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Emily Stocksdale

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

As a senior in high school, Emily Stocksdale is essentially done with life.  She is only taking one class at North Forsyth High School, and yet still she is somehow afflicted with a horrid lack of motivation to attend school--or do anything, mostly.  She has been a dual enrollment student since last year and takes most of her classes through UNG, but she has been in journalism for four years now and decided that it was too great a class to give up.  Emily does have a life outside of school, surprisingly enough.  When she isn’t suffering through college classes or writing up articles for journalism, Emily enjoys petting her cat, playing piano and clarinet, reading, writing, painting, and serving in her church.  She is very involved at church and is honored to be able to serve in several areas which allow for the use of her talents, including playing piano on the youth worship team and writing curriculum for the kids ministry.  She is writing a novel which may eventually be finished (with any luck) and also dabbles in writing poetry and songs, though not well.

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In 1987, the United States and Russia entered into a treaty to end the Cold War, a treaty which started the process of nuclear disarmament for both countries. Now, U.S. leaders are considering backing out of the treaty in the light of Russia’s continued disregard for its terms and conditions. (Photo Credits: left, from NPR; right, from DefenseNews.)

U.S. Dissolution of INF Treaty

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2019
Chick-fil-a’s decision to experiment with meal kits is one example of how technological innovation has begun to shift economic activity and how stores interact with the world. These meal kits are being sold at certain locations in the Atlanta area until November 17.

Important Economic Changes of 2018

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief
November 2, 2018
Clean water is something we easily take for granted, but in Cape Town, South Africa, people are beginning to realize that the resource is not so definite as they would hope.  Drought in South Africa is steadily worsening, leading to the potential for a “Day Zero” in which water is completely shut off in the country.

South Africa’s Water Crisis

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
April 18, 2018
A knock at the door shook him from his stupor in front of the television, and as he stood, scraping his feet slowly along the floor, several bottles clinked in protest.  A man in a black suit stood waiting for him.

Trivial

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017
The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, which huddled amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Amongst them, a man contemplates life and its overwhelming consequences.

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017
He had promised never to leave her.  Now, as Lucy stands by the river, she wonders how he could have fallen back on those words.

Stiff as Granite

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017
Humbled Alabama coach Nick Saban congratulates coach Dabo Swinney of the new national champion team, the Clemson Tigers (photo credited to www.dailymail.co.uk).

Clemson’s Win Over Alabama

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
January 20, 2017
Drey Woodson-- Generally, Drey Woodson spends Thanksgiving at his grandmother’s house along with his extended family.  They usually watch the Macy’s Day Parade and play monopoly.  For Thanksgiving dinner, they have the traditional turkey, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes (which the North Forsyth senior remembered because he always has to cut up all the potatoes) and lots of sweet tea.  Before the meal, they all say a family prayer, and then they can eat.

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
November 18, 2016
Emily’s Editorial:  On Writing Well

Emily’s Editorial: On Writing Well

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
November 15, 2016
The atmosphere had shifted so quickly that it nearly knocked the wind from Alonzo’s lungs.  He was vividly aware of each breath he took, and the sounds around him suddenly seemed amplified immensely.  The waves and the cries of the gulls crashed through his mind with rugged insistence.

A Misfortunate Excursion

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
October 14, 2016
Emily’s Editorial: An Intro

Emily’s Editorial: An Intro

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
October 5, 2016
He gazed longingly into the sea, waiting for the day when she would return to him.

To the Depths of the Sea

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
May 23, 2016
Near the stream, a tree was in full bloom, its flowers white and innocent against the deep blue of the sky.  Lying on the grass beneath this tree was the object which had caught her attention.

Fool’s Gold

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016
Perhaps it was only a flash, a trick of weary eyes, but he was almost certain that he had seen something...wrong.

Other Side of the Mirror

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
March 28, 2016
Almost every great author has a book that remains in the shadows

Great but Lesser-Known Books

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
December 11, 2015
Two Syrian boys, who fled from home with their family, walk back to their tent in a refugee camp

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015
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