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Waiting for sleep to visit. Photo from Goodnight Moon

Falling Asleep

Gracie Zimmerman, Literature Editor October 28, 2022

20 minutes of counting sheep One sheep, two sheep, three Over the fence and through the cloud Attempting to fall asleep   Not as easy as it seems Laying in bed for eternity Wondering...

Never run into a starving patch. Photo taken by Howard Bagby

Pumpkin Patch

Janis Parry, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

Beyond lumping hills, the clouds reached for the Earth. A pumpkin patch lies between the two, cloaked in fog and secretly babbled from deep below. The patch extended for miles upon miles of acres of horizon....

A thanksgiving feast prepared with love around loved ones. Photo from Cracker Barrel


Emmelyn Harrison, Sports Editor October 27, 2022

The weather turns from hot to cold. The leaves falling from above. Making memories to forever hold, With whom one loves, Warming up by the fires gold, The family as warm as a hand in a glove.   Cooking...

Alejandra looking upon the scene of Dia de Los Muertos. Photo from

Día de mi Amor

Carmen DeThomas, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

It's been almost a year since her life stopped–well, for her at least. In the beginning, everyone around her put their lives on pause, allowing her all the space from society she desired. However, as...

Your wits are as sharp as dandelion… check yourself before you wreck yourself. (Photo from Google)

Verbal Jousting

Emma Simmons, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2022

Verbal jousting A match of wits, you say But your wits are as sharp as dandelion So you strike back with your ego Which is as fragile as glass Yet sharp as tacks Because you do not yield You...

Michael Myers hiding in the shadow. Photo from Halloween, 1978

The Shape

Josh Dixon, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

O Michael how your knife is shining bright; Your shape hides in the very dark shadows; Stalking your victim on Halloween night; Unsuspectingly you deal the deathblows. Spending fifteen years...

Light has never been so beautiful. (Photo from Clarksville Online)

Beauty of Light

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer October 10, 2022

On the eve of Halloween, I walked down the sidewalk to the musical beat of vibrant leaves falling to their impending doom. Their destiny to end beneath the sole of my shoe. They harmonize with the tune...

The McDonagh News station set looked seemingly normal. (Photo from Adobe Stock Images)

Bear in the Studio

Kai Shabman, Opinion Editor October 10, 2022

The McDonagh News Station was the best in the business. They would report swiftly and fairly, but the crew of people themselves were less than ideal. All of them caused various problems on set, making...

Students worked to promote RaiderCast at Clubapalooza (Photo by Emma Simmons)

Club Spotlight: RaiderCast

Emma Simmons, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

  North Forsyth High School is known for its vast amount of clubs, activities, pathways and classes that it offers. Due to this environment swarming with options, some projects can fall through...

Katie (top) and Winnie (bottom) who acted as my inspiration for this haiku.

Banana Cat

Iris Chiofolo, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

There once was a cat, Who wore a banana hat, And lived in a flat.   Her hat made her mad She looked funny—just a tad. Amused was her Lad.   It strangled her head, So...



Kiera Walker, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

I wonder how the silence has eaten me up Was it in a swift motion gracefully without me knowing?  Was I too young to notice or too naive  Sometimes I just sit in the silence  As people question...

Famous streamer known as Dream kept his identity concealed until finally revealing his face on Youtube where he admits that his first name is Clay but never shares his last name (Photo by Clay (Dream).

Dream Face Reveal

Sarah Treusch, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

Thy Minecraft streamer on Twitch and Youtube I anticipate thy facial features Will thy facial reflect the Minecraft cube? Dream, I dream about your facial nature Alas, the reveal has been uploaded Oh...

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