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Ask a Senior: Are You Ready for Senior Year?

The Class of 2019 is celebrating the end of their high school years. Are you ready for your senior year?

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

April 18, 2019

Graduation is something all students wait for restlessly as they look forward to college, independence and adulthood. Senior year may seem like it is taking forever to come, but it will be rolling around the corner before you know it. Are you ready for senior year? What are your questions about what t...

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

“break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” -Ariana Grande
Photo designed on Canva with credit to Google Images.

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

February 28, 2019

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 ...

A Letter to a Pessimist from an Optimist Who Thinks Like a Realist

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

April 18, 2017

I could tell you to smile, To let your tear stained face go dry, Because there is so much in the world to look forward too, To cheer up, Because the sun is shining high and the birds are singing out their heart song; But it’s not true. None of what I just told you is true. I could...

UGA Is Not the Only Option

UGA Is Not the Only Option

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016

As a senior in fall semester, I am no stranger to the college application process: I have toured, attended and researched with the best of them, and I am beginning to notice a problem with the way students view college. At North, we are repeatedly encouraged to learn more about the larger institutions....

Mastering Procrastination

Procrastination is defined by putting off a task for a more pleasurable one. This practice causes unnecessary stress which takes a toll on mental health.

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

Everyone has had nights when they are overloaded with homework and have an essay or two to write, and, chances are, those tasks were put off until the last possible moment. For some people, this is only an occasional problem, but for others, procrastination is almost a disease. There are, however, many...

Prom: The Do’s and Do Not’s

Making the right choices will make prom night extraordinary. Many people enjoyed prom last year, but some had to face the consequences of bad decisions. Make the right decisions and enjoy prom, because it is a memory that you will want to reminisce.

Kristin Iler, Staff writer

April 24, 2015

Prom is a nerve-wracking, perplexing, and overwhelming part of most teenagers’ lives. Whether this is your first or second time going, it is sure to be an action-packed evening. Before you get all hyped up, be sure to know the difference between a fun and an unintelligent choice. Do’s: Dress present...

10 Emergencies We Are Not Prepared For

10 Emergencies We Are Not Prepared For

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

Fires, Tornados, Gunmen—the school system has trained us all how to respond to emergency situations such as these, but what if there is an earthquake? What if the roof caves in? What if the school floods? What if...  

Thoughts of the Girl No One Knew

Forgetting the voices around her, a young girl stares into the ocean with longing eyes. She has been here many times, but always with an envious attitude. The girl has spent many days and nights wondering more about the people surrounding her, and less about the individual in her own body; the sea is her escape.

Maddy James, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015

Spoken words escape me often. I no longer know how to tell of the sun’s vibrancy, nor the moon’s delicacy; I can no longer describe the way the rain sounds against my window, or the silent pit-pat that echoes throughout my room, seeming to desire my company, my love, and my affection. I can no l...

Pretty in Pink Prom

Do not be afraid to be you.

Meredith Pirtle, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014

What do you think when you hear the word “prom”? Big hair? Glamorous dresses? High heels? If you are anything like me, you hate all of those things, but that does not mean you can not go have the time of your life at prom. The thing most teenagers do not know is that prom does not have to be all...

Jodi Picoult Has the Answers to Your Publishing Questions

“Writing can be healing, as you must 
know by now, and perhaps you can inspire 
another kid who was just like you.

Sydney Gage, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

Ask any teenager what their dreams consist of, and most will either answer with uncertainty or with irrational haste.  Some will say they desire to travel to faraway countries, to become famous actors, or to simply survive high school.  Others may not know what they want to do with their futures yet—a...

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