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Yungblud Throws a Corona-Proof Virtual Concert

Many shows have been either canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. English musician Yungblud has been coming up with new ways to keep his fans entertained throughout this global pandemic.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2020

British pop-rock artist Yungblud bounced into action when his upcoming international tour was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In just 72 hours, he put together his own digital concert with a twist. He safely served fans with a Rock n’ Roll version of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that last...

Justin Bieber’s New Song is Anything but “Yummy”

Justin Bieber released a new single titled “Yummy.” He and his marketing team are desperately trying to get it to number one, but they just can’t.  Source: medium.com

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Justin Bieber has made a recent comeback into the spotlight of fame. The 26-year-old singer released a new single titled “Yummy,” and to no surprise, people didn’t like it. It took a team of six writers to compose Bieber's song and yet somehow they made it worse than “Baby,” his first hit ...

Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell pose for a feature shot at Rex Features. (Photo credit: Rex Features.)

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

MTV Video Music Awards winner of best record of the year, the best song of the year, and best new artist of the year all by the astounding age of 17. Billie Eilish takes the music industry by storm.  With her debut album titled, "Don't Smile at Me,"  the song “Ocean Eyes” hit the charts of Bil...

Heavenly Mess

Each song was a heavenly mess of a melody. Photo credit: Pinterest

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Each song was a heavenly mess of a melody. Written for the souls, With holes for the hearts And for the emotions. That seem as empty as the oceans Themselves. The music brought them back, Until the silence that comes After it is all over.

Tri-M Music Honors Society Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

 Tri-M Music Honors Society sings to Ms.Kay’s Raider Time session on Wednesday. (Photo submitted by Hailey Knowles.)

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Tri-M Music Honors Society went caroling during the first and second Raider Time transitions on Wednesday, Dec. 11. They sang songs such as, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” They made appearances in Ms. Ka...

The End of An Era: A Recap of the 2010s in Entertainment and Beyond

 Sophomores Yesenia Del Villar, Allison Van Epps, Cailee Jackson, and Madelyn Ingmire (left to right) all have their own ideas over the most memorable moments of this decade (Photo by: Cassidee Jackson).

Cassidee Jackson, Features Editor

December 16, 2019

Different decades in popular culture have given way to innovative creations and interesting trends throughout the years. As an example, the 1990s brought scrunchies and plaid, the 2000s introduced denim-on-denim fashion and autotuned songs, but the 2010s spawned.... not much, in actuality. Although ma...

North Forsyth Choir Puts on Their 2019 Holiday Concert

The choir prepares to sing from their places in Cumming First United Methodist Church. The church was packed with people ready to hear them perform. Picture by Mikayla Matthews

Emma Simmons, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The North Forsyth High School chorus performed at  First United Methodist Church on Dec. 9. It was their holiday concert that they have  been preparing for since their last performance in October, working hard to perfect their sound, dynamics, and structure. The concert started at 7 p.m., though the p...

Raider Marching Band Dominates in First Competition of the Season

Band officers celebrate as they find out their percussion won first place overall. Photo by: Wolverine Classic photo staff.

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2019

The Raider Marching Band received all superior ratings after their performance at the 2019 Wolverine Classic, earning them first place in their class in every category, second place band overall, third place drum major overall, third place guard overall, and first place percussion overall.  The ba...

Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

After four years of silence, singer-songwriter, Melanie Martinez, has released her sophomore album “K-12” and with it, a 90-minute feature film. The almost hour-and-a-half-long film offers breathtaking visuals and stunning choreography that flows perfectly with the music.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2019

Musician Melanie Martinez has returned after a four-year hiatus with her new album and accompanying film, “K-12,” which was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The album highlights many of the struggles that kids face during their teenage years through a feminist's point of view. It also covers topics that t...

Arts Education

The right brain craves creativity and art, while the left thrives off of academics and logic. The arts keep students balanced and give them a way to express themselves. The arts need to be protected because if we lose them, we all become the same. (Photo from  https://milady.cengage.com/blog/right-vs-left.)

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Imagine art students using paint with such poor quality that you are almost able to peel it off the canvas. Imagine using paint brushes that have lost all of their bristles and now resemble small, dried-out, pine straw brooms. Imagine choir kids with no risers to perform on and performing arts students...

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

Khalid’s single “Talk” is a great example of a crossover between pop music and R&B. (Photo from Apple Music.)

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

With our increasingly technological society, music genres such as rap, pop, country and especially EDM have taken inspiration from and even started collaborating with artists of other genres. However, collaborations with artists from rap and pop music have been integrated into music from as early as the...

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

These fans of Lil Peep were featured in a post on the rapper’s Instagram, captioned, “Look at my beautiful fans awwwww.” It would be Lil Peep’s final post; the very same day, he would be found dead at only 21 years old as a result of overdosing on fentanyl and Xanax. (Photo from @lilpeep on Instagram.)

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

May 6, 2019

“Running away from you takes time and pain, and I don’t even want to / So I’m getting high all week without you, popping pills, thinking about you.” An enthralled crowd in El Paso, Texas sang out these lyrics at a Lil Peep concert on Nov. 14, 2017. The very next day, Lil Peep would be found dead at only 21 y...

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