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  • Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework
    Editorial/Opinion

    Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

    December 21, 2017

    After a grueling eight hours of schoolwork and learning, students should be able to go home and relax, right? Wrong. Instead, they have to spend what should be free time doing homework. On average, high school students have about 3.5 hours of homework every night. This means that students spend 11.5...

    Homework takes up far too much time of the day for students who are also involved in extra clubs or sports. It leaves no room for time to relax at home, spend time with family or even get jobs.

  • NFL Players are Choosing to Kneel During National Anthem
    News, World

    NFL Players are Choosing to Kneel During National Anthem

    Abby Marks, Staff Writer

    December 21, 2017

    NFL players on teams from all over the country have been either locking arms with their team mates or kneeling during the National Anthem before the game. They are kneeling not to protest Trump or to disrespect veterans or our military, but to protest police brutality and oppression against African...

    It has always been a well known tradition to have a vocalist sing the National Anthem while everybody in the stands and all the players stand with their hand over their heart. Recently, it has become popular for football players to kneel in protest during the anthem, and it has caused unrest all across America.

  • Horse Lovers Rejoice: Equestrian Team Is Back At NFHS
    Local, News, School

    Horse Lovers Rejoice: Equestrian Team Is Back At NFHS

    Melina Vergilis, Web Editor

    December 21, 2017

    North Forsyth High School offers many clubs and extracurricular activities for people to express themselves and make friends. Students will have an opportunity to learn important skills the new chemistry teacher, Heidi Archer, plans to restart the equestrian team. A few years ago, there was an equestrian...

    This is Emma; a horse that will be ridden in the North Forsyth High School equestrian club.

  • November Students and Teacher of the Month
    Local, News, School

    November Students and Teacher of the Month

    Grace Wood, Staff Writer

    December 21, 2017

    On November 29, North congratulated the students and teacher of the month for their hard work and dedication to the school during IF. Each hardworking student was nominated by their teachers for their success in different subject and  was awarded a certificate at the ceremony. Along with this, the...

    The students smiled proudly as they held their certificates for the camera.

  • To My Friend
    Literature

    To My Friend

    Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

    December 21, 2017

    I can see the pain written on the canvas of your heart.  Believe me when I say I have tried to understand what has happened, but  I won’t pretend to know what you have been through.  I just wish it was me and not you. Please know I wish it was me and not you. Everyone deserves moments of peace where th...

    The significance of the wings is to resemble the meaning of the poem. The angel represents that I will follow you to heaven, or I will chase through hell to make sure you are okay. It was intended to help my friend get through a hard time in her life, and I hope she is doing well.

  • Fatal Friday
    Literature

    Fatal Friday

    Ramya Raja, News/Sports Editor

    December 20, 2017

    Sleep and drowsiness clouded his vision as Eli realized the time visible on the clock in front of him. He bolted upright, stumbled out of bed, and began scrambling for clothes. “I can’t be late, not again,” Eli muttered to himself as he stumbled out the door without grabbing a bite to eat. Eli...

    A supposedly ordinary Friday takes a terrible turn. Can Eli make it through this day in one piece?

  • Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Are You?
    Editorial/Opinion

    Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Are You?

    Bella Angell, Features and Opinion Editor

    December 20, 2017

    Are you a real Christmas tree person or an artificial tree person? Most people have a definite opinion on this subject, and it usually stems from what kind of tree their families have. There are many thoughts and opinions on Christmas trees based on different benefits. “Real trees smell good and...

    The choice of Christmas trees are based on family holiday tradition. Many families enjoy the experience of choosing a real tree. Other families enjoy the convenience of an artificial tree.

  • A Boy and His Bird
    Literature

    A Boy and His Bird

    Grace Wood, Staff Writer

    December 20, 2017

    There are two things to remember about for this story: it’s about an ill-fated boy and the bird. The boy had dangerous silver eyes, hair like a raven’s feathers and dark clothes which were strange, foreign. The bird, however, radiated a light atmosphere. It was white, pure, and I wanted to draw closer...

    “The two were dark and light. Black and white. Yin and Yang.”

  • Seniors Looking Toward the Future
    Features

    Seniors Looking Toward the Future

    Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- Chief

    December 20, 2017

    As the school year progresses, seniors across the United States are either dreading or longing for their final days of required education, enduring the waiting period before they are sent out of the door into the “real world”. With this season of anticipation comes the looming presence of the ever...

    Sara Chesnut holds up her acceptance letter to Young Harris College. She is excited to attend the same college as her father, sister and many other family alumni.

  • A Postmortem for Vine
    Editorial/Opinion

    A Postmortem for Vine

    Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

    December 20, 2017

    The year 2012 brought the news of a death total of 2,000 in the Afghan war, the reelection of Barack Obama and the birth of the social media platform Vine. Vine was founded in the summery sweet June heat of 2012 with one simple idea: six second looping videos. Users would have the ability to film anything...

    “Milk and Vine” is a book parodying the format of the popular book “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur. The collection contains 70+ Vines and original artwork to commemorate the dead platform.

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