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As you can see, I am friends with Taylor Swift, and therefore, qualified to rank her albums (Photo by: Sarah Treusch).

The Only Taylor Swift Ranking that Actually Matters

Sarah Treusch, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2022

Amidst Taylor Swift’s releasing her new album, there have been many album rankings that are inherently incorrect. There is only one right answer, and it is mine.    Folklore Folklore...

A photo of Lestat and Louis from the 2022 Adaptation of “Interview 
With a Vampire”
Photo By: The Playlist

Interview With The Vampire: 28 years later

Carmen DeThomas, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

It's been 28 years since the 1994 “Interview With The Vampire” was released, but the story first came to life with Anne Rice’s 1976 gothic horror novel of the same name.    The novel...

The Vampires give Guillermo a ‘thank you’ note written on a doily 
Source: FX Networks

What We Do in The Shadows Still Got It!

Kai Shabman, Opinion Editor October 6, 2022

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ is a show telling the story of four vampires and a familiar turned bodyguard in Staten Island, all trying to live through modern times and learning to adapt to the life...

The crew of the Revenge watching as Roach the Cook scales the mast of the ship. Photo by Aaron Epstien.

“Our Flag Means Death” Review

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor May 10, 2022

“Our Flag Means Death” is the newest addition to Taika Watiti’s collection of shows he has directed and starred in. The latest episode was released on March 24, and it was an immediate booming success....

An illustration of books banned multiple times in schools. Photo by Jane Mount.

The Danger of Banning Books

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor February 28, 2022

With a new wave of book bans, everyone has eyes on the school boards and officials about whether it is entirely fair. Books should be available to everyone. Banning books does nothing but hide history...

Juniors Dillon Thomas, Cooper Eglian and Andrew Burruss have an in-depth discussion during the SPECKS club meeting, a new club without service hours (Photo by Sarah Treusch).

Service Hours Are Stupid

Sarah Treusch, News Editor December 16, 2021

As the end of the first semester nears, students across the honor societies, other organizations and clubs rush to meet their deadlines for their service hours. Some organizations are very reasonable and...

Students participate in Restorative Circles during Raider Time Homebase. Photo by NFHS.

The Pros and Cons of Raider Time

Elizabeth Wood and Jen Vincent May 20, 2021

Elizabeth:   In August 2019, North Forsyth High School introduced Raider Time and Wellness. Raider Time and Wellness replaced Instructional Focus (IF). Raider Time was a time set aside every...

This was the chart made by Mori to illustrate the spectrum of the uncanny valley. 
Photo by Masahiro Mori.

Why the Uncanny Valley is the Scariest Form of Horror

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

The uncanny valley is a terrifying concept that can unsettle anybody. That’s why it’s such a good way to portray horror and to really get under people’s skin. But first, what is the uncanny valley?   The...

A representation of how genders were seen in the eyes of the law before President Biden passed his bill called the Gender Discrimination Order.
Photo By: Intellectual Take Out

Women’s Equality No Longer a Concern to Government

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

When the fifteenth amendment was passed, African Americans jumped for joy. Finally, they would be able to vote. However, women were denied the right to vote because they were considered the “fairer sex.”...

A screenshot of what Xen’s Lair looks like in the “Black Mesa” remake.
Source: Alec Denston

Why “Black Mesa” Remake Is Better Than “Half-Life”

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

“Half-Life” is a game (released in 1998 by Valve) made for Microsoft Windows as the first of eight other “Half-Life” games. In the first game, you play as MIT scientist Gordon Freeman. After an...

An image of the infamous hairstyle: the mullet. This hairstyle simply should not be around in this day and age. Photo from Mens Health.

Are Mullets Really That Attractive?

Sydney Jarrard, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Mullets have been around for way longer than the 1980s. The first mention of the mullet was in Homer’s The Iliad when he described the Abantes spearmen; however, the term ‘mullet’ wasn’t a word...

With the tragic lighting and empty seats, this image perfectly represents the downfall and recent decline in theatres. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Why I Want Movie Theatres to Permanently Close

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

  This is not the most popular opinion on the matter, but it is important to look at both sides of an argument. Here is mine: most large scale movie theatre chains should close their doors once...

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