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The Perfect White Christmas

The Perfect White Christmas

Mayah Talbot, Staff writer

December 17, 2019

When I think precipitation,  I see heavy clouds; Snow clouds roll into the cold night; It’s the snow that makes you shiver.    A blizzard it has become;  The arctic winds of the storm; Millions of snowflakes fall,  And are being pushed around Thirteen inches of snow pile up...

Tri-M Music Honors Society Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

Tri-M Music Honors Society Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Tri-M Music Honors Society went caroling during the first and second Raider Time transitions on Wednesday, Dec. 11. They sang songs such as, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” They made appearances in Ms. Ka...

New Hallmark Christmas Movie: A Snowy Christmas!

New Hallmark Christmas Movie: A Snowy Christmas!

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

The Hallmark Channel released its new Christmas original, “A Snowy Christmas!” which can be found on Wisney -, Netmix, Julu and various other streaming networks. The captivating film stars Janey Webber and Keighan Michaels. Never heard of them? Oh well. Webber, a Reese Witherspoon look-alike, ...

Dancing in the CHOA Christmas Parade with Dance Now Alpharetta

Dancing in the CHOA Christmas Parade with Dance Now Alpharetta

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Dance Now Alpharetta danced in the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) Christmas parade at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Wanted to watch without having to drive to the parade? Anyone could on TV at WSB or Channel Two. Welcoming the Christmas season to Atlanta, many viewers waited for Santa at the end of ...

A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Miracle

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

On July 14, 10-year-old, Emily Marksdale was diagnosed with Leukemia. Emily’s life began to change very quickly. One moment, she enjoyed all things 10-year-old girls enjoy. She attended birthday parties, sleepovers, went to church, she danced ballet and competed with the Sparks, her local gymnastic...

Merry Thanksgiving: Are Holidays Over-Commercialized?

Merry Thanksgiving: Are Holidays Over-Commercialized?

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The holiday seasons are upon us in the next coming months; however, Christmas started in July according to Hobby Lobby and Hallmark. Companies capitalize on the joy that the holidays bring us, providing us with material things that distract the true meaning of the holidays.  Christmas is supposed to be about spending t...

Do People Start Celebrating Christmas Too Early?

Do People Start Celebrating Christmas Too Early?

Genna Gunter, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Around this time of year, Christmas things appear everywhere. Some people embrace the holiday spirit and start celebrating as soon as November hits. Other people despise people in the Christmas mood because they think that Christmas should only be celebrated in December. The Christmas season deserves m...

Santa Quits Christmas This Year

Santa Quits Christmas This Year

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018

On Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, Saint Nicholas--commonly known as Santa Claus--stated that he would be quitting Christmas. At 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nicholas stood in front of his home at the North Pole, with millions of elves and reporters from all around the world watching. With a distressed look on his f...

Top 7 Unique Gifts for Your Friends this Christmas

Top 7 Unique Gifts for Your Friends this Christmas

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

December 18, 2018

The holidays are quickly approaching and the average teenager is already anticipating their various secret santa parties and racking their brains with gift ideas for their friendship circles. For the gift-giving impaired, Christmas can quickly turn from a joyous holiday to a stressful one. However, th...

Holiday Choir Concert

Holiday Choir Concert

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

On December 11th, North Forsyth High School’s choir program hosted their annual holiday concert at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The 2018 Holiday Choir Concert will showcase all four NFHS ensembles. From Chamber Choir to Cantamus to Raider Chorale to Acapella Club, the audience had the oppo...

Get Your NFHS Ornaments Today

Get Your NFHS Ornaments Today

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

The NFHS art club and the National Art Honor Society are making ornaments this holiday season! The ornaments are glass, globe shaped and hand-painted with alcohol inks. There are vinyl school logos on the front to top them off. Multiple types of ribbon are available, depending on how glittery you want to get...

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” Enchants Theaters Across America

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” Enchants Theaters Across America

Abby Marks, Features Editor

November 16, 2018

Disney’s “Nutcracker and the Four Realms” took on the big screen on Nov. 2, acquiring a surprising mix of both positive and negative reviews. The movie captures the story of Clara and her journey to find the key to a gift that her late mother left her for Christmas. She believes what is insi...

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