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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.

Mission Trips Matter (But Leave the Heroism at Home)

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...

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.

Where All Roads Lead

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...

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.

Georgia Traffic on State Route 369

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...

NASA Astronaut to Make History

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 –...

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.

Motives Behind a Bucket List

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...

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

At Flight

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...

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