Best of SNO High School Edition

Lose it or Lose it

Lose it or Lose it

Deana Trautz, Cedar Park High School

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Wrestling may just look like tight uniforms and mats, but apart from intensive practice, wrestlers must do whatever is necessary to meet their weight requirements for competition. If a wrestler wishes to compete, they must first decide their weight class. Weight classes are used to match up wrestlers...

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus

Class of 2018 recalls good times at old campus

Aryanna Rodriguez, Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

“When we stepped off the bus at the Harding Building, an immediate feeling of nostalgia came over me. It was like I was a freshman all over again. It was a very joyous moments,” dance student Katherine Serna said as she got off the bus at the old building. On March 1 the Vidal M. Trevino School...

A Teacher in Class? Cordell Takes On Sculpting

A Teacher in Class? Cordell Takes On Sculpting

Madisyn Goerlitz and Cristian Johnson, Sage Creek High School

May 2, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Video

While most teachers use their prep periods to plan upcoming lessons, history teacher Ron Cordell decided to get involved with his students. What better way to do that then take a class with them? Madisyn Goerlitz and Cristian Johnson got an inside look on what it’s like to have a teacher sit in on...

Legalization Lights Up Controversy

Legalization Lights Up Controversy

Bryan Rivera, Elizabeth Molina and Neitan Mayorga, Godinez Fundamental High School

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Customers flocked to dispensaries starting on New Year’s Day after it became legal to purchase recreational marijuana in Santa Ana. The city of Santa Ana recently legalized the sale of recreational marijuana after a highly publicized debate. The final vote count stood at 5-0 in favor of legalization,...

Dezirae Rodriguez: Bouncing Back

Dezirae Rodriguez: Bouncing Back

Jose Cruz, Legacy High School

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Face in hands, knees on carpet, Dezirae Rodriguez harks to the phone as she waits for a voice to emerge at the end of a dial tone. Desperation came in waves, exhaustion lingered while the situation continued to crumble like the foundations of a house she would soon be forced to part with. She lost...

Anatomy of a teen movie

Anatomy of a teen movie

Blythe Terry, Starr's Mill High School

April 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The highly anticipated gay teen rom-com “Love, Simon” hit theaters last month. The well-overdue milestone checked a lot of boxes, and the teenage audience has responded to the film with a fairly resounding “finally.” For once, it’s a film that’s pretty hard to critique as fundamentally flawed, ...

Behind the Scenes of Hairspray: The Unseen Heroes of the Theater

Behind the Scenes of Hairspray: The Unseen Heroes of the Theater

Rebecca Melton, Colonia High School

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When it comes to theater, very few know about the people working hard behind the scenes. This year’s musical, Hairspray, has these people working harder than usual. There are six different categories of people behind the scenes: Set Design, Stage Crew, Lighting, Costuming, Hair and Makeup, and Stage...

From Student to Soldier: A Journey That Differs for Everyone Who Takes it

From Student to Soldier: A Journey That Differs for Everyone Who Takes it

Amanda Klein, Sage Creek High School

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Thump. Thump. Thump. Step after step, shoes pound on the hard ground, as the 30-odd young recruits run another lap around the field. The wind blows strong around the group, tousling hair and twisting the imprint of the word “Marines” on their shirts, but their eyes are bright and eager. As the...