Best of SNO High School Edition

Students torn over controversial net neutrality repeal

Students torn over controversial net neutrality repeal

Mohini Rye, Sacramento Country Day School

January 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

High school teacher Sue Nellis kicked off her AP U.S. History class Dec. 14 by returning and then discussing the most recent test. Junior Blake Lincoln was chosen to read his short answer aloud as an example. But before he started, he nonchalantly threw in another key piece of information – one...

Finding value through pain

Finding value through pain

Tanya Raghu, Coppell High School

January 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Growing up, if asked what she wanted to be, former Coppell resident Pam Cope did not say a doctor, teacher or astronaut. She said a wife and a mother. When she made her vows to unconditionally love her husband, Randy Cope, she was sure to fulfill her promise. Even if it meant tirelessly cleaning...

I Wore the Ugliest Outfit for a Day

I Wore the Ugliest Outfit for a Day

Emily Keown, The Villages Charter High School

December 26, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

High school — scratch that — life is full of judgement. Everyone tries to impress others to get the opinion they want. Clothes can often cause people to form impressions and opinions. Clothes can define a person and I’ve definitely learned that from my experience. From clashing colors, to odd patterns,...

Is Anyone Really Pro Golden Globes?

Is Anyone Really Pro Golden Globes?

Daniel Roeder, Patchogue-Medford High School

December 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Golden Globes, everyone’s second least favorite film awards show, just announced their nominations, so now I’ll tell you about them. I hate this sort of thing, but even I have to admit that I’m eagerly looking forward to who wins such coveted awards as Best Awkward Harvey Weinstein Joke, Best...

The future is stressful – school should help

The future is stressful – school should help

Anthony Cesario, Coppell High School

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Have you ever felt unprepared for college or life in the “real world”? It is not a comforting feeling, especially when we spend so much time in school, a place designed to help us for our futures. What happened to the home economics or personal finance classes my parents took when they were in...

Some students say high school dress code sexist, biased, figure-shaming

Some students say high school dress code sexist, biased, figure-shaming

Jackson Margolis, Sacramento Country Day School

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

With nearly all sophomores, juniors and seniors believing that there is some gender or body type bias in the dress code, according to a Sept. 26 Octagon poll, the dress code is one of the most controversial rules on campus. On Sept. 28 sophomores Aaron Graves and Naomi Turnbull, junior Nate Jakobs...

A hidden silence

A hidden silence

Jayden Warren, Lewisville High School

December 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Two white dancing boots march out onto the Woodrow Wilson football field. Once they reach their destination, they turn toward the crowd and two silver pom-poms shimmer above them. Bright stadium lights flash onto the field and with the illumination comes a soft heat. Suddenly the pom-poms shoot up, boots...

Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury

Senior Kaleigh Stanfield overcomes another rare injury

Hannah Hoffmann, Parkway West High School

December 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Juggling five different orders at once, senior Kaleigh Stanfield handles a midday coffee rush with practiced ease. The change comes when she has to lean out the drive through window: there is a pop, a sudden stabbing pain and a distressing reminder of the condition she has to endure. For the student...