The Raider Wire

The Perfect White Christmas

Inches of snow on the perfect Christmas day.
Photo taken by: Mayah Talbot

Mayah Talbot, Staff writer

December 17, 2019

When I think precipitation,  I see heavy clouds; Snow clouds roll into the cold night; It’s the snow that makes you shiver.    A blizzard it has become;  The arctic winds of the storm; Millions of snowflakes fall,  And are being pushed around Thirteen inches of snow pile up...

A Christmas Miracle

Story was inspired by The 104.7 The Fish Christmas Wish Program. Photo by: Unsplash.

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

On July 14, 10-year-old, Emily Marksdale was diagnosed with Leukemia. Emily’s life began to change very quickly. One moment, she enjoyed all things 10-year-old girls enjoy. She attended birthday parties, sleepovers, went to church, she danced ballet and competed with the Sparks, her local gymnastic...

Merry Thanksgiving: Are Holidays Over-Commercialized?

It is easy to get so wrapped up in buying the perfect gift for friends and family with the constant advertisement of the newest deals and latest presents to give. (Photo by: Grace Wood)

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The holiday seasons are upon us in the next coming months; however, Christmas started in July according to Hobby Lobby and Hallmark. Companies capitalize on the joy that the holidays bring us, providing us with material things that distract the true meaning of the holidays.  Christmas is supposed to be about spending t...

Do People Start Celebrating Christmas Too Early?

Holiday decor inside a Target.

Genna Gunter, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Around this time of year, Christmas things appear everywhere. Some people embrace the holiday spirit and start celebrating as soon as November hits. Other people despise people in the Christmas mood because they think that Christmas should only be celebrated in December. The Christmas season deserves m...

Top 7 Unique Gifts for Your Friends this Christmas

Although the holidays can often be a hassle, especially when you don’t know what to gift your friends, it can also be a great time to treat your friends and give them a unique Christmas gift that they’ll never forget. Photos by:,,, and

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

December 18, 2018

The holidays are quickly approaching and the average teenager is already anticipating their various secret santa parties and racking their brains with gift ideas for their friendship circles. For the gift-giving impaired, Christmas can quickly turn from a joyous holiday to a stressful one. However, th...

North’s 2018 December Donations!

North is spreading holiday cheer! Several NFHS clubs are fundraising this holiday season and/or are sponsoring local charities! (Photo credit: Luke Miller.)

Ramya Raja, News Editor

December 6, 2018

It is that time of year, when everyone is interested in spreading holiday cheer! North Forsyth High School is collecting donations for several different local charities and fundraising to help those in need during the holidays! Students are encouraged to donate and collect donations for these good causes...

Volunteer Opportunities at North This Holiday Season

The toy drive hosted by NEHS is just one of several club drives at North.  Try and get involved this holiday season by donating or volunteering in our community!

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

December 7, 2017

The holiday season is right around the corner. The month of December has become a time which reminds people of the importance of friends and family, of the necessity of community and togetherness, and of the benefits of giving gifts and helping people in need. With Christmas and other holidays fast app...

WOW Your Family at Christmas With This Mac & Cheese Recipe

This macaroni and cheese is perfect as a full meal or a side dish. It is also ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

This creamy, crumb-topped macaroni and cheese is not only a great side dish for the holidays, but also one of the best comfort foods for any time of the year. It is quick and easy to make; most people already have all of these ingredients in their kitchen. Ingredients needed to make six servings: 1½ cups of uncooke...

Do North Students Go Black Friday Shopping?

Freshmen Payton Waltman and Anna Grace Turbeville pose for The Raider Wire. Clogston plans on shopping this year, while Palak plans on staying indoors.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

The craziest shopping day of the year has come and gone: Black Friday. It is used as a day for stores to put their stock on major sales as a kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. People line up very early to be first into a certain store; therefore, they are able to get into the store first and sna...

Black Friday Online Sales Trending Upward

More Americans shopped online on Black Friday than they shopped in stores, and statistics from Black Friday 2015 suggest that the event is quickly becoming less relevant.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016

Black Friday 2015 saw more online shopping than actual in-store doorbuster shopping. The (New Product Development) NPD Group estimated 103 million online shoppers versus 102 million in store shoppers. These numbers changed drastically compared to last year. The NPD vice president said, "We're on the pa...

Helping Forsyth’s Hungry

Feed the Hungry Forsyth signs that hang in the windows of every restaurant that supports them.

Raicheal Havins, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

This time of year everyone is talking about what they’re thankful for, and the hungry of Forsyth County are thankful for the nonprofit organization Feed the Hungry Forsyth. The two amazing founders, Allen and Allison Madding, have gathered great amounts of food and distributed it to shelters all around...

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