Best of SNO High School Edition

Alumni say U Chicago is safe even without ‘safe spaces’

Alumni say U Chicago is safe even without ‘safe spaces’

Abby Blumofe, Shalhevet High School

March 31, 2017


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Last summer, the University of Chicago sent out a letter to incoming freshmen telling them not to expect their professors to warn them that an upcoming topic could trigger anxiety, flashbacks or other problems. Students would also not be allowed leave a lecture and meet at a “safe space” when they...

The new normality of test prep: leveling the standardized testing playing field

The new normality of test prep: leveling the standardized testing playing field

Tanya Raghu, Coppell High School

March 31, 2017


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The previously unheard of eight day school week is the reality for many students at Coppell High School with countless weekends being spent at Karen Dillard’s College Prep. A program comprised of 14 two hour SAT, PSAT/NMSQT verbal and math scheduled classes, weekly workshops for practice, vocabulary...

Deferred Denied or Admitted: The End Results of the College Application Process

Deferred Denied or Admitted: The End Results of the College Application Process

Stefana Avara, Catonsville High School

March 29, 2017


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Every Spring, high school seniors across the world go home and anxiously check their mailboxes, looking for the letter that will determine the fate of their next four years of education. Many students refer to the college application process that typically takes place in the fall as “the most stressful...

Here today, gone tomorrow and back again

Here today, gone tomorrow and back again

Matthew Bailey, Cathedral Catholic High School

March 29, 2017


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While many Cathedral Catholic High School students worry about final exams, peer pressure, and dress code, CCHS Environmental Club leader Katie VanDeventer ’17 endures much anxiety regarding the golden state’s water situation. Not so much anymore. “I was very excited to hear California was...

Persian holiday marks coming of spring

Persian holiday marks coming of spring

Cece Giarman, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

March 28, 2017


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With tables full of seasonal treats and joyous company, millions across the globe began celebrations of the coming of spring today during the first day of Nowruz, the 13-day Persian New Year holiday. “Nowruz offers a chance to wish for prosperity in the life of the new year,” junior Sophia Davari,...

Students Succeed in Short-Film Competition

Students Succeed in Short-Film Competition

Neelansh Bute and Abhijit Srirangam, Marquette High School

March 28, 2017


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Restless nights. Copious amounts of teamwork. Rapidly approaching deadlines. Juniors Areeb Shah, Rabeeka Rajput, and Zeshan Ali faced such challenges as they spent almost three months filming and editing a short film for the annual Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament (MIST). "This year's topic was...

Concussion Controversy: All About Recognition

Concussion Controversy: All About Recognition

Elisabeth Oster, Wayzata High School

March 28, 2017


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In the media and sports world, there is a puzzling mystery surrounding the state of concussions. Rates of concussions are on the rise--at the same time hundreds of organizations and thousands of medical professionals are increasing awareness and prevention measures. According to Tria Physical Therapist...

Administration reinforces school expectations in weeks following hazing allegations

Administration reinforces school expectations in weeks following hazing allegations

Meggie Furlong, Lake Zurich High School

March 24, 2017


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In the weeks after the ‘egregious’ locker room behavior on the football team, administration has begun to reinforce student regulations to create a safer environment in the school, but the rules have left some students feeling the changes are too harsh. “A good analogy for this is when somebody...