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Music Has Lost Its Soul–Where’d It Go?

Music Has Lost Its Soul–Where’d It Go?

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

There was a point in time where music meant something important. It was raw and vulnerable and full of soul. Singers played their instruments instead of using technology to create sounds. The artists could sing without autotune or voice filters. The records were real; they were true and organic. Now...

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Most people know that studying is one of the hardest aspects of school for students. Although studying is difficult, there are many ways to increase a student’s ability to study materials. For instance, students can chew a specific gum flavor while studying and then chew the same flavor right as t...

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Each generation has their own set of strengths and weaknesses that can be traced back to them. Somehow Generation Z, or our current generation,  has been linked to a larger list of weaknesses than past generations. What gives Generation Z its unfavorable image? Why do other generations get to decide...

The Grammy Awards and its Concerning Voting Process

The Grammy Awards and its Concerning Voting Process

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

February 28, 2019

Known as the “most important night in music,” the Grammy Awards are single-handedly the most anticipated event for music-lovers across the world. However, although important to the culture and recognition of musicians, the Grammys are flawed in a number of ways, specifically within the nomination and ...

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Imagine yourself looking in the mirror to see your reflection and not being happy with it. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many teens everywhere. Body image is how and what a person thinks and feels about their body. This image includes how a person wished their body looked, which may or may...

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Article

February 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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