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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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

Perfect Prom Preparation

Perfect Prom Preparation

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

’Tis- the season - the season for dress shopping, shoe hunting, jewelry buying and prom plan making. Planning for prom can be incredibly stressful if you do not think in advance and do your research. But with a little planning, and a lot of care, you can easily plan a prom night like no other. ...

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

North Forsyth DECA Takes On the 2019 State CDC

North Forsyth DECA Takes On the 2019 State CDC

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features, News, School, Showcase

On Feb. 14-16, the NFHS DECA chapter departed for Atlanta where they attended the State Career Development Conference (CDC) for 2019. With 29 attendees, the chapter registered for almost 20 categories, and 13 students (39 percent) qualified to attend the International Career Development Conference (...

Arabian Nights: Everything You Need to Know about Prom 2019

Arabian Nights: Everything You Need to Know about Prom 2019

Abby Marks, Features Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

It is that time of the year again: girls are frantically shopping around for the perfect dress as boys are trying to figure out the perfect way to woo their crushes, and the prom committee is excitedly rushing to add the finishing details to the most popular dance of the year. That is right ladies and ...

A Brief History of the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun

A Brief History of the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

When thinking of a leprechaun, most people will picture the tiny, smiling, green man on the front of a Lucky Charms cereal box. Leprechauns are actually not all smiles and rosy cheeks like Lucky Leprechaun, though. Irish fables portray these bite-sized creatures as ugly, mean and mischievous. Leprec...

Jonas Brothers Make the Most Needed Comeback of 2019

Jonas Brothers Make the Most Needed Comeback of 2019

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

In 2013, teens around the world were heartbroken by the news that the Jonas Brothers, pop band, was breaking up. Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas had been making music together since 2005 and were loved by teens around the world.  According to ENews!, Nick Jonas said they had split up because “[we] feel like we're best suited to do our own individual things, all things we're passionate ab...

NFHS Thespians Attend ThesCon 2019: A Recap

NFHS Thespians Attend ThesCon 2019: A Recap

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 9, 2019, North Forsyth High School’s inducted thespians enjoyed the experience of another successful Thespian Conference (ThesCon). This year’s conference was held at Columbus State University. Every year, student thespians from all over Georgia come together at ThesCon to partic...

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

British rock band Bring Me the Horizon has finally released their sixth in-studio album, “Amo.” The record dropped on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with a total of 13 tracks on it. The quintet has completely reinvented their music, veering further from their metalcore roots to a more fresh, upbeat, pop-rock, ...

Lady Raiders Have a Tough Break for their First Golf Tournament of the Season

Lady Raiders Have a Tough Break for their First Golf Tournament of the Season

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

North Forsyth High School’s girls golf team had their first tournament of the season on Saturday, Feb. 21. The tournament took place at Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course, almost two hours away from North Forsyth’s home course. Lady Raiders Annie Carpenter, Margaret Montgomery, Grace Wood and Samantha Taylor ...

“Thank You, Next” – How to X Out Your Ex

“Thank You, Next” – How to X Out Your Ex

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

February 28, 2019


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

Author’s Note: This piece is satirical. In reality, I suggest not handling break ups with casual distaste. You are dealing two hearts in a relationship, so breaking up can go terribly wrong or pretty decent. It is okay to want to break up with someone - it is expected and a natural part of growing ...

An Olive Garden in Dawson County is in the Works

An Olive Garden in Dawson County is in the Works

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past few months now, construction workers have been creating another Olive Garden. This new location will be built on the corner of Highway 400, down Dawson Forest Road. It will be replacing the vacant Huck’s Apple Barn. Back in October of 2018, the Dawson County Planning and Development Directo...

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