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  • September Student of the Month
    News

    September Student of the Month

    Grace Wood, Sports Editor

    September 19, 2018

    North had their first ceremony of the year celebrating the students and teacher of the month. Each year, our school rewards students in each subject from math to fine arts and are given a ceremony in their honor during IF. The first students to be recognized in 2018-19 are Mandi Stanford for math...

    The school chooses only a select group of students to be chosen for an award. It is an honor to be chosen because it really means the student put in a lot of effort in their work.

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  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Takes on Georgia Challenge
    Sports

    Girls Varsity Volleyball Takes on Georgia Challenge

    Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

    September 19, 2018

    On Saturday, September 15, North Forsyth’s Lady Raiders varsity volleyball team participated in the annual Georgia Challenge Tournament at the Southern Volleyball Center, ending the tournament with two wins and two losses. The stars of Saturday’s tournament were line senior Mary Ellen Enright, ...

  • Following a Season of Defeat, the 2018 Braves Season is Looking Up
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    Following a Season of Defeat, the 2018 Braves Season is Looking Up

    Abby Marks, Features Editor

    September 18, 2018

    After a season full of heartbreaking losses for the Atlanta Braves, their chances of making playoffs this time around are pretty likely. Their 2017 season ended with a record of 72-90, and they were eliminated from the post-season round against the Miami Marlins, keeping them from the playoffs for the ...

    The Braves celebrate a homerun made by Nick Markakis, a common occurrence this season with how well they are doing. Currently, they are leading the National League East. Photo by Jeff Schafer.

  • An Inspiration to Youtube, Claire Wineland, Dead at 21
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    An Inspiration to Youtube, Claire Wineland, Dead at 21

    Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

    September 18, 2018

    “You can be in pain and yet you can see beauty and that’s what makes life so incredible” -Claire Wineland   Claire Wineland, a Youtube personality and motivational speaker, died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at 6 P.M. Claire struggled a battle with cystic fibrosis her whole life. After final...

    This image was taken from Claire Wineland’s Instagram, @claire.wineland. Wineland had thousands of followers who were devastated at her passing.

  • “YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018
    Features

    “YA” Cannot Wait to Hear about Decatur Book Festival 2018

    Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

    September 17, 2018

    Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of bibliophiles gather to meet authors, listen to panels and share their love for books. One stage in particular receives great attention every year: the Young Adult Stage. Once again, they put on a great series of discussions and authors for Decatur Book Fe...

    The authors of the “YA Truth or Dare Presented by YATL” panel start off by trying to figure out the flavor of the drinks in their bottles. Little does Becky Albertalli know, she will be picked as the first contestant. Authors pictured left to right: David Arnold, Julian Winters, Nic Stone, Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas.

  • Esports in Schools
    School, Sports

    Esports in Schools

    Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

    September 17, 2018

    Esports is a growing competition between players participate either alone or in a team against others for sometimes large prize pools and it is beginning to spread into schools and colleges. NFHS is no exception with a new club being made for Esports at the high school competitive level. The Esports ...

    A photo of an Esports competition and its trophy prize. (Photo credited to: IBM corporation)

  • Coaching for a Change: Andy Martin
    Features, School

    Coaching for a Change: Andy Martin

    Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

    September 17, 2018

    Coach Andy Martin is a new staff member to North Forsyth High School and we welcome him with open arms! This is his first year coaching for North High in his 18 years of teaching. He previously taught at Forsyth Central High School and North Forsyth Middle School. When asked what made him want to lea...

    Here is North Forsyth High School’s newest addition to coaching, Andy Martin. Coach Martin is hoping to inspire all Raiders to reach their goals through a healthier lifestyle.

  • Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap
    News

    Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    May 21, 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of the social media website Facebook, was subject to two hearings before Congress, on April 10 and 11.  The hearings occurred in part as the result of Facebook’s affiliation with the company Cambridge Analytica, which has been accused of collecting...

    Mark Zuckerberg faced two congressional hearings early this April as a result of Facebook’s involvement with the company Cambridge Analytica, a scandal which is reminiscent of previous data breaches reported by other major companies. (Photo taken from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/09/read-mark-zuckerbergs-testimony-to-congress-annotated/?utm_term=.017553b124d2)

  • Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap
    News

    Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    May 21, 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of the social media website Facebook, was subject to two hearings before Congress, on April 10 and 11.  The hearings occurred in part as the result of Facebook’s affiliation with the company Cambridge Analytica, which has been accused of collecting...

  • News

    Holley Murray, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2018

      On Friday, April 13, the United States (accompanied by allies Great Britain and France) dropped bombs on areas supplying aid to Syria’s chemical weapons program in retaliation toward the Assad regime. At least 42 adults and children were confirmed to have died as a result of the regime’s...

    The three locations hit by the air strikes were all central to the development of Syria’s chemical weapons program: one research center, one storage facility, and one equipment facility/command post. Currently, no civilian casualties have been confirmed in Syria, but reports state that the strikes dealt a “serious blow” to Syrian military development.

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