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  • The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness
    Editorial/Opinion

    The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

    Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

    January 10, 2019

    In the age of WebMD and online quizzes, hypochondriacs are thriving. But the realm of digital self-diagnostic tools not only covers physical illness but has also expanded to encompass any mental ailment under the sun. Online resources such as sites like Psych Central, a website full of self-assessment quizzes that gauge your likelih...

    Mental health screenings should be administered by a certified mental health professional before claim is laid to any diagnosis. (Image Credits: Medical Xpress)

    Raja,Ramya

  • Should We Have a Dual-Enrolled Valedictorian?
    Editorial/Opinion, School

    Should We Have a Dual-Enrolled Valedictorian?

    Ramya Raja, News Editor

    January 10, 2019

    There are plenty of topics and educational issues that are under constant debate and deliberation. But one of the most consistently controversial and heated debates that surfaces every year amongst the parents and students of North Forsyth High School is this: whether a dual enrollment student shoul...

    Without fail, every single year, graduation time comes around and so does this debate. Should a dual enrolled student be allowed to walk the aisle as valedictorian or salutatorian?

    Raja,Ramya

  • What Makes “Dear Evan Hansen” so Essential for Today’s Generation?
    Features

    What Makes “Dear Evan Hansen” so Essential for Today’s Generation?

    Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

    January 10, 2019

    In the past two years, several new musicals have made their debuts on the Broadway stage, one of these new musicals being “Dear Evan Hansen.” The Broadway phenomenon first appeared July 2015, eliciting an immediate reaction from the public. “Dear Evan Hansen” shares the story of a teenage boy with se...

    Dear Evan Hansen is an inspirational musical. This is a collage of the show’s memorable moments. (Taken from google images)

    Raja,Ramya

  • Raider Athletes Sign on to Play on in College
    Local, News, School, Sports

    Raider Athletes Sign on to Play on in College

    Grace Wood, Sports Editor

    January 10, 2019

    Six Raider athletes honored the tradition of signing on to play sports at their respected colleges in ceremony. The signings take place at North Forsyth where families, friends and teammates can see their athletes move on to the next chapter as an athlete. Mary Ellen Enright, who recently was named c...

    Carly Henning, Canby Biddle, Mary Ellen Enright, Paul Watkins, Caleb Vercek, Brody Westbrooks (Left to Right) are proud recipients of sport scholarships.

    Raja,Ramya

  • Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018
    Books, Features, Movies, TV, & Games

    Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

    Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

    January 10, 2019

    The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle to find something that they are interested in. What would be more interesting than watching a boo...

    So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell

  • It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture
    Editorial/Opinion

    It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

    Holley Murray, Literature Editor

    January 10, 2019

    For teenagers growing up today, technology plays a greater role in our development than it has for any other generation before us. There is a myriad of new creations and innovations appearing around us every day, and while living in such a high-tech society has its perks, it also comes with its fair sha...

    Kevin Hart stepped down on Dec. 6 from hosting the upcoming Oscars after homophobic tweets from him that were several years old resurfaced. He issued a sincere apology, but in this day and age, an apology is simply not enough to save a person from being “canceled.”

  • Alabama Sweeps Last-Minute Victory Against Georgia in SEC Championship Game: An Analysis Based on Past History
    Sports

    Alabama Sweeps Last-Minute Victory Against Georgia in SEC Championship Game: An Analysis Based on Past History

    Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

    December 22, 2018

    On Saturday, Dec. 1, the University of Alabama’s football team turned the tide to beat the Georgia Bulldogs in this football season’s SEC Championship Game. Georgia appeared to have the upper hand at the end of the first half, but with a change of players and some impressive plays, the Alabama Crimson Tide managed to pull ahead to win the game, scoring 35 points against Georgia’s 28. The game was held in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; ...

    Georgia Bulldogs fans were understandably disappointed that they once again lost the SEC Championship Game to the Alabama Crimson Tide. This marks the third occasion in the last 10 years that Georgia has lost against Alabama despite a promising lead early on in the game. (Photo credit: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2807815-sec-championship-2018-alabama-vs-georgia-breakdown-predictions.)

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  • Mary Ellen Enright: All-County Volleyball Player of the Year
    Sports

    Mary Ellen Enright: All-County Volleyball Player of the Year

    Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

    December 22, 2018

    Forsyth County News named Mary Ellen Enright the All-County Volleyball Player of the Year for the 2018 volleyball season. Much of the weight of North Forsyth High School’s  volleyball season rode on Enright’s shoulders, considering that she is the only senior on the team this year and that she is known to be ...

    Mary Ellen Enright jumps to spike the ball during North Forsyth High School’s volleyball match against Forsyth Central High School on Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo by Ian Frazer.)

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  • North Students Participate in a Winter Barrel Race
    Sports

    North Students Participate in a Winter Barrel Race

    Melina Vergilis, Opinion Editor

    December 22, 2018

    With winter closing in, outdoor sports tend to take a backseat and resume in the spring; however, barrel racers who attend North Forsyth High School are ready to start a new series at a local venue. Mountain View Stables and Arena is hosting a winter series barrel race in Dawsonville, Georgia with a ...

    Grace Orzech, a freshman at North Forsyth High School is running her horse Kat at Mountain View Stables and Arena.

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  • Santa Quits Christmas This Year
    Features, The Raider Flatline (North's Satirical News)

    Santa Quits Christmas This Year

    Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

    December 22, 2018

    On Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, Saint Nicholas--commonly known as Santa Claus--stated that he would be quitting Christmas. At 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nicholas stood in front of his home at the North Pole, with millions of elves and reporters from all around the world watching. With a distressed look on his f...

    This year, Saint Nicholas announced that he will no longer be traveling around the world to hand out presents. He claimed that everyone is so ungrateful nowadays and that people need to do more giving rather than receiving.

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