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An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

The sound of leaves crunching, wind blowing The taste of freshly made pumpkin pie, and perfectly baked turkey - We all have something that excites us or makes our mouth water in anticipation During the season.   Greetings and thank you’s echo through each family room Excitement,...

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 18, 2016

All in all, there is a variety of traditions kept by the students and teachers of North.  Whether your family spends hours cooking a feast, goes out to a restaurant, or spends Thanksgiving in some other way, it is sure to be an enjoyable holiday. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for most Americans,...

A Warm Welcome to The Gibson Co.

A Warm Welcome to The Gibson Co.

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor

November 2, 2016

Just a short six minute drive from the school, located next to Browns Bridge Church, is a little boutique called “The Gibson Co.”, a hidden treasure of North Forsyth. This home away from home is filled with adorable knick-knacks, soaps, and art for sale, all of which are made by people in the community....

Apply to the Journalism Program!

Mrs. Smith, Adviser

January 27, 2016

Click here to download the application! Due to Mrs. Smith by February 29th. See her in room T1107 for more information!

Stop Erasing Me

Stop Erasing Me

Emma Franklin, Senior Editor

April 28, 2015

My grandmother is from the Philippines. She was born there, raised there, and then married a white man: my grandfather. They had six children, and the children look Pilipino. One of them was my father, who married a Japanese girl, and then a ginger girl from Tennessee. I am pale but I am not white;...

It’s just as bad as the other times

It’s just as bad as the other times

Sam Perryman, Prose Editor

April 20, 2015

Lisa cries in her room. She hides from her family. In the kitchen, a pot boils over, And the sauce bubbles and burns on the eye of the stove. John’s room is vacant; He sits outside where it is silent. The living room is on fire. The flames are loud and violent, and the smoke tastes...

The Importance of Home

The Importance of Home

Emma Franklin, Senior Editor

December 8, 2014

Twelve: how many houses that I remember living in. Eight: how many schools I have attended. Four: how many states I lived in. Two: how many countries I lived in. 1: how many homes I have. By the time I was seven, I had been to nine countries. The Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Luxemburg, Belgium, A...

Cosplaying and Conventions

Cosplaying and Conventions

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Cosplaying and conventions are head to head on my list of favorite things to do, Before getting further into things it is probably best to explain what exactly cosplaying is; cosplaying (also known as costume play) is where one dresses up as one’s favorite characters from comic books or anime. For...

Come Together: Finding the Light

Come Together: Finding the Light

Aleigh Guerndt, Staff Writer

May 15, 2014

Family is where life begins and love never ends, and a home is where your heart belongs.  Even if all of your family isn’t family by blood, let’s be happy for what we have and reminisce on the memories we have made in our families no matter who they are and in our homes no matter where they may...

Playlist: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Playlist: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Beattie Hoyle, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

What’s Christmas without festive music? These songs will put you in the spirit for some holiday festivities like wrapping presents and helping others. These carols will also promote happiness and a merry Christmas for all.  What better way to spread Christmas cheer then singing these songs for all...

Life-Changing Shoe Box

Life-Changing Shoe Box

Kasey Jo Reed, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

In its 20 years, Operation Christmas Child (OCC) has donated over 100 million shoe-box gifts to over 150 countries worldwide whether it’s by bike, bus, train, plane, ship, or even by elephant or dog sled. By using these gift filled shoe boxes, Operation Christmas Child hopes to demonstrate God’s...

Favors

Favors

Rayanne Griffith, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013

“You are picking up Joseph after school, correct?” my mother asked. “Because you know I have to be at work, and I won’t be back until late tonight.” Dark bags appeared under her light blue eyes that were once beautiful. You could tell she was completely exhausted. “I know, Mom. When do...

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