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Obscure Music Artists: Why We Should Praise the Unknown

Elliot Moss performing one of his songs, “Best Light.” He has less than 500,000 listeners on Spotify, compared to the 6.1 million listeners of a different band, The Weekend. (Photo from Google)

Emma Simmons, News/Sports Editor

October 23, 2020

Drake, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Eminem are all names that most everyone can recognize, even if one does not listen to their music. But what about Elliot Moss, Scotty Sire, Lily Kershaw and Sufjan Stevens? With the introduction of the internet and music streaming, the once controlled public tastes i...

NFHS Announces Teacher of the Year: Erinne Aponte

Aponte dresses up as Frida Kahlo for her students as they learn about Frida Kahlo and her life. Photo by Sydney Jarrard.

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Erinne Aponte was one of the several teachers nominated for 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. When she found out she had been nominated, she was excited. Aponte explained, “I’ve been nominated four times. It’s always nice to be put in a pool of people that you really admire and respect.” After in...

iOS 14: What’s New and How Are Students Customizing Their Home Screen?

Maddison Madrigal shows her new home screen theme based on the Hogwarts house, Hufflepuff. Photo by Melody Scott.

Melody Scott, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2020

On Sept. 16, Apple released iOS 14, which heightened the user-friendly atmosphere of the iphone as well as creating more opportunities for customization and accessibility.However, what exactly did the update bring?    One notable change on Apple’s interface is the addition of the App Libra...

North Forsyth Marching Band and Color Guard’s Performance of “Queen.”

After the first night of their performance, Coach Mels saw a perfect opportunity to take a group photo. 
Photo by: Gabby Mels

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor

September 30, 2020

The North Forsyth football season is starting up again with halftime performances from North’s marching band.  The North Forsyth High School’s marching band and color guard is rehearsing for this year's performance,which is going to be a variation of Queen songs.This year’s performance is very...

Why Paul Matthews Didn’t Survive in “The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals”

Left to right: Kai Shabman, Karlyn Wallis and Cheyene Hencley’s reaction to Paul Matthews death.
Photo by: Kai Shabman

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

“The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals” was made by Starkid Productions and has one of the most shocking endings I have ever seen. When a meteor hits Hatchetfield, infecting people to make them sing and dance, Paul Matthews, his love interest Emma and some of his work friends hide away and try to fi...


 For even in my dreams, I always find my way back to you.

Jen Vincent, Literature Editor

September 28, 2020

I never worried when I would see you again.  although the fear of the world tearing us apart kept me awake, I never worried when I would see you again.  even through the heartaches.   you’re there...and I'm here. all that proved you even existed is gone.  even the memories o...

What are Raiders Doing Over Fall Break?

Sophomores Erin Collins and Mackenzie Clark at St. Augustine Beach, Fla. Photo by: Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood, Social Media Manager

September 26, 2020

Since March, Raiders have been on a never-ending summer vacation. The 2020-2021 school year began on Aug. 6, and most Raiders are eagerly awaiting their week off. Due to COVID-19, many vacations were canceled or postponed; however, some teachers and students are still trying to make the most out of ...

A One-Stop Shop for PSAT Information 2020

Sophomore Shawn Chansipaeng displays two commonly owned calculators that are accepted by the College Board. On the left, Chansipaeng holds the TI-84 Plus CE calculator, and on the right, he has the TI-30XS Multiview in hand. Photo by Sarah Treusch

Sarah Treusch, News/Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

Student registration for the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) opened Aug. 12 and closes Sept. 27. The exam will be held on Oct. 14, and for students not taking the PSAT, that day will be an online learning day. Additional information will be released closer to the date.  For all non-sophomore students taking t...

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