The Raider Wire

Arts Education

Arts Education

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

“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


Filed under News, School, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Why You Should NOT Listen To Music While Studying

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Most people know that studying is one of the hardest aspects of school for students. Although studying is difficult, there are many ways to increase a student’s ability to study materials. For instance, students can chew a specific gum flavor while studying and then chew the same flavor right as t...

Jonas Brothers Make the Most Needed Comeback of 2019

Jonas Brothers Make the Most Needed Comeback of 2019

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

In 2013, teens around the world were heartbroken by the news that the Jonas Brothers, pop band, was breaking up. Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas had been making music together since 2005 and were loved by teens around the world.  According to ENews!, Nick Jonas said they had split up because “[we] feel like we're best suited to do our own individual things, all things we're passionate ab...

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

British rock band Bring Me the Horizon has finally released their sixth in-studio album, “Amo.” The record dropped on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with a total of 13 tracks on it. The quintet has completely reinvented their music, veering further from their metalcore roots to a more fresh, upbeat, pop-rock, ...

The Grammy Awards and its Concerning Voting Process

The Grammy Awards and its Concerning Voting Process

Anna Anglin, Web Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Known as the “most important night in music,” the Grammy Awards are single-handedly the most anticipated event for music-lovers across the world. However, although important to the culture and recognition of musicians, the Grammys are flawed in a number of ways, specifically within the nomination and ...

“Pajama Game” Proves to be Yet Another Success for NFHS Theatre Department

Abby Marks, Features Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

North Forsyth’s theatre kids always seem to show a whole other level of talent when it comes to putting on productions, most recently being “The Pajama Game.” From tech to choreography to vocals, this play was definitely one to remember. “The Pajama Game” is based off of Richard Bisse...

An Insight Into Upcoming Choir Auditions 2019-2020 School Year

An Insight Into Upcoming Choir Auditions 2019-2020 School Year

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

North Forsyth’s choirs are diverse in sound as well as experience level. There is an audition process for both Chamber (mixed choir) and Cantamus (women’s choir). The audition process is the same for both classes. Auditions are open to the entire school and everyone is welcome. Audition dates ...

The Band LANY’s Quick Rise to Fame

The Band LANY’s Quick Rise to Fame

Ella McCook, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Indie Pop band LANY has quickly risen to fame due to lead singer Paul Klein’s looks, vocals and the emotions found in his song lyrics. After going through a breakup in early January 2018, LANY quickly went to work on a new album called “Malibu Nights” that blew up immediately and was a main cau...

The student news site of North Forsyth High School
Music