Best of SNO High School Edition

The evolution of a school lunch

The evolution of a school lunch

Nick Sousa, Advanced Math and Science Academy

January 13, 2015


Filed under Health, School News, Showcase

The scene is the same three times a day, five days a week. The hot, loud lunch room fills with hungry students, who rush to and from the lunch line in search of a seat next to their friends. In the past, one could count on most of them looking at their trays in disgust. Twenty minutes or so later, it wa...

E-cigs: more than just hot air?

E-cigs: more than just hot air?

Rachel Kuhr, Juan Diego Catholic High School

January 5, 2015


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase

Over the past ten years, many traditional cigarette smokers have traded their packs for battery-operated devices—their smoke for vapor. Growing numbers of teenagers, including some Juan Diego Catholic High School students, have also chosen electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to experiment with...

“Getting your bell rung”: the danger of concussions

“Getting your bell rung”: the danger of concussions

Garret Brantley, Legacy High School

January 5, 2015


Filed under Health, Sports

The last thing senior Tucker Woolsey remembered was escaping the sack in a quarterback scramble before his head smacked against the ground. A defensive lineman wrapped him up and dragged him to the ground. When he came to, he was dizzy, dazed and confused. Sports-related concussions occur more often...

This must stop: two linked pieces on adolescent suicide

This must stop: two linked pieces on adolescent suicide

Reese Anderson and Lucy Dwyer, Kirkwood High School

December 29, 2014


Filed under Features, Health

A two-part story from the Kirkwood Call.

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No need to eat meat if we’ve got vegetables

No need to eat meat if we’ve got vegetables

Elen Hakoupiani, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

October 24, 2014


Filed under Health

Imagine saving more than 8 billion animals a year, just in the United States, by shutting out the animal food industry which includes clothing, cosmetics and home goods produced by slaughtered animals. Well, during the summer, I came across a video on YouTube called "Why You Should Consider Being a Vegetarian,"...

Virginia governor visits school’s cafeteria

Virginia governor visits school’s cafeteria

Brenna Cowardin, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Va.

September 17, 2014


Filed under Health, Showcase

It isn’t every day you can find the governor of Virginia eating in the Skyline Middle School lunch room, but Monday, Aug. 25, was one of those days. Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe stopped by the middle school to discuss HCPS’s local school lunch program and how to expand...

Fitness is new focus of physical education

Fitness is new focus of physical education

Kaelee Rupell, Southern Lehigh HS, Center Valley, Pa.

June 2, 2014


Filed under Health

The nature of gym class has changed a great deal throughout the years. From high-activity team sports to more individualized body improvement such as weight lifting, cardio and setting personal goals, personal fitness has evolved greatly since the addition of individualized workout programs for students...

Chemistry teacher shares personal struggle to legalize CBD oil

Chemistry teacher shares personal struggle to legalize CBD oil

Erin Rountree, Sparkman HS, Sparkman, Ala.

May 21, 2014


Filed under Health

Imagine a child who suffers from frequent and severe seizures multiple times each day. Imagine that you are forced to watch the child’s abilities decrease as the seizures progress. Now, imagine that there was a drug that could possibly aid in alleviating the seizures, but the drug was only legal in...