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Emily’s Editorial: The Ever-Changing English Language

Emily’s Editorial: The Ever-Changing English Language

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Literature

After enduring multiple class periods filled with harshly mispronounced words and stilted sentences, I have grown to dread the daily reading of The Taming of the Shrew in my language arts class.  While Shakespeare is a wonderful writer and this particular play is no doubt entertaining, I cannot stand li...

North Forsyth Designs New Healthcare Clinic

North Forsyth Designs New Healthcare Clinic

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, News, School, Showcase

  In addition to the recently completed construction, North Forsyth High School has set aside a part of its yearly budget to improve its up and coming healthcare pathway. Inspired by the growth of other schools in the district, North is preparing to unveil a completely facilitated training ...

Hailey’s Herald: Suppress the Stress

Hailey’s Herald: Suppress the Stress

Hailey Yarbrough, Editor-in-chief

January 20, 2017


Filed under Columns

November is the month where many colleges close their early application portals and release their decisions in the later weeks. Students across the nation sit in anxiety and await to discover their future universities and paths, but the cruel admissions boards of each college revel in the prolonged stress...

Why is Football So Important in America?

Why is Football So Important in America?

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s that time of year where NFL is the main topic at the dinner table during the holidays. That being said, why is football so important in America, but not in other countries? The fact that we religiously celebrate this sport while other countries frown at the thought of it just shows how American foo...

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

How to Find Literature the Speaks to You

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Literature

One of the most beautiful and underrated forms of entertainment in the world today is literature. Perhaps its lack of unpopularity is because our population is far too busy to pick up a good book in the hustle of their daily lives. Perhaps schools are not encouraging students to read for pleasure as...

Notes from Noah: Why We Won’t Accept the President-Elect

Notes from Noah: Why We Won’t Accept the President-Elect

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Editorial/Opinion

Protests have broken out all across the nation in an attempt to make a statement against the election of Donald Trump for presidency. The vast majority of these protests have been extremely peaceful, with protesters walking through the streets of cities such as New York and Atlanta. Many people are...

We’re Going to be Okay

We’re Going to be Okay

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, News

So it’s been a few weeks since the most intriguing and unprecedented election of the modern era unfolded before our oblivious eyes, and what a week it has been. While half of America resides in some great turmoil and anger (ex. Anti-Trump protests and riots), the other half could not be any more elated...

Emily’s Editorial: On Writing Well

Emily’s Editorial:  On Writing Well

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Literature

Writing can be one of the most enjoyable and therapeutic pastimes around, especially because there is such a broad spectrum of genres to choose from.  Poetry and song lyrics are enjoyable to write because of how short and meaningful they can be, but at the same time, many people struggle to write lengthier...

Halloween to the Max! This Year’s Best Costumes

Halloween to the Max! This Year’s Best Costumes

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Features

With the new Star Wars movie being released earlier this year and a plethora of scary movies, Halloween saw a large range of new and exciting costumes this year. Despite what people may say, high school students are not too old to go trick-or-treating; in fact, they usually end up pulling together some...

Notes from Noah: Why Chance the Rapper is Important

Notes from Noah: Why Chance the Rapper is Important

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Editorial/Opinion

Chance the Rapper is currently one of the most polarizing figures in the entire music industry. Most of this springs less from his actual music and more from the fact that he does not sell any of his music. Absolutely none of it. He has only released his hit “Coloring Book” on streaming services...

Will Reading Fade Due to Technology?

Will Reading Fade Due to Technology?

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Columns

With a sudden rise in technology, entertainment and the urban atmosphere, the citizens of the world have become obsessed with an ideology of everything that has ever come into existence—movies, TV shows, video games and hilarious viral videos of cats—will always be at their fingertips. Because of...

UGA Is Not the Only Option

UGA Is Not the Only Option

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016


Filed under Columns

As a senior in fall semester, I am no stranger to the college application process: I have toured, attended and researched with the best of them, and I am beginning to notice a problem with the way students view college. At North, we are repeatedly encouraged to learn more about the larger institutions....

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