Best of SNO High School Edition

Every college counts

Every college counts

Shane Ramsay

March 4, 2015


Filed under Opinions

In six months' time, many seniors will be heading off to college. However, the stereotyping of universities greatly influences the decisions of those applying for higher education. Recently, one of our own seniors, Grant R., was accepted to Harvard University for the fall semester. Harvard is...

Shop at Walmart: save money, live… classier?

Shop at Walmart: save money, live… classier?

Mark Mshooshian

March 2, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Every time that I walk into a Walmart wearing my $13.99 Wrangler jeans, I am welcomed with the bright white fluorescent lights that resemble a surgical room, blue labels hanging from ceilings giving organization for my every desire, and prices that no other retailer can beat. What could be better? Walmart...

Bit by Bit: dissecting Bitcoin for what it’s worth

Bit by Bit: dissecting Bitcoin for what it’s worth

Sean Vichinsky

February 24, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Bit-what, you say? Bitcoin--a new(ish) virtual currency, non-government sanctioned, maybe even a tad illegal. Sound intriguing? Check out Sean Vichinsky's comprehensive analysis of this mysterious moolah. Think about just how often you make a transaction online. It can be on Ebay, or Amazon, ...

Petrol price plunge affects economy, traffic crash rates

Petrol price plunge affects economy, traffic crash rates

Dylan Brewer

February 23, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

Like the three celestial objects aligning to create a lunar eclipse, factors in the gasoline market have aligned to produce a historic event. Increased oil supply, falling crude oil prices, and the lack of natural disasters produced a record price plunge that has lasted nearly 120 days. The price...

The myth of “equal opportunity”

The myth of “equal opportunity”

William Newton

February 19, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Here's a smart article from The Falcon Quill that looks critically at the facts and statistics behind one very divisive idea: "All Americans have an opportunity for success.”  This statement has long been an American ideal, and it may very well be true, but by adding one word to this stateme...

Every penny counts: tips on scholarships

Every penny counts: tips on scholarships

Paige Nonnenmacher

February 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

With an economy like it is today, a college education can be expensive. As tuition fees continue to rise, students are left to scavenge for monetary relief. However, thanks to “free money,” students can get the education they need to succeed without the unnecessary debt. Loans are extremely helpful...

The price is not right

The price is not right

David Black

February 16, 2015


Filed under Local & World News, Uncategorized, Video

Over the past six years, gas prices have tended to increase, reaching a U.S. average of $4 per gallon in May of 2011, according to GasBuddy.com. Yet, over the past few months, the price of gas has steadily fallen, landing at a U.S. average of about $2 per gallon. In the Chicago area specifically, prices...

Obama offers students alternate route to pay for college

Obama offers students alternate route to pay for college

Taylor Campbell, my job title

February 16, 2015


Filed under Local & World News

As students across the country prepare for crucial standardized tests which may determine their futures, president Barack Obama has been working on a plan that just might ease the fiscal load of community college attendees. Obama announced his plan, deemed "America’s College Promise," while speaking...