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Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

Billie Eilish: the Savior of Pop Music

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

Heavenly Mess

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 Carols During Radier Time On Wednesday, Dec. 11

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

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

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

North Forsyth Choir Puts on Their 2019 Holiday Concert

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

Raider Marching Band Dominates in First Competition of the Season

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”

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

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

Arts Education

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

Crossing Boundaries: The Importance of Music Collaborations

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

Xanax Rappers: Your Drug Addictions Are Not Beautiful

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...

Stars of NFHS Choir

Stars of NFHS Choir

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Have you ever been to a choir concert here at NFHS? Maybe choral music isn’t your vibe? Well now there is a chance for you to view some of the school’s choral students as they perform all kinds of solos and duets. The music that each student has picked to perform shows a different level of skill and ...

Music Has Lost Its Soul–Where’d It Go?

Music Has Lost Its Soul–Where’d It Go?

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

There was a point in time where music meant something important. It was raw and vulnerable and full of soul. Singers played their instruments instead of using technology to create sounds. The artists could sing without autotune or voice filters. The records were real; they were true and organic. Now...

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