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How Shane Dawson Transformed YouTube Culture

How Shane Dawson Transformed YouTube Culture

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Three years from today, some avid youtube watchers might have viewed Shane Dawson as a dying comedian. Dawson began his youtube career in 2008, making sketch comedy videos performing as his own original characters, celebrity satire and discussing pop culture. He quickly gained internet fame and a wide...

Twenty One Pilots Newest Album: Will You Follow The Trench?

Twenty One Pilots Newest Album: Will You Follow The Trench?

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, School, Showcase, World

Every once and awhile, you may come across an album where an artist beautifully crafts lyrics so they can bleed out some sort of emotion. Hearing these melodies packaged together resonates within the soul, gaining a valuable place in the participants heart. Music tends to do this in all kinds of forms. Musicians p...

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Everyone knows it is Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness month when football players start wearing their pink socks. However, no one hardly ever does anything special for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While there are organizations like St. Jude to help fund childhood cancer research, only 4 percent...

Missed Opportunities: Why Teenagers Should Make Stupid Decisions

Missed Opportunities: Why Teenagers Should Make Stupid Decisions

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

  Unpopular opinion: planning for the future is overrated. My stint in high school is coming to an end, and as it does I cannot help but look to the past. Middle school and high school have not been kind. These last six years or so are filled with mixed feelings, from nostalgia to regret t...

How to Organize Your School Life: Beyond the Basics

How to Organize Your School Life: Beyond the Basics

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

We have all heard the classic advice that comes in droves from adults every fall: “Buy colored labels!” “Buy all of the highlighters!” “Buy colored folders, pens, notebooks, washi tape, staplers, and a therapy cat!” In the contrasting reality, staying organized in high school takes ...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Fall Break Edition

Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Fall Break Edition

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, School, Showcase

Fall break is a break that the Forsyth County School System integrated a couple years ago. It is always welcomed with open arms from students and teachers when there is a break; who would not want to have a week off from school? The question, however, tends to be “do I stay or do I go?” A majorit...

No Child Left Behind Law: The Teacher’s Opinion

No Child Left Behind Law: The Teacher’s Opinion

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The original “No Child Left Behind” Act was passed in 2002 by George W. Bush. This law significantly increased the federal role in holding schools responsible for the academic progress of all students….it put a special [emphasis] on ensuring that states and schools boost the performance of certain...

Dealing with Existence – A Crisis

Dealing with Existence – A Crisis

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

We are all born and we really do not get much of a say in it. We live and die, we come and go, and in the end it doesn’t even matter. Nihilism is so simple to fall into once you realize how big everything is and how much is going on. Four people are born every second, and two people die. We live on...

Why are the Fine Arts a Vital Addition to Our Society?

Why are the Fine Arts a Vital Addition to Our Society?

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Ever since we were young we have been told time and time again to pursue our dreams, enjoy what we do and find a way to express ourselves; however, throughout the course of a few years, our society as a whole has started to eradicate the creative expressions of  music, language and arts such as photography,...

Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

December 21, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

After a grueling eight hours of schoolwork and learning, students should be able to go home and relax, right? Wrong. Instead, they have to spend what should be free time doing homework. On average, high school students have about 3.5 hours of homework every night. This means that students spend 11.5...

Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Are You?

Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Are You?

Bella Angell, Features and Opinion Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Are you a real Christmas tree person or an artificial tree person? Most people have a definite opinion on this subject, and it usually stems from what kind of tree their families have. There are many thoughts and opinions on Christmas trees based on different benefits. “Real trees smell good and...

A Postmortem for Vine

A Postmortem for Vine

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The year 2012 brought the news of a death total of 2,000 in the Afghan war, the reelection of Barack Obama and the birth of the social media platform Vine. Vine was founded in the summery sweet June heat of 2012 with one simple idea: six second looping videos. Users would have the ability to film anything...

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