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Forsyth County Schools & BYOT Presents “iChallenge”

 NFHS along with multiple other Forsyth County Schools have been participating in the BYOT “iChallenge.” The “iChallenge” is a friendly competition between schools that involves the whole family to get physical in order to raise funds for technology.

Cynda Allen, Opinion/Features Editor

October 28, 2020

North Forsyth High School is one of the many Forsyth County Schools that participate in the annual BYOT 5k and Fun Run. This year, due to COVID-19, the event has been canceled and transformed into something new called the “iChallenge.” The fundraiser started on Oct. 1 and will end on Oct. 31. For adults, the compe...

Is Having an After School Job Worth it?

Lily Jackson (an alumni who graduated in 2018), Justin Cole and Zachary Barnett (sophomores), and Kierra Jacobsen (junior), work at Pizzeria Azzurri.

Elizabeth Wood, Social Media Manager

September 30, 2020

Summer 2020 was a bit on the boring side. Students had to stay inside and were not able to go to the pool, go on vacations, and other normal summer activities. The thought of having a job crossed my mind; however, I then began to worry about other aspects of my life. Would I be able to keep up with my sc...

NFHS PALS Sock Fundraiser

To support the Special Education Program, PALS put on a fundraiser that ended up raising over 400 dollars.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

March 16, 2020

North Forsyth High School's PALS program recently held a fundraiser to help collect money for the Special Education Program. This event lasted about two weeks and proved to be a success. The organization sold fun and goofy animal socks for five dollars every day during lunch.  The PALS program do...

Should the School Year be Year-Round?

This is the current schedule for Forsyth County Schools and the topic of discussion for this article. Photo by: Steven Gresham.

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

I am currently in my sophomore year of high school, and I think that after 13 years of torture, I am entitled to voice my opinion of the current school schedule. Ever since I was in kindergarten, I wondered why we did not start school in January and finish in December. To me, it sounded a lot better ...

North Forsyth Welcomes its New Principal for 20-21 School Year, Mr. Bob Carnaroli

North Forsyth Welcomes its New Principal for 20-21 School Year, Mr. Bob Carnaroli

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

North Forsyth announced Mr. Bob Carnaroli as the new principal for the 2020-2021 school year at a meeting in the Hub on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The news comes after the incumbent, Mr. Jeff Cheney, was announced as the principal for the newest addition to the Forsyth County high school cluster, East Forsy...

North Forsyth Students Compete at World Language Expo

Students from Spanish, Russian, Latin and French classes participated in the Foreign Language Expo (Freepik).

Cassidee Jackson, Features Editor

November 18, 2019

North Forsyth students in Russian, Spanish, French and Latin classes competed at the World Language Expo at Denmark High School on Thursday, Nov. 7.  Impersonation of notable figures, dramatic interpretation of a monologue, short film, 3x3x3 skit and creative redesign of a famous piece of artwork we...

Why Football Games Are Not Worth the Hype

High school football is over-hyped. It isn’t worth the time or money.

Peyton Stenander, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

High school football is the epitome of the small-town American dream and students feel the need to associate themselves with those ideals. Football is an icon and remains a very popular part of student life; however, I personally believe that it is all over-hyped. Every weekend my Instagram feed is full of ...

Lunch: Is it Better Longer or Shorter?

Lunch here at North Forsyth High School should be extended. It is too short and there is hardly any time to eat and work on homework.

Lane Norris, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Lunch is looked at as being a big part of the school day. It’s a time to eat, work and in some circumstances, play. But in North Forsyth High School, lunch has come to a point at which some things like homework or even eating are just impossible to be completed in a measly 25 minutes. In my exp...

What Beauty Truly Is

North Forsyth high school students, Claudia Dobson and Daphni Torres have their own take on the definition of beauty.

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Social media, once again, has started a negative impact on young girls. From life threatening diets to excessive amounts of make-up. The internet has been tarnishing girl's view of their bodies since social media has been invented.  Beauty. What is it? Some may think, without even helping it, bea...

The Mountain Biking Team Took on Allatoona Creek with Cheer

Junior Michael Adams rounded the corner, exiting the woodland section of the race.

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The North Forsyth Mountain Biking team raced on Sunday, September 22 at Allatoona Creek. Technically, North did not win, but they also did not lose. They placed fourth overall. It was blazing hot, but their game was not thrown off by this heat. Ranging from 9.8 to 14.7 miles in total, the team gave t...

Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

After four years of silence, singer-songwriter, Melanie Martinez, has released her sophomore album “K-12” and with it, a 90-minute feature film. The almost hour-and-a-half-long film offers breathtaking visuals and stunning choreography that flows perfectly with the music.

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2019

Musician Melanie Martinez has returned after a four-year hiatus with her new album and accompanying film, “K-12,” which was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The album highlights many of the struggles that kids face during their teenage years through a feminist's point of view. It also covers topics that t...

Arts Education

The right brain craves creativity and art, while the left thrives off of academics and logic. The arts keep students balanced and give them a way to express themselves. The arts need to be protected because if we lose them, we all become the same. (Photo from  https://milady.cengage.com/blog/right-vs-left.)

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

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...

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