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Comparing Two American Shootings and the Shooters

Both pictures display the mourning and shock caused by the two shootings that took place in the United States. (Photo Credits: (left) Mark J from the website The Cut. (Right) Matt Rourke from WTMV website.)

Carena Ravenel, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

On the morning of Oct. 27, Robert Bowers walked into the Tree of Life synagogue, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and opened fire on worshippers within the building, killing 11 people. Ten days later, on the other side of the country, 12 others died at the hand of Ian Long at Borderline Bar and Gril...

North Forsyth’s Y-Club Hosts Las-Vegas Benefit Night

The Las Vegas Benefit Night was designed by students in Y-Club to help two
deserving people with hospital bills to come. It will be night full of fun probability games and

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

In response to the horrific Las Vegas Shooting, the NFHS Y-Club will be hosting an event to raise money to help two individuals pay hospital bills. It will take place Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8 in the learning commons and will most likely be 10 dollars at the door to get in. The price has not been finalized....

School Shooting Training Drill Carried out at West Forsyth

Photo credit to Micah Green at the Forsyth County News--Junior Wyatt Campbell participated in the drill for ROTC because not enough West students signed up to help. While Campbell had some reservations about how seriously some people took the training exercise, he thought that it was still valuable. “Overall, I think that it was an interesting experience.”

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Forsyth County law enforcement went to West Forsyth to practice for a school shooting scenario. The drill involved over 100 police officers and firefighters as well as over 200 students, teachers and other adults, each with varying roles. Because few West Forsyth students volunteered...

Dylann Roof and the Emmanuel AME Church Shooting

Dylan Roof being escorted to his court hearing in his prison uniform.

Abigail Ingram, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

During the U.S. District Court ruling in Charleston South Carolina, the jury convicted Dylann Roof guilty for the church shooting and came to a unanimous decision that he would be sentenced to death. In 2015 Dylann Roof entered the doors of Emmanuel AME Church as the members welcomed him in. He then...

President Reagan’s Shooter Released After 35 Years

Ronald Reagan shown on the ground seconds after Hinckley fired shots. Extreme panic broke out as civilians tried to find the source of the sounds.

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

2016 marks 35 years since John W. Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan outside of a Washington D.C hotel. He was shot in the chest and suffered from a punctured lung. 2016 also marks the year Reagan’s “would-be assasinator” is released. Hinckley’s judge allowed John...

Planned Parenthood Shooting Leaves Nine Injured, Three Dead

Dear is currently being held with no offer of bond at a Colorado Springs jail. This photo is provided by the El Paso County sheriff’s office. “He had a weird look in his eye most of the time.” –Anderson Acres, a former neighbor of Dear.

Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor

December 10, 2015

A shooting took place before noon on Friday as a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The incident left three dead, and nine injured; the three deceased have been identified as Ke’arre Stewart, age 29, Jennifer Markovsky, age 36, and Garrett Swaysey, a police officer who was shot...

The Evolution of Traditional Archery

Bella Angell shooting her longbow in the woods at 3-D target competition in Tannehill, Alabama. Photo used with permission by Simply Traditional.

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

Archery is defined as the sport or skill of shooting a bow and arrow. Archery was primarily used for hunting but it is now also used in target shooting. Have you ever wondered why you find arrowheads made of stone in fields? Archery was invented in the Upper Paleolithic time period, and they could not...

Terrorists Attack Satirical Magazine Office in Paris

Police storm a kosher supermarket in Paris as hostages escape.  Amedy Coulibaly murdered four of the hostages before police raided the store and killed Coulibaly, putting an end to a week of terror in France.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015

Four terrorists executed a series of attacks in Paris, killing 17 people over the span of three days before a police raid killed three suspects: Said Kouachi, Chérif Kouachi, and Amedy Coulibaly. Said and Chérif Kouachi, brothers in their early 30’s, attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly sa...

Friday Links: American Politics vs. Eastern European Politics

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

March 3, 2014

Ukraine The new government of Ukraine has placed an arrest warrant on ousted president Viktor Yanukovych for the mass murder of many innocent civilians. On Tuesday, Parliament voted to send the former president to the International Criminal Court. Now on the run after being ousted from legislature...

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