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Why is Every Year Not Leap Year?

Why is Every Year Not Leap Year?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017 • 71 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every four years, the calendar has an extra day added to it and the world then has twenty-nine days in February rather than only twenty-eight. But the question is: why does the calendar have just one leap year? The reasoning behind having an extra day every four years begins as far back as the Roman...

Seven Decades

Seven Decades

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017 • 98 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

On a dreary afternoon in New York City in mid-April 2016, a man’s eyes opened for the first time in 76 years. The light of the hospital room was, while dim to others, nearly blinding to a man who had not seen light in over seven decades. It took a few minutes for his eyes to adjust, but when they did,...

Kicking, Clawing, Fighting: A Brief History of the LGBT Community

Kicking, Clawing, Fighting: A Brief History of the LGBT Community

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
November 2, 2016 • 153 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

“In the mid-nineteenth century, heterosexuality and homosexuality are created.” The words, coined by journalist Károly Mária Kertbeny, were written in chicken-scratch writing in a letter mailed to the Prussian legislature to equate same-sex attraction to opposite-sex attraction, to categorize...

Vols Vanquish Dawgs

Vols Vanquish Dawgs

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
October 11, 2016 • 167 views
Filed under Columns, Sports

On Oct. 1, 2016, the unbelievable happened at our very own Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia where the Bulldogs played the Tennessee Volunteers. It was a close game, but ultimately ended in defeat for Georgia with a score of 31-34. The game started off strong for Georgia and gave many fans hope of...

The Spirit Behind Japanese Martial Arts

The Spirit Behind Japanese Martial Arts

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor
March 8, 2016 • 331 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

A flow of tradition has opened wide across the ocean between Japan and America. Since the time of the Shogunate’s fall in World War II, their foods, their stories, their art, countless things have melted into our culture from our island brothers. Beyond the many superficial ideas, however,...

Exciting Ways to Spend MLK Day

Exciting Ways to Spend MLK Day

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer
January 15, 2016 • 472 views
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

This coming Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. day. This is a day to celebrate the life of the famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King, who is known for his moving speeches, his nonviolent protests, and his general mission towards racial equality. For most people, this third Monday...

First American Ninja Warrior Crowned

First American Ninja Warrior Crowned

Julie Day, Staff Writer
November 30, 2015 • 305 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

American ninja warrior is a fitness based obstacle course that originated in Japan. The American adaptation is less rigorous than that of its Japanese brother, but still challenges anyone who can make it past the qualifying round. American Ninja Warrior has several stages: city qualifying, city finals,...

What Once Was a Diamond

What Once Was a Diamond

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015 • 350 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Before the days when religion ruled mankind, before the days when it would even bother to kill for such a petty thing, a proud civilization rose from the sands of the east that would witness the world rise and fall.  From the Tigris and Euphrates, the city-states of Sumeria were born, farming and fighting...

A First-Hand Account of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

A First-Hand Account of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Raicheal Havins, News/Advertisement Editor
May 7, 2015 • 221 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

My great uncle, Harvey Linfille Havins, was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was a Seaman 1st Class on the USS Arizona. His battle station was below where the oil leak is now.  There is not much was known about him in my family; no one even knows his birthday. However, my great grandfathe...

The Museum of the Bible to Open in D.C.

The Museum of the Bible to Open in D.C.

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015 • 310 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Washington D.C. is going to be home to a new museum: The Museum of the Bible. The nonprofit museum is expected to open in November 2017, and be placed just two blocks south of the National Mall. It will hold Steve Green’s, president of Hobby Lobby Inc., personal collection of biblical artifacts. According...

17 million Year Old Fossil Explains African Uplift

17 million Year Old Fossil Explains African Uplift

Amanda Lewsader, Staff writer
April 3, 2015 • 360 views
Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

If anyone has taken the biology course at North Forsyth High School, then they would have learned about the Geologic Time Scale, index fossils, and how scientists date fossils or rocks: Radiometric or Relative dating. Radiometric dating is more accurate and scientists prefer to date ancient objects. The...

Those That Define Humanity

Those That Define Humanity

Bim Peacock, Photo Editor
March 12, 2015 • 484 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Of all the issues complained about in this modern day in age, the pettiest one by far, is the fact that people do complain.  The point is well understood: people have struggles here and there of various depths and intensities.  The fact, however, that all our generation seems to do is whine abou...

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