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How to Stay Motivated in the Last Few Months of the School Year

The last three months of school can be quite overwhelming with testing, assignments, sports, clubs and everything else. The key to surviving these stressful times is staying motivated.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2019

Everyone knows the chaos of the last three months of the school year. Students want to give up as teachers pile on homework, projects and tests, and clubs start asking for community service hour logs and officer applications. So how can students stay motivated and not become overwhelmed as the schoo...

Billie Eilish: The Role Model Young Girls Have Been Waiting For

Billie Eilish: The Role Model Young Girls Have Been Waiting For

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Billie Eilish, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, inspires young women all over the world to go out and do what they dream of doing. When asked about how Eilish’s music and image affected her, NFHS freshman Allison Van Epps said, “Watching Billie start her career at the age of 14, is very empoweri...

An Open Letter to Depression

It is when we choose to break out of that dark area that you can no longer control our lives, and that is what matters.

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

Dear Depression, You haunt so many innocent souls, and you strip them of any happiness that they could possibly possess. The thought of your presence sends chills tingling down my spine. Why do you do these awful things to people? You take away who they are inside and leave their loved ones with a lif...

The Forest

“They said the forest could help you find yourself—that it had magical properties. Once you were inside, you would be exposed to your true self—who you really are inside.”

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 21, 2016

The wind howled through the trees and I shivered. It was not from the cold. Ahead of me was a forest, filled completely with darkness. With trembling fingers, I grabbed my elbows to give me something to hold onto and forced myself onward. "You don't have to do this, you know," Elise's voice...

NFHS Staff Parade in Pink

Used with permission by Amy Dykes. After completing 10 out of their 20 miles for Saturday, (from left to right) Michelle Smith, Jessica Younghouse, Amy Dykes, Miriam Greene (Jim Hill’s sister), Dr. Beth Hebert, and Lindsey Collins (Dr. Hebert’s daughter) took a lunch break in front of Agnes Scott College. 

For more information about the Atlanta Two Day Walk for Breast Cancer, go to

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

October is breast cancer awareness month, and four NFHS staff members are tickled pink. Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Dykes, Mrs. Younghouse, and NFHS principal Dr. Hebert showed their support at the Atlanta Two-Day Walk for Breast Cancer on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th. During the two-day course, o...

Pretty in Pink Prom

Do not be afraid to be you.

Meredith Pirtle, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014

What do you think when you hear the word “prom”? Big hair? Glamorous dresses? High heels? If you are anything like me, you hate all of those things, but that does not mean you can not go have the time of your life at prom. The thing most teenagers do not know is that prom does not have to be all...

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