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Alex Dembeck’s top 10 people who influenced teens in 2018

Alex Dembeck’s top 10 people who influenced teens in 2018

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Fall 2018, Showcase, Top 10 of 2018

Between the politics of the midterm elections, Winter Olympics, and vast human rights movements, 2018 will definitely be a year to remember . Many people have  impacted teens throughout the last 12 months, but these ten figures remained in the headlines throughout the majority of the year. We praise...

Journalism protects American democracy

Journalism protects American democracy

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Jamal Khashoggi, a writer for The Washington Post and critic of Saudi Arabia’s ruler Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared on October 2 after entering a Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey. His apparent death, along with many other journalists since 1993, illustrated the frightening truth that press freedom is i...

Emily Webb’s top 10 most influential people of 2017

Emily Webb’s top 10 most influential people of 2017

by Emily Webb, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Top 10 of 2017

Understatement:  2017 was an eventful year. From political tension and presidential elections to new technology and music, this year was packed with many significant events. However, none of this would have happened if not for the people. So, to sum it all up, here are ten of the most influential people...

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

Throughout history, economics and protesting have gone hand and hand: during the Revolutionary War the patriots boycotted British-made goods. In the midst of the civil rights movement along with marches and sit-ins, there were boycotts of segregated public transportation, but is boycotting effective or even easy? Effective? Maybe. Easy? No. I...

Two movements, one city

Two movements, one city

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Best of SNO, Features, Showcase, Spring 2017

The day of the presidential inauguration, my Trump-supporting uncle texted my mother. For two years, the presidential campaign has divided our family and nation.   4:38 AM: “Time to make America Great Again.” 4:38 AM: “What time is your speech?” 4:39 AM: “11:45. I’m introducing him.” 4:3...

Welcome to the Oval Office, President Trump

Welcome to the Oval Office, President Trump

by Bridget Murphy, Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

All aboard the Trump Train. It is coming in at full speed and the final destination is the White House on January 20, 2017. After months of social media battles, jaw-dropping live debates and scandals, the fight is finally over. On November 8, 2016,  all Americans over the age of 18 were given the...

Why the Electoral College needs to go

Why the Electoral College needs to go

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

This is not just Democratic sour grapes. After every modern election, there is a general cry  for the Electoral College to be dissolved. While I'm not asking for a complete overhaul of the Electoral College, I just want the states to divvy up the electoral votes based on the proportion of the popular...

Disappointed, recovering, inspired: 5 ways to deal with the election results

Disappointed, recovering, inspired: 5 ways to deal with the election results

by Beau Cameron, Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

On November 8th, Donald Trump won the majority of electoral college votes for President of the United States. For many people of color, Muslims, women, the LGBTQA+ community, and 57 million Americans, this loss was a crushing blow. However, the unwelcome vote doesn't have to define or destroy us, the "lose...

Thanksgiving 2016: We need a day of healing, no matter who is in the White House

Thanksgiving 2016: We need a day of healing, no matter who is in the White House

by Savannah Sitler, Emily Sherwood, Reporters

November 14, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion, Showcase

The past 18 months of anger and partisanship has taken a huge toll on the United States. Everyone has taken sides, constantly arguing and proving themselves to each other. November has been dreaded since the election process began. Now we look forward to another national November event. Thanksgiving is ...

Trump wins LHS Mock Election, mirrors national results.

Trump wins LHS Mock Election, mirrors national results.

by Cassie Harris, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, News, Showcase

"You have to be knowledgeable to vote to vote. Knowledge is power." On Monday, November 7th students of all grades voted for who they want to become the next President of the United States. Voting took place during all lunch shifts, and all students are able to participate, regardless of their age. ...

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