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Caramel M&Ms Coming in 2017

Caramel M&Ms Coming in 2017

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016 • 148 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Mars Chocolate, the company behind the blockbuster chocolate M&M’s, has recently revealed a new perennial flavor for its beloved treat: caramel. The new flavor will offer a creamy, chewy caramel center covered in milk chocolate and coated in the signature M&M’s candy shell. It is expected...

Microsoft Steps Up

Microsoft Steps Up

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016 • 113 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Leading up to Apple’s October MacBook event, users buzzed with excitement to see the newest laptop. Apple promised one of the greatest laptops produced: a thin, light-weight device with speed to rival competitor’s devices. In this new generation of MacBook, there is also a thumbprint scanner (similar...

We’re Going to be Okay

We’re Going to be Okay

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor
December 9, 2016 • 157 views
Filed under Columns, News

So it’s been a few weeks since the most intriguing and unprecedented election of the modern era unfolded before our oblivious eyes, and what a week it has been. While half of America resides in some great turmoil and anger (ex. Anti-Trump protests and riots), the other half could not be any more elated...

Bee Population in the US Declining Rapidly

Bee Population in the US Declining Rapidly

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016 • 127 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Bees are taken for granted very often. Now that they are endangered in the United States, people have begun reconsidering the worth of bees. Due to entire colonies of bees dying off. The cause of this sudden drop of population is due to many different things. Such as pesticides. Pesticides have begun...

Band Family Migrates to a New Home

Band Family Migrates to a New Home

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016 • 110 views
Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the original band room was overtaken by a brand new one located between the cafeteria and the 300 hallway. Students who have a class in the old band room are now located where the old cafeteria used to be. The main purpose of getting a new band room was for space, as items were often...

North Forsyth Robotics “Bets the Farm” and Takes 5th Place

North Forsyth Robotics “Bets the Farm” and Takes 5th Place

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016 • 215 views
Filed under News, School, Showcase

The North Forsyth High School Robotics team recently competed at the Georgia BEST robotics competition. The BEST robotics competition is an annual competition that happens in the fall, and the North robotics team is always ready to compete. Each competition is based on a game that relates to a real world...

Gatlinburg Evacuated due to Deadly Fire

Gatlinburg Evacuated due to Deadly Fire

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
December 2, 2016 • 120 views
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Fires destroyed many parts of Gatlinburg, Tennessee over this week, forcing more than 1,000 residents to evacuate and fill the nearby shelters. Spreading fast over the entire forests of Gatlinburg, the fires enveloped many buildings and homes. Many reports suggest that the popular resort Westgate Smoky...

ISIS Puts up Fierce Resistance in Battle for Mosul

ISIS Puts up Fierce Resistance in Battle for Mosul

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016 • 106 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

The Iraqi and Kurdish armies’ struggle to reconquer the city of Mosul is making swift progress, but the outnumbered and desperate ISIS forces are employing multiple brutal methods to try and maintain their hold on the city. The terrorist group is utilizing fleets of car bombs, as well as roadside im...

Here’s What You Missed While Trump Was Being Elected

Here’s What You Missed While Trump Was Being Elected

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016 • 112 views
Filed under News, Showcase

As can be expected from such a dramatic election, the media has shifted nearly all of its focus from the country’s general happenings to a spotlight on the race to the White House. The result is that events considered less important have been overshadowed by the biggest American news organizations....

EpiPen Prices Increasing Rapidly

EpiPen Prices Increasing Rapidly

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016 • 115 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Millions of people around the world face allergies on a daily basis, but how do people deal with severe allergic reactions? The EpiPen is a portable needle filled with epinephrine that is injected into the thigh when severe allergies occur. It saves many peoples’ lives everyday and gives them the capability...

Fannin County Wildfire Smoke Reaches Forsyth County

Fannin County Wildfire Smoke Reaches Forsyth County

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016 • 175 views
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

After weeks of burning in Fannin and Gilmer counties, the Rough Ridge fire is now approaching 20,000 acres with no sign of stopping. Due to the increasing drought, and lack of humidity in the air, the fire has the potential to burn throughout the week or longer. Since the fire broke out, more than 50...

New Evidence Points to Amelia Earhart Dying as a Castaway

New Evidence Points to Amelia Earhart Dying as a Castaway

Claire Canada, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016 • 116 views
Filed under News, Showcase, World

The US government accepted the theory that Amelia Earhart’s plane crashed at sea long ago; after she disappeared on July 2, 1937 when attempting to be the first woman to fly around the world, the search for Earhart and her plane began and never ended. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery...

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