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The esports team winning the “Smash Bros.” Game. Photo by Mikayla Matthews.

Esports Teams Qualify for Playoffs

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor May 9, 2022

The North Forsyth esports teams have shown their prowess, and during the week of April 18, 2022, several teams qualified for the playoffs. “Rocket League,” “Smash Bros.” and “Madden” all...

Coming to a theater near you. (Photo from Google)

Cut

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor May 9, 2022

There was a scuffling sound somewhere to my right, followed by a clack. I took a deep breath and counted to five before opening my eyes, finding myself looking up at a dark warehouse ceiling. The only...

Can you see the signs? (Original photo by Owen Wickman)

Illuminati Conspiracy: The Resurgence?

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor February 16, 2022

In 2014, Owen Wickman (a staff writer for the Raider Wire) wrote a satire piece about the Illuminati conspiracy that was taking place in the Coal Mountain school area, specifically in the halls of North...

The JV basketball cheer team with their awards. Photo by Emmelyn Harrison.

Nothing But the Best at the 2021-2022 Cheer Banquet

Emmelyn Harrison, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

On Sunday, Feb. 6, North hosted the football, basketball and competition cheer banquet in the cafeteria. The cheerleaders were all recognized for their participation and outstanding efforts throughout...

The junior boy’s volleyball team celebrated their victory with a selfie (Photo by Nofo Volleyball).

Inside North’s First-Ever Boy’s Volleyball Tournament

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, North male students participated in a volleyball tournament during Raider Time and Wellness. Each grade was pinned against one another, and numerous Varsity Volleyball players coached...

The man known only as Tarrare was a medical anomaly. He could eat anything without ever gaining weight, and to this day nobody knows how he could accomplish such feats. (Photo by George Cruikshank)

(The True Story Of) Tarrare: Boy, Soldier, Beast

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor January 31, 2022

Tarrare Insatiable beast Skin and bones Eating enough for 4 men Grinding his teeth on his horrible feast Trash, flesh, cats, stones Meat, wood, blood and bones Unfastening his jaw,...

Junior Sarah Treusch photoshopped herself into INSIDE by Bo Burnham (Graphic by Sarah Treusch).

That Funny Feeling

Sarah Treusch, News Editor January 31, 2022

Earning an A in the class, failing the exam Getting your dream job, it was a scam Snap half-face pics, AirPod Pros, space buns  Eating Gerber baby puffs at your high school lunch There it...

Steven Bradbury won Australia’s first gold medal in the Winter Olympics, defying all odds against him. (Photo from Google)

Steven Bradbury: An Unlikely Gold Medalist

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor January 31, 2022

The Winter Olympics are a celebrated symbol of global unity that has been taking place for almost 100 years. When politics and differences in opinion divide the globe, sports are what bring everyone...

Expedited Expedition

Expedited Expedition

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The first officer set his palms against the holographic display.   “Captain, there is a planet with a hospitable atmosphere and water here,” he said.   “Initiate a full planetary...

That feeling of confusion swells as one takes the hand of their once thought nemesis to dance.

Stolen Looks

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

I loathed him. His provoking smirk gave rise to the frustration in me. How could one person cause so much hatred? I loathed that smirk, yet I could not help but admire it. The way his face creased perfectly,...

An example of the new BookTok tables being displayed in Barnes & Noble. Photo Source: Instagram

Social Media is Taking the Reading World by Storm

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

An anonymous source once said, “Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.” If one walked into their local Barnes & Noble, or simply took a trip to the shelves of Walmart and Target,...

Georgia starting quarterback Stetson Bennett IV kisses the CFP National Championship Trophy. (Photo by) @georgiafootball on ig

1980 No Longer

Brodie Mizer, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

On Jan. 10, quarterback Stetson Bennett IV and the Georgia Football 2021-2022 team etched their name into UGA and college football history forever.    The tide had been the one hurdle that...

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