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What is the Big Deal with Essential Oils?

What is the Big Deal with Essential Oils?

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Essential oils seem to be on the rise lately, but where did this sudden popularity come from? As Walmart and Kroger begin to stock their shelves with oils and diffusers, it makes you wonder what is so good about these products and if investing in them is really worth it. I started getting interested...

The Florida Project: A Review and Examination

The Florida Project: A Review and Examination

Noah Smith, Literary Magazine Editor

April 18, 2018


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Toward the end of 2017, a tiny indie film by the name of “The Florida Project” silently entered theatres, although it amassed almost unanimous critical acclaim for its portrayal of what is commonly referred to as “hidden poverty” and the warmth director Sean Baker brought to his complex and often...

Behind the Scenes: Putting on ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

Behind the Scenes: Putting on ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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The NFHS drama department recently put on a fantastic rendition of the classic movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, a musical about a family of seven brothers who each try to court a wife by stealing them from town. The play is full of fighting, romance and humor, as well as incredible singing...

To AP or Not To AP…

To AP or Not To AP…

Bella Angell, Opinion/Feature Editor

April 18, 2018


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This time of year, during registration, the discussion among parents and students turns to Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Is the teacher recommending a student for an AP class? Who should take AP classes and why? Should the student take the class or waive out? Parents and students are planning classes...

How to Win a Date in Six Easy Steps

How to Win a Date in Six Easy Steps

Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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It is that time of year again: paper hearts, melted chocolates and cheesy romance puns. Couples passionately make-out in the hallway and the kids around you have desks overflowing with pink and red cards. The love bug has started its persistent buzzing in the ears of naive, flirty teenagers. February...

Award Shows: A New Platform for Women to Stand in Solidarity

Award Shows: A New Platform for Women to Stand in Solidarity

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the world progresses, women in entertainment have finally said #TimesUp to harassment within the industry. Award shows such as the Grammys, which brought in 19.8 million views this year, and the Golden Globes, which brought 19 million views this year, have become the ideal location to openly expos...

The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

March 8, 2018


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On January 21, 2017, the very day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest public protest in American history took place. Upwards of 3 million Americans rallied in the streets of major cities including Atlanta, Washington, Los Angeles and many more--but it did not end there: protests...

Seniors Looking Toward the Future

Seniors Looking Toward the Future

Leilani Gibbons, Editor- in- Chief

December 20, 2017


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As the school year progresses, seniors across the United States are either dreading or longing for their final days of required education, enduring the waiting period before they are sent out of the door into the “real world”. With this season of anticipation comes the looming presence of the ever...

NFHS Host 2019 Trips Abroad

NFHS Host 2019 Trips Abroad

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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North Forsyth High School and emphasizes on their students to be culturally aware of the growing world around them. One attempt at this are the yearly trips abroad that various departments host, traveling to various European countries in the span of five to ten days.   This year, the English...

Volunteer Opportunities at North This Holiday Season

Volunteer Opportunities at North This Holiday Season

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

December 7, 2017


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The holiday season is right around the corner. The month of December has become a time which reminds people of the importance of friends and family, of the necessity of community and togetherness, and of the benefits of giving gifts and helping people in need. With Christmas and other holidays fast app...

Introducing Assistant Administrator Lori Waddell

Introducing Assistant Administrator Lori Waddell

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 7, 2017


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North Forsyth High School is lucky to have gained several new staff members this school year, including Lori Waddell, who is our new assistant administrator.  This is Waddell’s first year working at NFHS, but she has been working in the field of education for fifteen years.  Before becoming an assistant...

Unsolvable Mysteries: Tao’s Hum, Hitler’s Death and the Hope Diamond

Unsolvable Mysteries: Tao’s Hum, Hitler’s Death and the Hope Diamond

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Over the course of human existence, stories have been created-some are true and others are lies, but what about the stories that were never finished or left in utter mystery? There are some parts in history that just do not add up; for instance, if Hitler died in 1945, why was his body was never found?...

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