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Sophomore Shawn Chansipaeng displays two commonly owned calculators that are accepted by the College Board. On the left, Chansipaeng holds the TI-84 Plus CE calculator, and on the right, he has the TI-30XS Multiview in hand. Photo by Sarah Treusch

Sarah Treusch, News/Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

Student registration for the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) opened Aug. 12 and closes Sept. 27. The exam will be held on Oct. 14, and for students not taking the PSAT, that day will be an online learning day. Additional information will be released closer to the date.  For all non-sophomore students taking t...

New Hallmark Christmas Movie: A Snowy Christmas!

Though she does not traditionally love Hallmark movies, Lilly Marker absolutely adores the Christmas season and spending time with her family. Her sister, Trinity Marker, evidently does as well!

Sarah Treusch, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

The Hallmark Channel released its new Christmas original, “A Snowy Christmas!” which can be found on Wisney -, Netmix, Julu and various other streaming networks. The captivating film stars Janey Webber and Keighan Michaels. Never heard of them? Oh well. Webber, a Reese Witherspoon look-alike, ...

How To Choose Your College Major

Business degrees are currently the most sought after job in America currently, taking about 39% of the demand.

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

If you intend to earn a professional degree after High School, you will probably need certain courses or prerequisites Some colleges ask you to list your expected major on your college application--although "undecided" is usually an option but do not require you to declare a definitive degree until later...

Stars of NFHS Choir

The North Forsyth choir singers gear up for show night! They can’t wait for their chance to grace the stage.

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Have you ever been to a choir concert here at NFHS? Maybe choral music isn’t your vibe? Well now there is a chance for you to view some of the school’s choral students as they perform all kinds of solos and duets. The music that each student has picked to perform shows a different level of skill and ...

Why Seniors Should NOT Take IE2 Before College

Students, when filling out an IE2 application, are allowed to pick a maximum of three classes to exempt senior year. They may choose 1st, 5th, 6th or 7th periods.

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Senior year is the last hurdle before students go off to participate in college, and most students wish to take it easy for their last year of high school. One of the options that rising seniors have is IE2 (Investing in Educational Excellence), which allows seniors to remove one to three classes from ...

Generation Z: Generation Z Faces A Dilemma; Stay the Same, or Change the World

It is time for Generation Z to take a stand and change our image. One person can make a difference, but together we can change the world.

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Each generation has their own set of strengths and weaknesses that can be traced back to them. Somehow Generation Z, or our current generation,  has been linked to a larger list of weaknesses than past generations. What gives Generation Z its unfavorable image? Why do other generations get to decide...

The Art of Conversation

Phones and text messages have taken the place of conversation and face-to-face communication. We now speak through our phones, and confrontation has become something to fear.

Katie Harrill, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

It is sad, really. It is sad that for us, the act of conversing with someone is a scary thought. Instead of actually speaking face to face, we would prefer cowering behind the safety of our screens. We would rather use emojis than show our actual emotions because using emojis is safer. Who can tell w...

Alliance Academy for Innovation Defeats North Forsyth In First JV Academic Team

Cassidee Jackson, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

Alliance Academy won against North Forsyth (350-110) on October 1 in the first Junior Varsity Academic Team match of the fall season. Both teams competed professionally during the hour-long competition in which members from Alliance Academy showed great sportsmanship after winning. For background info...

September Raider Students of the Month Recognized

September Students of the Month from left-right: Michal Gugliotta, Anna Schwaemmle, Tyler Hogan, Savannah Steele, Braden Randolph, James Howell, Raicheal Havins, and Will Murray.

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

Eight hard-working Raiders were honored during Instructional Focus this Wednesday as the September students of the month! One student was nominated by teachers for each department. Criteria for selection varies from subject to subject, but the students chosen for student of the month are all-around...

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