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Last-minute collectibles: Get your political gifts of 2015

Last-minute collectibles: Get your political gifts of 2015

by Ryan Bond and Garrett Weihler

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The holidays are in full swing and so are the elections. Need a last-minute gift? By Christmas 2016, the election will have been decided, and Americans will be getting ready to inaugurate a new president.  Christmas 2015 is your only chance to buy your politically savvy friends some great  gifts.  H...

Do we need police officers in schools?

Do we need police officers in schools?

by Haley Barge, Reporter

December 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The role of school resource officers has been called into question with the events that have grabbed headlines and public attention. A South Carolina SRO forcibly grabbed and removed a 16-year-old female student from her desk and the classroom. The officer was videotaped using excessive force, but there are other events surro...

He, She, We….Ze?

He, She, We….Ze?

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

December 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Just as Americans are beginning to accept same-sex marriages, the LGBT community pushes for more--and it's intrusion on sacred ground: Grammar. The LGBT community and its allies have introduced the entirely new pronouns, ze/zir, so Americans can speak more gender inclusively, and major universities are adopting the terms. Harvard Un...

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...

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