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Raider Station Hosts Holiday Event, “Santa’s Workshop”

The Raider Station has created a two-week-long event called “Santa’s Workshop” to claim discounts on school apparel this holiday. This is sophomore Bailey Sanders (a school store employee) standing in front of the discount calendar.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2019

North Forsyth High School’s school store, the Raider Station, has created a fun way to get discounts for the holidays. They call it “Santa’s Workshop,” and all students throughout the school can participate in it. Students can purchase stocking stuffers, gifts and many more for their friends...

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

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.

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?

As Valentine’s Day makes its way around the corner, couples start their shopping for excessive amounts of candy, jewelry, cards, stuffed animals and all things hearts. Is this holiday just another way for companies to make money?

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

Valentine’s Day is full of love and appreciation for those you care about. How will you be spending the day?

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

This year, Saint Nicholas announced that he will no longer be traveling around the world to hand out presents. He claimed that everyone is so ungrateful nowadays and that people need to do more giving rather than receiving.

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

The NFHS choir had a very busy Christmas season this year. They had many caroling events, as seen in the photo, as well as prepared for the annual concert. The choir has enjoyed the season and wants to thank everyone who came out to their 2018 holiday 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!

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...

Real Versus Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Are You?

The choice of Christmas trees are based on family holiday tradition. Many families enjoy the experience of choosing a real tree. Other families enjoy the convenience of an artificial tree.

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

Drey Woodson-- Generally, Drey Woodson spends Thanksgiving at his grandmother’s house along with his extended family.  They usually watch the Macy’s Day Parade and play monopoly.  For Thanksgiving dinner, they have the traditional turkey, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes (which the North Forsyth senior remembered because he always has to cut up all the potatoes) and lots of sweet tea.  Before the meal, they all say a family prayer, and then they can eat.

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

As we enter into the holiday season, many blame Starbucks’ red cups for the recent widespread demolition of our planet.

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

: Have a fun and spooky Halloween with these cheap and easy costumes! Photo used with permission from Ainslee Silverthorne.

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...

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