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Arts Education

The right brain craves creativity and art, while the left thrives off of academics and logic. The arts keep students balanced and give them a way to express themselves. The arts need to be protected because if we lose them, we all become the same. (Photo from

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out, pine straw brooms. Imagine choir kids with no risers to perform on and performing arts students...

How To Choose Your College Major

Business degrees are currently the most sought after job in America currently, taking about 39% of the demand.

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

If you intend to earn a professional degree after High School, you will probably need certain courses or prerequisites Some colleges ask you to list your expected major on your college application--although "undecided" is usually an option but do not require you to declare a definitive degree until later...

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

Khalid’s single “Talk” is a great example of a crossover between pop music and R&B. (Photo from Apple Music.)

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

With our increasingly technological society, music genres such as rap, pop, country and especially EDM have taken inspiration from and even started collaborating with artists of other genres. However, collaborations with artists from rap and pop music have been integrated into music from as early as the...

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

These fans of Lil Peep were featured in a post on the rapper’s Instagram, captioned, “Look at my beautiful fans awwwww.” It would be Lil Peep’s final post; the very same day, he would be found dead at only 21 years old as a result of overdosing on fentanyl and Xanax. (Photo from @lilpeep on Instagram.)

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

May 6, 2019

“Running away from you takes time and pain, and I don’t even want to / So I’m getting high all week without you, popping pills, thinking about you.” An enthralled crowd in El Paso, Texas sang out these lyrics at a Lil Peep concert on Nov. 14, 2017. The very next day, Lil Peep would be found dead at only 21 y...

Governor’s Honors Students: Becoming a GHP Attendee

The Georgia Governor’s Honor Program is a 4-week summer program open to students in the state of Georgia who exceed in a specific subject. These students go through an extensive interview process and are selected by teachers for specific “majors,” or areas of study. After chosen to participate, they stay at Berry College and learn about their major and about how to improve in this area of study. (Photo from

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is an extensive summer program for high school upperclassmen from schools around Georgia. According to the GHP website, the program “is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thin...

NFHS Varsity Boys Play Hard, Defeated by Central 3-1

No. 6, freshman Carlos Mondada making a beautiful pass to one of his fellow teammates.

Carena Ravenel, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

On April 10, the NFHS varsity boys soccer team traveled to Forsyth Central High School to challenge the FCHS team in one of the last games of the season. Unfortunately, North lost to Central with a final score of 1-3. The first half of the game contained a lot of action from North’s keeper, seni...

Kiss 2019 End of the Road Tour Hits Atlanta

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

In 2018, Kiss announced that they will be doing a farewell tour in 2019 called the “End of the Road Tour.” It began on Jan. 31, 2019, and with over 100 shows scheduled, it is expected to end on Dec. 3, 2019. The rock band played in Atlanta on April 7 at State Farm Arena. Although not all of the ...

Measles Outbreak in U.S. Contributes to the Rise of the Internet Censorship

The United States faces a measles outbreak of massive proportions as the second-highest number of cases have been reported for January to April of this year.  Some people have begun to blame anti-vaxxers as the cause of such outbreaks in the U.S., leading to censorship of anti-vaccination content online.  (Photo Credit:

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

Outbreaks of certain infectious diseases, including measles, appear to be on the rise in the United States, and in response, several social media platforms have taken action to silence anti-vaccination rhetoric on their sites. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there hav...

Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

YouTube and Pinterest are two of the many social media apps which have begun censoring their content. (Photo from

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Recently, internet censorship across various media platforms has been rising, and YouTube is a principle example of the negative consequences of censorship on creators and users alike. Throughout the course of 2019, YouTube has been demonetizing videos for controversies relating to anti-vaccination, t...

Farewell Family Dollar

Family Dollars across the nation are in the process of being foreclosed.

Luke Miller, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

The Dollar Tree franchise has recently purchased their competing company, the Family Dollar. The discount chain has stated that it will redact as many as 390 Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores throughout the year, changing the names of almost 200 more, and has begun testing store charges of more t...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prom for First-Timers

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prom for First-Timers

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

March 28, 2019

With prom season upon us, the Raider Wire has compiled a step-by-step guide for first-time prom attendees of everything you absolutely have to do in order for you and your social life to survive prom.   Step One: Planning You should always start thinking about what you will do for pro...

NFHS Prom Theme 2019: Yay Or Nay?

The theme has now been released for the 2018-2019 prom. Is it everything you were hoping for?

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2019

Since the dawn of time, there has been a theme of some kind for all dances - especially prom. The North Forsyth High School Prom Committee works diligently each year to ensure that everything goes as planned for the dance. This year, the theme is “Arabian Nights.” At first I was skeptical, but n...

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