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Captivating Sunflower

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Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2020

It is you I see Swaying left and right with every breeze Petals dangling Bees sampling Above, you are towering In the light, showering The sun shines for you in all you go through It is foreign to ever see you be blue On the rainiest days, you stand tall without any visible sc...

They Say

 The clouds represent the calmness of the poem and the tone of the girl. (Photo from Pinterest)

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

She doesn’t exist they say, She will never exist they say, But she knows in her heart She will always exist. She’s crazy they say, She’ll always be crazy they say, And she knows she might be A little crazy. She doesn’t matter they say; She doesn’t need to matter they...

What Beauty Truly Is

North Forsyth high school students, Claudia Dobson and Daphni Torres have their own take on the definition of beauty.

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Social media, once again, has started a negative impact on young girls. From life threatening diets to excessive amounts of make-up. The internet has been tarnishing girl's view of their bodies since social media has been invented.  Beauty. What is it? Some may think, without even helping it, bea...

White Walls

And every morning, the white wall would whisper, “Hello,” to the sun every morning. “You’re here,” the white wall would whisper, and smile.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

In the kitchen, the walls were painted white.  There were golden knobs on wooden cabinets, dishes scattered over the granite countertop, the dishwasher taking a temporary sabbatical from cleaning plates and bowls. A light fixture hung solemnly over the tiled table with grace, and there was a bowl filled...

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Steals the Show and Crown for Miss America

Savvy Shields finally received her well-earned crown after all of her hard work in this competition. This photo was taken by Noah K. Murray from the U.S. News Associated Press, in Atlantic City.

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

On Sept. 11, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ 52 contestants came together to compete for the ultimate crown at the Miss America Pageant. Savvy Shields from Arkansas impressed the crowd by performing a jazz dance to a song from the show “Smash” for the talent portion. She had previously used this act to...

An Open Letter to the Boy that Called Me Ugly

Sincerely, A Girl Who is Definitely Not Ugly

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2016

An Open Letter to the  Boy that Called Me Ugly: I am completely repulsed by what you thought gave you the right to do so. Not even to mention that it wasn't even to my face. What gives you the right to put a label on what you determine as beautiful? What right do you have to send these hateful...

Inferiority

“Everyone carries an insecurity, a chain around one’s ankle that seems to drag us further away from perfection. Some are self-induced feelings of inadequacy, but most of these insecurities have been explicated by others, making us feel inferior.”

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

To be inferior means to be lower in rank, quality, or status. It means to be less important, to be minor, secondary. Primarily used as an adjective, inferior is used to describe something that is of lesser importance when compared to something else. However, in my opinion, I believe that inferiority...

Struggle Is Just a Word

When did our world come to this?

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Big girls don’t cry, but yet, they do Why are there labels for me and you? The pain in our hearts no longer obtains a limit Little by little, how can we understand it? The struggles that we face are becoming massive We all crave acceptance, attention, yet still remain passive   Shaken...

The Princess Within

“It was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure, for the linen is the righteous deeds of the saints” Revelation 19:8. Photo used with permission of Mikaela McCord.

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

Cinderella. The very name elicits varying reactions among different people, and, while there are thousands of different interpretations, the general outline of each version is the same: The protagonist’s mother passes away, and Cinderella’s father is dead and/or absent while she is mistreated by...

All Who Are Weary and Burdened

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Perri Rabbitt, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

I have felt down lately: mixed up, not myself. I have felt so many things at once that overflow and overwhelm me, and then I have felt nothing. In the midst of the whirlwind of frustration and blank minds, I have been crowded with thoughts I couldn’t get rid of more quickly. I have felt anger at the...

Elegance is Dead

Neon flowers rest in a garden by a suburban home. They flourished there for many months before the biting cold wilted them away.

Hailey Yarbrough, Sports Editor

December 9, 2014

  The world is a garden, Green, lush, and fruitful. Through many centuries, The gardeners invented a word to define the flowers: Beautiful. In the eyes of the cultivators, Beauty is many things: From the delicate white daffodils, Fiery orange marigolds, Deep blue delp...

No Need to Hide Behind the Mask

“I love my short hair. It frames my face better than long hair, and much easier to handle,” freshmen, Tessa Bacon (on the left) stated and Sydney Dean (on the right). “I may not be skinny, but I love my body,” Sydney gushed happily. They stand there hand and hand as a symbol of they are empowered without being the “perfect woman”.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014

As children many young women are told to love their bodies and to embrace their true selves. Yet, nowadays, women as young as two are plastering their youthful faces with layers of foundation. Though I have no problem with women wearing makeup because it is simple their preference, I have to ask why...

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