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How and Why Youtube is Going Downhill

How and Why Youtube is Going Downhill

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

I have practically lived on YouTube for the past five to six years of my life (a fact that I am not very proud of), and I struggle to correctly describe my frustrations with the current state of this site. Youtube used to be an excellent social media platform where you had the right to say what you w...

Pros and Cons of Raising Legal Vaping Age to 21

Pros and Cons of Raising Legal Vaping Age to 21

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

January 27, 2020

High schoolers all across the country have given way to society’s norms and surrendered to underage vaping within the past few years. About a month ago, President Donald Trump gave his stamp of approval on raising the purchasing age of tobacco products from 18 to 21. This law will go into effect at...

Disney is Ruining Star Wars

Disney is Ruining Star Wars

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

BE WARNED: This article will contain spoilers for Star Wars Episodes 1-8. I have been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember, and unlike most people, I can find enjoyment in the prequel trilogy. However, even I draw the line with the poor understanding and treatment of the franchise and it...

Monte Pythons vs Combs Brushes in NFHS Civil War

Monte Pythons vs Combs Brushes in NFHS Civil War

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 4 through Nov. 8, two AP U.S. History teachers arranged a fun and creative project for their students. Mr. Monte gave his classes a black lanyard and Ms.Combs gave her classes a red lanyard. Everyone on each team received five laundry clips on their lanyards  which represented necessities f...

Possible Sessions For Wellness Wednesday

Possible Sessions For Wellness Wednesday

Chasidy Culpepper, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Wellness Wednesday is an hour long free time period which takes place right in the middle of the day. It serves as a small block of time for students to get the opportunity to take care of missed school work, exercise or catch up with friends. Some Wellness Wednesday sessions include crocheting with Ms. Sai...

Seniors- Everything you Need to Know about FAFSA

Seniors- Everything you Need to Know about FAFSA

Daphni Torres, News Editor

November 19, 2019

FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, has been opened to students to fill out since Oct. 1 available to until June 30. FAFSA is a government-provided form available to fill out for free online that helps students going to college or career school with access to grants, loans, and wo...

Wellness Wednesday’s Newest Session: “Classic Rock Music Hour”

Wellness Wednesday’s Newest Session: “Classic Rock Music Hour”

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor

November 18, 2019

Wellness Wednesday has added a new session for students called “Classic Rock Music Hour” in room 331. With Coach Andy Martin as it’s host, it is a sixty-minute period to listen to classic rock music and jam out with senior Tyler Hogan. Every Wednesday, he brings his guitar from home and plays ...

NFHS Loses One Rocket League Game, Wins Another

NFHS Loses One Rocket League Game, Wins Another

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The North Forsyth High School Esports club lost one match and won another by default last Thursday on Nov. 7. The NFHS Esports club meets every Thursday in the HOSA room for a Rocket League match against other schools. divide into two teams of three to take on two different schools at once. Mr.Stallings c...

What’s the Deal with the Controversy Surrounding ‘Joker?’

What’s the Deal with the Controversy Surrounding ‘Joker?’

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

“Joker” just recently hit theaters on Oct. 4 with overwhelmingly positive audience reviews, but not without an enormous controversy and backlash from critics. Several professional film critics have accused this movie of being politically incorrect and irresponsible. “Joker,” which originally e...

Castleberry’s Conspiracy Club On The Rise

Castleberry’s Conspiracy Club On The Rise

September 26, 2019

North Forsyth has a new club on the rise. It’s called Conspiracy Theories and it takes place every Wellness Wednesday in room T1104. The session is run by Mr. Castleberry, a 10th grade world history teacher, with the purpose of ultimately taking an in-depth look into the conspiracy theories that su...

Raider Time is a Waste of Time

Raider Time is a Waste of Time

Abby Marks, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

With the start of the 2019-2020 school year came many new changes for North Forsyth, one of which has been quite controversial. Raider Time is an attempt to provide built-in time throughout the day to complete homework and improve mental health. Each day, students spend 37 minutes in a class that they...

Low Paying Jobs That Can Pay Lower Than Minimum Wage

Low Paying Jobs That Can Pay Lower Than Minimum Wage

Ramya Raja, News Editor

April 23, 2019

Based on the national average, one in four high school students over the age of 16 are employed with some type of part-time job. While there are many high school students earning an income and attending school simultaneously, not all of these student workers are paid reasonably for their labor because...

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