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Thomas Hicks being carried to the finish line as he hallucinated from the rat poison. Photo by: Unknown (pulled from Wikipedia).

Racing, Rat Poison and Road Dust

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor October 18, 2021

In the summer of 1904, St. Louis held the most disastrous Olympic Games in history. The Olympics was such a catastrophe that it put the entire future of the games at risk. In the beginning, The International...

The Notre Dame Cathedral in France caught fire on Apr. 15. France mourns the loss of the heart of the country, a beloved piece of gothic art and a symbol of the Catholic Church. (Photo by www.axios.com.)

An Ode to Notre Dame

Abby Marks, Features Editor April 22, 2019

With a broken heart, France mourns the architectural beauty that was once the Notre Dame Cathedral, first built in the 11th century. The fire started on April 15 and raged on throughout the day, burning...

Standing at about two to three feet tall, the Irish leprechaun is a mysterious creature that people often do not know much about. They are a well-known figure to represent the holiday St. Patrick’s Day, and they are also devious and rude.

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

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer March 15, 2019

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,...

What exactly has been going on with the APUSH students and their clothespins? They’ve been running around, stressing out about lanyards and provisions and territories and spies, but what does it all mean? The answer is more interesting than you might think.

AP US History Students of NFHS are in the Middle of Their Own Civil War

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer November 16, 2018

Since the week of Nov. 5, AP US History (APUSH) students have been involved in a Civil War simulation, pitting Combs’ students against Monte’s. Here is how the game works: The rivals identify each...

Every four years we have an extra day in February, but the question is why? The reasoning goes back as far as the time of the Roman Empire.

Why is Every Year Not Leap Year?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer May 15, 2017

Every four years, the calendar has an extra day added to it and the world then has twenty-nine days in February rather than only twenty-eight. But the question is: why does the calendar have just one leap...

Hans woke up from his coma to find a world radically changed from the one he left in 1940.  Photo Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbNEeAAiIKk

Seven Decades

Jack Scott, Staff Writer March 1, 2017

On a dreary afternoon in New York City in mid-April 2016, a man’s eyes opened for the first time in 76 years. The light of the hospital room was, while dim to others, nearly blinding to a man who had...

North Forsyth junior, Noah Smith, regards the LGBT community with respect and high praise, addressing the importance of acknowledging how the LGBT community sought reform. “I think that our history is us dying,” Noah says earnestly. “After a while, everyone said, ‘All right, fine,’ but there’s still the discrimination and hatred. I think history is important for every community.”

Kicking, Clawing, Fighting: A Brief History of the LGBT Community

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer November 2, 2016

“In the mid-nineteenth century, heterosexuality and homosexuality are created.” The words, coined by journalist Károly Mária Kertbeny, were written in chicken-scratch writing in a letter mailed...

Vols Vanquish Dawgs

Vols Vanquish Dawgs

An Editorial by Kristin
Kristin Iler, Sports Editor October 11, 2016

On Oct. 1, 2016, the unbelievable happened at our very own Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia where the Bulldogs played the Tennessee Volunteers. It was a close game, but ultimately ended in defeat for...

An aikido practitioner throws his counterpart during his test to rise in “belts”.  Aikido,

like Karate, is one of the martial arts to have emerged from the older fighting schools of Japan.  

(Used with permission from the Butoku of North Georgia Facebook page)

The Spirit Behind Japanese Martial Arts

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor March 8, 2016

A flow of tradition has opened wide across the ocean between Japan and America. Since the time of the Shogunate’s fall in World War II, their foods, their stories, their art, countless things have...

There are many events around Atlanta that commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Exciting Ways to Spend MLK Day

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer January 15, 2016

This coming Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. day. This is a day to celebrate the life of the famous civil rights activist Martin Luther King, who is known for his moving speeches, his nonviolent...

There is an American Ninja Warrior course set up for anyone to try and test their strength. People train for years to participate in the televised event; most competitors begin in small gym courses practicing the same type of obstacles on the real course.

First American Ninja Warrior Crowned

Julie Day, Staff Writer November 30, 2015

American ninja warrior is a fitness based obstacle course that originated in Japan. The American adaptation is less rigorous than that of its Japanese brother, but still challenges anyone who can make...

One of the astounding minarets rises from the Blue Mosque, located in Istanbul, Turkey.  These works of architecture show the remnants of the beauty and innovation of the Islamic nation.

What Once Was a Diamond

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer May 12, 2015

Before the days when religion ruled mankind, before the days when it would even bother to kill for such a petty thing, a proud civilization rose from the sands of the east that would witness the world...

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