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Wash Hands or Eat Lunch? Students Forced to Choose in 2020

Students, such as Cayce Aldrich (senior), still stand in line well after lunch begins. Photo by Sarah Treusch.
December 3, 2020

With the intention of accommodating social distancing, North has four lunch periods after only having three last year. In order to have these four periods, each lunch period is only 25 minutes. While the...

Can 2020 Get Any Worse?

Photo Caption: There has been a variety of natural events and disasters that have occurred throughout 2020.

Photos by: 
Top: scitechdaily.com
Left: usatoday.com
Right: npr.org
Bottom: who.int.
October 28, 2020

In January, the coronavirus pandemic began. Many people lost their jobs and homes and the economy crashed from the loss of jobs and businesses closing.  In February, wildfires spread in Australia which...

NFHS’ Third Mountain Biking Race and COVID-19 Regulations

North’s riders prepare to race at Dauset Trails.
October 26, 2020

COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, has changed many aspects of people’s lives, including work, schooling and daily routines. As an example, many stores now require masks upon entering,...

Totally Expert Opinions on the Overwhelming Smell Plaguing Forsyth

Mrs. Cheney (left) and Mr. Cheney (right)
at a Georgia football game.
September 17, 2020

Stepping outside anywhere in Forsyth county, citizens gag, cover their nose and scream out of fear because of the wretched stench that engulfs the county. Speculators believe that the cause of the smell...

How COVID-19 has Affected the United States Economy

Due to the coronavirus, the stock markets have decreased greatly in the past couple of months. (Photo By BBC News}
May 4, 2020

COVID-19 has made its way over to the United States, and it is not just the wellbeing of our people that is being affected but the economy and the stock market have been affected as well. The stock market...

Top Ten Ways to Stay Entertained in Quarantine

The High Art Museum has been posting weekly challenges to keep people entertained at home. Week one was to recreate art from the museum, using items around the house; I recreated a photography piece by Clarence Laughlin. (Photo by Grace Wood)
May 3, 2020

For over a month now, we have not been able to go to school or even go see our friends hardly because of quarantine, but it does not mean we can’t have a little fun cooped up in our own homes. Here is...

Yungblud Throws a Corona-Proof Virtual Concert

Many shows have been either canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. English musician Yungblud has been coming up with new ways to keep his fans entertained throughout this global pandemic.
April 30, 2020

British pop-rock artist Yungblud bounced into action when his upcoming international tour was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In just 72 hours, he put together his own digital concert with...

2020 Summer Olympics Postponed for the First Time in History

The Olympics have been pushed back to 2021. What does that mean for the future of the Games? (Photo By: Charly Triballeau / AFP via Getty Images)
April 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, the Tokyo Summer Olympics has been pushed back to the summer of 2021. The Games have been canceled in the past, such as in 1916, 1940, and 1944, but 2020 marks the...

You Shouldn’t Panic About the Coronavirus

Thank you notes that some students left behind for their teacher during the quarantine. Photo by: Melissa Gresham
March 31, 2020

In no way do I mean to downplay the seriousness or severity of COVID-19. Although we should be trying our best to avoid the virus, I wish to inform people that death should not be a fear of the typical...

Online School vs. Normal School

Students, parents and teachers in Forsyth County are learning that the differences between online and normal school are much greater than they ever imagined.
March 30, 2020

School is stressful! Everyone has those days when nothing seems to go right because your mind is so into your work. Since our school transitioned to online learning due to COVID-19, everyone seems to be...

Coronavirus Infects Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp recently gave the announcement of further closing all Georgia schools through April 25. Photo by Georgia Public Broadcasting.
March 30, 2020

The Coronavirus enters into Fulton county and spreads. As of March 10, 17 people have tested positive for the virus. The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been the biggest thing on people's minds,...

Coronavirus Concerns Lead to Suspension of All State Exams

All state testing has been postponed by State School Superintendent Woods, including EOC’s. EOC tests normally count for 20% of a student’s grade in the course. Photo by Abby Marks.
March 17, 2020

Amidst the worries and concerns about the spread of the new Coronavirus, State School Superintendent Richard Woods has decided to suspend all state testing until further notice. This decision affects all...

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