Best of SNO High School Edition

Plane crashes on school practice field

Plane crashes on school practice field

Cali Gaynor

March 16, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Showcase

Heather Goodrich and her husband Kent were driving home from church on Sunday when they noticed an unusual sight. As they approached The Chimneys, their subdivision that sits adjacent to the football stadium and the practice fields on the Starr’s Mill High School property, they saw a small plane flying...

Chocolates, flowers, and martyrdom: happy St. Valentine’s Day

Chocolates, flowers, and martyrdom: happy St. Valentine’s Day

Thomas S. Cooney

March 13, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

Soon, many of the students around Granite Hills will celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, complete with chocolates and flowers and gifts. No martyrdom in sight! While the holiday has taken on a loving mood in modern times, the story behind it is very different. St. Valentine (or Valentinus in Latin) was...

Cost of college a key point of SOTU

Cost of college a key point of SOTU

Lizzi Thom

March 9, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Opinions, Showcase

On January 20, 2015, President Obama addressed a Republican-controlled Congress in his sixth annual State of the Union Address. With two years remaining of his second term, the President will not be eligible for reelection in 2017. That being said, his readiness for bold, controversial actions could...

Keystone XL Pipeline stirs debate in Washington

Keystone XL Pipeline stirs debate in Washington

David Girbino

March 6, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Showcase

The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most controversial and hotly-debated issues of today’s political landscape. The $8 billion dollar Canada-to-Texas pipeline will, when completed, transfer thousands of barrels of crude oil from Canada’s Tar Sands to the oil refineries in Texas and the Gulf...

APUSH controversy spreads beyond Oklahoma

APUSH controversy spreads beyond Oklahoma

March 2, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Opinions, Showcase

Recently, lawmakers in Oklahoma have been doing their best to eliminate AP U.S. History (APUSH) from high schools statewide. Opponents of the curriculum argue that it neglects to teach important facets of American history, and that it casts the nation in an unfavorable, even unpatriotic, light. What...

A “pipeline” to productivity

A “pipeline” to productivity

Zachary McCarthy

February 26, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Opinions, Showcase

Congress finally (sort of) agreed on something! Too bad it’s something the rest of America doesn't quite agree on. This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that greenlighted the Keystone XL pipeline on a 270-152 vote. For those of you scratching your heads wondering if Keystone XL...

Petrol price plunge affects economy, traffic crash rates

Petrol price plunge affects economy, traffic crash rates

Dylan Brewer

February 23, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

Like the three celestial objects aligning to create a lunar eclipse, factors in the gasoline market have aligned to produce a historic event. Increased oil supply, falling crude oil prices, and the lack of natural disasters produced a record price plunge that has lasted nearly 120 days. The price...

APUSH controversy: college framework catastrophe?

APUSH controversy: college framework catastrophe?

Morgan Menin and Amy Shim

February 20, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Showcase

Opponents of the revised 2014-2015 AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam have begun a patriotic uproar against the College Board and its released framework for the modified test. Teachers and politicians have described the curriculum as “liberally biased” and “radically revisionist,” and claim the...