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

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

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

Jonas Brothers Make the Most Needed Comeback of 2019

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

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”

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

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?

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

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

*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

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

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Disney has been making live-action movies since the ‘50s, but in recent years these movies have started blowing up. From “Cinderella” to “The Jungle Book” to “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney has been remaking it all. In 2014, Disney announced that they would be remaking the beloved movie ...

McDonald’s Deposits $40 billion for Their New Location on the Moon

McDonald’s Deposits $40 billion for Their New Location on the Moon

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Raider Flatline (North's Satirical News)

McDonald’s, the beloved American fast food restaurant chain, has a total of 36,899 restaurants in 120 different countries, and the company is not done yet expanding their locations. In their new project, they are planning to build a McDonald’s on the moon. As if we have not destroyed our own planet e...

Best Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

As October winds down, and Halloween lurks just around the temporal corner, the public is scrolling frantically and aimlessly through the horror genre on any and every streaming service, searching for that perfect horror movie to watch this Halloween season. This is a compiled list of five of the be...

Behind the Scenes: NFHS Raider Choir

Behind the Scenes: NFHS Raider Choir

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The NFHS mixed choir, called Chamber, and women's choir, called Cantamus, will be putting on their first concert of the 2018-2019 school year on October 16 at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The concert will feature alumni from previous years as the current choir works to learn songs previously...

The Revival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Revival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Fox cancelled the well-renowned comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in May 2018 after five seasons, and fans erupted in outrage. Twitter was flooded with anger and disappointment, distraught at the end of the ground-breaking show. Celebrities and influencers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill...

Senior Year: What You Need To Know

Senior Year: What You Need To Know

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Finally, after three years of pain and agony, senior year is upon you. You have put in the work and now you have to start looking at and applying to colleges, taking standardized exams and worrying about keeping good grades in the four classes you are obligated to take. Although this sounds like a...

The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017

The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

There were many great Young-Adult books released in 2016, but even more are being released in 2017! They range from LGBTQ+ contemporaries to sci-fi and fantasy. These books are released throughout the whole year so you can always be reading one while you wait for the next! (Note: Some of these are stand-alone...

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