Best of SNO High School Edition

Flynn searches for WWII veterans, plans to write book

Flynn searches for WWII veterans, plans to write book

Alicia Konsez

May 15, 2015


Filed under Books, Features

After reading The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin, a true story about the author's quest to interview the last surviving American World War I veterans, sophomore Andrew Flynn was inspired to do something similar. Flynn already had a great passion for World War II prior to reading the book....

The characters we deserve

The characters we deserve

Katherine Van Green

March 19, 2015


Filed under Books, Opinions, Showcase

The characters that authors write are important. They show us how our society views different types of people and set standards for readers. At one point, all of the characters had to be white males in order to be good, successful protagonists. While we now have strong female leads like Katniss or Tris,...

Bringing writing to calculus class

Bringing writing to calculus class

Kate Daniels, Homestead High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under School News, Showcase

The last thing one would expect walking into room 205 is to find a class full of calculus students writing to their third-grade pen pals. But Mr. Ordinans, math teacher, allows just that. The pen pal program originated when Mr. Ordinans was a high school teacher at Waukesha High. Mr. Ordinans and...

NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

Kayley Rapp, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga.

December 10, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

Every November, millions of writers undertake an enormous yet rewarding task: National Novel Writing Month, affectionately called NaNoWriMo. The task? Writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. On a last-minute, impulsive decision, I decided to participate in the challenge this year. Writing 50,000 wor...

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

California freshman self-publishes murder mystery novel

Garrett Kaighn, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.

January 10, 2014


Filed under Books

Writing a novel is tough: you have to deal with writer’s block, a frustrating editor and especially the work and drama of middle school. Well, maybe not the last part — unless you’re freshman Anny Schmidt, who wrote and published a 200-page murder mystery novel as part of her eighth-gra...