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Pros and Cons of Raising Legal Vaping Age to 21

High schoolers practically rely on nicotine and vapes to relieve their stress or to fit in, but it won’t be like this for much longer. The legal smoking age is being moved from 18 to 21, which will make it much harder to gain access to these addicting products. Photo by Getty Images.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2020

High schoolers all across the country have given way to society’s norms and surrendered to underage vaping within the past few years. About a month ago, President Donald Trump gave his stamp of approval on raising the purchasing age of tobacco products from 18 to 21. This law will go into effect at...

Winter and Spring Sports Overview for the 2018-2019 Season

Students and coaches are already preparing for competitions and events for the 2018-2019 season of winter and spring sports!

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

Have you ever clicked on the “Extracurricular” tab on the North Forsyth High School website? The second choice is “Athletics-GHSA.” The GHSA, or the Georgia High School Association,  is an organization that governs athletics and activities for member high schools in Georgia. Clicking on the “...

The Dangers of Halloween are Terror-fying!

Even though this picture of razor bladed candy apples is staged, the dangers in real life during Halloween are not.

Carena Ravenel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Remember when you were still young enough to go trick-or-treating without being judged? After you came back home from your quest, your parents would always check your candy to make sure there was nothing potentially dangerous. Well, even though there are few cases of poisoned candy and razor blade apples in...

Don’t Call Millennials Lazy

“All millennials are lazy.” Ever heard that before? Prior generations continue to categorize the millennial generation as lazy. This stereotype has been enforced so much that a google search is all it takes to prove it. However, do they really understand their claims?

Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

November 2, 2017

Teachers, parents and pretty much any generation born prior to the 1990’s tend to come to the general assumption that millennials and the children of this generation are lacking in work ethic, are unreliable, and above all, down right lazy. However, many, not only the millennials, will disagree with...

Senior Year: What You Need To Know

Senior Leilani Gibbons works on her college applications while sophomore Holley Murray looks on. Leilani hopes to attend UGA in the fall.

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

October 10, 2017

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...

Dr. James Krumm Opens Senioritis Clinic to Fight Tragic Disease

For more information or to book an appointment, visit www.thesenioritisclinic.gov or call 1-800-SENIORITIS.

Morgan Champion, Poetry Editor

May 15, 2017

Throughout history, high school seniors have been deemed as lazy slackers who, after a grueling four years, don’t seem to care about their education and are merely awaiting the day when they march across a stage and receive their diplomas. This mindset, known creatively as “senioritis,” affects...

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Students these days do not have enough hours in the day to complete everything they are expected to do. They are then labeled as failures when they cannot achieve these impossible standards.

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

High school students are placed under a ridiculous amount of stress. They are expected to go to school for seven hours, do two hours of homework, and have many forms of extracurricular activities. This doesn’t even include important socializing time with friends or family. When students barely have...

We Live in a Society that Robs Childhoods

The following quote was taken from an app called Whisper, which lets people from everywhere share their confessions anonymously with the world. The app lets people register with their school to share secrets with their peers, and this is something an anonymous NFHS student has said,

Alex Rodgers, Web Editor

April 15, 2016

Long gone are those days that required cooking and shop class as standards in my mother's high school years, replaced by the new generation, being forced to choose sooner and sooner what they want to be when they grow up. Last night, I sat at the kitchen table and listened to my thirteen-year-old sister...

Mona and I

A good thing can change so quickly, but the clouds will break in due time.

Noah Smith, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

Her eyes tempted me from across the room. I stood, still as stone, and returned her gaze. Her eyes were something tough to describe. They were metallic blue toward the pupil, but grew emerald by the edge. This was perhaps an indicator of the months to come: strange, yet beautiful.   AUGUST                 The party was nothing sp...

An Open Letter to High School (From a Student’s Perspective)

The hallways of any high school are important. They’re where all the magic happens. They’re at the heart of everything.

Morgan Champion, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 17, 2015

Dear High School, I do not know who invented you or your classes, stress, and downright horror, but whoever it was, they must have been ingenious. Anyone who takes the time to organize seven hours a day into a series of fifty minute increments must have been a mathematician or extremely bored. Also,...

Surviving Freshman Year for Dummies

These Raider Wire freshmen may have a hard time adjusting to the new schedules and a bigger school, but they will eventually adapt to the newer environment of high school. They will learn to enjoy the simple pleasures of freedom, trust, and the ability to show the world who they really are.

Kayla Salemi and Kristin Iler, Opinion Editor and Staff Writer

September 10, 2015

There are a myriad of struggles that tie together while transitioning from “top dog 8th grader” to “lower class freshman.” Many freshmen tremble at the mere sight of an upperclassman. They fear that they are going to fall prey to hazing, or they will be a target for bullying. This guide is meant...

Construction of North’s New Pool Proceeding Well

An artist’s rendition of what North’s new pool will look like. The resemblance to Georgia Tech will be uncanny (Photo Credit to Jack Dalmolin)

Owen Wickman, Staff Writer

September 2, 2015

North Forsyth’s Raider Swim Team is receiving some sweet new upgrades this year. Thanks to generous funding from the Forsyth County Board of Education, North Forsyth High School decided to undertake an ambitious project: to finally give the Raider Swim Team its own facility. Rumors have been flying...

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