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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  https://milady.cengage.com/blog/right-vs-left.)

Arts Education

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,...

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

How To Choose Your College Major

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...

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

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

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,...

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.)

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

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...

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 https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program.)

Governor’s Honors Students: Becoming a GHP Attendee

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...

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

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

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...

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....

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: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html.)

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

Farewell Family Dollar

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...

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....

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

NFHS Prom Theme 2019: Yay Or Nay?

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...

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