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The 2021 Met Gala will take place on Monday, September 13. The theme is

Fake Met Gala Seating Sparks Bigger Conversation about influencers

Naisha Roy and Saahithya Gutta September 13, 2021

Someone tell Zayn Malik’s errant strand of hair to move over, because a new controversy has taken over Twitter. On August 23rd, @__metgala2021 posted a fake Met Gala seating chart on Instagram, immediately...

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Knowing we belong. Children of immigrants often feel disconnected from their ancestors because of their American upbringing. Oftentimes, children of immigrants are very culturally different from their ancestors and this has caused confusion and heartache.

Am I Indian enough yet?

Naisha Roy and Saahithya Gutta May 11, 2021

Being the child of immigrants is amazing, until it’s not. We have twice the culture, twice the languages and twice the cuisines. But we also have twice the expectations and twice the gatekeepers. A gatekeeper...

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Woman advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. The Equality Act is an advancement toward further equality for LGBTQ+ people. LGBTQ+ people have been subjected to discrimination for years and the Equality Act would be a huge step for the community.

The Equality Act is the new hope for the LGBTQ+ community

Brooke Eldridge, Opinions and Arts and Entertainment Editor April 23, 2021

This past February, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act. This bill further amends the Civil Rights Act by banning discrimination against people based on gender identity and sexual...

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Nancy Pelosi. Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges and the nation celebrated this step towards accountability.

Nancy Pelosi’s statement on Derek Chauvin’s verdict ignites anger nationwide

Brooke Eldridge, Opinions and Arts and Entertainment Editor April 21, 2021

  Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this piece belong solely to their respective author(s). They do not necessarily represent the opinions of South Forsyth High School or Forsyth County Schools. As...

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Revving up. Electric cars are rising in popularity due to convenience and environmental concerns. Several South students and teachers have used these vehicles for many years and urge others to do the same.

Changing our perspective of electric vehicles

Naisha Roy, Copy Editor April 14, 2021

With climate change becoming an increasingly concerning problem for the world, 69% of Americans think the government isn’t doing enough to combat climate change. While things such as rejoining the Paris...

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Protesters during the hearing for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Equality Act can be associated with this court case in which a baker refused to bake a cake for a gay couple in 2018. The baker won the case, and the court ruled that the baker cannot be forced to bake a cake that goes against his religious beliefs. The equality act would completely disregard religious freedom.

Why the Equality Act is not actually equal

Lucy Moon, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

This past February, the House of Representatives passed a bill named the Equality Act further amending the Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and...

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Black Lives Matter. Over the summer of 2020, a student from South Forsyth participates in a Black Lives Matter protest near the Forsyth County Courthouse. They advocated for freedom, and a revision in America's justice system. Throughout the protest, a large gathering of diverse individuals, congregated in Cumming.

The Reality of Racial Inequality Towards the Black Community

Carmel Yonas, Opinions Editor and Sports Editor April 2, 2021

I can still vividly remember my mom turning on the news to the last seen footage of George Floyd. As I locked eyes with the CNN correspondent, I couldn't help but feel beyond enraged. There aren't enough...

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Love, Actually. Movies, songs, books, and stores all promote the idea that real love only looks one way. In reality, love has always been different for every person, relationship, and heart.

It’s not Love, Actually

Naisha Roy and Saahithya Gutta February 11, 2021

In the beginning of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, the main character talks about how he tries to find the formula for love, an equation to predict the exact time and ending of the relationship...

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Students (left to right) Shree Delwadia and Lisa Holiday. Both on the Bird Feed staff, they are participating in the recommended mask-wearing. Having a mask mandate would help students and faculty feel safer attending school and stop schools from closing.

Mandating masks to curb COVID-19 in Forsyth county

The Bird Feed Staff January 28, 2021

The coronavirus has been plaguing our country and news for months now, however it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Walking through the halls, following the blue tape on the floor, we look...

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The Capitol Riots. Thousands of Pro-Trump protestors marched to the Capitol building and made their way inside. Both chambers of congress were forced to halt the verification of electoral votes as they sheltered in place from the violence.

Point-Counterpoint: Capitol Riots

Naisha Roy and Maggie Craig January 26, 2021

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this piece belong solely to their respective author(s). They do not necessarily represent the opinions of South Forsyth High School or Forsyth County Schools.

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Breaking the status quo. Asian Americans must over-perform in academics to compete on an equal level with their peers. Harvard as well as other Ivy Leagues admitted to placing Asian Americans at a disadvantage to create diversity on campus.

Asian Americans v.s. Affirmative Action

Maggie Craig, Associate Editor December 21, 2020

I drummed my fingers against the desk, anxiety coursing through my veins. My eyes glazed over the information I needed to fill out, and I paused at the race section. I read over the options in my head,...

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More than just Melanin: the striking impact of Colorism in our Community

Naisha Roy and Saahithya Gutta November 20, 2020

In the wake of various social justice movements came the call for racial justice and equality throughout the nation. And while issues like these on a large scale are extremely important, microaggressions...

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