under Health

In and out, in and out. In, and then out again. With every breath she felt a bit better. She told herself it would be OK, that it would all be over soon. After she calmed down, she slowly got up and made her way back to the class she was in. She sat back down in her seat, and carried on with the rest...

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: A Rare Genetic Disorder

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: A Rare Genetic Disorder

Emily Johnson, Abington High School

January 4, 2016


Filed under Health

A simple leg kick at cheer practice caused my whole world to turn around. As I kicked my leg up, I felt a sharp pain and heard a popping noise. Unable to keep my balance, I fell to the ground. I didn’t know what was causing these symptoms, but I knew that something was wrong in my body. My mom took...

Lunch and lunchability

Lunch and lunchability

Caryn Corliss, Hebron High School

December 16, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

The issue of body image never really made an appearance in my life until I was 14, at which point, seemingly overnight, it made quite the entrance. Until then, I didn’t really pay attention to how the things I ate would affect the state of my body. I just ate what was in front of me, whether it...

Sleep deprivation should be condemned, not celebrated

Sleep deprivation should be condemned, not celebrated

Riley Wheaton, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

December 2, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

I’m chronically sleep deprived. I bet you are too. It’s partly the fault of our high schools who demand perfection in sports, in academics, and in the construction of a perfect (but totally baffling) college application narrative, and yet who refuse to start their schools at a reasonable time. However,...

Don’t overreact to meat claims

Don’t overreact to meat claims

Meher Hans, Dulaney High School

December 1, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

“She’ll have chicken,” my mom says to the Chipotle employee when he asks me what meat I’d like in my burrito. I glance longingly at the carnitas and beef as my mom forces me over to the cash register to pay for my relatively healthy, seemingly cancer-free meal. All I can think about while I eat...

Step into my mind for a day

Step into my mind for a day

Sydney Kinzy, Parkway West High School

November 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase

Whether you know it or not, behind the faces of your peers lie a variety of mental illnesses; from anxiety, to depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and many more. “I have ADD,” sophomore Megan Larsen said. “It is a disorder; it’s not...