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Clubs: Are They Worth It?

Elizabeth Wood, Features Editor October 3, 2021

High School is stressful. A typical student is balancing seven classes and extracurricular activities like sports and jobs. Trying to balance school and activities can lead to stress. It’s not uncommon...

Scaled and Icy’s cover art, featuring Trash the Dragon. Album art by Brandon Rike.

Scaled and Icy: Does it Deserve the Hate?

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor September 30, 2021

On May 21, 2021, the band Twenty One Pilots released a new album composed in quarantine called “Scaled and Icy”, which was received with mixed reviews from long-term fans and casual listeners alike....

The episode two loading screen. We see Alex being moved by an anonymous puppeteer as he edits the news. Source: Not For Broadcast

“Not For Broadcast” Game Review: The Calm Before the Storm

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

“Not for Broadcast” was first released in January of 2020, however, the third part or ‘episode’ of the game was released almost a year later with more to come. They update the episodes periodically...

The COVID-19 vaccine being administered. I urge everyone to be vaccinated if they want life to return back to normal. Photo by: Mathew Horwood.

Why You Should be Vaccinated

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

Look, no one besides a medical professional can tell you how you should treat your health— which is why you should listen to one. In all seriousness though, there are understandable concerns when it...

Students participate in Restorative Circles during Raider Time Homebase. Photo by NFHS.

The Pros and Cons of Raider Time

Elizabeth Wood and Jen Vincent May 20, 2021

Elizabeth:   In August 2019, North Forsyth High School introduced Raider Time and Wellness. Raider Time and Wellness replaced Instructional Focus (IF). Raider Time was a time set aside every...

This was the chart made by Mori to illustrate the spectrum of the uncanny valley. 
Photo by Masahiro Mori.

Why the Uncanny Valley is the Scariest Form of Horror

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

The uncanny valley is a terrifying concept that can unsettle anybody. That’s why it’s such a good way to portray horror and to really get under people’s skin. But first, what is the uncanny valley?   The...

A photo of a Juul being held out. The little thing that some kids would give everything for— throwing away their relationships, health and success. Photo by Getty Images.

Vaping is the Dumbest Thing You Can Do

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

I do not think words can properly describe the apathetic idiocy that must coalesce with someone to birth a vape addiction. Not only must one defy all logic and ignore the countless studies that prove the...

This picture perfectly encapsulates the fear-mongering and censorship involved in cancel culture. No one has the ability to speak out. Photo By: Teacher College, Columbia University.

Cancel Culture Has Gone Too Far

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer February 27, 2021

How is it okay for someone to be fired for their beliefs? How is it remotely okay if they were fired with no hope of finding a new job anywhere because every person who’s hiring doesn’t want their...

A representation of how genders were seen in the eyes of the law before President Biden passed his bill called the Gender Discrimination Order.
Photo By: Intellectual Take Out

Women’s Equality No Longer a Concern to Government

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

When the fifteenth amendment was passed, African Americans jumped for joy. Finally, they would be able to vote. However, women were denied the right to vote because they were considered the “fairer sex.”...

Tennis is a great way to produce endorphins for happiness and for feeling accomplished. Photo by Bleacher Report.

Why Tennis Is The Best Sport

Emma Kimball, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

When asking the average student in high school about their favorite sport, they might say something like baseball, football or cheer leading. But not many will say tennis, despite it being the most entertaining,...

Source: Tarsier Studios.
The cover photo with Mono and Six surrounded by various creatures and puzzles in the game. You can even see The Teacher in the background.

“Little Nightmares Two” Game Review

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

“Little Nightmares Two” came out on Feb. 10, 2021, almost four years after the first game, “Little Nightmares,” which was released in April of 2017. The second game had a lot to live up to after...

Is Money ‘The Root Of All Evil’- Or ‘The Blessing In Disguise?’ Photo from Ministry Matters.

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Emma Kimball, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

It's not unknown that we live in a society that values and prioritizes money and wealth. Growing up as children we are taught the value of money through our schools and families, and most adults would...

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