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North Ranks First Overall At Robotics Competition

North Ranks First Overall At Robotics Competition

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, Nov. 4, North Forsyth High School’s BEST Robotics Team ranked first overall in the Georgia BEST 2017-2018 competition! The team scored well in the qualifying matches with an average score of approximately 350 points per match and were among the top four to enter the finals before becoming...

North Forsyth’s Y-Club Hosts Las-Vegas Benefit Night

North Forsyth’s Y-Club Hosts Las-Vegas Benefit Night

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

In response to the horrific Las Vegas Shooting, the NFHS Y-Club will be hosting an event to raise money to help two individuals pay hospital bills. It will take place Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8 in the learning commons and will most likely be 10 dollars at the door to get in. The price has not been finalized....

Puerto Rico Crushed by Hurricane Aftermath

Puerto Rico Crushed by Hurricane Aftermath

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It has been almost two months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, and the island continues to flail in the aftermath of those storms.  There has been drastic decline in the Puerto Rican economy and 80 percent of its population is still without electricity.  Water is contaminated in...

Breast Cancer as a Commodity: How October Takes Advantage of a Disease

Breast Cancer as a Commodity: How October Takes Advantage of a Disease

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Each year, October is a month in which leaves turn brown and just about everything else turns pink. Football teams abandon their team colors to fill a stadium with pink shirts, socks, paint, cleats and towels. Even at North, the Raiders help to spread awareness with the yearly “pink-out” football...

Puppy Mills a Continuing Atrocity in Georgia

Puppy Mills a Continuing Atrocity in Georgia

Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Puppy mills in Georgia originated roughly during the post-World War II era and are still in extensive existence today. They are horrible places in which dogs are extensively bred to maximize profits of breeders, and despite the numerous attempts by humane societies and charities to shut down such facilities,...

High Honors: National Honor Society and Beta Club Inductions at NFHS

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Wednesday, Sept. 20 was a busy night at North Forsyth High School. Parents were filing into the school with their students dressed professionally which is not surprising considering the accomplishments of these students. The students are receiving high honors as they are inducted in Beta Club and National...

Bassett Hits the Big Time: 2017 Teacher of the Year

Bassett Hits the Big Time: 2017 Teacher of the Year

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under School, Showcase

On Sept. 5, Ninth grade English teacher James Bassett was announced as 2017 North Forsyth High School teacher of the year. It is an honor that came as a surprise to none of his former students; eyewitnesses from Mrs. Transue’s 10th grade English class, next door to Bassett, can confirm that the room...

What Should You Wear for Spirit Week?

What Should You Wear for Spirit Week?

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under School

One of the most exciting weeks of every student’s high school career is here: homecoming spirit week. Every year, NFHS hosts a week where students can dress up as a certain theme as a way to excite students for the upcoming game. Although, many students dress up and go all out, some people are uns...

Do you Live to Give?

Do you Live to Give?

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Live to Give, a brand new club at North Forsyth High School, was started up this 2017-2018 school year by Mrs. Dykes who is the official sponsor. This club is a charity organization which will be acting as an umbrella over the other charity- based clubs in the school such as Simple Charity, Key Club...

North Forsyth High School’s Performance at Georgia DECA CDC 2017

North Forsyth High School’s Performance at Georgia DECA CDC 2017

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

This year’s Georgia DECA State Career Development Conference (CDC) was held Feb. 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. This competition event brings students and advisors from all over the state to one location. North Forsyth High School’s DECA program sent 32 students to participate. These students...

Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, World

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, The United States military dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on the terrorist organization, ISIS, in Afghanistan. The 21,000 lbs bomb struck what United States intelligence revealed to be a network of tunnels where ISIS fighters were hiding out with the intention to continue...

Junior Brendan Floody Wins American Legion Contest

Junior Brendan Floody Wins American Legion Contest

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

In the middle of February, Junior Brendan Floody became a winner for the Ninth District American Legion Oratorical Contest with his speech, “Constitutional Apathy.” Brendan was awarded with many scholarships, winning a total of $750 from his wins at the American Legion Post level, American Legion...

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