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Band Members Advance in Auditions

NFHS is extremely proud of the band students who are advancing to further rounds for the Georgia All-State Band.

Emily Starling, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2013

Congratulations to the following North Forsyth band students who have advanced to the second round of the Georgia All-State Band auditions: Jacob Ambrose - Trumpet Patrick Collins - Trumpet Nick D'Amico - Alto Sax & Tenor Sax Cheylin Dutra - Tenor Sax Zach Flynn - Trumpet Zach Miller - Tuba Aaro...

Teenagers and Communism

A look into the archive of one of the many blogs I have observed, the URL being “red-american”, if anybody might be curious to witness one small example of this odd and sudden surge of disillusioned socialists.

Joley Odom, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

As an atypical American teenage girl I avidly asses a spectrum of different outlets, social and news-based, specifically on the internet. As someone who frequents the website Tumblr.com, I have noticed a certain trend among adolescents and young adults ages 13-25: communism. Now, I'm not exactly sure...

In Their Name: A Day of Honor

“Serving in the military is a privilege!” Major Kelly said.

Kasey Jo Reed, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

Have you ever heard the phrase the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month? The majority of the people who have don't know that it originates from the signing of the armistice between the allied forces and Germany after World War I on November 11, 1918. President Wilson proclaimed the day as the...

NSA Spying

Europe considers sanctions against the NSA over reports that it was spying on its citizens and leaders

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

Recently, the European Union has sent delegates to Washington to discuss reports that the NSA has been recording phone calls from multiple allied countries such as Germany’s president and citizens from France and Spain. Concerns over the spying are raised from the other nations’ concerns that their pri...

Friday Links: Why Did the Government Shutdown?

The government shutdown lasted far longer than recommended due to dispute over the spending bill. The number of government owned businesses and organizations that were paused continued to grow in response, so YouTube news channel Sourcefed’s Joe Barreta and Lee Newton reported on what one could and could not do during the government shutdown.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

October 23, 2013

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money. If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by the end of the fiscal year (September 30) the government does not have the legal authority to spend money, leading to a government shutdown. In the case of this year’s government shutdown, Congress and the ...

Friday Links: What Is Up With Our Government?

As the fiscal year ends, Congress neglects to pass a spending bill to fund the government, leading to a government shutdown. Eliot Morgan from YouTube's Sourcefed channel explains what exactly is happening on Capitol Hill for the time being.
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Lacy Hamilton, Editorial Editor

October 17, 2013

At the end of the government’s fiscal year, September 30, the Congress has refused to pass the spending bill that funds the government, an event that has not occurred since 1995. The House Republicans are intent on derailing or at least chipping away at Obamacare in exchange for the passing of the ...

Friday Links: Negotiations in Syria

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

Over the weekend Secretary John Kerry announced the agreement to the Russian proposal to dispose of the Syrian chemical weapons without military force against President al-Assad. The proposal calls for weapons inspectors to be allowed into the country by November, and an inventory of all chemical...

Friday Links: What’s Happening in the World?

Junior Deborah Welch glues over the red, white, and blue of the American flag, morphing the top superpower’s national symbol into its close competitor’s flag.

Lacy Hamilton, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

Syria Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the refugee crisis within the country has become an international matter. In July, the United Nations declared that the crisis is so horrendous that it nears the refugee crisis of Rwandan genocide in 1994. Because of the drastic results of the c...

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