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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)

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

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 a top ten list of different things you can do to pass the time during quarantine: Make/Watch Tik...

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.

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Writer

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 even more stressed, but why? Online school and normal school seem like they aren't that different...

How to be a VSCO Girl

VSCO Girls have taken the internet by storm with their cheesy phrases and unique style.

Daphni Torres, News Editor

September 23, 2019

VSCO is an app where people can post photos and showcase their creative side through the art of photography. Here are some of the few steps to follow in order to fully embrace the VSCO girl aesthetic.  Step 1: Scrunchies  Scrunchies are a key essential to becoming a true VSCO girl. Scrunchies are basically just...

“Brigadoon” Brings Down the Stage

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

April 30, 2019

Triple Threat, the highest level of North’s theater  program, put on the renowned musical “Brigadoon” from April 11 through April 13. After months of hard work and preparation, the students hit center stage to bring the mystical land of Brigadoon to life. The students of Triple Threat neve...

NFHS Drumline Travels to Ohio for World Finals

The NFHS percussion group went to Dayton, Ohio on April 9 for the WGI Percussion World Championships. They are dressed in Hawaiian attire to support their theme, “A Taste of Summer.” (Picture is from Andrea Escobar.)

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

On April 9, 2019, North Forsyth High School’s Drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio, for the WGI Percussion World Championships. They left the high school at 3 p.m. that afternoon to embark on an eight-hour bus ride. Drumline students shared bittersweet ‘nervous-but-excited’ emotions, but were overall pump...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prom for First-Timers

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prom for First-Timers

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

March 28, 2019

With prom season upon us, the Raider Wire has compiled a step-by-step guide for first-time prom attendees of everything you absolutely have to do in order for you and your social life to survive prom.   Step One: Planning You should always start thinking about what you will do for pro...

Perfect Prom Preparation

The most important aspect of prom night occurs before the dance itself. From restaurant reservations to tux fitting prom preparation is key.

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

’Tis- the season - the season for dress shopping, shoe hunting, jewelry buying and prom plan making. Planning for prom can be incredibly stressful if you do not think in advance and do your research. But with a little planning, and a lot of care, you can easily plan a prom night like no other. ...

A Brief History of the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun

Standing at about two to three feet tall, the Irish leprechaun is a mysterious creature that people often do not know much about. They are a well-known figure to represent the holiday St. Patrick’s Day, and they are also devious and rude.

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

When thinking of a leprechaun, most people will picture the tiny, smiling, green man on the front of a Lucky Charms cereal box. Leprechauns are actually not all smiles and rosy cheeks like Lucky Leprechaun, though. Irish fables portray these bite-sized creatures as ugly, mean and mischievous. Leprec...

Jonas Brothers Make the Most Needed Comeback of 2019

Caption: The Jonas Brothers made an unexpected but much needed return in early 2019. The band not only reunited, but they also released a single immediately after announcing their comeback. (Photo credits: Billboard Magazine--https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8500981/jonas-brothers-return-pop-songs-chart-new-single-sucker.)

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

In 2013, teens around the world were heartbroken by the news that the Jonas Brothers, pop band, was breaking up. Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas had been making music together since 2005 and were loved by teens around the world.  According to ENews!, Nick Jonas said they had split up because “[we] feel like we're best suited to do our own individual things, all things we're passionate ab...

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

English rock band Bring Me the Horizon has delivered their new album “Amo” to the public this past month. The record rocketed sky-high and has proven to be very successful, topping British charts.

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

British rock band Bring Me the Horizon has finally released their sixth in-studio album, “Amo.” The record dropped on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with a total of 13 tracks on it. The quintet has completely reinvented their music, veering further from their metalcore roots to a more fresh, upbeat, pop-rock, ...

Does “Mary Poppins Returns” Live Up to the Original Movie?

Mary Poppins Returns, the practically perfect musical sequel to the original Mary Poppins, hit theatres on Dec. 19 2018.

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

*SPOILERS AHEAD*   "Mary Poppins Returns" hit theaters on Dec. 19 2018, and it became a practically perfect favorite for all of the musical-lovers of the world. However, before the movie came out, there was scrutiny from fans of the classic questioning whether the sequel would be able to ...

New Year, New Books: Top 10 Anticipated Young-Adult Books of 2019

There are many Young-Adult books being released in 2019, but there are 10 in particular that bibliophiles have been ranting and raving about.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

What is a better way to ring in the new year than visiting the local Barnes & Noble to pick up some new YA releases? While many book releases have already been announced (and some are still waiting to be announced), there are 10 that bibliophiles CANNOT stop talking about. Here they are in chronol...

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