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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...

Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

From “Yee Yee” to “Ok Boomer,” society is embracing every trend and saying with complete ease. However, as each meme is being welcomed and integrated into society, some people have different thoughts and opinions on it. While the internet may see sayings and memes as jokes, some of society seems...

“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

“Good Omens:” Ineffable Book and TV Show Differences

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The “Good Omens” book came out over 20 years ago and the show came out in May of 2019. Naturally, people began comparing the two. There are some very different elements to the book compared to the show from character design to forgetting characters altogether.  “Good Omens” surrounds six different sto...

Why Football Games Are Not Worth the Hype

Why Football Games Are Not Worth the Hype

Peyton Stenander, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

High school football is the epitome of the small-town American dream and students feel the need to associate themselves with those ideals. Football is an icon and remains a very popular part of student life; however, I personally believe that it is all over-hyped. Every weekend my Instagram feed is full of ...

Netflix’s Newest Teen Rom-Com “Tall Girl” is Hot Garbage

Netflix’s Newest Teen Rom-Com “Tall Girl” is Hot Garbage

Daphni Torres, News Editor

October 22, 2019

Netflix is notorious for producing cheesy teen movies like “The Kissing Booth”, “The Perfect date”, and “To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” However, with its newest release “Tall Girl”, my standards have been lowered to a point I didn’t know was possible. The ridiculously confusing plot...

Lunch: Is it Better Longer or Shorter?

Lunch: Is it Better Longer or Shorter?

Lane Norris, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Lunch is looked at as being a big part of the school day. It’s a time to eat, work and in some circumstances, play. But in North Forsyth High School, lunch has come to a point at which some things like homework or even eating are just impossible to be completed in a measly 25 minutes. In my exp...

Is the Movie Industry Losing Its Creativity?

Is the Movie Industry Losing Its Creativity?

Chasidy Culpepper, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Is the film industry losing its creativity? In my opinion, I believe it is. They never seem to change the storyline and they always have the same plot. Especially nowadays with the Disney remakes. There are also some old movies that fall into this category as well, like A Bug's Life and Antz. They are practically th...

What Beauty Truly Is

What Beauty Truly Is

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Social media, once again, has started a negative impact on young girls. From life threatening diets to excessive amounts of make-up. The internet has been tarnishing girl's view of their bodies since social media has been invented.  Beauty. What is it? Some may think, without even helping it, bea...

Raider Time is a Waste of Time

Raider Time is a Waste of Time

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

With the start of the 2019-2020 school year came many new changes for North Forsyth, one of which has been quite controversial. Raider Time is an attempt to provide built-in time throughout the day to complete homework and improve mental health. Each day, students spend 37 minutes in a class that they...

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...

How To Choose Your College Major

How To Choose Your College Major

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

If you intend to earn a professional degree after High School, you will probably need certain courses or prerequisites Some colleges ask you to list your expected major on your college application--although "undecided" is usually an option but do not require you to declare a definitive degree until later...

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