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New Additions to North Forsyth: Part 2

New Additions to North Forsyth: Part 2

Raicheal Havins, News/Advertisement Editor

December 16, 2014

The newest staff members are settling into the rigorous routine of North Forsyth’s hectic school year, and they are all enjoying meeting new people through their passions, but they do not get to know everyone. However, we do not have the opportunity to meet all of them personally. Mr. Jake Castleberry...

Harry Potter Club Completes First Successful Campaign

Harry Potter Club Completes First Successful Campaign

Kristin Iler, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

The clothing drive “Clothe Our House Elves”, hosted by North’s Harry Potter Club, took place from October 27 to November 7. The uprising club collected approximately 12 bags of clothing over this period of time. The Slytherin House took the overall lead, and all organizations benefitting this campaign...

Did You Say ‘Slam Poetry’?!

Did You Say ‘Slam Poetry’?!

Natalie Wilson, Features Editor

November 14, 2014

Yes, poetry is for somewhat emotionally-challenged nerds who lovingly embrace said characteristics, but what is slam poetry? What could even be so “slam’ about it? When we talk about poetry, we think of melodic rhymes and tear-jerking metaphors, but slam poetry is packed with hardcore, straight-up feelings...

North Forsyth celebrates a rise in graduation rate

North Forsyth celebrates a rise in graduation rate

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

North Forsyth High School’s administration does not need to worry about the school’s graduation rates, with a five percent increase of NFHS students graduating this year from last year, taking the total rate of students graduating up to 87.5%. “Honestly, when I think about it, I know every...

FCA at North

FCA at North

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an internationally-recognized organization designed to “use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ”, according to the FCA website. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the organization’s establishment.

All Wounds Need to Breathe

All Wounds Need to Breathe

Julie Day, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

He is like an iridescent crystal; different people can glance at him and see different things. Although, everyone can agree that senior Joshua Banks Shepherd is a lively character full of royal sass. As abstract and audacious as he is, Shepherd finds himself to be very attentive and focused towards...

A Safe Alternative for Trick or Treating

A Safe Alternative for Trick or Treating

Julie Day, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

Trunk or treat is a community event that Mrs. Transu, Mrs. Vreeland, and the Student Council organizes. It provides a safe alternative for kids to trick or treat without going door to door. Instead, kids are allowed to trick or treat out of festively decorated car trunks. “Student Council offers a...

NFHS Academic Teams Qualify for Regionals

NFHS Academic Teams Qualify for Regionals

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

The NFHS Academic Bowl Team, sponsored by Amy Dykes, is shining again this year. Coming off an outstanding performance in 2014, when the team won state and competed in the national competition, the Academic Team is making another championship run. After a win on October 20th, both the JV and Varsity...

Should Athletes be the Role Models in Today’s Society?

Should Athletes be the Role Models in Today’s Society?

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

In this day and age, it seems like there is a fresh story in the news every week. Often, faces be-longing to a superstar athlete pop out on the daily paper, with bold words such as ARRESTED, CAUGHT, or PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS spanning the cover page. About a month ago, Michael Phelps, the most successful...

Winter Guard Interest Meeting

Winter Guard Interest Meeting

Noelle Walker, Facebook Admin

November 5, 2014

Winter Guard is a sport of the arts. During the season, guard members perform at many different competitions. There are different pieces of equipment used during the season: flags, sabers, rifles, and sometimes airblade. Winter Guard also involves dance. Each performer is passionate and involved deeply...

(RAIDER FLATLINE) Illuminati Conspiracy Discovered at North Forsyth

(RAIDER FLATLINE) Illuminati Conspiracy Discovered at North Forsyth

Owen Wickman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014

After spending over a year at North Forsyth High School, I had come to the conclusion the school was ordinary. Students in this education facility act as typically as any other high school I have come into contact with, and so I made the archetypical mistake that most modern citizens made: There is nothing...

Officer Hit by Truck While Directing Traffic

Officer Hit by Truck While Directing Traffic

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014

On the morning of Monday, October 27 Anthony Hodgkins, the NFHS school resource officer, was struck by a truck as he was directing traffic in front of Coal Mountain Elementary School. The early morning traffic was hectic, but thanks to the wonderful faculty of the high school, the morning and the traffic...

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