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Solange is Better Than Beyoncé

Solange is Better Than Beyoncé

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor
May 15, 2017 • 90 views
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Beyoncé Knowles needs literally no introduction, as you already know exactly who she is. The world loves her and acknowledges her voice as the definitive one of this generation. She has ascended popular culture and is not even on the same plane as any other modern celebrity. Her performances are...

Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Crying Wolf: Society’s Tendency to Minimalize Mental Illness

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 9, 2017 • 67 views
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It seems to be a constant in our society these days, with teens muttering, “I’m going to kill myself!” after getting a bad test grade, brushing off their neatness as “just my OCD acting up again,” labeling other students as “autistic” or “retarded” for little reason.  Often, these...

The EOCs are Ineffective and Here’s Why

The EOCs are Ineffective and Here’s Why

Abby Marks, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017 • 746 views
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It is the most stressful time of the year for students all over the United States: end of course (EOC) state testing. Since elementary school, all students have been forced to take a superfluously long test in order to prove to the state that they learned and met the standards taught throughout the school...

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor in Chief
March 15, 2017 • 164 views
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With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist Petula Dvorak begs that we ask ourselves not only what changes will come within the next four years but also acknowledge the threat it will impose upon today’s youth in the sense of m...

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017 • 118 views
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For the first time in about sixty years, Nazism makes headlines once again--which is not the new part since Neo-Nazism as a regime has been lurking in the dark spaces of the internet since the internet began—but the shocking part about it is that people seem to be defending Nazism in a way that is...

The Gifted Girl – Stereotypes in the School System

The Gifted Girl – Stereotypes in the School System

Holley Murray, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017 • 205 views
Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

We live in a world where prejudice based on gender is nothing outside of what is normal – from wage gaps to social beauty expectations, societal stereotypes influence the way women and men coexist. One place that few recognize as a breeding ground for gender stereotypes is the classroom; starting as...

Get Out and Vote

Get Out and Vote

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017 • 150 views
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After school on the Friday before election day, I drove down to the Cumming City Hall and voted early. It took me about ten minutes, not even the time it took to get down there. There were only about five people in line, and the attendants were all quite friendly. My “I voted” sticker is displayed...

Kicking, Clawing, Fighting: A Brief History of the LGBT Community

Kicking, Clawing, Fighting: A Brief History of the LGBT Community

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
November 2, 2016 • 179 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

“In the mid-nineteenth century, heterosexuality and homosexuality are created.” The words, coined by journalist Károly Mária Kertbeny, were written in chicken-scratch writing in a letter mailed to the Prussian legislature to equate same-sex attraction to opposite-sex attraction, to categorize...

Pokemon Go: More Harmful Than Helpful

Pokemon Go: More Harmful Than Helpful

Claire Canada, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016 • 170 views
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The augmented reality game Pokemon Go has consumed everyone’s free time with the new idea of utilizing the players’ phone’s GPS to track, battle and capture Pokemon in the area. Pokemon Go, launched by Niantic in July 2016, quickly became one of the most played apps with over 500 million downloads....

Column #1: An Introduction

Column #1: An Introduction

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor
September 19, 2016 • 176 views
Filed under Columns, Editorial/Opinion

Hi, my name is Noah. I am the opinion editor for the North Forsyth Raider Wire this year and I am super excited to share my awesome (and probably convoluted) opinions in this column! I am currently a junior and plan on going to college at Vanderbilt or Stanford, or some other cool place. I really enjoy...

Gender vs. Genre

Gender vs. Genre

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
May 23, 2016 • 305 views
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Should boys read young-adult fiction novels? Should girls read books about the Civil War? Stereotyping has become a natural trait in humans that is constantly being passed on to their children. I personally think that anyone can read whatever they want, as long as they enjoy it. A lot of males enjoy...

The Fight for LGBTQ Rights is Not Over

The Fight for LGBTQ Rights is Not Over

Raider Report
May 10, 2016 • 358 views
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After the Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage across the United States on June 26, 2015, many Americans believed that the fight for gay rights was over.  However, they could not have been more wrong, as a multitude of issues still face the LGBTQ community, especially for transgender...

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