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How Jordan Peele’s Second Film Transformed Horror

How Jordan Peele’s Second Film Transformed Horror

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

May 7, 2019

Although Jordan Peele’s newest film, “Us” is not the happy ending and easy to understand plot that his previous film “Get Out” was, it presents its own kind of masterpiece that may not be easy to swallow, but but is ultimately iconic.  Most people know Jordan Peele solely for his comedy and...

Arts Education

Arts Education

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out, pine straw brooms. Imagine choir kids with no risers to perform on and performing arts students...

How To Choose Your College Major

How To Choose Your College Major

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

If you intend to earn a professional degree after High School, you will probably need certain courses or prerequisites Some colleges ask you to list your expected major on your college application--although "undecided" is usually an option but do not require you to declare a definitive degree until later...

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

With our increasingly technological society, music genres such as rap, pop, country and especially EDM have taken inspiration from and even started collaborating with artists of other genres. However, collaborations with artists from rap and pop music have been integrated into music from as early as the...

Class of 2020 Is Rising Up

Class of 2020 Is Rising Up

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, rising seniors are mentally preparing themselves for the responsibilities that come during their last year of high school. From senior picture planning to applying to colleges, there is no shortage of responsibilities. Current juniors are anxiously waiting f...

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

May 6, 2019

“Running away from you takes time and pain, and I don’t even want to / So I’m getting high all week without you, popping pills, thinking about you.” An enthralled crowd in El Paso, Texas sang out these lyrics at a Lil Peep concert on Nov. 14, 2017. The very next day, Lil Peep would be found dead at only 21 y...

Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Recently, internet censorship across various media platforms has been rising, and YouTube is a principle example of the negative consequences of censorship on creators and users alike. Throughout the course of 2019, YouTube has been demonetizing videos for controversies relating to anti-vaccination, t...

How Animals Can Help Students Relieve Stress

How Animals Can Help Students Relieve Stress

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 45 percent of teens said they were stressed by school pressures. There are a lot of things about school that stresses  teenagers out including homework and getting into a good college.   Because of this, students are constantly loo...

Mission Trips Matter (But Leave the Heroism at Home)

Mission Trips Matter (But Leave the Heroism at Home)

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

March 29, 2019

A simple refresh of an Instagram feed around June or July each year reveals the false glamour of everyone’s lives: one friend spent two weeks in the Bahamas, another went backpacking in Europe, and yet another posed for a beachside picture with Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. Among all of those shimmering s...

NFHS Prom Theme 2019: Yay Or Nay?

NFHS Prom Theme 2019: Yay Or Nay?

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2019

Since the dawn of time, there has been a theme of some kind for all dances - especially prom. The North Forsyth High School Prom Committee works diligently each year to ensure that everything goes as planned for the dance. This year, the theme is “Arabian Nights.” At first I was skeptical, but n...

Why Seniors Should NOT Take IE2 Before College

Why Seniors Should NOT Take IE2 Before College

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Senior year is the last hurdle before students go off to participate in college, and most students wish to take it easy for their last year of high school. One of the options that rising seniors have is IE2 (Investing in Educational Excellence), which allows seniors to remove one to three classes from ...

Music Has Lost Its Soul–Where’d It Go?

Music Has Lost Its Soul–Where’d It Go?

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

There was a point in time where music meant something important. It was raw and vulnerable and full of soul. Singers played their instruments instead of using technology to create sounds. The artists could sing without autotune or voice filters. The records were real; they were true and organic. Now...

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