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Friday Links: Obamacare Website Issues

Friday Links:  Obamacare Website Issues

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer
October 24, 2013 • 905 views
Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

On October 1st, the website for Obamacare went live and shortly thereafter encountered several technical issues such as users being unable to sign up and server crashes. Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary for Health and Human Services, claimed that President Obama did not know about any of the potential issues with ...

Friday Links: Why Did the Government Shutdown?

Friday Links:  Why Did the Government Shutdown?

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor
October 23, 2013 • 534 views
Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money. If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by the end of the fiscal year (September 30) the government does not have the legal authority to spend money, leading to a government shutdown. In the case of this year’s government shutdown, Congress and the ...

Friday Links: What Is Up With Our Government?

Friday Links:  What Is Up With Our Government?
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Lacy Hamilton, Editorial Editor
October 17, 2013 • 613 views
Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

At the end of the government’s fiscal year, September 30, the Congress has refused to pass the spending bill that funds the government, an event that has not occurred since 1995. The House Republicans are intent on derailing or at least chipping away at Obamacare in exchange for the passing of the ...

Friday Links: U.S. Government Shutdown

Friday Links:  U.S. Government Shutdown

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013 • 461 views
Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

On September 30, the United States Government shut down due to the inability of the House and Senate to agree on a funding bill. Republicans wish to defund Obamacare, while Democrats will not agree to anything unless the government is reopened and the borrowing limit is increased.  President Obama delivered a speec...

Friday Links: Negotiations in Syria

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer
September 20, 2013 • 440 views
Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

Over the weekend Secretary John Kerry announced the agreement to the Russian proposal to dispose of the Syrian chemical weapons without military force against President al-Assad. The proposal calls for weapons inspectors to be allowed into the country by November, and an inventory of all chemical...

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Lacy Hamilton, Staff Writer
September 17, 2013 • 1,777 views
Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

Syria Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the refugee crisis within the country has become an international matter. In July, the United Nations declared that the crisis is so horrendous that it nears the refugee crisis of Rwandan genocide in 1994. Because of the drastic results of the c...

2013- 2014 Senior Class Presidential Election

2013- 2014 Senior Class Presidential Election

Andrea Martin, Photography Editor
September 17, 2013 • 1,187 views
Filed under News, School, Showcase

This year’s student government election is beginning to heat up. North Forsyth’s senior class is full of enthusiasm as they watch the 2013 election for senior class president unfold. There are six candidates running for the position of senior class president this year: Hannah Whaley, Shane Cross,...

Friday Links: Chemical Weapons in Syria

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer
September 13, 2013 • 760 views
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On August 21st, there was a chemical attack on Syrian civilians in the outskirts of Damascus. Rebel forces blamed the attack on the Assad government, and Assad claimed innocence from the attack. Western nations, such as the United States, France, and Great Britain were convinced that Assad was indeed behind t...

North’s Raiders Destroy Central Dogs In Season Opener

North’s Raiders Destroy Central Dogs In Season Opener

Ashleigh Brown, Senior Editor
September 10, 2013 • 1,031 views
Filed under School, Showcase, Sports, Standings

North Forsyth High School v. Forsyth Central High School is an infamous rivalry that demands attention from schools, students, faculty, and anyone who enjoys the sport of high school football. As a result, August 30th’s game was positively packed! The students roaring in the stands, the band blari...

Pep Rally Preludes North Knockout on Friday

Pep Rally Preludes North Knockout on Friday

Ben Strube, Online Editor
September 10, 2013 • 1,188 views
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

North Forsyth High School held an exciting pep rally in order to pump up students for the first home football game of the season. Our new gym overflowed with uniformed ROTC members, club members of The Nation, football cheerleaders rallying the crowd, our varsity football team in their jerseys, the marching...

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