Best of SNO

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Best of SNO showcases the top student work from the SNO Network.

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Best of SNO: Palatine High School cracks open the gender disparity in the tech industry. School Fun, High School, Meeting New Friends, Student Work, Seventeen, The Past, Tech, Let It Be

Let’s hear it for the (Applied Tech) girls

For the past several weeks, the seventeen students of eighth period Computer Integrated Manufacturing, or CIM, have been developing “flat-pack” furniture pieces under the guidance of teacher Alex Larson. This classroom, which holds heavy duty machinery, is a noisy environment full of whirring and clanging. And only three of the seventeen students are female. In...

 Louis Park deconstructs the gender binary, asking us all to tear down the norm. Gender Binary, University Of Minnesota, Tear Down, Student Work, Professor, Identity, St Louis, Park, Design

Tear down the norm

Sophomore Jacob Fischer said his experience this school year has been positive in regard to his transition from female to male. “I am just a boy that was born in a girl’s body,” Fischer said. Naomi Scheman, a professor in the gender, women and sexuality studies department at the University of Minnesota, said not everyone...

Huge thanks to Clark Magnet High School for sharing this article on immigration-- and why it's actually great for the U. Syrian Refugees, Student Work, Presidents, High School, Positivity, American, Grammar School, High Schools, Secondary School

Immigration’s positive effects help the U.S.

From the Great Wall of Trump to Pres. Obama’s intention to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to enter the U.S., discussion over the topic of immigration has spread across the nation. One of the issues many Americans seem to have with immigration is that immigrants will overpopulate the country and spend unnecessary resources. Senior Trey Sanbar’s...

Great in-depth look at the lives of student dancers by Parkway West- check it out on Best of SNO! Student Work, Barre, Dancers, Ballet Dance, Hip Hop, Check, Life, Dancer, Ballet

Student dancers reach the high barre of excellence

Senior Hannah Brauer Merle Scheff School of Dance Ballet, tap, lyrical, hip-hop and jazz P.T. Barnum Pathfinder: Why do you dance? Brauer: There is nothing that brings me greater joy. There’s nothing like being able to connect with the music and express yourself in a way that is not otherwise possible What makes a...

Catch this one-on-one interview with a full-time teacher/part-time comic book genius on Best of SNO! Student Work, Journalism, Interview, Comic Books, Teacher, Comics, Journaling, Professor, Teachers

Comic Book Geniuses

Showcasing great student journalism from members of the SNO Network

Great article from Parkway West on what having a mental illness is really like-- check it out on Best of SNO! Attention Deficit Disorder, Mental Illness, Mindfulness, Check, Mental Health, Consciousness

Step into my mind for a day

Whether you know it or not, behind the faces of your peers lie a variety of mental illnesses; from anxiety, to depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and many more. “I have ADD,” sophomore Megan Larsen said. “It is a disorder; it’s not some quirky thing that you have and it’s...

A small town in Minnesota is being taken over by. Tony Todd, Zombie Movies, Next Top Model, Arts And Entertainment, Zombies, Minnesota, Fashion, Moda, Fashion Styles

Life as a zombie

The opportunity to be a zombie does not come around often, but when it does, there is no turning it down! A zombie movie is being filmed in Owatonna called Zombies. The film features Tony Todd, also known for his role in Candyman, and America’s Next Top Model runner up Raina Hein. There have been multiple...

Athletic facilities work to accommodate Muslim women Casual Belt, Work Casual, Slimming World Overnight Oats, Pretty Blue Eyes, Suits For Sale, Happy Puppy, Health Logo, Muslim Women, Womens Fashion For Work

Athletic facilities work to accommodate Muslim women

Nearly every day, senior Hamdi Mohamed answers questions about her hijab. “‘Hey, why do you wear that? Is it hot?’” A basketball player her entire life, Mohamed loves playing with her headscarf. “It doesn’t affect me in any way,” she said. “I feel comfortable playing sports with my hijab.” Not everyone feels as comfortable as...

One student bravely shares his experience losing a close friend to suicide. Homework, How To Fall Asleep, Falling Asleep, Sunday Night, Parents, Student, Tv, Dads, Television Set

I didn’t know…

It was a late Sunday night and the only thing keeping me from falling asleep was my homework, which was unsurprisingly unfinished. My parents were watching some dramatic TV show downstairs that I couldn’t hear very well aside from whispers telling me to procrastinate, but that was probably just my head. It couldn’t have been...

A great photojournalism piece captures tender moments during a volunteer trip to the animal sanctuary. Student Work, Photojournalism, Shelter, In This Moment, Day, Animals, Outdoor, Fresh Water, Outdoors

A Day at the Shelter

A cloudy morning of Oct. 17, perfect for a day of volunteering outdoors. After a 40-minute drive up to Agua Dulce, the students finally arrive at the Brittany Foundation, a privately-owned and “no-kill” animal sanctuary. B.A.R.K. (Benefit All Rejected K-9s) is a club on campus designed to help neighboring shelters with fundraisers and volunteering service....

An article on Ahmed Mohamed made it onto Best of SNO today-- it was their use of Storify that really impressed us! Nicely done, Southwest Shadow! Homemade Clocks, Nicely Done, Ticks, School Stuff, How To Make

Tick Tock goes the—bomb?

Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim Sudanese-American 14-year-old-boy, was arrested in Irving, Texas for bringing a homemade clock to school that teachers mistook for a bomb—except they didn’t. Mohamed brought the homemade clock to school hoping to impress his teacher. However, she claimed to have mistook the clock for a bomb, and soon enough, he was being interrogated...

Best of SNO : Protesters, police clash at May Day protests May Days, Student Work, Submission, Seattle, Police, Photos, Pictures, Law Enforcement

Protesters, police clash at May Day protests

Not only do we love this set of photos from the Seattle May Day protest, we also love the comment that came along with their submission.

Web - I thought that this video was a super cool way to tell this story. A video is engaging, and it wasn't long enough to make people bored. I definitely think we could pull of something like this Student Work, Cool Stuff, Videos, Youtube, People, People Illustration, Youtubers, Youtube Movies, Folk


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Best of SNO : celebrates school history Student Work, The Past, Interview, History, Celebrities, School, Historia, Celebs, Celebrity

#VMThrowback celebrates school history

After 22 years, the Vidal M. Travino School of Communication and Fine Arts is moving to a new campus this summer. The Magnet Tribune staff created an entire category on their site dedicated to celebrating the past and looking forward to the future. These stories take the form of questionnaires, video interviews, photos, profiles of notable alumni,...

Best of SNO : Senior prank upsets students, administration Dunbar High School, Senior Pranks, School S, Story Ideas, Student Work, Students

Senior prank upsets students, administration

Dunbar High School’s “School Wide Expectations” policy specifically prohibits senior pranks. However, that hasn’t deterred at least some students from moving forward with what some refer to as a tradition. This year’s first public prank initially appeared to have been perpetrated by the junior class on May 8. Written in black paint on the front entryway...

Best of SNO : GHS students initiate drive to aid homeless youth Student Work, Youth, Students, Young Adults, Teenagers

GHS students initiate drive to aid homeless youth

Statistics say that every year there are nearly 2,000 homeless youth in the Grand Rapids area. Therefore, HQ, a newly opened drop-in center in Grand Rapids, is trying to aid in providing rest, resources, and readiness to those youth facing homelessness. While HQ is aiding the youth, Krystal Owens and Lauren Rozenboom, seniors at Grandville...