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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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Most people know that studying is one of the hardest aspects of school for students. Although studying is difficult, there are many ways to increase a student’s ability to study materials. For instance, students can chew a specific gum flavor while studying and then chew the same flavor right as t...

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Each generation has their own set of strengths and weaknesses that can be traced back to them. Somehow Generation Z, or our current generation,  has been linked to a larger list of weaknesses than past generations. What gives Generation Z its unfavorable image? Why do other generations get to decide...

The Grammy Awards and its Concerning Voting Process

The Grammy Awards and its Concerning Voting Process

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Known as the “most important night in music,” the Grammy Awards are single-handedly the most anticipated event for music-lovers across the world. However, although important to the culture and recognition of musicians, the Grammys are flawed in a number of ways, specifically within the nomination and ...

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Imagine yourself looking in the mirror to see your reflection and not being happy with it. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many teens everywhere. Body image is how and what a person thinks and feels about their body. This image includes how a person wished their body looked, which may or may...

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Article

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Every year when Valentine’s Day rolls around, couples run around trying to look for the perfect gift for their significant other. The perfect gift and candy has become the overall meaning of this ancient holiday and not the meaning of the day itself: love. The cost of a gift is not what is important...

The Reason Behind the Super Bowl’s Lackluster Halftime

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

On Feb. 3, the nation’s annual Super Bowl took place in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Los Angeles Rams. For many Americans, the highlight of each Super Bowl is not the actual game but the commercials and halftime performance by popular musicians. This year...

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