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Arts Education

Arts Education

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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...

Class of 2020 Is Rising Up

Class of 2020 Is Rising Up

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, rising seniors are mentally preparing themselves for the responsibilities that come during their last year of high school. From senior picture planning to applying to colleges, there is no shortage of responsibilities. Current juniors are anxiously waiting f...

East Forsyth High School Confirmed to Open 2021

East Forsyth High School Confirmed to Open 2021

Daphni Torres, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

There are approximately 46 thousand students enrolled in Forsyth County schools, and because so many students are overcrowding high schools, there has been plans to introducing a new school. This new school is due to be opened in Forsyth County in approximately three years  and will be named East F...

NFHS Drumline Travels to Ohio for World Finals

NFHS Drumline Travels to Ohio for World Finals

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

On April 9, 2019, North Forsyth High School’s Drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio, for the WGI Percussion World Championships. They left the high school at 3 p.m. that afternoon to embark on an eight-hour bus ride. Drumline students shared bittersweet ‘nervous-but-excited’ emotions, but were overall pump...

NFHS Implements New Schedule for 2019-2020

NFHS Implements New Schedule for 2019-2020

Ramya Raja, News Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Starting next school year, North Forsyth High School will be implementing a new schedule in order to increase productivity and overall student and staff wellness. Two new programs called Raider Time and Wellness Wednesday will be implemented beginning the 2019-2020 school year. Raider Time will be a 37 ...

How Animals Can Help Students Relieve Stress

How Animals Can Help Students Relieve Stress

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion

A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 45 percent of teens said they were stressed by school pressures. There are a lot of things about school that stresses  teenagers out including homework and getting into a good college.   Because of this, students are constantly loo...

How to Stay Motivated in the Last Few Months of the School Year

How to Stay Motivated in the Last Few Months of the School Year

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2019


Filed under Features, School, Showcase

Everyone knows the chaos of the last three months of the school year. Students want to give up as teachers pile on homework, projects and tests, and clubs start asking for community service hour logs and officer applications. So how can students stay motivated and not become overwhelmed as the schoo...

2019 Testing Schedule for April and May

2019 Testing Schedule for April and May

Kana Mullee, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under News, School, Showcase

It's that time of year again! The time of year that every high school student dreads: the end of the year testing. Because of testing, April and May are probably the busiest and most stressful months of the year for most students. Teenagers are crying and teachers are sighing. To lessen the stress, ...

Perfect Prom Preparation

Perfect Prom Preparation

Quillen McKinney, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

’Tis- the season - the season for dress shopping, shoe hunting, jewelry buying and prom plan making. Planning for prom can be incredibly stressful if you do not think in advance and do your research. But with a little planning, and a lot of care, you can easily plan a prom night like no other. ...

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...

Forsyth County School Systems Claim the Title of “Highest SAT Scores” in Georgia

Forsyth County School Systems Claim the Title of “Highest SAT Scores” in Georgia

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

This year, students in the Forsyth County School System scored an average of 1167 on the SAT, which is above the state and national average. A total of 2,206 students took the SAT, scoring an average of 589 in the reading/writing section and 578 in the math section. Forsyth’s mean score improved by 21 points...

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...

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