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Lunch: Is it Better Longer or Shorter?

Lunch: Is it Better Longer or Shorter?

Lane Norris, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Lunch is looked at as being a big part of the school day. It’s a time to eat, work and in some circumstances, play. But in North Forsyth High School, lunch has come to a point at which some things like homework or even eating are just impossible to be completed in a measly 25 minutes. In my exp...

Is the Movie Industry Losing Its Creativity?

Is the Movie Industry Losing Its Creativity?

Chasidy Culpepper, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Is the film industry losing its creativity? In my opinion, I believe it is. They never seem to change the storyline and they always have the same plot. Especially nowadays with the Disney remakes. There are also some old movies that fall into this category as well, like A Bug's Life and Antz. They are practically th...

What Beauty Truly Is

What Beauty Truly Is

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Social media, once again, has started a negative impact on young girls. From life threatening diets to excessive amounts of make-up. The internet has been tarnishing girl's view of their bodies since social media has been invented.  Beauty. What is it? Some may think, without even helping it, bea...

Raider Time is a Waste of Time

Raider Time is a Waste of Time

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

With the start of the 2019-2020 school year came many new changes for North Forsyth, one of which has been quite controversial. Raider Time is an attempt to provide built-in time throughout the day to complete homework and improve mental health. Each day, students spend 37 minutes in a class that they...

Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2019

Musician Melanie Martinez has returned after a four-year hiatus with her new album and accompanying film, “K-12,” which was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The album highlights many of the struggles that kids face during their teenage years through a feminist's point of view. It also covers topics that t...

Plastic Straws are the Enemy of the Ocean

Plastic Straws are the Enemy of the Ocean

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

About 70% of Earth’s surface is covered in water. Most of this water is made up of the ocean, which houses an ecosystem of unique creatures that could not live anywhere else. But, through human activity, our oceans are becoming a garbage dump; polluted to the point where there is even an area in the Pa...

Arts Education

Arts Education

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out, pine straw brooms. Imagine choir kids with no risers to perform on and performing arts students...

How To Choose Your College Major

How To Choose Your College Major

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

If you intend to earn a professional degree after High School, you will probably need certain courses or prerequisites Some colleges ask you to list your expected major on your college application--although "undecided" is usually an option but do not require you to declare a definitive degree until later...

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

With our increasingly technological society, music genres such as rap, pop, country and especially EDM have taken inspiration from and even started collaborating with artists of other genres. However, collaborations with artists from rap and pop music have been integrated into music from as early as the...

Class of 2020 Is Rising Up

Class of 2020 Is Rising Up

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, rising seniors are mentally preparing themselves for the responsibilities that come during their last year of high school. From senior picture planning to applying to colleges, there is no shortage of responsibilities. Current juniors are anxiously waiting f...

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

May 6, 2019

“Running away from you takes time and pain, and I don’t even want to / So I’m getting high all week without you, popping pills, thinking about you.” An enthralled crowd in El Paso, Texas sang out these lyrics at a Lil Peep concert on Nov. 14, 2017. The very next day, Lil Peep would be found dead at only 21 y...

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

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...

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