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iPhone Updates to iOS 10

Some students love the new update while others have yet to download it as they are afraid it will mess up their phone or cause glitches.
September 19, 2016

On Tuesday, September 13, iOS 10 was released to several Apple products, from the iPhone 5 through the brand new iPhone 7, as well as numerous iPads and the iPod 6. iOS 10 brings numerous new exciting...

How To have the Most Memorable Fall Break Staycation

The Tallulah Gorge is one of the many places included that you could visit during your Fall Break.
September 19, 2016

Are you stuck in Georgia with your family while all of your friends are spending their break exploring beaches or on road trips? Here’s a list of fun, affordable and memorable activities you could do...

We Don’t Sweat; We Sparkle: An Inside Look at the NFHS Color Guard

The NFHS color guard and marching in action during band camp last summer, preparing their 2016 show, a performance based on the attacks at Pearl Harbor.
September 19, 2016

With football season fully underway, North Forsyth is overflowing with school spirit as our team dominates game after game, certainly not in any position give up their well-earned success. However, also...

Construction on Underground Nuclear Reactor Experiencing Delays

When the nuclear reactor comes online, vents like the one shown above will emit thick, scalding steam which will cover North Forsyth in a foggy cloud visible for miles around. Because of possible health dangers, Barton Malow put out a statement on Wednesday advising students to do their class transitions inside.
September 16, 2016

Construction on the pool underneath the newest gym is wrapping up on schedule and Barton Malow is preparing to open it up to the public after fall break. However, not all is well in the world of North...

Giant Pandas No Longer Endangered

Photo by Bernard De Wetter. The Giant Panda happily hangs out on a rock in its natural habitat in China. China is where Giant Pandas are commonly found.
September 12, 2016

On September 4, it was announced by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that Giant Pandas are not endangered anymore and are now only vulnerable in a report. For many years, these animals...

Second Annual Clubapalooza Brings Students Together

These journalism students enjoyed working the Raider Wire/Lit Mag table for Clubapalooza. L-R: Kristin Iler, JoAnn Ahn, Leilani Gibbons, Jack Scott, Kayla Salemi.
August 24, 2016

      The second annual Clubapalooza event took place on the North Forsyth High School football field during Instructional Focus on Aug. 24. The event was created last year for...

Kimya Dawson: Soccer Mom Punk

Kimya Dawson, aged 43, is a songwriter who worked with plentiful of other artists in the

punk folk genre and on movies such as Juno. Photo used from Kimya Dawson’s public Twitter account.
March 8, 2016

Kimya Dawson, a forty-three-year-old punk rock soccer mom with conspiracy theories about what scientists are telling us about what’s really in the ocean and knuckle tattoos that say "LAFF LOUD" and "ROCK...

Fifty Years in Atlanta: A History of the Braves and Falcons

The current logos for  the two teams.
March 2, 2016

Fifty years ago, the Atlanta Braves became the first Professional Sports Franchise in the city of Atlanta. It was a huge step for the city, and it marked a huge step for the city. Besides finally being...

Where Did the Storytellers Go?

Hardly a fact is more sobering than watching literature fall from the grandeur of Dumas or Dickens to the sloppy drama-fest of such stories as twilight.
January 27, 2016

Do you absolutely love The Hunger Games?  How about Divergent, Twilight, or any other story written and/or turned into a movie in the last ten years?  While pretty explosions and “heartbreaking”...

The Capacity of The Present

All the things you crave are embedded into the present, deeply intertwined into your choices. What you decide today links together your future.
January 14, 2016

We view the future as a wide open landscape riddled with opportunity, and it is exactly that ideal which disables us from being truly happy: the assumption that the future holds something greater than...

Grady College of Journalism

The broadcast room is home to many students at Grady College and hosts live local news shows every week day with a special dedication to local Athens sports on Fridays.
January 14, 2016

University of Georgia proved itself during the football season against numerous other schools including Georgia Tech, its biggest rival. But what about the academics? Is there anything special about the...

An Open Letter to Annotations

“Annotations do not let me enjoy books anymore. Whenever I go to read, I do not imagine what is happening in the story. I start thinking of the rhetorical devices used throughout it. I don’t read as much as a did before annotations were a part of my life.” – Tinaye Gibbons
January 8, 2016

Dear Annotations, You really are something, with all of your analytical madness, symbolism, and infinite imagery. Why must you keep us up for hours wondering how much deeper we can go into a paragraph,...

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