The Raider Wire

Merry Thanksgiving: Are Holidays Over-Commercialized?

It is easy to get so wrapped up in buying the perfect gift for friends and family with the constant advertisement of the newest deals and latest presents to give. (Photo by: Grace Wood)

Grace Wood, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The holiday seasons are upon us in the next coming months; however, Christmas started in July according to Hobby Lobby and Hallmark. Companies capitalize on the joy that the holidays bring us, providing us with material things that distract the true meaning of the holidays.  Christmas is supposed to be about spending t...

WOW Your Family at Christmas With This Mac & Cheese Recipe

This macaroni and cheese is perfect as a full meal or a side dish. It is also ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

This creamy, crumb-topped macaroni and cheese is not only a great side dish for the holidays, but also one of the best comfort foods for any time of the year. It is quick and easy to make; most people already have all of these ingredients in their kitchen. Ingredients needed to make six servings: 1½ cups of uncooke...

An Attitude of Gratitude

It’s important to focus on and appreciate the little things in our everyday life. We tend to only give thanks on special holidays when we should be doing this every day.

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

The sound of leaves crunching, wind blowing The taste of freshly made pumpkin pie, and perfectly baked turkey - We all have something that excites us or makes our mouth water in anticipation During the season.   Greetings and thank you’s echo through each family room Excitement,...

Do North Students Go Black Friday Shopping?

Freshmen Payton Waltman and Anna Grace Turbeville pose for The Raider Wire. Clogston plans on shopping this year, while Palak plans on staying indoors.

Abby Marks, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

The craziest shopping day of the year has come and gone: Black Friday. It is used as a day for stores to put their stock on major sales as a kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. People line up very early to be first into a certain store; therefore, they are able to get into the store first and sna...

Thanksgiving Traditions at North

Drey Woodson-- Generally, Drey Woodson spends Thanksgiving at his grandmother’s house along with his extended family.  They usually watch the Macy’s Day Parade and play monopoly.  For Thanksgiving dinner, they have the traditional turkey, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes (which the North Forsyth senior remembered because he always has to cut up all the potatoes) and lots of sweet tea.  Before the meal, they all say a family prayer, and then they can eat.

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

November 18, 2016

All in all, there is a variety of traditions kept by the students and teachers of North.  Whether your family spends hours cooking a feast, goes out to a restaurant, or spends Thanksgiving in some other way, it is sure to be an enjoyable holiday. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for most Americans,...

Black Friday Online Sales Trending Upward

More Americans shopped online on Black Friday than they shopped in stores, and statistics from Black Friday 2015 suggest that the event is quickly becoming less relevant.

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016

Black Friday 2015 saw more online shopping than actual in-store doorbuster shopping. The (New Product Development) NPD Group estimated 103 million online shoppers versus 102 million in store shoppers. These numbers changed drastically compared to last year. The NPD vice president said, "We're on the pa...

Helping Forsyth’s Hungry

Feed the Hungry Forsyth signs that hang in the windows of every restaurant that supports them.

Raicheal Havins, Staff Writer

November 25, 2013

This time of year everyone is talking about what they’re thankful for, and the hungry of Forsyth County are thankful for the nonprofit organization Feed the Hungry Forsyth. The two amazing founders, Allen and Allison Madding, have gathered great amounts of food and distributed it to shelters all around...

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