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Teen drug use epidemic

Teen drug use epidemic

Sophie Ralph, News and Multimedia Editor December 15, 2017

Teenagers growing up in today’s world face many issues, but one of the most serious is drug use. Drugs have disastrous impacts on teens and their future.   https://twitter.com/FCSchoolsGA/status/917797357584027649 Understanding...

Faculty and staff watch for signs of sucide or SOS.

Teachers ACTing on Depression

Macy Kline, Opinions Section Editor December 14, 2017

The Counseling Department informed the faculty and staff at South about common suicide warning signs and how to act accordingly. The informational meeting resourced a plan for an open dialogue between...

The students above are transitioning from 5th to 6th period along the 1300's hall. Many must walk for several minutes in order to reach their final destinations across campus.

Transitioning time is extended to accommodate the student body

Will Logsdon , Senior Editor November 28, 2017

After a week long break for Thanksgiving, students returned to South on Monday morning to learn that a new bell schedule had been implemented which increased the transition time from four to seven minutes....

The image above shows the location of the Rancho Tehama elementary school, where the shooting occurred, on a map of California.

School safety

Lauren Bunker, Staff Writer November 27, 2017

Shootings have always been a problem but it’s been getting worse and worse. Recently we’ve all had one thing on our minds-  the school shooting in California. Yesterday we were all struck with the...

Etowah high school received threats from two identified students on October 26th, sparking panic in staff, students, and security at all Forsyth schools.

Receiving threats at Etowah high school

Brittany Rodi, Photography/Design Section Editor November 13, 2017

On Thursday October 26, three students at Etowah county high school posted threats to the school via social media for reasons that are at this time unknown. This caused panic at the school in Cherokee...

The new entrance to the Sharon Forks Library is now open for use. This entrance was first became accessible to the public on October 30 this year.

Sharon Forks Library opens after year of remodelling

Alyssa Freyman, Editor-in-chief November 13, 2017

Sharon Forks Library, a Forsyth County Library that has been open since 2000, has undergone expansion and renovation during the past year. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "the number...

This clock represents the circadian rhythm also known as the biological clock. It is important that we maintain a consistent circadian rhythm.

2017 Nobel Prize awarded in science and medicine

Kate Haas, Senior Editor November 10, 2017

American scientists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young won the 2017 science and medicine Nobel Prize award for making an important discovery about the body’s circadian rhythm and its...

Notifications can often distract students from what is really important. By turning off your notifications, you are tuning out unwanted distractions.

No Notifications Day

Grace Drawdy, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2017

On October 13, 2017 teachers and students of South Forsyth High School were encouraged to participate in No Notifications Day. The goal of this day was to see if you control your technology, or if your...

The plague in Madagascar has sparked fears of a worldwide pandemic like the Spanish Influenza of 1918 which killed tens of millions. A Centers for Disease Control staff microbiologist analyzes a vial of the 1918 flu virus.

Africa on alert for plague

Will Logsdon , Senior Editor November 7, 2017

In the last three months, there has been an outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar which has infected nearly two thousand and killed hundreds. This is a disturbing escalation in the spread of the disease...

October 21,  2017 - The  South Forsyth Marching Band gathers for a victory photo as the new champions of the Greater Atlanta Marching Festival.

Photo used with permission of Stephen Hendricks and Dixon Pendergrass.

South Forsyth Marching Band wins championship

Elijah Cho, Opinions Section Editor October 31, 2017

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the South Forsyth Marching Band won first place at the Grovetown Warrior Invitational in Augusta, Georgia. Many hours of effort and practice were put into the band's show,...

Every day, an average of over 2,000 teens die on the road each year according to CDC statistics. Joshua's Law is a series of requirements that are intended to make teen drivers safer.

Joshua’s Law applied to today’s teenagers

Alyssa Freyman, Editor-in-chief October 30, 2017

Many students today find it difficult to obtain a Class D driver’s license in Georgia, and they wonder why the process isn't simpler. The answer lies in Joshua’s Law. It all started in 2003. A...

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