Best of SNO High School Edition

Grades vs. learning: Which motivates students more?

Sabrina White and Madison Service

January 14, 2014


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From an early age, students are told of the importance of getting good grades, especially in high school. But should those grades be emphasized more than the learning in a class?

Karsten Melton is a real super hero

Kaitlyn Styve and John Burdette

December 13, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Video

Karsten Melton, a freshman at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan., was diagnosed at age 4 with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is responsible for the degeneration of muscular proteins. DMD afflicts approximately one in 3,500 males. Inspired by comic book super heroes, Melton cop...

Junior hip-hop artist releases mix tape

Mark Falls and Will Jarvis

October 15, 2013


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Junior Dirk Gigerich sits in his basement. Countless hours each week are spent here, in the recording studio, where he writes lyrics, records, and produces his own music. The rapper, who got his start before middle school, is finally coming out with his first mix tape on Oct. 12, excited to show his...

California sophomore beats world record

Adrianna Owens and Devin Wickstrom

September 16, 2013


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When science teacher Marcus Sherman saw that the world record for the most pencils in someone’s hair was only 136, he knew that he could beat it. And when he convinced Jonathan Phillips to attempt to break it, they gathered as many pencils as they could and started planning. On Sept. 13 at lunch the...

Freshman Class experiences orientation

Bridget Davis

September 4, 2013


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The Freshman Class of The Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa experienced orientation at the school.