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Christmas Cheer

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor December 15, 2020

Mistletoe was hung up high While snow fell down from the sky The snow hit the ground without a sound It spread Christmas cheer all around   Stockings dangled above the fireplace Kids...

Christmas joy this year may be a little different due to our shortened time. Photo from Office Holidays.

Christmas Break Should Be Longer

Emma Kimball, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Let's be honest, school breaks are either way too long or way too short. Christmas break is one of those breaks that is usually two weeks long. However, the school system has a habit of making the break...

There are many activities to do with family and friends during the holidays such as skating, building gingerbread houses and decorating Christmas trees. Photo compilation by Imogene Ragan.

Eight Activities to Do With Your Family During the Holidays

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

The holidays can be busy and even stressful to some, but they are also a time to spend with family and friends. Throughout all the chaos of Christmas decorating and shopping, there may seem like there...

Greedy children tell Santa what they want for Christmas without care for Santa. They only care about the gifts.

Santa’s Seasonal Depression

Sarah Treusch, Sports/News Editor December 12, 2020

Every year millions of eager children visit their local mall, anxious to sit on Santa’s lap so that they can tell him what their Christmas list entails that year. The kids who don’t go see Santa at...

Juniors, Aspen Townley and Brodie Mizer embrace the Christmas spirit decorating cards for the National Honor Society. Photo by Ella Hill.

How NFHS Clubs are Giving Back this Holiday Season

Drew Bearden, Staff Writer December 12, 2020

As Christmas inches closer and closer, clubs at North Forsyth are becoming more and more involved in the community. Clubs like National Honor Society (NHS), National English Honor Society (NEHS), and Beta...

Inches of snow on the perfect Christmas day.
Photo taken by: Mayah Talbot

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...

 Tri-M Music Honors Society sings to Ms.Kay’s Raider Time session on Wednesday. (Photo submitted by Hailey Knowles.)

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...

Though she does not traditionally love Hallmark movies, Lilly Marker absolutely adores the Christmas season and spending time with her family. Her sister, Trinity Marker, evidently does as well!

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...

Freshman Anneliese Amukamara, pictured second to the left, and her dance friends truly enjoyed dancing in the parade. The four posed in front of their frosty the snowman themed float! Photo submitted by Anneliese Amukamara.

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...

Story was inspired by The 104.7 The Fish Christmas Wish Program. Photo by: Unsplash.

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,...

It is easy to get so wrapped up in buying the perfect gift for friends and family with the constant advertisement of the newest deals and latest presents to give. (Photo by: Grace Wood)

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...

Holiday decor inside a Target.

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...

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