Best of SNO

Painting the fashion industry

Painting the fashion industry

Christine Nappi, Glen Rock High School

March 7, 2018


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While she was scrolling through Pinterest, senior Emily Males discovered a plethora of art illustrated on articles of denim and was inspired to create a denim masterpiece of her own. She painted a “pop-art” design on the back of an old denim jacket, and after receiving compliments from many she decided...

Video: First taste of CCHS

Video: First taste of CCHS

Angelina Hicks, Cathedral Catholic High School

February 22, 2018


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Incoming freshman to Cathedral Catholic High School experience the same tedious task every year of taking the High School Placement Test. Although some students may find the exam stressful and a defining moment for their high school lives, this sentiment is not the case. The HSPT provides information...

Video: More than just a stereotype

Video: More than just a stereotype

Jessica Lu, Sycamore High School

February 16, 2018


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Watch the original video here. 

Carnegie Hall awaits junior violinist

Carnegie Hall awaits junior violinist

Brooke Colombo, Liberty High School

December 20, 2017


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After picking up the violin at age four, junior Megan Lin had no idea she would one day be following in the footsteps of famous orchestral musician Yo-Yo Ma. Over winter break Lin will fly to New York to attend the same elite program as Ma, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and play the violin at...

Block scheduling fosters in-depth learning

Block scheduling fosters in-depth learning

Melissa Schill, Normal Community High School

December 6, 2017


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49 minutes. 49 minutes to take attendance. Settle the class down. Collect homework. Pass out worksheets. Begin a group discussion. Separate the students into groups. Shuffle the desks around. Log in to the computers. Pack everything back up. All this in 49 minutes. Cramming all of this — not to...

Jesuit novice makes impact on choir

Jesuit novice makes impact on choir

Jacob Deighton, De Smet Jesuit High School

December 5, 2017


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Jesuit Novice Jeff Miraflor was sent to begin his Jesuit high school experiment. What he didn’t know was that he was going to be able to come and help teach one of his life’s passions. Read the full story, written by Brennan Dolnick, here. 

Zombies in the classroom

Zombies in the classroom

Bradley Davis and Haidyn McKenzie, Lovejoy High School

December 5, 2017


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Animation teacher Ray Cooper has students zombify their teachers while turning his classroom into an apocalyptic wasteland in all the while teaching his students photoshop and flash. View the original video here. 

Juniors, seniors take annual trip to Ashland

Juniors, seniors take annual trip to Ashland

Harrison Moon, Sacramento Country Day School

November 29, 2017


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Each year, juniors and seniors travel to Ashland, Oregon, for four days during the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Students watch plays, explore the town of Ashland and experience outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting or bicycling. This year’s featured play was Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,”...