The Raider Wire

An Open Letter to the Girl Whose Heart He Broke

The tears will flow down your cheeks, but do not worry because they will not stain. You don’t need someone to tell you your worth. Drawn by Megan Hoffman.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Dear Beautiful,   He is a fool.     Do not think for one second that because of his boyish tendencies that you are not worthy of him or any other man. Right now, you may think you are not attractive because the thoughts running through your head probably sound a lot like: “Why else would he choose her over...


Nature is a mother, fiercer than her blooms.

Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor

September 24, 2015

Boys like Persephone with their ankled Flowers, beautiful Are the harbringers of a reality With limp-spread wings and slacked backs And kisses from their succubi, golden. Boys like Hades with their wristing Fire, vexed Are the salvation of a girled hunger With drowsed-drunk keen and shift eyes And...

10 Female Scientists We Never Learned About

Pictured above: Harriet Brooks, female scientist of the nineteenth century who was the first to realize that elements can change from one to another.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Men have almost always dominated the field of science in every degree. Women who partook in scientific pursuits were not considered valuable to their male counterparts or did not receive credit for the contributions that they made. The idea that students of North Forsyth High School, or any school for...

NFHS STEM Program Prepares Girls for the Workforce

Sophomore Maggie Sullens works with a robot in one of North Forsyth High School’s various engineering classes.

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014

Although we do not have a fixed STEM program here at North Forsyth, we offer a STEM mindset by incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in many other ways. Students can follow an engineering pathway or join one of the schools multiple science or technology clubs to receive the same benefits...

“Innocent” Flirting May Be Venomous to Teenage Girls

Hands to yourself, boys. No matter your relationship to someone (whether they be a stranger or your girlfriend) doesn’t mean you have any right to touch her body without consent.

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

The male opinion influences women’s decisions: the way they dress, the way they speak, the way they hold themselves. Sometimes, a man’s opinion is so violent that it can completely destroy a young girl’s self-confidence. I am sure there have been multiple articles such as, “20 Things Women Should Never, Ever Do,” which offer the advice to “never contradict your man ...

Search for Nigerian Girls

The campaign #BringBackOurGirls is helping Nigeria gain more attention to focus not only on the search for the missing girls but also on women who live there.

Citlali Arzate, Staff Writer

May 16, 2014

Boko Haram, a group of Islamists who believe it is forbidden for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society,had warned Nigerian Military commanders about their plan to abduct nearly 300 Nigerian girls. Despite these warnings, military officials failed to...

We Are Our Society

This Pinterest board displays numerous advertisements from the 1940’s and ‘60’s, as well as more recent advertisements. They show the dramatic change in the world’s views on body image.

Reilly Deckard, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

Our perspective on attractiveness from the 1940’s to now has changed drastically. It does not matter how honest and generous someone is or how abusive and cruel someone is. The only thing that matters is how many people like their photos on social media and how small the number on the scale is. Throughout...

Honoring the Anniversary of September 9, 2001

The NFHS Advanced Women's Choir honored the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during Instructional Focus on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Ben Strube, Online Editor

September 11, 2013

On September 11, 2001, the United States was rocked to its core as a pair of metallic passenger jets crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center compound. The duel crashes were engineered and carried out by Muslim extremists attached to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The terrors attacks...

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