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Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

December 21, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

After a grueling eight hours of schoolwork and learning, students should be able to go home and relax, right? Wrong. Instead, they have to spend what should be free time doing homework. On average, high school students have about 3.5 hours of homework every night. This means that students spend 11.5...

Seven Decades

Seven Decades

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Literature, Showcase

On a dreary afternoon in New York City in mid-April 2016, a man’s eyes opened for the first time in 76 years. The light of the hospital room was, while dim to others, nearly blinding to a man who had not seen light in over seven decades. It took a few minutes for his eyes to adjust, but when they did,...

Is Our Time Being Used Effectively at School?

Is Our Time Being Used Effectively at School?

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

School scheduling has always been a topic of debate, mainly because there is no perfect way of managing a student’s time. North Forsyth High School, if you weren’t already aware, runs off of a mix between a seven period schedule Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and a 4x4 block schedule on Wednesdays and...

The “New and Improved” Midterm Schedule: Like It or Not?

The “New and Improved” Midterm Schedule: Like It or Not?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

The school calendar this year releases students on a Tuesday for the holidays. This is different from previous years as it is usually a Friday. Have you seen the midterm schedule and thought about it? For freshman that are not aware of the schedule, there are three days of early release at 12:55 p.m....

Breakdown of the Generational Gap

Breakdown of the Generational Gap

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The GI Generation, The Mature Silents, the Baby Boomers and Generations X, Y, and Z. The 21st century is filled with six living generations, but the differences between these generations, these people, is overwhelmingly astounding. Today, ideas such as selfies, what we consider to be common and well...

Us

Us

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Time goes by, bringing some, and leaving far too many. Life creates to watch its creation flourish. Life is the novelist, and Time is the passionless publishing company, telling Life that what it has made is not enough and denying its work, a piece entitled, “Humanity.”  Life nurtures and cares...

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

High school students are placed under a ridiculous amount of stress. They are expected to go to school for seven hours, do two hours of homework, and have many forms of extracurricular activities. This doesn’t even include important socializing time with friends or family. When students barely have...

Ash on the Clockface

Ash on the Clockface

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

“This darkness is beautiful, in an odd way.  Is it not?” came a voice. “Father, it is not darkness; it is the very fabric of absence.  Not even darkness lies out there,” came another. “Hrmph.  Beauty exists beyond the bounds of any matter.  How much longer now?” They cast the...

Time May Be an Illusion

Time May Be an Illusion

Julie Day, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

There is a beginning and an end to everything; the creation and the destruction. This principle applies to everything: except time. Anyone can form an idea, and that is how time began. Someone thought it into existence; it did not come with the earth. Even when the world we live on has eroded away into...

Spiraling Through Life

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Every second, minute, hour, day, Passes by without a second thought Never regarded until it’s too late Until youth has slipped away, And all that remain Are memories.   Looking back, There’s only regret, Missed opportunities Words left unsaid, And mistakes never...

The Short Memory of Time

The Short Memory of Time

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I sit, my wrinkled hand clutching the handle of my white rocking chair. How did time pass by so fast? Memories flood into my mind so quickly that they are only glimpses. I heard about these things happening to so many people, but I just didn’t comprehend the fact that it could happen to me. Birth,...

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