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Is participation in extracurricular activities linked to success?

Is participation in extracurricular activities linked to success?

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer
October 11, 2016 • 145 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Often, a person’s ability to succeed is judged based upon the amount of extracurriculars they participate in. Those who are not involved in activities outside of school are often shamed and stereotypically thought to be less successful in life. These views have become a natural thought for many, and...

GSA Creates Safe Community; Parents Shouldn’t Object

GSA Creates Safe Community; Parents Shouldn’t Object

Jennifer Arena, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016 • 159 views
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In every school, there is a population of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, etc.) students. Many of these students feel unloved, unaccepted, or isolated by their peers. Often times, this lack of acceptance from their peers can lead to very negative consequences.   Let’s...

Social Justice Movements: Good in Theory, Troublesome in Practice

Social Justice Movements: Good in Theory, Troublesome in Practice

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor
September 23, 2016 • 156 views
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Humans are opinionated by nature and when it comes to a matter of civil rights, we are doubly so; but is that always a good thing? The thoughts themselves are very logical. Black lives do matter. Women are equal to men. LGBT+ people should be able to marry or use the bathroom of the preference. Everyone...

Top Three Conspiracy Theories of 2016

Top Three Conspiracy Theories of 2016

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016 • 161 views
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Conspiracy Theory: A theory that explains an event or situation, as the result of a secret plan by usually powerful people or groups. Something as simple as questioning the government’s honesty or as complex as believing in parallel universes could be considered a conspiracy theory.  Since some of...

Column #1: An Introduction

Column #1: An Introduction

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor
September 19, 2016 • 158 views
Filed under Columns, Editorial/Opinion

Hi, my name is Noah. I am the opinion editor for the North Forsyth Raider Wire this year and I am super excited to share my awesome (and probably convoluted) opinions in this column! I am currently a junior and plan on going to college at Vanderbilt or Stanford, or some other cool place. I really enjoy...

Gender vs. Genre

Gender vs. Genre

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
May 23, 2016 • 281 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Should boys read young-adult fiction novels? Should girls read books about the Civil War? Stereotyping has become a natural trait in humans that is constantly being passed on to their children. I personally think that anyone can read whatever they want, as long as they enjoy it. A lot of males enjoy...

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Mediocre

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Mediocre

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 • 193 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

This movie is probably one of the strangest releases of 2016, and it’s only in the first quarter of the year. This film was intended to go up against the blockbuster Avengers 2: Age of Ultron last summer, but to Warner Bros. credit, they decided to delay the release. Not to the next summer, but to...

Standardized Testing is Madness

Standardized Testing is Madness

Jade Flack, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016 • 213 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

As a sophomore student, I think I speak for everyone when I say: testing is hell. During these last few weeks of 2015-2016 school year, we are bombarded with pointless and redundant projects, essays, EOCTs, SLOs, and final exams. All these standardized tests are mandated for primarily one goal: to measure...

Is Barbie Ruining the Minds of Kids?

Is Barbie Ruining the Minds of Kids?

Julie Day, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016 • 169 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, recently began production of Barbie dolls sporting different skin tones, heights, and body shapes. In theory, these dolls should be showcasing body positivity to the developing minds of young kids; however, should younger generations be exposed to issues in body image? Elementary...

Why All These Classics?

Why All These Classics?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016 • 224 views
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A topic that many teens talk about is what books are being required to read in school. Pretty much all of the books are classics. There are many high schoolers who despise reading, so they have a smaller chance of being successful in school. If a few young-adult novels were introduced to school reading...

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016 • 209 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

High school students are placed under a ridiculous amount of stress. They are expected to go to school for seven hours, do two hours of homework, and have many forms of extracurricular activities. This doesn’t even include important socializing time with friends or family. When students barely have...

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