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

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, though. Irish fables portray these bite-sized creatures as ugly, mean and mischievous. Leprec...

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Is Valentine’s Day Overrated?

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Article

February 14, 2019

Every year when Valentine’s Day rolls around, couples run around trying to look for the perfect gift for their significant other. The perfect gift and candy has become the overall meaning of this ancient holiday and not the meaning of the day itself: love. The cost of a gift is not what is important...

You Will Fall in Love With These Top Three Valentine’s Day Traditions

You Will Fall in Love With These Top Three Valentine’s Day Traditions

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2019

Ah, Valentine’s Day – a day filled with love and happiness. On Feb. 14, the hallways of North Forsyth High School (and most likely every other school) will be bustling with students carrying roses, chocolates, stuffed animals, jewelry and similar gifts. There are many different ways to spend Valenti...

Santa Quits Christmas This Year

Santa Quits Christmas This Year

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018

On Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, Saint Nicholas--commonly known as Santa Claus--stated that he would be quitting Christmas. At 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nicholas stood in front of his home at the North Pole, with millions of elves and reporters from all around the world watching. With a distressed look on his f...

Holiday Choir Concert

Holiday Choir Concert

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

On December 11th, North Forsyth High School’s choir program hosted their annual holiday concert at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The 2018 Holiday Choir Concert will showcase all four NFHS ensembles. From Chamber Choir to Cantamus to Raider Chorale to Acapella Club, the audience had the oppo...

The Dangers of Halloween are Terror-fying!

The Dangers of Halloween are Terror-fying!

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...

Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Are You?

Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Are You?

Bella Angell, Features and Opinion Editor

December 20, 2017

Are you a real Christmas tree person or an artificial tree person? Most people have a definite opinion on this subject, and it usually stems from what kind of tree their families have. There are many thoughts and opinions on Christmas trees based on different benefits. “Real trees smell good and...

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 18, 2016

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,...

Disaster Plagues World Due to Starbucks Holiday Cups

Disaster Plagues World Due to Starbucks Holiday Cups

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016

For the past month, the world has seen disaster strike every country imaginable.  Citizens of the world live in fear of when the next catastrophe will hit their country, their city, or their home.  In the span of five weeks, monsoons have flooded Cambodia, Madagascar has floated away from Africa and...

Three Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Procrastinators

Three Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Procrastinators

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015

Any self-proclaimed procrastinator is familiar with the routine of waiting last minute to complete something, even after having months to prepare, and Halloween is not an exception to this pattern. If you are one of these previously mentioned procrastinators, chances are you have not planned your costume...

Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

During a tree trimming break, kick up your boots with this Southern seasonal sample and prepare for this upcoming holiday. The Christmas mood is a seasonal feeling, but some traditional songs can get boring easily. Here’s a list of Christmas tunes when you desperately need a switch in songs. Georgia...

Tips for Beach Trips

Tips for Beach Trips

Maddie Highland, Staff Writer

May 15, 2014

Summer is rapidly approaching and students are itching to head out on the beach and conquer the fierce, salty waves. But first…here are some awesome tips for conquering effortless beauty on the beach. Hair: Don’t over-style your hair before stepping out on the beach. The humidity, heat, and salty...

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