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  • North students value school, success for 2017
    Features

    North students value school, success for 2017

    Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

    March 15, 2017

    Most everyone had a New Year’s resolution when 2017 hit, but the problem with resolutions is that not many people can keep them. We mostly hear people talking about how they want to lose weight and eat healthier, but most of it is all talk and little action. A few students from North Forsyth High...

    Anna, Kayla, and Holley are sitting and discussing their resolutions and what they are going to do this year. They want to make their freshman year great!

  • Georgia Ranks Highest in 2016 Lethal Injections
    News

    Georgia Ranks Highest in 2016 Lethal Injections

    Grace Wood, Staff Writer

    March 15, 2017

    In 2016, Georgia took the lead in the entire nation of the number of lethal injections for the entire nation, even outranking Texas which slowed down due to rescheduling, with Georgia having a total of nine executions and Texas having only seven. Overall, nine executions is the highest it has been in...

    This pie chart was made to compare and contrast the number of lethal injections of each state. Georgia is the highest of them all; even beating Texas which usually takes the lead.

  • The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth
    Editorial/Opinion

    The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

    Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor in Chief

    March 15, 2017

    With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist Petula Dvorak begs that we ask ourselves not only what changes will come within the next four years but also acknowledge the threat it will impose upon today’s youth in the sense of m...

    As our President, Trump’s influence plays a key role in societal change over the next few years. Younger generations have many decisions ahead as to what to make of his conservative policy and abrasive attitude. (Photo credit to Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post)

  • Online or in Person?
    Editorial/Opinion

    Online or in Person?

    Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

    March 7, 2017

    Throughout the years, person-to-person conversation has decreased, and chatting online, even when next to someone, has become the social norm for carrying on or beginning a conversation, especially when it is with someone new. Meeting new people is probably the most difficult obstacle us humans truly...

    The image above depicts the difference in social interactions in our society. Which do you find more engaging and enjoyable? Pictured above are the following people: Jennifer Arena, Diana Rodgers, Grace Wood, Marissa Dintino.

  • Russian Hacking Scandal: The Truth Among The Lies
    News

    Russian Hacking Scandal: The Truth Among The Lies

    Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

    March 7, 2017

    Throughout the course of Donald J. Trump’s win, there have been many protests for recounts and for him to be impeached due to the claim that Russia hacked into the governmental system and altered the voting in Trump’s favor, which caused the Democratic committee a harsh loss. Many have stated...

    The above photo conveys an envelope (to represent a vote sent out), a symbol from Russia (to convey they had something to do with it), and a symbol for win with a ‘x’ through it (to show there was no direct effect from this event).

  • Warmth
    Literature

    Warmth

    Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor

    March 7, 2017

    During the brief period of time between summer and winter, when the sun began to fade, and the first flurries of snow fell from the clouds, I stepped through the threshold of some mysterious place.   I can’t tell you exactly what day it was, or who led me there, but I can...

    During the brief period of time between summer and winter, when the sun began to fade and the first flurries of snow fell from the clouds, I stepped through the threshold of some mysterious place.

  • Photograph
    Literature

    Photograph

    Abby Marks, Staff Writer

    March 7, 2017

    I remember that day, Fresh lake water Sloshing onto the shore. The sun glistening softly On the horizon. Woods buzzing with life, But ever so gently.   I remember that day, Sandy feet And sunburned skin. Flames dancing joyfully In the fire pit. Hammocks swinging In...

    These photos signify the memories that dance through my brain every now and then. The moments frozen forever in time force a small smile onto my lips.

  • Your words do make a difference
    Editorial/Opinion

    Your words do make a difference

    Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

    March 6, 2017

    Out of all of the high school deaths per year, 30% of them are suicides because of bullying. In America, there are around 4,400 suicides per year due to bullying. I don’t want to dish out a load of hard-hitting, well-researched facts that you will forget in a short time. This article needs to leave...

    According to a study at Yale University, bully victims can be up to nine times more likely to consider and/ or attempt suicide than non-victims.

  • Seguin, Matthews, Crosby: NHL Names to Remember
    Sports

    Seguin, Matthews, Crosby: NHL Names to Remember

    Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

    March 6, 2017

    On Tuesday, January 10 the National Hockey League (NHL) announced the roster for the NHL All-Star Game on January 29, 2017. The roster consists of 40 of the best current players in the NHL who have been split up into four distinct teams based on their geographical region: Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central,...

    This is a picture of Dallas Stars “star” Tyler Seguin. It was taken from this comical article about an instance where a fan brought him a burger after taking his order over Twitter.

Sports

Lady Raiders Suffer Loss to South Forsyth War Eagles

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

The Lady Raiders Varsity soccer team suffered a loss on Tuesday, March 7, with a final score of 0-4 ag...

March 13

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

North’s Indoor Drumline Travels to the Wasteland

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

This winter, North Forsyth High School’s Indoor Drumline will perform a show called Wasteland. Most of ...

March 1

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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

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

Hailey’s Herald: Suppress the Stress

Hailey’s Herald: Suppress the Stress

January 20

Why is Football So Important in America?

Why is Football So Important in America?

January 5

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

December 13

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