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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, School, 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...

Solange is Better Than Beyoncé

Solange is Better Than Beyoncé

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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


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...

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