Points and counterpoints: this week on Best of SNO

You know what they say about opinions. Everyone’s got them, sure, but we saw a ton of them in our inbox this week. Here are a few especially eloquent opinions on important, socially relevant issues. Whether you agree, disagree, or just aren’t sure, take the time to read a few. You might even (gasp) learn something! 

A blind eye no more toward AfricaChris Ludlam, Advanced Math and Science Academy
We all know what happened in Paris. But is anyone paying attention to Nigeria?

Hong Kong down but not out in struggle for democracy –  David Girbino, Mayfield High School
Another global issue you might not know about, but should.

Allies need to focus on transgender rightsClayton Kistner, Mill Valley High School
Our country is warming up to LGB rights, but T? Maybe not so much.

American Sniper: patriotism or propaganda?Claire Lefton, Sycamore High School
Responding to another review, as this story does, is a great way to articulate your own opinions.

President Obama stands his ground in 2015 SOTU address Talia Hendel, Staples High School
He’s the boss, all right, but Hendel still isn’t sure how she feels about that.

We also have to sneak this one in….

Seahawks vs. SeahawksMeghan Laakso & Jackie Haines, Peninsula High School
It’s not an opinion piece, but we’re on an infographic kick lately, and in our opinion, this is one of the best we’ve seen.

The number of schools with Best of SNO badges under their belts so far: 35
The number of badges we have to give out: infinity plus one
Getting published on Best of SNO and bragging about it on Twitter: priceless