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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...

25 Years of Excellence: Here’s North’s Story

Abby Marks, Features Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features

This 2018-2019 school year, North Forsyth High celebrates its 25th year of educating students and striving for excellence. Since its opening in 1994, this school has greatly expanded its campus, staff, and student population, which in North’s first year only numbered 32 students in the graduat...

New Mountain Bike Team Rides in to NFHS

New Mountain Bike Team Rides in to NFHS

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

North Forsyth High School has grown a lot over the past decade or so, and new clubs, sports teams and other organizations are being added every year. For the 2018-2019 school year, one such new addition to North is the mountain bike team. North is the first school in Forsyth County to have its own...

Tennis Training: How North Forsyth’s Team is Preparing for the Spring Season

Tennis Training: How North Forsyth’s Team is Preparing for the Spring Season

Holley Murray, Literary Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the wake of the 2018 U.S. Open, the international buzz surrounding tennis is more alive than ever as people lament about the defeats of their favorite competitors, root passionately for them in their victories, and debate controversies regarding athletic star Serena Williams and her dispute with r...

Missed Opportunities: Why Teenagers Should Make Stupid Decisions

Missed Opportunities: Why Teenagers Should Make Stupid Decisions

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

  Unpopular opinion: planning for the future is overrated. My stint in high school is coming to an end, and as it does I cannot help but look to the past. Middle school and high school have not been kind. These last six years or so are filled with mixed feelings, from nostalgia to regret t...

Georgia Schools In the Aftermath of Parkland

Georgia Schools In the Aftermath of Parkland

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

  With the country still reeling from all that has happened regarding mass shootings in the last six months or so, and with Parkland a fresh reminder of the necessity for some sort of change in our country, people are understandably scared and angry.  And unfortunately, there are some people...

Rise Up Raider Review

Rise Up Raider Review

Melina Vergilis, Web Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Saturday, February 10th was Rise Up Raider day at North Forsyth High School from 9-11 A.M. Many of the rising freshmen were visiting from their current middle schools to check out possible classes and electives they could take. There were tables set up for math, history, English, Spanish, sports,...

Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

December 21, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

After a grueling eight hours of schoolwork and learning, students should be able to go home and relax, right? Wrong. Instead, they have to spend what should be free time doing homework. On average, high school students have about 3.5 hours of homework every night. This means that students spend 11.5...

Raider Representation in the Governor’s Honors Program

Raider Representation in the Governor’s Honors Program

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Out of all Forsyth County School students, 14 students from the Raider Nation have been selected to represent our county and advance to the state level of the Governor’s Honors Program. This is a prestigious summer instructional program for only a select group of especially gifted nominees from all...

Introducing Assistant Administrator Lori Waddell

Introducing Assistant Administrator Lori Waddell

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

North Forsyth High School is lucky to have gained several new staff members this school year, including Lori Waddell, who is our new assistant administrator.  This is Waddell’s first year working at NFHS, but she has been working in the field of education for fifteen years.  Before becoming an assistant...

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