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Emma Simmons, Sports Editor May 9, 2022

There was a scuffling sound somewhere to my right, followed by a clack. I took a deep breath and counted to five before opening my eyes, finding myself looking up at a dark warehouse ceiling. The only...

Beware of the beast within. Photo by Morgan Maxwell.

The Day He Snapped

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

At 11:43 p.m., it was silent. The only sound was the crickets chirping and the breeze of the wind slapping against the tree leaves. Carson’s heart was pounding as he hurried through the chilling woods....

A 12-year-old girl wants to know more about the strange house on the outskirts of town deep in the woods. Photo from Pinterest.

The Anstine Family Murder

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Period & Context: Around 1985. The main character is a 12-year-old girl who's curious about a house on the outskirts of town.   It was a dark, eerie Halloween night. Alone, I walked the...

Her deepest fear of dolls coming to life comes true. Photo by: Ubuy.

Devil’s Twin Dolls

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

Rosetta was in the backseat of a cold, grey Jeep.  It had been a wintery night on the way to her Mimi and Papaw's house. Since they took their last stop a while ago, Rosetta's father asked, ” Does...

Horror movie aficionados Ice Nine Kills return with a sequel to their last album, “The Silver Scream.” “Welcome to Horrorwood” follows a fictional homicide case. Album art by Ice Nine Kills (artist unknown).

A Killer New Album: Ice Nine Kills “Welcome to Horrorwood”

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

“Sit back for the sequel of your dreams,” as Ice Nine Kills frontman, Spencer Charnas, puts it. Prepare for a bigger, bolder and bloodier musical project.   On Oct. 15, the Massachusetts-based...

This was the chart made by Mori to illustrate the spectrum of the uncanny valley. 
Photo by Masahiro Mori.

Why the Uncanny Valley is the Scariest Form of Horror

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

The uncanny valley is a terrifying concept that can unsettle anybody. That’s why it’s such a good way to portray horror and to really get under people’s skin. But first, what is the uncanny valley?   The...

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The cover photo with Mono and Six surrounded by various creatures and puzzles in the game. You can even see The Teacher in the background.

“Little Nightmares Two” Game Review

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer February 14, 2021

“Little Nightmares Two” came out on Feb. 10, 2021, almost four years after the first game, “Little Nightmares,” which was released in April of 2017. The second game had a lot to live up to after...

Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl from Wisconsin who was kidnapped in October 2018, has been found alive. Her community is brimming with support and excitement for the girl. (Photo from Express.)

A Story of Safe Recovery: Jayme Closs Found After 88 Days Missing

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2019

It is the stuff of horror movies: Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl from rural Wisconsin, was abducted by a stranger after witnessing the murder of both parents, and she was held for 88 days in a remote...

Beyond the bars lie not freedom, but the pleasure of merciless nature, and certainly escape from a disjointed breath upon the ear.

Concerning a Disorderly Breath

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor May 10, 2016

A hearth not of fire, but of the cold moon might well have been the wretched prisoner’s sole comfort.  Certainly, this window served the only constant of mention.  The stones in the walls simply infuriated...

We have all missed our weekly scares and now they are back. Stay tuned for the premiere dates and beware, you’re in for a scare.

TV Horrorfest

Tiffany Lovell, Staff Writer October 12, 2015

Have you missed your favorite spine-chilling shows? Well you’re in for a treat because it’s time for several season premieres coming this October. American Horror Story We loved House, Asylum,...

Her wisdom sprouted from her like flowers, and I’ve read her grimoires over twenty times each, once for every Amaryllis I’ve laid on her grave since then.

Familiar(s)

Savannah Keith May 7, 2015

Men are drawn to fear. In it they dip their hands, like open ink wells, and they lick hungrily, greedily at the poison coating their nails. In this way, they live. And because of this the unknown stays...

A satellite photograph reveals that the layout of the school campuses of the North Forsyth elementary, middle, and high schools are distinctly triangular, just like the most common symbol used by the Illuminati. Thus further insight is provided towards proving the existence of the Illuminati within the Forsyth County School. Screenshot from Google Earth

(RAIDER FLATLINE) Illuminati Conspiracy Discovered at North Forsyth

Owen Wickman, Staff Writer November 4, 2014

After spending over a year at North Forsyth High School, I had come to the conclusion the school was ordinary. Students in this education facility act as typically as any other high school I have come...

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