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Ukrainians flee to Poland in hope of finding safety until the tensions lessen. Photo by Reuters.

The Cost of War—How It Could Affect the World

Madison Lamons, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

As of March 27, 2022, there have been 1,151 civilian deaths and 1,824 civilians injured during Russia’s military attack. According to Daily Mail, following Ukraine’s latest blow, Russia’s army “has...

These strong women have had an impact on society and history. Photo made by Emma Simmons and Kinley Waltman.

Women’s History Month: Celebrate Women!

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Women's History Month is a national event in the United States, with International Women's Day, March 8, falling in the month. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, Calif. established a weeklong celebration...

The world fears as tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine. Photo by Al Mayadeen English.

What Has Led to the Strikes on Ukraine?

Madison Lamons, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

The Russo-Ukrainian War has been an ongoing conflict since 2014; however, the tensions have escalated. The first cause of the war was the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation on Feb. 20, 2014....

NFHS math teacher Benita Burruss and her husband enjoyed their meal on Valentines Day. Photo by Benita Burruss.

Valentine’s for the House of Waffles

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer February 27, 2022

February is the month of Valentine's: of love and romance. Several businesses and restaurants chose to celebrate Valentine's Day with their own specialties. One was Waffle House, as favored by North math...

The storefront sign Cottage House Crystals received on Feb. 8. Photo from Cottage House Crystals Facebook.

On Crystals and Gemstones: A New Shop

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer February 27, 2022

With the New Year came opportunities for new, family-owned businesses and other small businesses to open their doors. And, some people were there to take advantage of it. At the beginning of January,...

 Senior Haelim Adle went up for the layup securing two points for the Lady Raiders (Photo by Sarah Treusch).

Haelim Adle: Queen of the Court

Sarah Treusch, News Editor February 16, 2022

The North Lady Raider Basketball team 2021-2022 season has been ultimately successful without any in-region losses. Senior Haelim Adle, famous for her pink hair, joined the team as a freshman playing...

Senior Daniel Adesina posed with his celebratory cake gifted to him by North’s counseling network. It was marble with strawberries. Photo submitted by Daniel Adesina.

Student Spotlight: Daniel Adesina, Taking on Emory and the BSU

Sarah Treusch, News Editor January 20, 2022

Daniel Adesina is a senior at North, a future Emory student and the founder of the Black Student Union (BSU). With the help of the counselors here at North, especially Kaitlin Mason, Adesina applied...

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris waving to their Atlanta audience before their speech. Photo by: ABC7 Chicago.

The Message to America— Are New Laws Protecting Your Rights?

Madison Lamons, Staff Writer January 19, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met in Atlanta, Ga. to discuss the controversial voting laws and how they feel “it limits rights given in a democracy."...

“Lakeside Lights Spectacular” light-up tunnel that you can walk inside of. Photo by Explore Gwinnett Events.

Local Family Fun Christmas Events

Ashleigh Martin, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

With Christmas right around the corner, many families are working to find new holiday experiences and traditions to enjoy together. Forsyth and Dawson County seem very small, and to many living there,...

18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse agrees to speak under oath in court. Photo by Swordian.

Analyzing the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Brodie Mizer, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

One of the most politically charged and poignant trials of the past several decades began last week. Kyle Rittenhouse, “the Kenosha Kid,” who shot several rioters, was charged for several counts of...

Senior Tyler Triche looked up to his parents shortly before thanking them in his speech (Photo by Sydney Jarrard).

Hip Hip Hooray for Signing Day at North

Sarah Treusch, News Editor November 16, 2021

Senior athletes celebrated their commitment to play a college-level sport on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the PAC from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Starting with softball and ending with baseball, each coach described their...

Be prepared for what you need for the SAT and ACT. Photo by Emmelyn Harrison created on Canva .

Upcoming SAT/ACT Test Dates & What You Should Know

Emmelyn Harrison, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

The United States uses the SAT, a standardized test, for college admission by testing high school students' readiness for college. The SAT sections include math, evidence-based reading and writing and...

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