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Mission Trips Matter (But Leave the Heroism at Home)

Junior Grace Edwards took a trip to South Africa over the summer and described how it “really took a toll on [her] heart to see the harsh conditions that they had to live through, and yet they were still so joyful and grateful for life.” Her group brought the townships meal kits and got to interact with them face-to-face, fostering meaningful connections and completing important service projects. Moments like these are life-changing, exciting and important; however, it’s important for those going on mission trips to assess their own intentions and impact meticulously.

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

March 29, 2019

A simple refresh of an Instagram feed around June or July each year reveals the false glamour of everyone’s lives: one friend spent two weeks in the Bahamas, another went backpacking in Europe, and yet another posed for a beachside picture with Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. Among all of those shimmering s...

Where All Roads Lead

The Italian flag flies next to the Altare Della Patria, a national monument dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a united Italy. The gigantic building is adorned with Corinthian columns, fountains, two rooftop statues of the Goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas (chariots led by four horses abreast), and a statue of the king himself. Police stood inside the monument to ensure that crowds did not linger by it for too long.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

  The plane rumbled and shook as the mass of steel struggled to slow down. Beside me, a woman sat fast asleep, the child next to her playing a game on her mother’s phone. I did not speak to them during the entire flight. I could not. I spoke only English, and they spoke only Italian. The intercom...

Georgia Traffic on State Route 369

Students at North Forsyth may take State Route 369 everyday. Driving is dangerous, and wrecks can be costly; however, we can make travel safer by improving the roads we drive on.

Erin Dickman, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

Each day, cars trudge along State Route 369 in the congested traffic caused by larger trucks and slower vehicles. One of the drivers takes the risk of rescheduling their appointment, and he will have to reschedule. Not because of the traffic but because he might just rear-end the poor car in front of...

NASA Astronaut to Make History

: Astronaut Scott Kelly is embarking on a yearlong space journey to set the record for the longest time spent on a space station (specifically the International Space Station). He will be joined by two other astronauts, who will also be setting world records for longest time spent consecutively in space and most days spent in space. The journey is expected to last approximately 12 months, and Kelly is staying positive.

Maddy James, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly departed in the morning of March 27th on a Russian rocket from Kazakhstan with the intent to set the world record for longest time spent on a space station at a single time – 342 days. He is accompanied by Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka, with Kornienko staying for one...

Motives Behind a Bucket List

With a bucket list, anyone can judge the dreams of a person. People write bucket lists to give guidelines to the remaining years of their lives as they do not allow them to waste precious time instead of doing things they love.

Hailey Yarbrough, Sports Editor

March 31, 2015

Bucket lists have been a constant reappearance in our society: many movies today are based on or focus on them. For example, The Bucket List featuring Morgan Freeman shows two deathly sick men who strive to fulfill their dreams of life before they die. Also, A Walk to Remember reveals in many scenes th...

The Importance of Home

The Importance of Home

Emma Franklin, Senior Editor

December 8, 2014

Twelve: how many houses that I remember living in. Eight: how many schools I have attended. Four: how many states I lived in. Two: how many countries I lived in. 1: how many homes I have. By the time I was seven, I had been to nine countries. The Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Luxemburg, Belgium, A...

At Flight

“I mean, I was only going to be thirty-something-thousand feet in the air, all alone, at 12 years old.”

Perri Rabbit, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013

I might have been a little bit nervous. I mean, I was only going to be thirty-something-thousand feet in the air, all alone, at 12 years old. No big deal. Shrugging away panic attacks, I was extremely excited because I was getting to go home. My parents walked me to the gate, which was allowed because...

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