Protest, Pilot, Protest: this week on Best of SNO

Ah, the glorious sandwich weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Your mission is to eat as much as you can between now and the end of the year, and we’ve got some great reading to go along with all that food. This week, protests are the thing for the kids at City High and Glen Rock High, and Sarah Castillo profiles a young woman with her head in the clouds and her hands on the yoke. Read on for our weekly picks, written and submitted by students just like yours.

As Hate Crimes Spike Nationwide, Students Lead Silent Protest – Sofie Lie, City High School
“In both protests in the past two weeks, administration has not intervened: such expressions of free speech are fundamental to school-wide unity, asserts Principal John Bacon.”

Head in the Clouds: Zoë Lief – Sarah Castillo, West Ranch High School
“Although the school’s students are typically older men in their 40s and 50s, Zoë is intent on receiving her pilot’s license at the youngest age possible, 17.”

Students protest outside Trump Tower; “Let the New Generation SpeakMichelle DeMaria, Glen Rock High School
“Being surrounded by such a vast group of people and knowing that they shared similar ideas with many of the other protesters eased both the students and prompted them to get in the mix.”

Southern Lehigh High School Addresses Issues of Acceptance and Diversity – Talia Trackim, Nicole Schroy, Allison Borelli, Townsend Colley, Quinn Schmitt, Bridgette Lang, Sarah Jacobson, Southern Lehigh High School
“It’s not everybody, but it is there and it should be addressed,” sophomore Mariama Sohna said. “It doesn’t matter how small the intolerance is.”

Sophomore art student displays her artwork in New York City – America Moreno, Vidal M. Trevino School of Communication and Fine Arts
“It was the poster for the Wonder Woman movie, but I kind of made it look like more of a silhouette like. Just so when you see it you don’t only see Wonder Woman, but maybe any woman that empowers you.”

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