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How Barack Obama Renewed America

This photo was taken by a Journalist of Chicago Tribune at the Inaugural Ball. This photo captures Obama’s free spirit and consistent happy outlook on life in spite of all the political drama.

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

The past eight years have bore many changes in the United States of America. Whether it be good or bad, Barack Obama contributed to many of these transformations in our country. It was a period of freedom, controversy, happiness, pain, but most of all- change. Our country is divided between those who...

Get Out and Vote

Make sure that you are registered to vote several months in advance of the election you plan to vote in. Many states do not allow people to register on the day of an election, with cutoff dates usually being a few weeks beforehand.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017

After school on the Friday before election day, I drove down to the Cumming City Hall and voted early. It took me about ten minutes, not even the time it took to get down there. There were only about five people in line, and the attendants were all quite friendly. My “I voted” sticker is displayed...

Georgia’s 2016 Ballot Decisions

In the November 2016 election, Amendment 1 was defeated while Amendments 2, 3, and 4 were all passed.

Abigail Ingram, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

Despite the enormous amount of drama and rioting in the media recently because of the election, Georgia’s citizens had more than just one pressing decision to make: amendments 1, 2, 3 and 4 to be exact. Amendment 1 was defeated. It was geared towards education and chronically failing public schools;...

Notes from Noah: Why We Won’t Accept the President-Elect

Notes from Noah: Why We Won’t Accept the President-Elect

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016

Protests have broken out all across the nation in an attempt to make a statement against the election of Donald Trump for presidency. The vast majority of these protests have been extremely peaceful, with protesters walking through the streets of cities such as New York and Atlanta. Many people are...

Anti-Trump Protests Work, Hillary Now President-Elect

“It was an injustice that so many Americans would vote for him,” said one woman who refused to give her name, “I’m just happy it all worked out in the end.”

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

In light of the numerous anti-Trump protests across America, both the Senate and the House of Representatives have unanimously voted to ignore the results of the recent election and make Hillary Clinton the new president –elect of the United States. When Donald Trump was voted the president-elect...

Trump or Hillary? Either Way, Good Luck America

Clinton and Trump are engaged in an intense debate, as they bicker over who is the better candidate. While they argue, the candidates avoid talking about important governmental topics. Photo taken by The Atlantic.

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

One candidate has quite possibly leaked national secrets, while the other has filed for bankruptcy on four of his companies. This election’s presidential candidates are considerably not fit, qualified, nor able to run our nation's government for the next four years.   Despite her vast experience...

The Election: Is America headed for victory or defeat?

Various North students show their support of their favorite candidate. There is a wide variety of Trump, Hillary, and Neither supporters here at NFHS.

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

When the ballot for the 2016 Presidential Campaign was announced back in August 2015, The United States divided into a sea of controversy. Complaints bombarded each candidate as more citizens began forming strong opinions about each of them. As the year progressed, there were little to no positive conversations...

Recent Presidential Debates Get Heated

Tensions ran high during the second presidential debate, which took place last Sunday at Washington University.  Trump and Hillary surprised viewers with their harsh words against each other, including Trump’s statement, “If I win I will ask for a special prosecutor to investigate you,” and Hillary’s appeal that “Trump doesn’t have the discipline to be a good leader.”

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

October 17, 2016

The recent presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump has sparked much controversy in America over which candidate is truly best suited for the position of Commander-in-Chief.  The debate, held at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, opened...

George H.W. Bush Allegedly Says he will Vote for Hillary Clinton

Of the five living presidents, four have endorsed Hillary Clinton this election cycle. George W. Bush remains the only president who has yet to endorse a candidate, and he has so far refused to comment on the race.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016

Former President George H.W. Bush plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a Facebook post on Monday by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and niece of John F. Kennedy. In response to the post, Jim McGrath, a spokesman for Bush, said in a statement tha...

Hillary Clinton’s Health Concerns

Clinton greets voters in New York City on Sunday morning, just hours before she would be escorted from the event with complaints of feeling “overheated.” She smiles widely, giving no indication to any potential health concerns. (Photo from

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016

After leaving early from a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York City, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton left voters with concerns regarding her health. Clinton has been noticeably coughing throughout her campaign, and left the ceremony on Sunday with reports of feeling “overheated....

A Moderate Opinion of Trump’s Agenda

Donald Trump at a recent rally.

Ethan Simmons, Photo Editor

April 21, 2016

With a strong performance in many caucuses, the likelihood of a Trump GOP nomination seems to be increasing. Trump has said several controversial things; in fact, edgy statements are the hallmark of his campaign. Yet few things seem to get people riled up more than his plan for immigration reform. As...

The Presidential Marathon

Canada’s most recent election, when voters ousted longtime-incumbent Stephen Harper, is the longest in the Great White North’s history. However, those eleven weeks pale in comparison to the quadrennial marathon that occurs south of the border.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016

On March 23, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a campaign for the presidency in 2016. Since then over 20 people have announced their intention to make it to the White House, and several have dropped out. It is a month before the primaries begin, yet there have been multiple...

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