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  • Georgia Schools In the Aftermath of Parkland

    Georgia Schools In the Aftermath of Parkland

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    March 8, 2018

      With the country still reeling from all that has happened regarding mass shootings in the last six months or so, and with Parkland a fresh reminder of the necessity for some sort of change in our country, people are understandably scared and angry.  And unfortunately, there are some people...

    Georgia schools have received a number of terroristic threats by students and teachers in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Weapons are strictly prohibited from North Forsyth High School and other schools in this state.

  • The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

    The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

    Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

    March 8, 2018

    On January 21, 2017, the very day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest public protest in American history took place. Upwards of 3 million Americans rallied in the streets of major cities including Atlanta, Washington, Los Angeles and many more--but it did not end there: protests...

    Taken from this Mashable article, this photo depicts the recently deceased Carrie Fisher in her iconic role as Princess Leia. Since her death, she has become a symbol of female empowerment and rebellion against oppression.

  • Raider Robotics State Championship

    Raider Robotics State Championship

    Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

    March 8, 2018

      North Forsyth High School’s robotics club, Raider Robotics, had four teams qualify for the VEX robotics state championship at Ola High School in McDonough, GA during the weekend of March 2-3. Teams 3536S, 3536M, 3536R, and 3536Y represented North Forsyth High School this past weekend, and...

    Students (right to left) Ramya Raja, Maria DeSouza, Andrew Collett, Owen Taylor, Jacob Nickles, Logan Swafford and Eric Laurin all proudly stand with their robots after competing in the VEX state championship.

  • Rise Up Raider Review

    Rise Up Raider Review

    Melina Vergilis, Web Editor

    March 8, 2018

    Saturday, February 10th was Rise Up Raider day at North Forsyth High School from 9-11 A.M. Many of the rising freshmen were visiting from their current middle schools to check out possible classes and electives they could take. There were tables set up for math, history, English, Spanish, sports,...

    The journalism table was set up and ready to recruit new staff members for the 2018-2019 school year!

  • Hawaiian Missile Mishap and the Threat of Nuclear War

    Hawaiian Missile Mishap and the Threat of Nuclear War

    Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

    February 28, 2018

    At 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, an emergency alert warning of an incoming missile strike was received across Hawaii. Citizens and vacationers alike scrambled for cover in a panic until 40 minutes later when it was discovered that the warning was a false alarm. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency...

  • To the Beach We Go

    To the Beach We Go

    Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- chief

    February 28, 2018

    It has been years since the nights of lantern light and chilly sand molding under my feet. In these days, the summer nights held cooling sunsets and warm breezes that ran over your shoulders like a thin blanket, and the water rushed up to meet your toes as the colorful sky laid its head down and sank...

  • North’s Unknown Electives

    North’s Unknown Electives

    Melina Vergilis, Web Editor

    February 28, 2018

    Too many electives and classes are underestimated or overlooked at North. Since the 2017-2018 school year is slowly coming to an end, it is time for students to think about next year’s electives. Since many students have already picked their pathways by now, it can be difficult to introduce new electives...

    Students have a wide variety of electives to pick from. Which one will you choose?

  • Raider Basketball Perseveres This Season

    Raider Basketball Perseveres This Season

    Grace Wood, Staff Writer

    February 28, 2018

    The Boys Varsity Basketball team has had an exceptionally difficult  season this school year, only winning six  out of 21 games. Although they have a few more games left in the term, it does not seem like they have enough time to turn their season around.   Although their recent run has...

    Senior Catherine Shopes leads the team to victory despite several of her fellow players are out. Photo by Ben Hendron.

  • Raider Pride on the Wrestling Mat

    Raider Pride on the Wrestling Mat

    Bella Angell, Features and Opinion Editor

    February 28, 2018

    Wrestling is considered the oldest sport in history. It is sometimes used as entertainment but mostly it is a competitive sport. Wrestling is a combat sport comprised of grappling with an opponent, and the challenger declares victory when he is able to throw or “pin” the other down according to the...

    The NFHS Wrestling Team placed third in the state tournament this year in Macon, Georgia. Trophy photo from

    Bella Angell

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

    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.

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