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The Perfect White Christmas

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

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 sings to Ms.Kay’s Raider Time session on Wednesday. (Photo submitted by Hailey Knowles.)

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!

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!

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

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.

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

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

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?

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)

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?

Holiday decor inside a Target.

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

This year, Saint Nicholas announced that he will no longer be traveling around the world to hand out presents. He claimed that everyone is so ungrateful nowadays and that people need to do more giving rather than receiving.

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

Although the holidays can often be a hassle, especially when you don’t know what to gift your friends, it can also be a great time to treat your friends and give them a unique Christmas gift that they’ll never forget. Photos by: consequenceofsound.net, theverge.com, amazon.com, and shell.us

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

The NFHS choir had a very busy Christmas season this year. They had many caroling events, as seen in the photo, as well as prepared for the annual concert. The choir has enjoyed the season and wants to thank everyone who came out to their 2018 holiday 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

The NFHS art club is selling $10 handmade ornaments. Email Amy Henke at ahenke@forsyth.k12.ga.us to reserve an ornament.

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

Mackenzie Foy, who plays Clara, goes on a journey to find a key that will open the gift her late mother left her for Christmas, leading her to a world of four realms that she never knew existed. Photo from comicbook.com.

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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