Issues, Indie Films, and Independent Study: this week on Best of SNO

It’s getting cold in Minnesota, land of SNO, but we’re cozying in with some fantastic student journalism. This week, Sally Calengor discusses new affinity groups at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, a Lambert High student profiles three independent films that examine violence against women, and the kids at St. Paul Academy and Summit School are doing some super cool stuff with science. Read on for our weekly picks, written and submitted by students just like yours.

Students meet in affinity groups to tackle issues at school – Sally Calengor, Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School
“I believe that the most important part is for kids to have their voice, get results from their voice and then grow from that.”

Films: a platform for gender empowerment – Mahima Siripurapu, Lambert High School
“In a movement to shed light against the atrocities committed against women, budding filmmakers across the globe have created emotionally provocative films that create a push for change within the masses.”

Advanced Science Research grants scientific freedom and flexibility – Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
“While the results of the lab may be useful, students definitely gain valuable skills for possible future scientific endeavors.”

The bees’ last buzz – Lauren Becker, The John Carroll School
“They serve a major purpose in terms of maintaining the way that we, not just we as humans, but the way that nature works. They’re a pretty massive keystone species.”

Over 100 Students Potentially Save More than 300 Lives in Central Fall Blood Drive – Hannah Walker and Kimberly Merfert, Chattanooga Central High School
“Most first timers were pretty nervous before, but realized soon after what they were doing was for a good cause.”

We love featuring student journalism that’s interesting, well-written, and takes a unique angle on the stories we see every day. Encourage your students to polish up that story (or video or multimedia piece) and submit it right here!