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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...

The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It is sad, really. It is sad that for us, the act of conversing with someone is a scary thought. Instead of actually speaking face to face, we would prefer cowering behind the safety of our screens. We would rather use emojis than show our actual emotions because using emojis is safer. Who can tell w...

The Spread of the Flu

The Spread of the Flu

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The months between December and February mark the height of flu season, the dreaded time of year where many high school students call in sick during this nation-wide epidemic. The late 2018 to early 2019 U.S. flu season marks the worst flu season in recent years, overtaking the 1918 flu epidemic with 80,000 flu-related deaths. Of these 80,000 deaths, 150 deaths wer...

The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

In the age of WebMD and online quizzes, hypochondriacs are thriving. But the realm of digital self-diagnostic tools not only covers physical illness but has also expanded to encompass any mental ailment under the sun. Online resources such as sites like Psych Central, a website full of self-assessment quizzes that gauge your likelih...

Should We Have a Dual-Enrolled Valedictorian?

Should We Have a Dual-Enrolled Valedictorian?

Ramya Raja, News Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, School, Showcase

There are plenty of topics and educational issues that are under constant debate and deliberation. But one of the most consistently controversial and heated debates that surfaces every year amongst the parents and students of North Forsyth High School is this: whether a dual enrollment student shoul...

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

For teenagers growing up today, technology plays a greater role in our development than it has for any other generation before us. There is a myriad of new creations and innovations appearing around us every day, and while living in such a high-tech society has its perks, it also comes with its fair sha...

Double Summative Midterms Should Not Be a Thing

Double Summative Midterms Should Not Be a Thing

Abby Marks, Features Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It is hands-down every high school student’s least favorite time of the year: midterm season. Kids everywhere are frantically rummaging through their binders trying to find notes from early August, struggling to remember how to even begin a math problem they nailed two months ago and staying up late...

When To Take Your SAT?

When To Take Your SAT?

Anes Ribic, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Local, School, Showcase, Student Life

North Forsyth has approached the third SAT exam, which was given on Dec. 1. The SAT is an exam given to high school students to help colleges gauge their math, reading and writing levels. Students can choose to take the SAT in their junior year or senior year, but they can also choose to take the SAT...

The Issue With Language Learning in America

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Modern day high school students across America are required to take a foreign language once in their four years. Most four-year universities, however, require applicants to take a world language for two years whilst more prestigious universities and colleges such as Stanford or Harvard recommend three t...

Sleep Is Not For The Weak, I Promise

Sleep Is Not For The Weak, I Promise

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Research shows that a teenager needs nine to ten hours of sleep every night. Yet, most teens only get roughly seven to eight hours on average. About seven out of ten high schoolers do not get the right amount of sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to reduced concentration and alertness, poor a...

The Importance Of Voting

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

In today’s political sphere it is more important than ever to vote, particularly in the younger generation. However, millennials are the ones not participating in elections, or if they do, they are counted as being less reliable voters than their elders. This age group, however, makes up 31 percent of...

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