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How to Come up with Realistic Goals and Stick with Them

 Everyone has goals, but only some are able to achieve them without giving up or overwhelming themselves. Photo by: Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The start of a new year is like a fresh piece of paper, blank and waiting for you to make your mark. Times like this are when many people start thinking about their goals or resolutions for the year. Many people choose common goals like losing weight, journaling, doing good in school, reading the bib...

The Boys Lacrosse Team Experience Pre-season Excitement in their Latest Scrimmage

 North face-off player was able to gain possession of the ball. Cradling it close to keep from the opponent checking his stick. Photo by: Jen Vincent

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The North Forsyth High School boy’s lacrosse season is starting up once again with their latest scrimmage against River Ridge at Bennett Park on Oct. 8.  Although they lost their scrimmage, the Raiders came very close to beating the opposing team 8-9. It was a tough scrimmage, however senior attack...

North students value school, success for 2017

Anna, Kayla, and Holley are sitting and discussing their resolutions and what they are going to do this year. They want to make their freshman year great!

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

Most everyone had a New Year’s resolution when 2017 hit, but the problem with resolutions is that not many people can keep them. We mostly hear people talking about how they want to lose weight and eat healthier, but most of it is all talk and little action. A few students from North Forsyth High...

The Path to the Promised Land

The assurance that King has that, despite the present darkness, the sun will rise in the morning, is so tangible and comforting that it extends far beyond the Civil Rights movement and into our everyday lives. He concludes his speech with such a power and confidence that we should all strive to live by: “Well I don’t really know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t really matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop.”

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

“But I know somehow, that only when it’s dark enough can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King delivered these famous words on April 3, 1968 in his speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” He was assassinated the next day. While King delivered many speeches, and many could deem it a coincidence,...

New Year’s Resolutions

“Resolve to make each day the beginning of a new year, a new morning, a new adventure.” said Debbie Carroccio. Every sunset wipes away all the mistakes from this day and every sunrise presents us with a clean slate. Every day is an opportunity to improve, to set goals, and to chase dreams. We no longer have to wait for a New Year to begin again, the opportunities become limitless in the present moment as soon as we realize they are.

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

“Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of that cycle.” While the words of Eric Zorn, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, are humorous, the unfortunate truth is that, for...

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

A student hits the gym, working for his New Year’s Resolution.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014

What good does the New Year serve without a resolution? Throw a party, celebrate with friends, and say our last goodbyes to 2013 because we have work to do. Every year, millions of Americans promise themselves that they will change their bad habits and improve some aspect in their lives; unfortunately,...

You Do Not Have to Land Among the Stars: Just Make it Into Orbit

Photo by Lyndsay Hampton

Lyndsay Hampton, Poetry Editor

September 16, 2013

You do not have to land among the stars; you just have to make it into orbit. Now, we are not all astronomers here, so hear this explanation…As long as you are working towards your goal and making strides to reach those stars, then you are doing more than fine. Lance Armstrong was not born on the...

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