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The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

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The SAT. Students are spending much time studying for a test that is unlikely to help in their future professions - and it makes sense. Although these scores are pretty important towards your chances to getting into college, schools have gone easier on the importance of them since the COVID crisis.

Stressing Over Testing: Standardized Test Scores are Overrated

Saanvi Tatipalli and Tisha Kaur April 13, 2022

Remember the anxiety you had the night before the SAT or ACT, when you thought that this test will make or break your future? Remember cramming everything last minute, ignoring the dribbles of sweat...

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Black hairstyles. Three black women proudly display their distinct hairstyles. The ladies represented different types of hairstyles that show Black culture within the Black community.

Let Your Hair C.R.O.W.N: Senate to Vote to Ban Hair-Based Discrimination

Carmel Yonas, Opinions Editor and Sports Editor April 12, 2022

In the United States, a place supposedly full of diversity, the Black community not only suffers from discrimination and prejudice regarding their race, but also in how they present themselves to the world....

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Samsung or Apple? SFHS sophomore Luana Pompei shows off her new Samsung Z Fold in SOFOs plaza. She told The Bird Feed that her Samsung device is unique and thats why she likes her phone.

The Battle for South: Apple vs. Samsung

Chris Bunker, Photo Editor March 9, 2022

If you are reading this article on a mobile device, there is a 73 percent chance you're using an iPhone. We know this because a whopping 73% of the mobile traffic the Bird Feed receives comes via Apple...

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Pick and Choose. Several celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Karlie Kloss participate in the act of cultural appropriation. While they feigned ignorance towards the harm caused by these actions, they still caused immense hurt in the respective communities.

Celebrities Don’t “Misunderstand” Culture – They Just Don’t Care

Naisha Roy, Copy Editor March 2, 2022

When Netflix announced that it would be releasing the documentary Hype House, a five-million-dollar hot mess of entitled TikTok-famous teenagers capitalizing on each others’ clout, I knew that it wouldn’t...

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Taking place in the mountains of Colombia, Encanto (2022) tells the story of a magical family and their journey of accepting a member who has no magical gift. Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios, optioned under Fair Use.

A Miracle on Screen: The Oddly Paced Enchantment of “Encanto”

Carlos Nunez, staff writer February 14, 2022

Encanto (2022) is an animated children's film released on November 24, 2021 directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Despite some pacing issues, this film is...

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Woman and the workforce. Society should work towards making amends in the workforce as the gender pay gap grows. Womens participation in the workforce was once so much lower than men.

Balancing the Scales for Women in the Workforce

Saanvi Tatipalli, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

When senior Shivani Murugapiran, president of the SFHS Girls Who Code chapter, walked into her data operations internship, she noticed that something felt off. She was the only girl on her team, and...

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Status update. Just as the clock strikes 7, the blue Status Update button appears. Students across the country quivered with anticipation; their whole lives were about to change.

College Applications: a Guide to Dealing with Deferral

Shivani Murugapiran, Staff Writer January 21, 2022

My palms sweat, and my feet shake rapidly. My heart thumps erratically under the weight of the moment. In 12 seconds, the message on the screen will seal my fate. In 11 seconds, my life would change. "View...

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#bodycheck. Trends featuring bodychecking circulate users For You Pages on a daily basis. These trends have had a long history of being banned and reappearing on prominent social medias.

TikTok’s “Body Checks” Are the Latest Social Media Trend to Promote Unhealthy Beauty Standards

Maggie Craig and Naisha Roy January 14, 2022

Disclaimers: The contents of this article discuss body image, body dysmorphia, eating disorders and other images/language that may be triggering. If these topics may negatively affect you, please proceed...

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The battle of Christmas traditions. Both Secret Santa and White Elephant are beloved Christmas activities that many partake in during the season. However, many people often have a superior game preference that trumps all holiday games.

Point-Counterpoint: Secret Santa v.s. White Elephant

Maggie Craig and Carmel Yonas December 21, 2021

With Christmas just around the corner, many students are planning Christmas parties with their friends to show their appreciation during the festive season. Christmas parties are great for several reasons:...

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Facebook binoculars. The young man on the screen stares into your soul through the lens of Facebook. You wondered, how much of me do they really see and control?

Facebook’s Facade: Unveiling the Truths of Big Tech’s Master Puppeteer

Shivani Murugapiran, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

Close your eyes for a moment and reflect. Who are you? What do you believe in? Why does this matter to you?  Without our own knowledge, an outside force influences our ideological frameworks. An elusive...

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No place called home. Students on dependent visas often find themselves in limbo during the college applications process. While designed to be helpful for all types of students, the process can end up being very alienating.

No Place Called Home: Tackling Immigrant Struggles in the College Application Process

Naisha Roy, Copy Editor October 21, 2021

On October 1st, 2021, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened, and the metaphorical floodgates of my email burst. Subject line after subject line said the same thing: “Fill. out....

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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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