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  • Forsyth Grows; Schools Continue to Overcrowd
    Local, News

    Forsyth Grows; Schools Continue to Overcrowd

    Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

    April 26, 2017

    Over the past six months, nearly one thousand homes have been proposed in Forsyth County, and more than half of them are either currently being built or are in the process. Neighborhoods are popping up everywhere, unfinished communities are being completed, and new stores and shopping complexes are appearing...

    Above is a photo of one of the many homes which are being built across Forsyth County, attracting new homebuyers and businesses. However along with new recognition, the social and environmental effects of construction seem to be piling up.

  • Three of North’s Finest to Attend Governor’s Honors Program
    News, School

    Three of North’s Finest to Attend Governor’s Honors Program

    JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

    April 26, 2017

    It had been a month since the last of the interviews occurred. Sitting through the Atlanta traffic, MaryKate Schwaemmle’s mother reminded her daughter to check to see if she had been chosen to attend the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) for her most favorite subject, history. Though hesitant at first...

    Claire Pearson (Left), Jack Kern (Middle) and MaryKate Schwaemmle (Right), will be heading to GHP this summer at Berry College for science, theater and social studies, respectively.

  • Guardians 2, Star Wars, Thor Among 2017 Box Office Choices
    Features

    Guardians 2, Star Wars, Thor Among 2017 Box Office Choices

    Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

    April 26, 2017

    Just like every other year, hundreds of movies are going to be released in 2017. So, get ready, because next year is going to be filled with sequels, spin-offs and original movies for you to enjoy. January starts out with two movies: “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (January 20) and “Resident E...

    2017 will bring many good movies to the big screen.

  • What Will You Be Wearing at Graduation?
    Editorial/Opinion

    What Will You Be Wearing at Graduation?

    Bella Angell, Staff Writer

    April 26, 2017

    The North Forsyth High School graduation will be noticeably different in 2017. It may not be apparent at first, but the seniors will know something is missing. Certain colors will not be visible outside the graduation gowns; the missing colors will be those of the various service club cords draped aroun...

    Every senior wants to wear as many cords as possible, but they may not be wearing as many as anticipated. How many will you be wearing at graduation? Photo from https://www.honorsgraduation.com/honor-cords.htm?gclid=CLvZvO_T_NICFUi4wAod6qYAdg#honors-cord-colors

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  • Forsyth Ghost Out Highlights Drunk Driving Dangers
    News

    Forsyth Ghost Out Highlights Drunk Driving Dangers

    Holley Murray, Staff Writer

    April 26, 2017

    The Forsyth County School System (along with emergency response agencies) reiterated the potential consequences of drunk driving on Saturday, March 18 at Lanier Technical College in an effort to educate teens about the effects of poor choices through a reenactment. In an annual event called Ghost Out, Forsyth...

    In an annual event called Ghost Out, Forsyth high school students participate in a dramatic portrayal of a crash scene on prom night when a car of intoxicated teenagers slams into an innocent family of three travelling on the road. Real emergency responders team up with the students to go through the steps of handling an actual crash scene and the potentially fatal consequences of reckless driving.

  • The EOCs are Ineffective and Here’s Why
    Editorial/Opinion

    The EOCs are Ineffective and Here’s Why

    Abby Marks, Staff Writer

    April 26, 2017

    It is the most stressful time of the year for students all over the United States: end of course (EOC) state testing. Since elementary school, all students have been forced to take a superfluously long test in order to prove to the state that they learned and met the standards taught throughout the school...

    “These test questions were just made up, and tragically, incomprehensibly, kids’ futures and the evaluations of their teachers will be based on their ability to guess the so-called correct answer to made up questions” - Sara Holbrook, Poet

  • Nike Introduces Hijab for  Female Muslim Athletes
    Sports

    Nike Introduces Hijab for Female Muslim Athletes

    Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

    April 26, 2017

    In recent weeks, Nike has created a prototype for a hijab. It is designed for the Muslim Female athletes who were complaining about the comfort of their traditional hijabs while competing. The hijab is designed with the Muslim rules in mind. For example, it is breathable, but also opaque, which i...

    (Photo By: CNN Money) Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari told CNN news, "I was thrilled and a bit emotional to see Nike prototyping a Hijab," Lari said in a statement. "I've tried so many different hijabs for performance, and ... so few of them actually work for me. But once I put it on and took it for a spin on the ice, I was blown away by the fit and the light weight."

  • Mock Interviews at NFHS Give Students Real Life Skills
    News

    Mock Interviews at NFHS Give Students Real Life Skills

    Bella Angell, Staff Writer

    April 26, 2017

    You may have noticed that the Media Center was closed March 14, 15 and 16. You may have also noticed that there were many well-dressed visitors coming and going, as well as North students dressed like business professionals. The reason for this was the Career Technical Agriculture Education (CTAE) Mo...

    Students who participated in the Mock Interviews had to prepare a cover letter, submit a resume, dress professionally and complete an interview. As a result of this process, they received real life skills that will help prepare them for future careers.

  • Two Raiders Headed to the Naval Academy
    News, School

    Two Raiders Headed to the Naval Academy

    Holley Murray, Staff Writer

    April 19, 2017

    The U.S. Naval Academy appointed seniors Bryan Garcia and Shaun Herock Jr. to attend college in Annapolis, Maryland next year and ultimately serve their country as officers in their branch of choice. As students, the two will receive full scholarships and a monthly allotment for other expenses. “I think I can get a tremendous amount of leaders...

    Bryan Garcia (left) and Shaun Herock (right) will attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland next year. These two set another example of hardworking Raiders consistently exceeding expectations.

Sports

Hockey from a Non-Fan’s Perspective

Hockey from a Non-Fan’s Perspective

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

As a person who avoids sports and exercise like the plague and has almost never watched any kind of game...

April 14, 2017

What is Atlanta United FC?

What is Atlanta United FC?

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

Soccer (or football in other countries) is the most popular sport in the world. While it is difficult...

April 12, 2017

  • Lady Raider Lacrosse Recap April 12, 2017
  • Lady Raiders Suffer Loss to South Forsyth War Eagles March 13, 2017
  • Seguin, Matthews, Crosby: NHL Names to Remember March 6, 2017

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Columns

Emily’s Editorial: The Ever-Changing English Language

Emily’s Editorial: The Ever-Changing English Language

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

After enduring multiple class periods filled with harshly mispronounced words and stilted sentences, I have grown to dread the daily reading of The Taming of the Shrew in ...

January 25, 2017

North Forsyth Designs New Healthcare Clinic

North Forsyth Designs New Healthcare Clinic

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor

  In addition to the recently completed construction, North Forsyth High School has set aside a part of its yearly budget to improve its up and coming healthca...

January 24, 2017

Hailey’s Herald: Suppress the Stress

Hailey’s Herald: Suppress the Stress

January 20, 2017

Why is Football So Important in America?

Why is Football So Important in America?

January 5, 2017

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

December 13, 2016

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