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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...

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Each generation has their own set of strengths and weaknesses that can be traced back to them. Somehow Generation Z, or our current generation,  has been linked to a larger list of weaknesses than past generations. What gives Generation Z its unfavorable image? Why do other generations get to decide...

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Negative Body and Self-Images Are Not Helping Anyone

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Imagine yourself looking in the mirror to see your reflection and not being happy with it. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many teens everywhere. Body image is how and what a person thinks and feels about their body. This image includes how a person wished their body looked, which may or may...

The Reason Behind the Super Bowl’s Lackluster Halftime

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

On Feb. 3, the nation’s annual Super Bowl took place in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Los Angeles Rams. For many Americans, the highlight of each Super Bowl is not the actual game but the commercials and halftime performance by popular musicians. This year...

President Trump’s Twitter Account Has Officially Been Confiscated

President Trump’s Twitter Account Has Officially Been Confiscated

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Thursday, Jan. 27, Twitter released a statement officially announcing that Donald Trump’s account had been removed and that he was banned from ever making an account on the social media outlet ever again. The reason given was that they were “done up with the president being mean and rude o...

The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It is sad, really. It is sad that for us, the act of conversing with someone is a scary thought. Instead of actually speaking face to face, we would prefer cowering behind the safety of our screens. We would rather use emojis than show our actual emotions because using emojis is safer. Who can tell w...

The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

In the age of WebMD and online quizzes, hypochondriacs are thriving. But the realm of digital self-diagnostic tools not only covers physical illness but has also expanded to encompass any mental ailment under the sun. Online resources such as sites like Psych Central, a website full of self-assessment quizzes that gauge your likelih...

Double Summative Midterms Should Not Be a Thing

Double Summative Midterms Should Not Be a Thing

Abby Marks, Features Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

It is hands-down every high school student’s least favorite time of the year: midterm season. Kids everywhere are frantically rummaging through their binders trying to find notes from early August, struggling to remember how to even begin a math problem they nailed two months ago and staying up late...

When To Take Your SAT?

When To Take Your SAT?

Anes Ribic, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Local, School, Showcase, Student Life

North Forsyth has approached the third SAT exam, which was given on Dec. 1. The SAT is an exam given to high school students to help colleges gauge their math, reading and writing levels. Students can choose to take the SAT in their junior year or senior year, but they can also choose to take the SAT...

Sleep Is Not For The Weak, I Promise

Sleep Is Not For The Weak, I Promise

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Research shows that a teenager needs nine to ten hours of sleep every night. Yet, most teens only get roughly seven to eight hours on average. About seven out of ten high schoolers do not get the right amount of sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to reduced concentration and alertness, poor a...

Are “Hardening” Locks Necessary?

Are “Hardening” Locks Necessary?

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Student safety and school security have always been a big concern, but most security companies began with slow sales towards schools. This changed back in February, after a former student shot and killed 15 students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This outrage caused a new surge...

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

The Issue with Childhood Cancer Funding

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

Everyone knows it is Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness month when football players start wearing their pink socks. However, no one hardly ever does anything special for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While there are organizations like St. Jude to help fund childhood cancer research, only 4 percent...

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