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Don’t know much about geography: Why Americans need a crash course on the forgotten subject

Don’t know much about geography: Why Americans need a crash course on the forgotten subject

by Abigail Montgomery, Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

As the one of the richest and most powerful countries, I believe the United States has a responsibility to use its wealth and influence to better the world.  We, as Americans, like to think that we always know what’s best, but the reality is that our nation, by virtue of its bossiness, often displays...

Starbucks’ red cup: So much over so little

Starbucks’ red cup: So much over so little

by Alicia Nasto, Editor
December 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Starbucks released its holiday cup on November 1st. Since 1997, the company has had cute holiday designs such as ornaments, snowmen, and ice skating on the disposable cups. This year, Starbucks has revealed its simple red cup with nothing other than the famous Starbucks mermaid logo on the front. ...

Should internet access be a human right?

Should internet access be a human right?

by Riley Faulconer, Reporter
November 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Could you go a day without the internet?  An info-graphic from Host Gator, a site that sells licences to host websites, states that there are over 2 billion worldwide internet users, and 70% use the internet every day. Over one third of the world's population uses the internet. Many believe tha...

Social media circus: Where is the truth behind the lies?

Social media circus: Where is the truth behind the lies?

by Kaylee Henry and Jeweliana Hendrickson
November 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If Instagram didn't have likes or followers, would we all still use it? We live in a world dictated by numbers, numbers of likes, followers, tweets, views and filters. How many of us are suffering from social media addiction? Is it a real illness? Addiction usually refers to compulsive behavior that l...

Trump is a joke, but can he make one?

Trump is a joke, but can he make one?

by Garrett Wiehler, Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump took the nation by storm this past June when he literally descended his Trump Tower golden escalator into American politics. For months Donald Trump, the wannabe politician, has been entertaining with many different forms of his likeness: things like the sexy Donald Trump Halloween costu...

Spirit buckets or spoiled buckets?

Spirit buckets or spoiled buckets?

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief
November 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Is STUFF equivalent to SPIRIT? Amidst the excitement of pep rally day, you may have seen a comical herd of girls carrying buckets half their size frantically searching for someone on the football team. If you’ve watched for long enough to see the actual awkward exchange, you’ve probably...

We need LGBT education in high school

We need LGBT education in high school

by Katie Lehman, Reporter
November 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In the past few years, especially with the legalization of same sex marriage due to the Obergefell v. Hodges case, more people are becoming accepting of the LGBT community. It is important for teens to learn and understand more about...

Review: Pumpkin spice–mostly not nice

Review: Pumpkin spice–mostly not nice

by Rose Fiore, Reporter
November 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Love them or hate them, pumpkin spice flavored items have taken over store shelves. I, for one, will be glad when we move on to the Starbucks red holiday cups and peppermint everything. Lancer Media did a taste test of NABISCO Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookies, and the staff LOVED them.  One student said, “This will become my stress food.” Two bo...

Is the world as dangerous as we think it is?

Is the world as dangerous as we think it is?

by Sianna King, Reporter
November 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Fifty years ago, children would run around all day with little supervision and little fear. Today, children are much more safe than they were, with seat belts and surveillance cameras wherever we go. Strangely, along with this safety, comes increased fear. Now, with instant news, our fear is brought...

Movie Review: The Martian “Bring Him Home”

Movie Review: The Martian “Bring Him Home”

by Ryan Bond, Reporter
October 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Space, the final frontier. Wait, that's not right. That's Star Trek. While Captain Picard and his crew are off exploring the vast corners of the known universe, astronaut and botanist Mark Watney is stuck on Mars, fending for himself in the vastly deserted wasteland of the Red Planet. Twentieth Century ...

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