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Is Our Time Being Used Effectively at School?

Is Our Time Being Used Effectively at School?

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


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...

Dr. Strange is Anything But

Dr. Strange is Anything But

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Benedict Cumberbatch is a very talented actor, someone able to take a role and mold it into something almost unrecognizable. Doctor Strange is a testament to this talent, with Cumberbatch taking a role that is supposed to be a snarky, overconfident, and all around jerk of a doctor. He strives to do his...

The “New and Improved” Midterm Schedule: Like It or Not?

The “New and Improved” Midterm Schedule: Like It or Not?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The school calendar this year releases students on a Tuesday for the holidays. This is different from previous years as it is usually a Friday. Have you seen the midterm schedule and thought about it? For freshman that are not aware of the schedule, there are three days of early release at 12:55 p.m....

Notes from Noah: Why We Won’t Accept the President-Elect

Notes from Noah: Why We Won’t Accept the President-Elect

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Editorial/Opinion

Protests have broken out all across the nation in an attempt to make a statement against the election of Donald Trump for presidency. The vast majority of these protests have been extremely peaceful, with protesters walking through the streets of cities such as New York and Atlanta. Many people are...

This Is What Christianity Means To Us

This Is What Christianity Means To Us

Hailey Yarbrough and JoAnn Ahn

November 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

To be a Christian, many believe one has to be perfect and abide by every rule under the sun. Others believe Christians are entirely judgmental and hypocritical when it comes to challenging times. But to truly be a follower of Christ, it actually means the exact opposite. Everyone is flawed, and it is...

An Open Letter to the Girl Whose Heart He Broke

An Open Letter to the Girl Whose Heart He Broke

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Dear Beautiful,   He is a fool.     Do not think for one second that because of his boyish tendencies that you are not worthy of him or any other man. Right now, you may think you are not attractive because the thoughts running through your head probably sound a lot like: “Why else would he choose her over...

Trump or Hillary? Either Way, Good Luck America

Trump or Hillary? Either Way, Good Luck America

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

One candidate has quite possibly leaked national secrets, while the other has filed for bankruptcy on four of his companies. This election’s presidential candidates are considerably not fit, qualified, nor able to run our nation's government for the next four years.   Despite her vast experience...

An Open Letter to Depression

An Open Letter to Depression

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Dear Depression, You haunt so many innocent souls, and you strip them of any happiness that they could possibly possess. The thought of your presence sends chills tingling down my spine. Why do you do these awful things to people? You take away who they are inside and leave their loved ones with a lif...

Notes from Noah: Why Chance the Rapper is Important

Notes from Noah: Why Chance the Rapper is Important

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Editorial/Opinion

Chance the Rapper is currently one of the most polarizing figures in the entire music industry. Most of this springs less from his actual music and more from the fact that he does not sell any of his music. Absolutely none of it. He has only released his hit “Coloring Book” on streaming services...

The Election: Is America headed for victory or defeat?

The Election: Is America headed for victory or defeat?

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

When the ballot for the 2016 Presidential Campaign was announced back in August 2015, The United States divided into a sea of controversy. Complaints bombarded each candidate as more citizens began forming strong opinions about each of them. As the year progressed, there were little to no positive conversations...

Pokemon Go: More Harmful Than Helpful

Pokemon Go: More Harmful Than Helpful

Claire Canada, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The augmented reality game Pokemon Go has consumed everyone’s free time with the new idea of utilizing the players’ phone’s GPS to track, battle and capture Pokemon in the area. Pokemon Go, launched by Niantic in July 2016, quickly became one of the most played apps with over 500 million downloads....

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