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The End of An Era: A Recap of the 2010s in Entertainment and Beyond

The End of An Era: A Recap of the 2010s in Entertainment and Beyond

Cassidee Jackson, Features Editor

December 16, 2019

Different decades in popular culture have given way to innovative creations and interesting trends throughout the years. As an example, the 1990s brought scrunchies and plaid, the 2000s introduced denim-on-denim fashion and autotuned songs, but the 2010s spawned.... not much, in actuality. Although ma...

Disney is Ruining Star Wars

Disney is Ruining Star Wars

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

BE WARNED: This article will contain spoilers for Star Wars Episodes 1-8. I have been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember, and unlike most people, I can find enjoyment in the prequel trilogy. However, even I draw the line with the poor understanding and treatment of the franchise and it...

Wattpad, Blocked!

Wattpad, Blocked!

Amber Cabezas, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

NFHS Blocked Wattpad? Wattpad is a writing and publishing website. It was founded by Ivan Yuen in 2006. Stories on here can be read by other people around the world. Writers and readers can be included in fun challenges as well as write their own stories. Some stories get published and some get made...

Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

From “Yee Yee” to “Ok Boomer,” society is embracing every trend and saying with complete ease. However, as each meme is being welcomed and integrated into society, some people have different thoughts and opinions on it. While the internet may see sayings and memes as jokes, some of society seems...

College Board “Non-Profit?” I Think Not

College Board “Non-Profit?” I Think Not

Anes Ribic, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

$1.068 billion is how much the College Board earned in revenue in 2017. The College Board is a “non-profit” organization that was created to expand the knowledge of students along with providing them exams to enter colleges that they are partnered with. They provide students with two exams, the SA...

Is Our School Doing Enough to Prevent Bullying?

Is Our School Doing Enough to Prevent Bullying?

Jamie Cabezas, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Although North Forsyth makes an effort to prevent bullying with an occasional poster on the wall, it does not help stop the torment people receive in the hallways. Most posters are barely visible when people walk by. Students tend to talk in the hallway, meaning they don't have time to read the posters b...

Merry Thanksgiving: Are Holidays Over-Commercialized?

Merry Thanksgiving: Are Holidays Over-Commercialized?

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The holiday seasons are upon us in the next coming months; however, Christmas started in July according to Hobby Lobby and Hallmark. Companies capitalize on the joy that the holidays bring us, providing us with material things that distract the true meaning of the holidays.  Christmas is supposed to be about spending t...

Do People Start Celebrating Christmas Too Early?

Do People Start Celebrating Christmas Too Early?

Genna Gunter, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Around this time of year, Christmas things appear everywhere. Some people embrace the holiday spirit and start celebrating as soon as November hits. Other people despise people in the Christmas mood because they think that Christmas should only be celebrated in December. The Christmas season deserves m...

“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The “Good Omens” book came out over 20 years ago and the show came out in May of 2019. Naturally, people began comparing the two. There are some very different elements to the book compared to the show from character design to forgetting characters altogether.  “Good Omens” surrounds six different sto...

Black Friday: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?

Black Friday: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Every Black Friday, people continuously show up to their favorite stores at the crack of dawn simply for the chance to purchase goods at a discount. Microwaves are snatched, and wrapping paper is thrown. People will go to extremes to get 15% off of a sweater, but it is rare to be able to find a deal ...

Is College Really Worth the Time and Money?

Is College Really Worth the Time and Money?

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

College is not a requirement in life, and while that may sound obvious, many people feel that they need to waste their time getting a degree that decides their path in life. Getting a job that does not require a college education can be beneficial in the long run and beneficial to the economy, so college does...

Why Football Games Are Not Worth the Hype

Why Football Games Are Not Worth the Hype

Peyton Stenander, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

High school football is the epitome of the small-town American dream and students feel the need to associate themselves with those ideals. Football is an icon and remains a very popular part of student life; however, I personally believe that it is all over-hyped. Every weekend my Instagram feed is full of ...

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