Best of SNO High School Edition

Macklemore: an Activist Among the Millennials

Macklemore: an Activist Among the Millennials

March 14, 2016


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My generation is often chastised for being materialistic and ignorant of the problems in the world. Technology and social media have ‘taken our attention away from what’s really important in life’. I call bull crap. My generation is actually much more aware of social issues and accepting of diverse...

Macklemore, Black Lives Matter, and a White Girl’s Opinion

Macklemore, Black Lives Matter, and a White Girl’s Opinion

March 14, 2016


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Sitting down to write this, I had no idea where to start. Macklemore’s song White Privilege II inspired me to say something. But I find myself in the same position that Macklemore points out. How do I, a white Christian girl from a middle class family and a primarily white, upper class town, establish ...

Apples v. Oranges: Sexuality v. Gender

Ashley Cooper

March 10, 2016


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Never embarrassed to be anything other than his complete and total self, Chris Doner (‘18) is always sure to adamantly portray his opinions with no regrets. “I’m both bisexual and transgender, actually,” said Doner (‘18). “If I was a girl, I'd probably still be bisexual.” For Doner, coming out was quite an i...

Accepted by the People I Care About

Jenna Meyers

March 10, 2016


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When Jill Murphy (‘16) was just 10 years old, she realized she was bisexual and thought that it was normal to everyone to like boys and girls, not just the opposite sex. While growing up, Murphy decided to push her sexuality to the side since it wouldn’t be too important until high school and would spe...

Q&A with Blake Weiss

March 10, 2016


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Blake Weiss shares with members of Eastside his story about being openly transgender. Q: How long have you identified yourself as transgender? A: I've been living full-time as a male for two years... I've never been one to be quiet about myself. If I'm not out as transgender, I'll be unhapp...

Not a Freak

Not a Freak

Ashley Cooper

March 10, 2016


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At the bright, young age of 11, Alexander Rudin (‘19) began searching the great-wide-web. But unlike the typical preteen adolescent, Rudin was not simply searching the internet with mindless intentions; no, instead, he was focused on a search for identity; his identity. The internet, though for some so ...

Pansexuality: I Live It Every Day

Ashley Cooper and Lanxi Li

March 10, 2016


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If you haven’t seen Katie Aylesworth (‘16), then you’ve probably never been to an East theatre production. In this year alone, she’s played major roles in The Tempest (Ariel) and Beauty and the Beast (Belle), demonstrating her talents in both acting and singing. She’s also pansexual, but t...

Luke’s Care Packages

Luke Shin

March 10, 2016


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A couple of months ago, I started a small organization called Luke’s Care Packages after finding an abundant amount of feminine clothes that I’d never wear again. Luke’s Care Packages is an organization that I created in order to benefit other transgender individuals around the country. I receive d...