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Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Former NFMS Teacher McCall Hoyle Releases Debut Novel

Bella Angell, Features&Opinion Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

McCall Hoyle, a teacher at Chestatee High School and past teacher at North Forsyth Middle School, released her debut novel The Thing with Feathers Tuesday, Sept. 5. Her launch party took place in Athens at Avid Bookshop where she talked about her book’s story and afterwards met fans whose books ...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expands

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expands

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Nov. 18, 2016, the first installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series was released. This movie immediately became a majorly popular hit immediately and made millions in only the first day of release. Even the Disney film Moana, which came out on Nov. 23, did not slow dow...

A Fangirl Experience

A Fangirl Experience

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Literature

I feel the cold wind burn my face As I walk through the streets of Charleston. Constantly saying goodbye: To chances, To people, To unforgettable moments. Intersections are my directions, Turn left, Turn right, Cross the road and keep going straight. Signs tell me if I have...

Harry Potter: Behind the Scar

Harry Potter: Behind the Scar

Emma Ray, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In 1997, Harry Potter entered the world as “The Boy Who Lived” and captivated the world. Within a decade, seven books were published, movies were produced, and theme parks were built bringing the Harry Potter world to life. But behind all of these things is J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter....

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Halloween may be over, but it’s such a fun holiday that many continue to celebrate the spookiness well into November. These Halloween treats are what we love about this fun holiday. Now, let’s run through the top five of some of our favorite aspects of Halloween that you can use to keep the spirit...

The Upside of the Decatur Book Festival 2016: Teen Stage

The Upside of the Decatur Book Festival 2016: Teen Stage

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Decatur Book Festival took place on Sept. 3 and 4 in downtown Decatur, Georgia. It is one of the largest book festivals in the nation where a variety of authors and readers gather to talk about all things relating to books. Bibliophiles are able to meet their favorite writers, and they get to meet...

Gender vs. Genre

Gender vs. Genre

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Should boys read young-adult fiction novels? Should girls read books about the Civil War? Stereotyping has become a natural trait in humans that is constantly being passed on to their children. I personally think that anyone can read whatever they want, as long as they enjoy it. A lot of males enjoy...

#BookLivesMatter

#BookLivesMatter

Alex Rodgers, Web Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In modern day society, books are often looked at as things of the past, forgotten with all of the life lessons that they contain. Books, especially the older ones, hold complex themes that are glanced over and often taken for granted in this era of technology. Written word is a dying art, so the messages...

Why All These Classics?

Why All These Classics?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

A topic that many teens talk about is what books are being required to read in school. Pretty much all of the books are classics. There are many high schoolers who despise reading, so they have a smaller chance of being successful in school. If a few young-adult novels were introduced to school reading...

An Open Letter to Annotations

An Open Letter to Annotations

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer

January 8, 2016


Filed under Editor's Picks, Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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, or how far between the lines that we can read? Why does everything we read have to be based on you?...

Great but Lesser-Known Books

Great but Lesser-Known Books

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

There is nothing better than sitting down to read a favorite book.  Within books lie an infinite range of possibilities, and with so many novels to choose from, it is easy to understand why people tend to stick to the works of more recognizable authors.  Many of the writers we recognize, whether from...

The Escape From Reality

The Escape From Reality

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I come to my senses and shiver. There is sweat on my forehead. I don’t remember anything, including who I am. I hear footsteps, slow and steady. There are whispers in the hallway. Finally, a door slowly opens. While some light enters the room, I am unable to see the shadow before me. He says a...

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