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  • What is the Big Deal with Essential Oils?
    Features

    What is the Big Deal with Essential Oils?

    Grace Wood, Staff Writer

    April 18, 2018

    Essential oils seem to be on the rise lately, but where did this sudden popularity come from? As Walmart and Kroger begin to stock their shelves with oils and diffusers, it makes you wonder what is so good about these products and if investing in them is really worth it. I started getting interested...

    These cute little sugar scrubs really make great gifts. I made some for my friends, and they absolutely loved them.

  • The Florida Project: A Review and Examination
    Features

    The Florida Project: A Review and Examination

    Noah Smith, Literary Magazine Editor

    April 18, 2018

    Toward the end of 2017, a tiny indie film by the name of “The Florida Project” silently entered theatres, although it amassed almost unanimous critical acclaim for its portrayal of what is commonly referred to as “hidden poverty” and the warmth director Sean Baker brought to his complex and often...

    This picture, taken from this article, shows Moonee (in the middle) with her two friends who also live in hotels. In this scene, the trio explores abandoned homes to stave off the boredom of summertime.

  • Behind the Scenes: Putting on ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’
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    Behind the Scenes: Putting on ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

    Abby Marks, Staff Writer

    April 18, 2018

    The NFHS drama department recently put on a fantastic rendition of the classic movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, a musical about a family of seven brothers who each try to court a wife by stealing them from town. The play is full of fighting, romance and humor, as well as incredible singing...

    Senior Kylee Bowen played the lead role of Millie Pontipee. She reflected the pure talent and hard work that she invested in the show through extraordinary acting, singing and dancing.

  • South Africa’s Water Crisis
    News

    South Africa’s Water Crisis

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    April 18, 2018

    In South Africa, continual drought is leading to the imminent arrival of “Day Zero,” the date by which government officials have determined that the majority of water faucets will need to be shut off and water rationed out to the population.  The problem is especially severe in Cape Town, South...

    Clean water is something we easily take for granted, but in Cape Town, South Africa, people are beginning to realize that the resource is not so definite as they would hope. Drought in South Africa is steadily worsening, leading to the potential for a “Day Zero” in which water is completely shut off in the country.

  • To AP or Not To AP…
    Features

    To AP or Not To AP…

    Bella Angell, Opinion/Feature Editor

    April 18, 2018

    This time of year, during registration, the discussion among parents and students turns to Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Is the teacher recommending a student for an AP class? Who should take AP classes and why? Should the student take the class or waive out? Parents and students are planning classes...

    So many AP classes, so little time!

    lorrie

  • Lady Raiders Play Close Game at Final Four
    Sports

    Lady Raiders Play Close Game at Final Four

    Leilani Gibbons, Editor-in-Chief

    April 18, 2018

    The North Forsyth Raider’s girls basketball team was defeated in the Final Four by the Westlake Lions last Saturday, ending a close game with a score of 44-52.   The game was off to a slow start during the first quarter as both teams struggled to maintain possession of the ball, leaving...

    Senior Cassie Markle shoots a free throw after a foul from Westlake. The Lady Raiders played hard and put up a good fight, being one of Final Four teams in the state championship, but they were defeated 44- 52 by the Westlake Lions.

  • Zell Miller, Former Georgia Politician, Dead
    News

    Zell Miller, Former Georgia Politician, Dead

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    April 18, 2018

    Zell Miller, whose name many Georgia students instantly recognize in relation to the scholarship named after him, passed away on March 23 at the age of 86 due to complications caused by Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Carvey, who he married in 1954, and two sons. A funeral...

    : Zell Miller, the Georgia politician whose name many students might recognize for his work in creating the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, passed away on March 23 at the age of 86. (photo credit: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M001141)

  • Raiders Well-Represented at DECA State Competitions
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    Raiders Well-Represented at DECA State Competitions

    Holley Murray, Staff Writer

    April 18, 2018

    A noticeable chunk of North’s finest students missed school for the first few days of February to travel to Atlanta and compete against other schools in the state DECA competitions. After countless hours of dedication to perfecting plans, ten Raiders won finalist positions in various categories and...

    : A noticeable chunk of North’s finest students missed school for the first few days of February to travel to Atlanta and compete against other schools in the state DECA competitions. After countless hours of dedication to perfecting plans, ten Raiders won finalist positions in various categories and two NFHS DECA competitors in particular won a first place state award.

  • How to Win a Date in Six Easy Steps
    Features

    How to Win a Date in Six Easy Steps

    Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

    April 18, 2018

    It is that time of year again: paper hearts, melted chocolates and cheesy romance puns. Couples passionately make-out in the hallway and the kids around you have desks overflowing with pink and red cards. The love bug has started its persistent buzzing in the ears of naive, flirty teenagers. February...

    Make 2018 the year you finally win a date!

  • Alliance Academy: Newest Addition to Forsyth County High Schools
    News

    Alliance Academy: Newest Addition to Forsyth County High Schools

    Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

    April 18, 2018

    In order to accommodate the growing population of high school age students in the Forsyth County district, a new high school-- the Forsyth Alliance Academy of Innovation, will be opening for the 2018-2019 school year..  The Alliance Academy will offer pathways that are specific to desired careers and...

    The Forsyth Alliance Academy of Innovation will be opening shortly welcoming incoming freshmen and sophomores. The Avengers (school mascot) are excited to be opening for the 2018-2019 school year.

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