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South Africa’s Water Crisis

South Africa’s Water Crisis

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

April 18, 2018


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In South Africa, continual drought is leading to the imminent arrival of “Day Zero,” the date by which government officials have determined that the majority of water faucets will need to be shut off and water rationed out to the population.  The problem is especially severe in Cape Town, South...

Zell Miller, Former Georgia Politician, Dead

Zell Miller, Former Georgia Politician, Dead

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

April 18, 2018


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Zell Miller, whose name many Georgia students instantly recognize in relation to the scholarship named after him, passed away on March 23 at the age of 86 due to complications caused by Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Carvey, who he married in 1954, and two sons. A funeral...

Raiders Well-Represented at DECA State Competitions

Raiders Well-Represented at DECA State Competitions

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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A noticeable chunk of North’s finest students missed school for the first few days of February to travel to Atlanta and compete against other schools in the state DECA competitions. After countless hours of dedication to perfecting plans, ten Raiders won finalist positions in various categories and...

Students Take Atlanta by Storm With the “March For Our Lives”

Students Take Atlanta by Storm With the “March For Our Lives”

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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Around 11 a.m. on March 24, at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta, hundreds of students and their supporters took to the streets to protest gun violence in America. They marched as part of a worldwide movement (with satellite protests across the country as well as in Tokyo and...

Alliance Academy: Newest Addition to Forsyth County High Schools

Alliance Academy: Newest Addition to Forsyth County High Schools

Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

April 18, 2018


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In order to accommodate the growing population of high school age students in the Forsyth County district, a new high school-- the Forsyth Alliance Academy of Innovation, will be opening for the 2018-2019 school year..  The Alliance Academy will offer pathways that are specific to desired careers and...

Georgia Trying to Pass Anti-LGBT Law and Lacks in LGBT Rights

Georgia Trying to Pass Anti-LGBT Law and Lacks in LGBT Rights

Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

April 18, 2018


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Georgia legislation is attempting to pass an anti-LGBT adoption bill, preventing LGBT individuals from adopting children.  Aside from this recent legislation, the state of Georgia, compared to other states and nations, is lacking in protective laws and rights for members of the LGBT community. The...

January Students of the Month

January Students of the Month

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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During IF, on January 31, North awarded their January students of the month for going above and beyond in their education and leadership abilities. It is important for our school to recognize students for their hard work throughout the year and to reward their accomplishments.   The following...

County Buses Getting Equipped with Cameras

County Buses Getting Equipped with Cameras

Ramya Raja, News/Sports Editor

March 21, 2018


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To better keep the students of the Forsyth County School district safe while boarding/ departing the school bus in the morning or afternoon, there are numerous and various laws in place for regular car drivers to follow. However, the number of reckless drivers who give little regard to the students being...

Georgia Schools In the Aftermath of Parkland

Georgia Schools In the Aftermath of Parkland

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

March 8, 2018


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  With the country still reeling from all that has happened regarding mass shootings in the last six months or so, and with Parkland a fresh reminder of the necessity for some sort of change in our country, people are understandably scared and angry.  And unfortunately, there are some people...

Raider Robotics State Championship

Raider Robotics State Championship

Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


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  North Forsyth High School’s robotics club, Raider Robotics, had four teams qualify for the VEX robotics state championship at Ola High School in McDonough, GA during the weekend of March 2-3. Teams 3536S, 3536M, 3536R, and 3536Y represented North Forsyth High School this past weekend, and...

Rise Up Raider Review

Rise Up Raider Review

Melina Vergilis, Web Editor

March 8, 2018


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Saturday, February 10th was Rise Up Raider day at North Forsyth High School from 9-11 A.M. Many of the rising freshmen were visiting from their current middle schools to check out possible classes and electives they could take. There were tables set up for math, history, English, Spanish, sports,...

Hawaiian Missile Mishap and the Threat of Nuclear War

Hawaiian Missile Mishap and the Threat of Nuclear War

Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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At 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, an emergency alert warning of an incoming missile strike was received across Hawaii. Citizens and vacationers alike scrambled for cover in a panic until 40 minutes later when it was discovered that the warning was a false alarm. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency...

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