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An Olive Garden in Dawson County is in the Works

An Olive Garden in Dawson County is in the Works

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past few months now, construction workers have been creating another Olive Garden. This new location will be built on the corner of Highway 400, down Dawson Forest Road. It will be replacing the vacant Huck’s Apple Barn. Back in October of 2018, the Dawson County Planning and Development Directo...

Allergies are on the Rise: Here’s Why

Allergies are on the Rise: Here’s Why

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Showcase, World

One in every 13 children are affected by allergies and those numbers are on the rise and increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. The majority of allergic reactions are caused by eight foods: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish and in children under 18, these foods cause abo...

WOW Your Family at Christmas With This Mac & Cheese Recipe

WOW Your Family at Christmas With This Mac & Cheese Recipe

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

This creamy, crumb-topped macaroni and cheese is not only a great side dish for the holidays, but also one of the best comfort foods for any time of the year. It is quick and easy to make; most people already have all of these ingredients in their kitchen. Ingredients needed to make six servings: 1½ cups of uncooke...

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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,...

Advanced Comp. Classes create “Ava’s Man” projects

Advanced Comp. Classes create “Ava’s Man” projects

November 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The week before Thanksgiving break, Mrs. Gilliom and Mrs. Smith's Advanced Composition classes held a "Southern Artifact Project Day" where they brought in projects, artifacts, and food items related to their novel "Ava's Man."

Diet Soda Vending Machines: Are They More Harmful Than Not?

Diet Soda Vending Machines: Are They More Harmful Than Not?

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Why is it people go for a diet soda over a regular soda? It might be because the word “diet” persuades people into thinking an item is healthy. However, you might want to look closer at the ingredients next time before grabbing a diet soda out of a nearby vending machine. Research shows the ingredients...

DIY Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

DIY Healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

JoAnn Ahn and Jade Flack

May 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

This school year is quickly coming to an end. As the lengthy break approaches, we may find ourselves indulging in all the wrong treats. For those who are wishing to find delicious, yet healthy, desserts, we found the perfect treat for you. And no, this does not involve any sugar. A tremendous amount...

A Girl’s Guide to Getting Healthy

A Girl’s Guide to Getting Healthy

Gracen Martin and Rhiannon Martin

March 24, 2015


Filed under Audio, Podcasts, Showcase

Due to hectic schedules, it is very difficult to be a healthy teenage girl in high school. But our installment in A Girl’s Guide to Getting Healthy shares helpful tips and easy ways to maintain overall fitness, health, and well being while juggling a tough, overloaded high school career. Listen ...

Around the World in 25 Countries

Around the World in 25 Countries

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under Editor's Picks, Features, Showcase

Every autumn, a section of Disney’s Epcot Park is transformed into a surreal and sometimes confusing conglomeration of culinary culture from all over the world. Chinese monasteries stand aside Norwegian stave churches, attracting crowds of people weary from the blistering and oppressive central Florida...

The Lifestyle of Healthy

The Lifestyle of Healthy

Rebekah Schnaubelt, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

There is always an extreme to either side of a good argument. Today’s culture sees weight, especially women’s weight, in a skewed and dangerous way. Billboards showcase skinny women and ripped men who look realistic enough that they doesn’t appear disfigured, but that would be considered unhealthy...

Cheese N’ Chips

Cheese N’ Chips

Kasey Jo Reed, Staff Writer

May 2, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

For her very first year as a part of the NFHS family, Mrs. Sheri Smith is always full of positive energy, friendly to everyone around her, and involves herself in as many activities as she can participate in. Mrs. Smith currently teaches the food and nutrition pathway which consists of three classes:...

Chowing Down on Puppy Chow!

Chowing Down on Puppy Chow!

Rayanne Griffith and Beattie Hoyle

April 23, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Who doesn’t love to chow down on puppy chow? Whether it’s an actual puppy or a teenager with a serious sweet tooth, the scrumptious sensation will leave one craving more. One bite simply won’t satisfy the taste buds; however, a whole batch will leave the stomach happy and at ease. With different...

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