Wild, Loud and Dehydrated: this week on the Best of SNO

With the school year in full swing and submissions to Best of SNO now open, we’re already discovering the heavy hitters in this year’s journalism game. This week, a budding thespian pays homage to the late Gene Wilder, Westside High students wax poetic about slam poetry (and the dress code), and we learn what’s missing from those super-hot summer music festivals we all love: water. Read on for our weekly picks, written and submitted by students just like yours.

Wilder’s wild humor leaves lasting impact — Jaren Tankersly, Canyon High School
“Wilder’s hilarious breakdowns taught this pompous thespian that on occasion, even the best-planned sardonic zingers cannot serve comedy as well as clear, obvious, well-timed lunacy.”

Louder than a Bomb — Mitch Francis and Nick Henrichs, Westside High School
“Being able to channel my emotions into writing and performing them is a good way to get them out and really understand them.”

Can’t stand the heat, don’t stay in the . . . music festival? — Alexis Drevetzki and Althea Gevero, Southwest Career and Technical Academy
“Forgetting to hydrate could be deadly, and the rising temperatures leave one with little choice but to shell out $7 for a 20 ounce bottle of water.”

Shen becomes first male member to join Coppell color guard — Jessica Jun, Coppell High School
“Just do it. If it doesn’t work out or people tease you, it’s OK, but it shouldn’t affect you. Just be yourself and do whatever you find that you enjoy.”

Rabbi Segal calls for Orthodox schools to take action supporting LGBT students, including support groups on campusAlec Fields and Maayan Waldman, Shalhevet High School
“To put it plainly, ‘being nice’ cannot serve as the end goal,” said Rabbi Segal. “Basic kindness is but the starting point of human decency.”

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!