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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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, School, Showcase

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...

What Makes “Dear Evan Hansen” so Essential for Today’s Generation?

What Makes “Dear Evan Hansen” so Essential for Today’s Generation?

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the past two years, several new musicals have made their debuts on the Broadway stage, one of these new musicals being “Dear Evan Hansen.” The Broadway phenomenon first appeared July 2015, eliciting an immediate reaction from the public. “Dear Evan Hansen” shares the story of a teenage boy with se...

Raider Athletes Sign on to Play on in College

Raider Athletes Sign on to Play on in College

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase, Sports

Six Raider athletes honored the tradition of signing on to play sports at their respected colleges in ceremony. The signings take place at North Forsyth where families, friends and teammates can see their athletes move on to the next chapter as an athlete. Mary Ellen Enright, who recently was named c...

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Books, Features, Movies, TV, & Games, Showcase

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle to find something that they are interested in. What would be more interesting than watching a boo...

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

Alabama Sweeps Last-Minute Victory Against Georgia in SEC Championship Game: An Analysis Based on Past History

Alabama Sweeps Last-Minute Victory Against Georgia in SEC Championship Game: An Analysis Based on Past History

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the University of Alabama’s football team turned the tide to beat the Georgia Bulldogs in this football season’s SEC Championship Game. Georgia appeared to have the upper hand at the end of the first half, but with a change of players and some impressive plays, the Alabama Crimson Tide managed to pull ahead to win the game, scoring 35 points against Georgia’s 28. The game was held in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; ...

Mary Ellen Enright: All-County Volleyball Player of the Year

Mary Ellen Enright: All-County Volleyball Player of the Year

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Forsyth County News named Mary Ellen Enright the All-County Volleyball Player of the Year for the 2018 volleyball season. Much of the weight of North Forsyth High School’s  volleyball season rode on Enright’s shoulders, considering that she is the only senior on the team this year and that she is known to be ...

North Students Participate in a Winter Barrel Race

North Students Participate in a Winter Barrel Race

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Editor

December 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With winter closing in, outdoor sports tend to take a backseat and resume in the spring; however, barrel racers who attend North Forsyth High School are ready to start a new series at a local venue. Mountain View Stables and Arena is hosting a winter series barrel race in Dawsonville, Georgia with a ...

Santa Quits Christmas This Year

Santa Quits Christmas This Year

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Raider Flatline (North's Satirical News)

On Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, Saint Nicholas--commonly known as Santa Claus--stated that he would be quitting Christmas. At 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nicholas stood in front of his home at the North Pole, with millions of elves and reporters from all around the world watching. With a distressed look on his f...

Top 7 Unique Gifts for Your Friends this Christmas

Top 7 Unique Gifts for Your Friends this Christmas

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The holidays are quickly approaching and the average teenager is already anticipating their various secret santa parties and racking their brains with gift ideas for their friendship circles. For the gift-giving impaired, Christmas can quickly turn from a joyous holiday to a stressful one. However, th...

Holiday Choir Concert

Holiday Choir Concert

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Local, Music, News, School, Showcase

On December 11th, North Forsyth High School’s choir program hosted their annual holiday concert at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The 2018 Holiday Choir Concert will showcase all four NFHS ensembles. From Chamber Choir to Cantamus to Raider Chorale to Acapella Club, the audience had the oppo...

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