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The crew of the Revenge watching as Roach the Cook scales the mast of the ship. Photo by Aaron Epstien.

“Our Flag Means Death” Review

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor May 10, 2022

“Our Flag Means Death” is the newest addition to Taika Watiti’s collection of shows he has directed and starred in. The latest episode was released on March 24, and it was an immediate booming success....

Stranger Things season four is on its way; are you ready? Photo from The Crypto Times.

“Stranger Things”: A Two-Part New Season

Kiera Walker, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

After three long years, “Stranger Things” is finally coming out with a two-part fourth season. Netflix will release the first volume on May 27 and the second on July 1. Netflix has made three trailers...

Greavy shows you the new turret he designed.
Photo by PC Gamer.

“Aperture Desk Job,” Is It Worth It?

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor March 17, 2022

“Aperture Desk Job” was released for the Steam Tech-Deck and PC on March 1. The game is a playable short-set in the same universe as its preceding “Portal” games. But do not get it twisted as ‘Portal...

Jabari Banks, the new Will in Bel-Air. The show is a modern take on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that gives another view of the original show. Photo by IMDB.

“Bel-Air”: Is It As Good As The Original Show?

Kiera Walker, Staff Writer March 14, 2022

In 1990, Will Smith’s career began on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The show's plot follows a West Philadelphia teenager whose life changes when he gets into a fight and has to move in with his...

 “Wordle” has become one of the biggest online games of the year with over 3 million daily players (Photo By: The New York Times).

The History of Word Games: Word Squares to Wordle

Cassidee Jackson, Opinion Editor March 1, 2022

Four traits perfectly describe “Worlde” to newcomers: five letters, one word, six tries, available once a day. “Worlde” is an online word game that has taken social media platforms such as Twitter...

An illustration of books banned multiple times in schools. Photo by Jane Mount.

The Danger of Banning Books

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor February 28, 2022

With a new wave of book bans, everyone has eyes on the school boards and officials about whether it is entirely fair. Books should be available to everyone. Banning books does nothing but hide history...

CTAE pathways have become an important aspect of most North Forsyth students experiences. However, North Forsyth’s student pathways could have more diversity and be more specialized. Photo by Cynda Allen.

Career Pathways… What’s the Deal?

Cassidee Jackson, Opinion Editor February 20, 2022

Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathways have become an important aspect of most North Forsyth students' experiences. Popular career pathways include Healthcare, Marketing, JROTC and...

2020 and 2021 were crazy years. But, through all the obstacles, changes and hardships, humans have adapted and grown stronger. As for 2022, the future looks promising. Photo by Cynda Allen.

Was 2021 as Bad as 2020?

February 12, 2022

The year 2021 was a lot. It definitely went by fast. But the question is, was it as bad as 2020? Everyone can agree that 2020 was a very bewildering year. 2021 was a year when people were hopeful of the...

Falling in Reverse claps back at cancel culture with new single “Zombified,” featuring vocalist Ronnie Radke on the photo cover. Photo by Falling in Reverse.

Falling in Reverse’s Single “Zombified”: Behind the Meaning and Controversy

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

On Jan. 5, Platinum-selling rock band Falling in Reverse kicked off the New Year by dropping their latest single "Zombified." Gaining over 6,326,930 streams on Spotify in just three weeks, the band...

The completed epilogue set with all 14 endings.
Source: Not For Broadcast

“Not For Broadcast” Full Game Release

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor February 1, 2022

After less than a year, it is finally time for “Not For Broadcast’s” big release. "TinyBuild Games" released “Not For Broadcast 1.0” on Jan. 25, just five days short of the second anniversary...

Bring Christ back into Christmas. Photo by ChurchLeaders.

Remember & Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas

Kiera Walker, Staff Writer December 25, 2021

The most wonderful time of the year, Dec. 25, falls on a Saturday this year. Everyone loves Christmas: the music, the movies, the traditions, the Christmas dinner and, of course, the gifts. According to...

Juniors Dillon Thomas, Cooper Eglian and Andrew Burruss have an in-depth discussion during the SPECKS club meeting, a new club without service hours (Photo by Sarah Treusch).

Service Hours Are Stupid

Sarah Treusch, News Editor December 16, 2021

As the end of the first semester nears, students across the honor societies, other organizations and clubs rush to meet their deadlines for their service hours. Some organizations are very reasonable and...

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