Best of SNO High School Edition

Young and bedazzled

Young and bedazzled

Emma Conway, Cannon Falls High School

May 24, 2018


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My stomach was in knots. The walk with my friends across the street was agonizing. I was so nervous that my entire body felt numb. For as long as I can remember I dreamed of getting my ears pierced. The way girls could effortlessly pull off the look made me want to join the “club of bedazzled ears.”...

The Best Local Restaurants to Take a Bathroom Selfie

The Best Local Restaurants to Take a Bathroom Selfie

Sarah Pinkowski, York Community High School

May 11, 2018


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One of the most prime and underrated places in all of the world to take a selfie (in my extremely biased opinion) is in the bathroom of a restaurant. I myself have been an avid fan of the bathroom selfie for an extremely long time and believe that this sophisticated form of art has been neglected in...

Writing an open letter to the teacher that changed my life

Writing an open letter to the teacher that changed my life

Anna-Catherine Kueng, Tunstall High School

May 9, 2018


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I sat in your class at 4-years-old, full of life, excitement, and nerves. The first day of school gave me butterflies, but my day went well because I had you. You walked me to the playground, you pushed me on the swings, and you stayed nearby at rest time. You made sure that my friends and I were happy,...

Column: My experience in a sensory deprivation tank

Column: My experience in a sensory deprivation tank

Jenna Bradford, Stephen Decatur High School

May 8, 2018


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If you have ever seen the sensory deprivation tanks on Instagram or any form of social media, you know that they are essentially water-filled capsules in which you float. What you may not know is that they have the potential to lead to numerous health benefits. The flotation tanks are supposed to...

Caucus 101 – students make the move

Caucus 101 – students make the move

Iris French, Cannon Falls High School

May 3, 2018


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Two CFHS seniors chose to participate in their first ever political caucus. Leaning to the left Walking into the Hastings High School, I was immediately greeted by hordes of folks red, white, and blue, Angie Craig t-shirts. After accepting stickers from various volunteers, I finally made it to the c...

All the things I would have told myself as a freshman

All the things I would have told myself as a freshman

Anna-Catherine Kueng, Tunstall High School

May 1, 2018


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At age 14, if you’re anything like I was, you harbor a lot of insecurities and fears. On the contrary, this is also an age where you are still full of dreams and creativity. Somehow, I am a senior now and I find myself thinking back to my freshman year a lot. I think about people I miss, classes I...

Concerning CAHS Bathroom Pass Policies

Concerning CAHS Bathroom Pass Policies

Paige Townsend, Classical Academy High School

May 1, 2018


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On occasion, the stars will align both cruelly and perfectly: the difference between a letter grade in a class is just a few points. For some, this is not a problem; their grade will be bumped up thanks to the extra credit they received from not using their allotted bathroom passes for that semester....

Social media helps and complicates the college roommate search

Social media helps and complicates the college roommate search

Mandi Bruni, Baldwin High School

May 1, 2018


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Everyone always cautions seniors in high school about the stress of applying to potential colleges, but they never warn students about the stress of finding a roommate. For many seniors, this will be their first time experiencing what it’s like to share a room with another human who is not a family...