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Kobe Bryant Passes Away in a Tragic Helicopter Crash

Kobe Bryant Passes Away in a Tragic Helicopter Crash

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Former professional basketball player Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on his way to his daughter’s, Gianna Bryant, AAU basketball game on Jan. 21. Along with the Bryants, Kobe and Gianna, seven other passengers were on board with them. The results of what cause...

North Forsyth’s Advanced Drama Performed Dearly Departed

North Forsyth’s Advanced Drama Performed Dearly Departed

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Dearly Departed was performed by the Advanced Drama class at the Performing Arts Center on Dec. 23, 24, and 25 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. The show is set in the backwoods of South, starring a typical Southern family.  In the play, an old man passed away which caused more family problems than there...

ER-0 Tornado Enters Cobb County

ER-0 Tornado Enters Cobb County

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

On Jan. 12, a tornado touched down in Paulding county and crossed to Cobb, making it the first tornado and major storm in Georgia of the new decade, and around one of the 30 to 40 tornados that Cobb county has seen since the 1950s.  Although it was only an EF-0 and didn’t do much damage besides...

Iran vs. America: Will World War Three Happen?

Iran vs. America: Will World War Three Happen?

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 3, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike in Baghdad, killing General Qasem Soleimani who is in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and commander of its Quds Force the unit in charge of foreign operations that ran logistics, ideological guidance, and military affairs across the nation...

Virginia has Taken Steps Toward Gun Control — Will Georgia be Soon to Follow?

Virginia has Taken Steps Toward Gun Control — Will Georgia be Soon to Follow?

Abby Marks, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2020

Chaos is breaking loose in Virginia following the promise to enact many new anti-gun laws that some are calling unconstitutional. Virginian Democrats have proposed legislation that, if passed, will require background checks before purchasing a firearm, will limit the buying period between firearms to 30 days and will all...

Australia’s Deadly Wildfires have Killed 1 Billion Native Wildlife Animals

Australia’s Deadly Wildfires have Killed 1 Billion Native Wildlife Animals

Daphni Torres, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Throughout the course of over a month since December of 2019, Australia has been experiencing severe wildfires caused by record-breaking temperatures and drastic periods of drought.  A natural weather phenomenon called The Indian Ocean Dipole has caused a hot, dry spell across Australia, resulti...

An Inside Look into Work-based Learning

An Inside Look into Work-based Learning

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

Senior Sydney Martin is one of the handful of students who participate in the North Forsyth’s work-based learning program. Work-based learning is a program that allows students to intern in different places they would potentially like to work in such as a hospital, a local newspaper, or an elementa...

Counselors meet with the class of 2023 freshman for Important Meeting.

Counselors meet with the class of 2023 freshman for Important Meeting.

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

On Dec. 9, the 2023 freshman class gathered in the cafeteria to discuss some recent alarming news: 451 students were failing one or more classes. There has also been a total of 218 discipline referrals, 1,622 full-day absences, and about 2,195 tardies.    Although this is rather news for the majorit...

Tri-M Music Honors Society Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

Tri-M Music Honors Society Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Tri-M Music Honors Society went caroling during the first and second Raider Time transitions on Wednesday, Dec. 11. They sang songs such as, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” They made appearances in Ms. Ka...

North Forsyth Choir Puts on Their 2019 Holiday Concert

North Forsyth Choir Puts on Their 2019 Holiday Concert

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The North Forsyth High School chorus performed at  First United Methodist Church on Dec. 9. It was their holiday concert that they have  been preparing for since their last performance in October, working hard to perfect their sound, dynamics, and structure. The concert started at 7 p.m., though the p...

Dancing in the CHOA Christmas Parade with Dance Now Alpharetta

Dancing in the CHOA Christmas Parade with Dance Now Alpharetta

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Dance Now Alpharetta danced in the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) Christmas parade at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Wanted to watch without having to drive to the parade? Anyone could on TV at WSB or Channel Two. Welcoming the Christmas season to Atlanta, many viewers waited for Santa at the end of ...

Donald Trump Faces Advancements in Impeachment Hearings

Donald Trump Faces Advancements in Impeachment Hearings

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2019

Jerrold Nadler, a House Judiciary Chairman, has scheduled an impeachment hearing for the week of Dec. 9 where committee lawyers will present evidence against President Trump and the Democratic Party will write articles of impeachment under the direction of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. ...

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