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U.S. Dissolution of INF Treaty

U.S. Dissolution of INF Treaty

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 1, President Donald Trump issued a statement announcing that the U.S. was officially withdrawing from a long-time treaty with Russia, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.  Signed in December 1987 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the treaty p...

Puerto Rico Crushed by Hurricane Aftermath

Puerto Rico Crushed by Hurricane Aftermath

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It has been almost two months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, and the island continues to flail in the aftermath of those storms.  There has been drastic decline in the Puerto Rican economy and 80 percent of its population is still without electricity.  Water is contaminated in...

The Clown Apocalypse Is Here

The Clown Apocalypse Is Here

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

By now, it is hard for one to not be aware of the rumored sightings of clowns stalking around sidewalks and terrorizing communities. Reports have been made of people dressing in baggy and colorful “clown” clothing and chasing or threatening people (specifically children and teenagers). There is plenty...

Man Hijacks EgyptAir Flight, No Passengers Injured

Man Hijacks EgyptAir Flight, No Passengers Injured

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, World

On March 29, 2016, Seif El Din Mustafa took control of EgyptAir Flight MS181 and changed the aircraft’s course to Cyprus, causing confusion and fears of terrorism when the plane began to fly over the Mediterranean Sea.  However, the plane landed safely, and all passengers and crew were released b...

Chocolate: The Tasteful Treat that the World may soon Lose

Chocolate: The Tasteful Treat that the World may soon Lose

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

You may want to get your sweet tooth removed: the world is running out of chocolate—fast. Two of the world’s top chocolate producers, Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, have announced and warned about the decreasing supply of chocolate that is unable to meet the demands of the increasing population. The predicted run-out date is 2020—only 5 years away. Why is this happening? There are many v...

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe respiratory dysfunction, such as an extreme difficulty breathing, and is one of more than 100 types of non-polio enteroviruses (any virus grouped within the category of RNA affecting viruses). EV-D68 has created an increasing...

Faith in Simple Charity

Faith in Simple Charity

Erin Dickman

October 10, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Simple Charity began with a dream for a solution. Senior Brian Grasso, the founder of Simple Charity, saw the potential in North Forsyth to raise $100,000 before the end of the school year for the poverty-stricken delivered through Christian-based organizations. The group has hosted several events to...

Friday Links: Barack Obama and Pope Francis Discuss Global Issues

Friday Links: Barack Obama and Pope Francis Discuss Global Issues

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

March 28, 2014


Filed under Friday Links, News, Showcase

President Barack Obama visited Pope Francis on Thursday at the Vatican bearing a cinder box of seeds as a gift. This gift was inspired by the Pope’s decision to make the gardens at the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo open to the public. The Pope returned the favor by gifting President Obama two...

Pride, Disease, Information, and You

Pride, Disease, Information, and You

John Scott, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Back in 2003, the People’s Republic of China was accused of undercounting severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cases in Beijing military hospitals and being slow to deal with the growing epidemic. Both of these could be the primary reasons of the worldwide spread of SARS. However, China’s reaction...

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