Best of SNO Digest: Oct. 17, 2013

Best of SNO is designed to showcase students’ great stories, images, and videos from the SNO member sites, as well as to inspire  with content ideas and new approaches to traditional stories. Here’s a summary of the best work from the past couple weeks. 

Teacher shares inspiring journey from West Africa to Pennsylvania, Tyrone Area High School, Tyrone, Pa.

If there were a Tyrone Area High School award for miles travelled on life’s journey, French and chemistry teacher Ganieyou Salamy would be a strong favorite to win. Born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa, the story tells how he worked his way through school to become a teacher in Pennsylvania.

Junior hip-hop artist releases mix tape, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Junior Dirk Gigerich writes lyrics, records, and produces his own music. The rapper, who got his start before middle school, is finally coming out with his first mix tape on Oct. 12, excited to show his talents on a broader scale.

Too young for R?, Catonsville High School, Catonsville, Md.

With the recent release of movies catering to “young adults” such as “The Hunger Games” and others, Hollywood has been steadily roping in a teenage audience, resulting in an ongoing controversy in the industry over movies marketed to teenagers that are rated R or PG-13. In our culture today, does it matter if a movie is rated PG-13 or R?

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