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Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 145 views
Filed under Local, Showcase

The Cumming Country Fair & Festival started on Oct. 6, and it will go on for ten more days until coming to an end on Oct. 16. The fair features a variety of different events each day, as well as the usual full-time rides. Some new attractions involve motorcycle stunts over 50 feet in the sky and...

Do You Agree with the Presidential Candidates?

Do You Agree with the Presidential Candidates?

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016 • 146 views
Filed under News, Showcase

With the upcoming presidential election in November, it would be wise to learn everything about each presidential nominee and what they stand for, not just basing your vote off their behavior. If you don’t have time to do extensive research on each nominee, here is a brief overview of who the major...

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

Forsyth County Teacher Aide Fired

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
October 11, 2016 • 198 views
Filed under News, Showcase

As of Monday, Oct. 3, Jane Wood Allen, a teacher aide in Forsyth Country, was fired from Chestatee Elementary School for racist comments directed towards Michelle Obama posted on Facebook. Allen’s most controversial post called First Lady, Michelle Obama, a “gorilla”, a word with historical...

Research Discovers Sixth Taste

Research Discovers Sixth Taste

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016 • 130 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Until recent developments, it was widely accepted by the scientific community that the average human tongue could only distinguish five tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and “umami”—a Japanese term that refers to the savory taste of meat and pastas. However, new research presents...

George H.W. Bush Allegedly Says he will Vote for Hillary Clinton

George H.W. Bush Allegedly Says he will Vote for Hillary Clinton

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016 • 167 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Former President George H.W. Bush plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a Facebook post on Monday by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and niece of John F. Kennedy. In response to the post, Jim McGrath, a spokesman for Bush, said in a statement tha...

More Refugees Coming to America in 2017

More Refugees Coming to America in 2017

Emma Ray, Staff Writer
September 23, 2016 • 214 views
Filed under News, Showcase

As of 2017 the Obama Administration will slowly start letting in more refugees. For over a year this has been a conflict the U.S. have been facing, whether or not let thousands of Refugees ranging from Africa, and Europe come to America. Many have been concerned over some of the refugees being...

Amanda Swafford Honored with Teacher of the Year Award

Amanda Swafford Honored with Teacher of the Year Award

Abbey Ingram, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016 • 285 views
Filed under School, Showcase

Raider Nation is proud to present math teacher Amanda Swafford with the “Teacher of the Year” Award. Mrs. Swafford is a hard-working, dedicated, and loving teacher. She shows just how humble she is by sending out an email not only saying thank you for the nomination but easing the focus from her...

Hello, It’s Me

Hello, It’s Me

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor
September 21, 2016 • 135 views
Filed under Columns, News

Hello Raider Wire reader, my name is JoAnn and I am ecstatic to say that I am this year’s news editor! My biggest goal in life is to genuinely share God’s love to every human being I encounter. One of my life dreams is to travel to every corner of the earth and help eliminate poverty in any way I...

New Walmart Opening Soon Near NFHS

New Walmart Opening Soon Near NFHS

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016 • 400 views
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The area off of Browns Bridge Road where the new Walmart supercenter will be built is nearly completely cleared out and ready for construction. The Walmart is set to open in June 2017, about ten years after it was first planned to be built. The area is 38 acres total, and it will include 759 parking spaces. When it is complete, the site will i...

Colin Kapernick’s “Athemgate” Rages On

Colin Kapernick’s “Athemgate” Rages On

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016 • 129 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Colin Kapernick is at the center of controversy for multiple incidents involving both the National Anthem and police officers. The first was during a preseason game he decided, as an act of protest, to sit down during the National Anthem. An act of heresy in any situation, but Kapernick felt he was justified. ...

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Steals the Show and Crown for Miss America

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Steals the Show and Crown for Miss America

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer
September 20, 2016 • 133 views
Filed under News, Showcase

On Sept. 11, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ 52 contestants came together to compete for the ultimate crown at the Miss America Pageant. Savvy Shields from Arkansas impressed the crowd by performing a jazz dance to a song from the show “Smash” for the talent portion. She had previously used this act to...

“After School” App Invades North Forsyth High School

“After School” App Invades North Forsyth High School

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Writer
September 20, 2016 • 167 views
Filed under News, Showcase

"After School" is an application that has increased in popularity at North due to the application sending selected people messages after they sign up. The app has reached 13,880 downloads from those more than 600 people attend North Forsyth High. This application allows the downloader to anonymously...

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