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NFHS Blocks Popular Social Media Networks from WiFi

NFHS Blocks Popular Social Media Networks from WiFi

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017 • 76 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It is the 21st century, and social media is a friend of many along with cell phones. Popular apps like Snapchat and Instagram are necessities to teens and young adults. Students at NFHS want to be able to snap a selfie of their friends anytime without having to use their data. Everything was going great...

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor in Chief
March 15, 2017 • 166 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist Petula Dvorak begs that we ask ourselves not only what changes will come within the next four years but also acknowledge the threat it will impose upon today’s youth in the sense of m...

Online or in Person?

Online or in Person?

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017 • 145 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Throughout the years, person-to-person conversation has decreased, and chatting online, even when next to someone, has become the social norm for carrying on or beginning a conversation, especially when it is with someone new. Meeting new people is probably the most difficult obstacle us humans truly...

Your words do make a difference

Your words do make a difference

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017 • 171 views
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Out of all of the high school deaths per year, 30% of them are suicides because of bullying. In America, there are around 4,400 suicides per year due to bullying. I don’t want to dish out a load of hard-hitting, well-researched facts that you will forget in a short time. This article needs to leave...

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017 • 120 views
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For the first time in about sixty years, Nazism makes headlines once again--which is not the new part since Neo-Nazism as a regime has been lurking in the dark spaces of the internet since the internet began—but the shocking part about it is that people seem to be defending Nazism in a way that is...

Trump Cabinet brings up familiar and unusual picks

Trump Cabinet brings up familiar and unusual picks

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017 • 142 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Even before inauguration, President Elect Donald Trump was busy setting up his cabinet to feature many familiar Republican faces, but even when working behind the scenes, Trump can’t avoid controversy. While certain picks like Steven Mnuchin (Secretary of Treasury) and James Mattis (Secretary of Defense)...

The Gifted Girl – Stereotypes in the School System

The Gifted Girl – Stereotypes in the School System

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017 • 206 views
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We live in a world where prejudice based on gender is nothing outside of what is normal – from wage gaps to social beauty expectations, societal stereotypes influence the way women and men coexist. One place that few recognize as a breeding ground for gender stereotypes is the classroom; starting as...

Ode to Wild

Ode to Wild

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor
January 25, 2017 • 149 views
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Out of all of the adjectives available in the vast English language, there are a plethora that are exceptionally overused. Fun. Great. Bad. Good. All are examples of words that need to be pushed aside and replaced with better, more effective words. But not just any word; no, there is one word in particular...

‘Tis (Still) the Season to Volunteer

‘Tis (Still) the Season to Volunteer

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017 • 129 views
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Christmas may be over, but you can still be in the giving spirit by volunteering. There are many reasons that volunteering is something everybody should do. Of course it helps other people, and even one extra person volunteering for anything can make a big difference. But it is also good for your...

An Open Letter to the “Able-Bodied” World: The ADA and The Importance of Handicap Accessibility in Schools

An Open Letter to the “Able-Bodied” World: The ADA and The Importance of Handicap Accessibility in Schools

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor
January 24, 2017 • 141 views
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Dear “Able-Bodied” World, According to the world bank, 15% of our population experiences some form of disability, and while this does not seem like much compared to the whopping seven billion humans who inhabit the Earth, 15% is roughly one billion people or a thousand millions of people. Therefore,...

Is Our Time Being Used Effectively at School?

Is Our Time Being Used Effectively at School?

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017 • 137 views
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School scheduling has always been a topic of debate, mainly because there is no perfect way of managing a student’s time. North Forsyth High School, if you weren’t already aware, runs off of a mix between a seven period schedule Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and a 4x4 block schedule on Wednesdays and...

Get Out and Vote

Get Out and Vote

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017 • 152 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

After school on the Friday before election day, I drove down to the Cumming City Hall and voted early. It took me about ten minutes, not even the time it took to get down there. There were only about five people in line, and the attendants were all quite friendly. My “I voted” sticker is displayed...

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