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  • Trivial
    Literature

    Trivial

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    May 19, 2017

    Jerry was a fidgety man with a face that made people nervous to look at--not because it was intimidating by any means, but because of a characteristic twitching of the corner of his mouth at odd intervals.  He was short and balding, although with the amount of time he spent fixing his hair each morn...

    A knock at the door shook him from his stupor in front of the television, and as he stood, scraping his feet slowly along the floor, several bottles clinked in protest. A man in a black suit stood waiting for him.

  • Anna Grace Brown: An Oboe Wizard
    Features

    Anna Grace Brown: An Oboe Wizard

    Abby Marks, Staff Writer

    May 19, 2017

    North Forsyth’s halls are sprinkled with incredibly talented actors, singers, mathematicians, musicians and many more. One of these gifted musicians is senior Anna Grace Brown, one of three oboists here at North.   She started playing the oboe in sixth grade at North Forsyth Middle School...

    Brown recently got a tattoo of the keys on an oboe after her 18th birthday. It is very intricate work and represents her love and passion for her instrument.

  • Chasing Mental Health
    Editorial/Opinion

    Chasing Mental Health

    Jennifer Arena, Staff Writer

    May 19, 2017

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the U.S. age 18 and older, or 18% of the population and are the most common mental illness in the United States.   Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 15 million American adults, or abo...

    Friends Skyler Whitehead, Gracen DeBruyn, and Elliot Villareal are able to lean on each other for mental support which helps them cope with the stresses of high school. Whitehead believes that “mental health is a serious issue that needs to be acknowledged.”

  • Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse
    Editorial/Opinion, Sports

    Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse

    Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

    May 19, 2017

    If you have ever watched men’s lacrosse and then watched a women’s game, it is safe to assume that the male version of this sport is a lot more of a contact sport than that of women’s. It requires a lot more equipment and gear than women’s lacrosse does, but does that mean that it is necessaril...

    Senior Abby Hacker progresses forward in the North Forsyth High School Lady Raiders Night of Hope. She looks determined and ready to win the game.

  • Anywhere North
    Literature

    Anywhere North

    Holley Murray, Staff Writer

    May 19, 2017

    Your veins have begged you to run since the first beat of your heart. It’s a call you can’t ignore forever, but after three hours of driving toward Anywhere North Of This God-Forsaken Place, trees turn into looming soldiers lining the highways with their guns pointed at heaven, finger...

    You are driving beneath vandalized tunnels and six feet of your own indifference, writing pages and pages about yourself in the second-person as if to project that apathy toward an invisible You. You’re me. I just don’t admit it, because people get uncomfortable when others acknowledge the fact that we’re all driving away from something.

  • Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope
    Sports

    Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope

    Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

    May 19, 2017

    The Lady Raiders just hosted the biggest game of their season, winning the game with a tight score of 9-8 against the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs, and they called it the Night of Hope. The rivalry between the two schools caused a lot of tension within the game. “There was a lot of tension due to bot...

    (pictures used with permission by Lily Mcgregor) Junior Julie Chesna, midfielder, battles for the ball against North Forsyth High School’s rival, Forsyth Central High School.

  • I Am a Prince
    Literature

    I Am a Prince

    Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

    May 19, 2017

    Dress-up is so much fun; Little eyes glittering in the light. Dressing up like dolls, Zipping up our princess dresses And pulling on our fairy wings, Before finally putting on our crowns and mother’s heels. We live in a fantasy land with princes, dragons, and wicked witches galore.  ...

    The art was used with the permission from a DeviantArt user who wished to stay anonymous. “There's a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is. It's not complicated, it's not a neurosis. It's a mix-up. It's a birth defect, like a cleft palate.” ~Chaz Bono

  • Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?
    Features

    Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

    Abby Marks, Staff Writer

    May 19, 2017

    Warning: If you are unfamiliar with the story of Beauty and the Beast, watch the movie first! This article contains spoilers.   Rumors of a live-action rendition of a fan-favorite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, have been swirling around the internet since as early as January of 2015. Since then...

    Belle swirls around the ballroom with her beautiful yellow dress. While it is close to the original, there were some sparkly details that were newly added to the dress.

  • Ode to Despondency
    Literature

    Ode to Despondency

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    May 19, 2017

    The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, even the most fickle in spirit, and they drew to huddle amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Huddled, too, against the back of a young man, barely upon the age of eight-and-ten,...

    The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, which huddled amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets. Amongst them, a man contemplates life and its overwhelming consequences.

Sports

Dear Atlanta Sports

Dear Atlanta Sports

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

Dear Atlanta Sports, You are probably the last group of people who want to hear about being “cursed”...

May 15, 2017

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

The Atlanta Hawks are a Perfect Blend of Mediocrity and Consistency

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

When one thinks of Atlanta Sports, until recently you’d often only hear reference to the spectacular...

May 10, 2017

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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, 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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