Best of SNO High School Edition

Electronic cigarettes find their way into schools

Electronic cigarettes find their way into schools

Amellia Vasquez-Collins, Kearsley High School

February 4, 2015


Filed under Health

A word that you might not have known two years ago was added last year to the Oxford English Dictionary. The word is “vape”—referring to, or to the use of, an electronic cigarette, vaporizer, hookah pen, or similar device. The use of these electronic smoking devices has increased in the past...

Videos that pack a punch

Videos that pack a punch

Victoria Sundin, Robert E. Lee High School

February 2, 2015


Filed under Health, School News

For better or worse, fights at school will catch anyone's attention. In the heat of battle, some run away, some call a person of authority, and some even try to break it up. Some encircle the action with their cellphones, recording it to show their friends -- or the world. The shrine to Robert E....

Teen mom vs. teen mom: sensationalizing teen pregnancy

Teen mom vs. teen mom: sensationalizing teen pregnancy

Haley Moreau and Courtney Lowery, Catonsville High School

January 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Health, Opinions

Teen mom. Whether you first think of the MTV series Teen Mom or of pregnant adolescents in general, it is clear that teen pregnancy is a rising issue in the United States, one that the show has placed front and center. Teen Mom depicts the lives of four new mothers under the age of eighteen. ...

Fixing society for Leelah Alcorn

Fixing society for Leelah Alcorn

Sydney Kinzy, Parkway West High School

January 29, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World News, Showcase

On December 28th, after leaving a suicide note on her Tumblr blog, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn stepped out into traffic and was hit by a truck. “Please don’t be sad, it’s for the better. The life I would’ve lived isn’t worth living in…because I’m transgender,” Alcorn wrote. “To put...

Unisex bathroom replaces men’s faculty bathroom

Unisex bathroom replaces men’s faculty bathroom

Beth Keefe, Glen Rock High School

January 22, 2015


Filed under Health, School News

Glen Rock High School has implemented a policy change for the bathroom in the junior hallway. The former male faculty restroom is now a unisex lavatory usable by both students and faculty members. Principal John Arlotta wanted to provide students and staff with a single stall bathroom that would provide...

It’s time to unclog the bathroom problem

It’s time to unclog the bathroom problem

Kathy Deaver, John Carroll High School

January 21, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions, School News

Upon entering the dim room, the putrid scent of decomposition hits your nostrils. Subtly tinged with Lysol, the aroma suffocates you as you gag and rush to the sinks. Welcome to the bathrooms.

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Tyrone involved in Google Glass research project through Penn State

Tyrone involved in Google Glass research project through Penn State

Amber Chamberlin, Tyrone Area High School

January 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase, Uncategorized, Video

Update: Google has officially discontinued sales of Google Glass; according to the company, the product is still in development and may be re-released in the future. -- Imagine: on your next trip to the grocery store, you look at a bag of Cheetos. Its nutritional information flashes in front ...

Peanuts, salty snacks or the new Bubonic Plague?

Peanuts, salty snacks or the new Bubonic Plague?

Holly Novak, Klein Collins High School

January 19, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions

“Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…” More like take me to the ER and buy me some Epinephrine. Peanuts. Just the word makes my throat tighten. With roughly two students in every classroom who suffer from severe food allergies, I feel t...