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Trivial

Trivial

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 38 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

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...

Anna Grace Brown: An Oboe Wizard

Anna Grace Brown: An Oboe Wizard

Abby Marks, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 40 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Chasing Mental Health

Chasing Mental Health

Jennifer Arena, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 34 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse

Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
May 19, 2017 • 31 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase, Sports

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...

Anywhere North

Anywhere North

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 31 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

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...

Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope

Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
May 19, 2017 • 28 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

I Am a Prince

I Am a Prince

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor
May 19, 2017 • 28 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

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.  ...

Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

Abby Marks, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 32 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Ode to Despondency

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 28 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

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,...

D.I.Y. Duct Tape Flower Pen

Grace Wood, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 36 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Why Pay for College?

Why Pay for College?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017 • 11 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

For thirteen years of their lives, most children who go to school are blessed enough to not have to pay a penny for their education. Public elementary, middle, and high schools cost nothing directly to parents who seek to give their children an education. If this is the case for most childrens’ thirteen...

Stiff as Granite

Stiff as Granite

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 8 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

She had fallen in love with him slowly, over the course of four squandered years.  He had loved her from the minute he saw her, and had vowed never to leave her, regardless of the reason. He had repeated that vow so many times that she had come to take it for granted, to take him for granted.  Now,...

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