Best of SNO High School Edition

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

Bridget Murphy, Linganore High School

November 24, 2017


Filed under Opinions

This is my open letter to the Board of Education. I’ll send it as soon as I finish my college applications. In mid-October, I read in The Washington Post that senior students in the Washington, D.C. region have been granted one weekend homework-free, so they can work on their college applications. Would FCPS con...

Why you should bring your mom to a rap concert

Why you should bring your mom to a rap concert

Lanie Malone, Vandegrift High School

November 14, 2017


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Last Tuesday, I found myself devastated when two of my friends who were supposed to join me at a No Jumper concert cancelled. The rap concert made me more excited to think about than anything I’d ever gone to. I was both eager and passionate about going, for I’d been waiting nearly two months with...

Digital addiction going viral

Digital addiction going viral

Saijleen Chawla, Starr's Mill High School

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions

It has become less common for a person to spend daily activities outside a phone or computer, and such exposure is starting to bring about a new problem called “digital addiction.” I viewed “Screenagers,” a film about the growing influence of technology, and its potential to become something...

Time to dwell on the past

Time to dwell on the past

Cassie Valdez, Southwest Career and Technical Academy

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Every now and then, I skim through news articles to keep myself up to date with what’s happening around the world, but I don’t really think too much about it. The depth of my thoughts remain on the surface when I don’t feel inclined to write an argument about it. Because I can’t personally relate...

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

Tunneling under Capitol Hill: My adventure interning for Congressman Hastings

Kelsey Ward, Linganore High School

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Do you think that the government doesn’t work? It is very easy to believe this with the headlines that appear in the news every day. However, I think that I might have a solution for you… become an intern in a congressional office. I am sure that you’re thinking that you can’t be an intern...

Taking it off

Taking it off

Shareen Basyari, Southwest Career and Technical Academy

October 17, 2017


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I felt a sharp pain in my right ear on the first day of school, watching lips move but not hearing a sound. Later when I got home, I found a crusty layer of dry discharge on my scarf. Grossed out and convinced that I was permanently deaf, I decided to see a doctor. Once I did, he told me that I ruptured...

The drawbacks of tolerance

The drawbacks of tolerance

Ximena Bejarano, Starr's Mill High School

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinions

In a vast world like ours, there is no doubt that every individual possesses traits that make him or her unique. An array of differences among our population, whether they pertain to race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, make the world a melting pot of diversity. While progress has allegedly...

Yes, Trump has done something good

Yes, Trump has done something good

Katherine Sylvester, Walt Whitman High School

October 12, 2017


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President Trump launched a war with the media, and he’s made sure we all know it. Americans have become well acquainted with his many Twitter rants and never-ending claims of “fake news.” But not enough people have asked an important question: how is his adversary faring? The ironic reality...