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Bassett Hits the Big Time: 2017 Teacher of the Year

Bassett Hits the Big Time: 2017 Teacher of the Year

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under School, Showcase

On Sept. 5, Ninth grade English teacher James Bassett was announced as 2017 North Forsyth High School teacher of the year. It is an honor that came as a surprise to none of his former students; eyewitnesses from Mrs. Transue’s 10th grade English class, next door to Bassett, can confirm that the room...

What Should You Wear for Spirit Week?

What Should You Wear for Spirit Week?

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under School, Showcase

One of the most exciting weeks of every student’s high school career is here: homecoming spirit week. Every year, NFHS hosts a week where students can dress up as a certain theme as a way to excite students for the upcoming game. Although, many students dress up and go all out, some people are uns...

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Bella Angell, Features&Opinion Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

McCall Hoyle, a teacher at Chestatee High School and past teacher at North Forsyth Middle School, released her debut novel The Thing with Feathers Tuesday, Sept. 5. Her launch party took place in Athens at Avid Bookshop where she talked about her book’s story and afterwards met fans whose books ...

Do you Live to Give?

Do you Live to Give?

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Live to Give, a brand new club at North Forsyth High School, was started up this 2017-2018 school year by Mrs. Dykes who is the official sponsor. This club is a charity organization which will be acting as an umbrella over the other charity- based clubs in the school such as Simple Charity, Key Club...

Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse

Lady Raider Opinions of Women’s Lacrosse

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase, Sports

If you have ever watched men’s lacrosse and then watched a women’s game, it is safe to assume that the male version of this sport is a lot more of a contact sport than that of women’s. It requires a lot more equipment and gear than women’s lacrosse does, but does that mean that it is necessaril...

Anywhere North

Anywhere North

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Your veins have begged you to run since the first beat of your heart. It’s a call you can’t ignore forever, but after three hours of driving toward Anywhere North Of This God-Forsaken Place, trees turn into looming soldiers lining the highways with their guns pointed at heaven, finger...

Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope

Lady Raiders Varsity Lacrosse Host Night of Hope

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lady Raiders just hosted the biggest game of their season, winning the game with a tight score of 9-8 against the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs, and they called it the Night of Hope. The rivalry between the two schools caused a lot of tension within the game. “There was a lot of tension due to bot...

I Am a Prince

I Am a Prince

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Dress-up is so much fun; Little eyes glittering in the light. Dressing up like dolls, Zipping up our princess dresses And pulling on our fairy wings, Before finally putting on our crowns and mother’s heels. We live in a fantasy land with princes, dragons, and wicked witches galore.  ...

Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

Beauty and the Beast: Worth the Hype?

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Warning: If you are unfamiliar with the story of Beauty and the Beast, watch the movie first! This article contains spoilers.   Rumors of a live-action rendition of a fan-favorite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, have been swirling around the internet since as early as January of 2015. Since then...

Ode to Despondency

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, even the most fickle in spirit, and they drew to huddle amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Huddled, too, against the back of a young man, barely upon the age of eight-and-ten,...

D.I.Y. Duct Tape Flower Pen

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Why Pay for College?

Why Pay for College?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

For thirteen years of their lives, most children who go to school are blessed enough to not have to pay a penny for their education. Public elementary, middle, and high schools cost nothing directly to parents who seek to give their children an education. If this is the case for most childrens’ thirteen...

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