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Social Media: Is It a Friend or Foe of Today’s Society?

Peyton Stenander and Chasidy Culpepper (freshmen) give their opinion on how society is nowadays. Photo by Melody Scott.

Melody Scott, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

From “Yee Yee” to “Ok Boomer,” society is embracing every trend and saying with complete ease. However, as each meme is being welcomed and integrated into society, some people have different thoughts and opinions on it. While the internet may see sayings and memes as jokes, some of society seems...

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...

How to be a VSCO Girl

VSCO Girls have taken the internet by storm with their cheesy phrases and unique style.

Daphni Torres, News Editor

September 23, 2019

VSCO is an app where people can post photos and showcase their creative side through the art of photography. Here are some of the few steps to follow in order to fully embrace the VSCO girl aesthetic.  Step 1: Scrunchies  Scrunchies are a key essential to becoming a true VSCO girl. Scrunchies are basically just...

Rising Internet Censorship: The Take-Down of Your Favorite Social Media Apps

YouTube and Pinterest are two of the many social media apps which have begun censoring their content. (Photo from

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Recently, internet censorship across various media platforms has been rising, and YouTube is a principle example of the negative consequences of censorship on creators and users alike. Throughout the course of 2019, YouTube has been demonetizing videos for controversies relating to anti-vaccination, t...

Read 5:32 p.m.: The Frustration of Read Receipts

Read receipts are an infuriating part of our world of smartphones.

Anna Goellner, Literary Magazine Editor

February 3, 2019

You have something really important to say. Maybe you are scheduling a dinner or asking a friend if they like your potential prom dress. You sent your crush a Snapchat ten minutes ago, and you looked pretty great in that picture. Maybe you are in an argument via texting, and your comeback was just too ...

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

Kevin Hart stepped down on Dec. 6 from hosting the upcoming Oscars after homophobic tweets from him that were several years old resurfaced. He issued a sincere apology, but in this day and age, an apology is simply not enough to save a person from being “canceled.”

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019

For teenagers growing up today, technology plays a greater role in our development than it has for any other generation before us. There is a myriad of new creations and innovations appearing around us every day, and while living in such a high-tech society has its perks, it also comes with its fair sha...

We Are the Lost Generation

Who are we? Students from the present generation ask this question together. Students search for their identities in each other and in their phones rather than in themselves.

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

Why is it that we all feel like we need to post about our problems or complain about our lives to get the slightest bit of attention? Personally, the last couple of weeks have been extremely difficult for me, but you won’t see me post anything about my problems on social media. Why? Because all it does...

A Postmortem for Vine

“Milk and Vine” is a book parodying the format of the popular book “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur. The collection contains 70+ Vines and original artwork to commemorate the dead platform.

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

December 20, 2017

The year 2012 brought the news of a death total of 2,000 in the Afghan war, the reelection of Barack Obama and the birth of the social media platform Vine. Vine was founded in the summery sweet June heat of 2012 with one simple idea: six second looping videos. Users would have the ability to film anything...

The Technological Race Against Human Relations

The amount of technology we depend on everyday is beginning to pile up, but what are we forsaking in terms of relations?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

The leaps in innovation and technology have been numerous and astounding ever since The Stone Age. New inventions such as the wheel and the smartphone have revolutionized the way we perceive and interact with the world. New technologies will continue to change the way the world works; however, what ...

Here’s What You Missed While Trump Was Being Elected

New Zealand’s Ella Yelich-O’Connor (better known as Lorde) announced that her sophomore album will, at long last, be arriving sometime in the near future. After checking out of the spotlight and allowing the public to nearly forget about her, Yelich-O’Connor described how her life has radically changed and she believes these lyrics are “the best [she’s] written in [her] life.” (Photo from

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

As can be expected from such a dramatic election, the media has shifted nearly all of its focus from the country’s general happenings to a spotlight on the race to the White House. The result is that events considered less important have been overshadowed by the biggest American news organizations....

“After School” App Invades North Forsyth High School

The “After School” app, much like “Whisper,” allows the user to anonymously comment about anything. The user can also choose a school name so the comments made will all be from people who attend that school.

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

"After School" is an application that has increased in popularity at North due to the application sending selected people messages after they sign up. The app has reached 13,880 downloads from those more than 600 people attend North Forsyth High. This application allows the downloader to anonymously...

Jerks, Filters, and Reasons Why

When you see something enough times, it plasters itself to your memory and multiplies.

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

There was a period of time a when the anti-bullying movement was at its peak, and one of the many things being drilled into the brains of elementary and middle school students was to “stand up against bullies”. You wouldn’t think it, but those movements were just as effective at stopping bullies...

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