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NFHS Drumline Travels to Ohio for World Finals

The NFHS percussion group went to Dayton, Ohio on April 9 for the WGI Percussion World Championships. They are dressed in Hawaiian attire to support their theme, “A Taste of Summer.” (Picture is from Andrea Escobar.)

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

On April 9, 2019, North Forsyth High School’s Drumline traveled to Dayton, Ohio, for the WGI Percussion World Championships. They left the high school at 3 p.m. that afternoon to embark on an eight-hour bus ride. Drumline students shared bittersweet ‘nervous-but-excited’ emotions, but were overall pump...

Kylie Palak: ASL as a Passion

 Kylie Palak, a junior at North Forsyth High School, recently signed the national anthem at the Atlanta United soccer game. “Once you find a passion that makes you smile this hard, stick with it,” she says.

Abby Marks, Features Editor

October 25, 2018

North Forsyth High School’s halls are littered with students who hold unique talents and abilities. From musicians and theater lovers to academic geniuses and foreign language experts, there are many students at North who rise above and beyond and use their talents to reach others. One such student ...

A Close Up of One of Journalism’s Own: Snodgrass Edition

“Everyone likes different flavors, some like it salty, some like it spicy. I like mine doused in humor.”

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

February 1, 2017

It was seemingly another simple Tuesday on April 25, 2000; the weather was “not too hot, not too cold- all you needed was a light jacket.” –Miss Congeniality. As the light breeze picked up, a new, mysterious feeling was stirring in the spring air. What the world didn’t know at the time was that...

Freshman Causes Widespread Despair with Geographic Cluelessness

The exasperated groaning sounds were reportedly heard as far away as the 200 hallway. “I heard the students’ cries while in biology,” said Sophia Pereira, a freshman who was in the 200 hallway during the AP Human Geography class incident. “That must be a good fifty yards between the bio class and the pods, right? And there are the brick walls, too. The AP Human students must have been very irritated.”

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

In a stunning display of ignorance, Jay Marois, a freshman in AP Human Geography class, pointed at the small northern European country of Denmark on Friday when asked to locate China on a map. “I just can’t believe it,” said a shocked and appalled onlooker who asked to remain anonymous. “Like,...

NFHS Sophomore Savannah Keith Wins National Award

Pictured above is NFHS sophomore Savannah Keith, who has recently won two awards for her poetry at both a regional and national level. Savannah plans on “becoming an author in the future and making my voice heard.”

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Sophomore Savannah Keith has been recognized for a regional and national award for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program began in 1923 and recognizes the talents, dreams, and creativity of America’s youth today. A few authors and artists, who are a celebrated...

Faith in Simple Charity

Senior Tessa Carley and University of North Georgia student Katie Pruitt shined the light on global poverty as they enjoyed a brisk October night at the annual Cumming Fair. At the fair, the members sell home-made t-shirts for $15 and provide different incentives for each dollar donated. They also strum melodies on a guitar to draw attention to the booth and give those walking by enjoyable music to listen, providing a pleasant contrast to the loud screams echoing from the rides in the distance.

Erin Dickman

October 10, 2014

Simple Charity began with a dream for a solution. Senior Brian Grasso, the founder of Simple Charity, saw the potential in North Forsyth to raise $100,000 before the end of the school year for the poverty-stricken delivered through Christian-based organizations. The group has hosted several events to...

Experiencing Freedom

The Bliss of Freedom.

Rayanne Griffith, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014

Fireworks bursting in the night sky Graduation caps soaring in the warm air Relief and bliss tenses in everyone’s vibe Oh, how great it is to finally taste freedom.   Packing boxes, leaving family behind Anxiety, and nerves built up inside No longer a lost kid But a soul...

What Not to Wear

This picture displays a student wearing North’s Forsyth’s most common dress code violations.

Reilly Deckard, Staff Editor

April 7, 2014

North Forsyth has two major rule infractions committed by students: tardies and dress code. 83% of surveyed staff members at North Forsyth dress code a student at least one to three times a day. Giving a student dress code can be anything from simply giving someone a warning to sending them to ISS. Compared...

Ryder’s Discovery

Gwen’s stupid mutt locked inside a small cage. This stupid mutt has caused Ryder a lot of trouble.

Beattie Hoyle, Staff Writer

March 24, 2014

“Be still, you stupid mutt,” Ryder begged. With a squirmy puppy in tow, Ryder sprinted across the street and headed towards Fifth Avenue. Glancing down at his silver Rolex, he let out an exasperated moan. It was barely noon and he’d already managed to lose Gwen’s expensive Stuart Weitzman’s...

Fighting for a Victory

A North Forsyth wrestler fights hard to outsmart their competing wrestler.

Jack Fleming, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014

The North Forsyth High School wrestling team now walks through the school with their heads held high as they bring home a victory from their recent Regional Competition. Placing Top 4 Regional Medalist the team also competed on February 7th and 8th at the GHSA Class AAAAAA East Sectional tournaments...

Uglies by Scott Westerfield Book Review

Hannah Sweet holding a copy of Uglies by Scott Westerfield.

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer

January 23, 2014

Imagine someone living in a world where they are raised to believe they are ugly. And they continue to believe it until they turn 16—in which they then go through an operation to become ‘pretty’. Tally Youngblood does. Ever since Tally could remember, she had been raised to think that everyone...

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...

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