Climbing the wall: one student’s story of immigration

Irasema "Sammy" Hernandez By Emily Meinzen Imagine climbing a wall. Imagine that it stretches 26 feet above you. Imagine an armed militia waits for you on the other side. Now imagine you’re six years old.   This was reality for senior Sammy Hernandez when she entered the United States. She has vivid memories of crossing the border with her mother.  “The first time we tried to come,” Hernandez said, “we were halted at the border. There

Top ten breakfast

The Class of 2020 top ten seniors were honored at a breakfast of donuts and bagels on January 24. The students were joined by their parents, Principal Hissong, the guidance counselors and department heads. The official ranks are as follows: 1)Emily Meinzen 2) Hayden Tippmann 3) Sam Hefty 4) Madison Elliott 5) Kennedy Jester 6) Libby Vachon 7) Kennedy Westfall 8) Brittany Sirivath 9) Jordan Davis 10) Irasema Hernandez

Fave teacher photo poll

Connor McKinnon, 12th What is your favorite class and why? “AP Physics, because it makes me think in different ways.” Who is your favorite teacher and what subject do they teach? “Mr. Wilhelm, because of his ability to bond with students. AP Physics.” Irasema Hernandez, 12th What is your favorite class and why? “Calculus, because Mr. Tippmann is fun, interactive, and laid back.” Who is your favorite teacher and

Investigating the Snider special ed department

It’s no secret that Snider High School is a large school with many functioning parts that control how the school itself runs. The special education (SPED) department is an essential piece to making Snider run smoothly and efficiently for students with I.E.P.s and students in academic classes that have co-teachers.   At Snider there are multiple special education teachers and many have

Violins of hope visit Snider

On Friday, November 15, Snider students watched a performance by the Violins of Hope in the auditorium during first and second period. Organized by lead partners, the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, a steering committee of local professionals has been formed to work with area partners on a community-wide series of events focusing on these instruments. The

Where’s the beef? School lunches lack nutritional value for students

Back in 2010, the Obama Administration changed the school nutrition standards making them more healthy with whole grains and less salt. That was when school lunches were good. Then in 2017, the Trump Administration eased up on some of the requirements.   The lunches at Snider have gradually gotten better as new things have been added to the menu. Some of the