The SNO Report: Best of SNO Superlatives

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We’ve almost made it through another school year, and with that, another record-breaking nine months of Best of SNO submissions. Don’t believe us? Check out these stats. As of mid-May, Best of SNO had… More than 20,000 stories submitted…

Picky eater, ‘Walking Dynamite,’ tall girls and more: the last two weeks on Best of SNO

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At this exact time last year we had received 4,004 submissions to Best of SNO. Fast forward to now, and we’ve almost hit 8,200. In other words, you all are killing it. There have been countless great stories among those. These are some of…

“Ok boomer,” forgotten youth, California fires and more: last month on Best of SNO

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There are multiple factors that come into play when deciding if a story is Best of SNO-worthy. From engaging writing and unique angles to well thought out multimedia elements, more considerations are made than it might look. So, this week,…

Vaping, climate change, football and more: last month on Best of SNO

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Another month down, another 2,700 stories submitted to Best of SNO, and some really great content. While we’ve received tons of pieces related to our Assignment Desk topic — vaping — we’ve also seen students coming up with some really…

Pokémon, refugee resources, and the first Assignment Desk: last month on Best of SNO

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Heading into week three of Best of SNO, we’ve already received more than 1,300 submissions from 161 different schools. Haven’t hit that “submit” button yet? Time to jump on the bandwagon. From vaping to climate change protests to local…

The SNO Report: Is your content Best of SNO?

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We know we won’t have your attention for long after we say this, but here it comes: Best of SNO season is upon us. Right now, you can go to the SNO Badges section of your website’s dashboard and submit eligible stories. The baseline requirements…

The SNO Report: Best of SNO Superlatives

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Alright, so automating Best of SNO really worked. It created a project (new jobs!) for a full-stack developer and a few gray hairs (who’s counting!) for an education/training specialist. It had an MVP-caliber year. Here’s proof: At the…

The SNO Report: Best Of SNO Is Back, With One Major Difference

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Alright, we’ve tortured you long enough. Best of SNO is back, baby! But wait... There’s nowhere to submit my story! Ahh! Am I going crazy? Why are you doing this to me! WAS THAT A GHOST I JUST SAW! Frankie says “relax.” Gone are the…

The SNO Report: Best of Best of SNO

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It’s May, plants are finally blooming in Minnesota, promposals are yesterday’s news, and “Wrap it Up!” is flashing on the teleprompter out in front of us. So, this week we’re handing out some end of the year Best of SNO superlatives.…

The SNO Report: Going in-depth on graduation gowns, private schools, startups and more: last month on Best of SNO

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October was a loaded month for Best of SNO. While the other kids at school were out trick-or-treating, student journalists were going deep on interesting topics. The investigative team at Simpson College looked into the enrollment challenges…