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The hype of app sensation: TikTok

The hype of app sensation: TikTok

November 20, 2019

In November of 2017, a Chinese company called ByteDance obtained the app Musical.ly. Rebranded as “TikTok,” students and adults alike populated the app and began a new era of lip-sync and dance videos. Musical.ly was popular back in 2014, when students who now attend high school were still in middle school. When Musical.ly debuted, the number of accounts and users grew dramatically, becoming a huge success....

Staff Sergeant Jacob McClinton shares his service as an Army Ranger

Staff Sergeant Jacob McClinton shares his service as an Army Ranger

November 20, 2019

U.S. history classes file into the seats of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) as they await a special visit from an American veteran. As the presentation begins, the student-helpers instruct the students in the PAC to stand and place their right hand on their hearts as the Ethan Barrilleaux plays the bugle call, "Taps.'' This melody originated as a “lights-out” signal to soldiers at night, and now, is pe...

South shows spirit on senior night

South shows spirit on senior night

November 19, 2019

South students dressed in all black on November 1st to support the football team in their final home game of the season. South Forsyth administration admitted seniors who attended the event into the game with no charge. Announcers welcomed senior football players out onto the field, accompanied by family and cheered on by friends. The #SpecialTeams & Cruz Missle, @ColbyCruz07, use the whole field in this el...

A Magical Morning

A Magical Morning

November 19, 2019

As the Frozen soundtrack played softly in the background, little Jedis and princesses walked through the cafeteria doors at Piney Grove Middle School as volunteers dressed in various character costumes greeted them. South Forsyth High School’s DECA chapter had its second annual JDRF fundraiser on November 2nd, “A Magical Morning," which featured character meet-ups and a pancake breakfast.   ...

One simple ‘NO’ can save peoples’ lives

One simple ‘NO’ can save peoples’ lives

November 19, 2019

The simple consent or thought to vape is all it takes for one to join the thousands in today’s society that are part of an epidemic called vaping. Many people can conclude that the rates of vaping, among teens especially, continue to escalate every day. It has become common place to hear about another teenager's death due to vaping, and if it´s not death, hundreds of people are suffering from...

The strength of loss

The strength of loss

November 11, 2019

The South Forsyth theater program held two double features this past week, Lost Girl and The Strength of Our Spirit. The first is a psychological story centered on Wendy Darling, the girl who was taken to Neverland by Peter Pan. The second is a play in remembrance of those that died during the Holocaust.  Wildly different but equally good, the Southside theater program did not disappoint.

Secrets behind the walls of psychiatric hospitals

November 11, 2019

My parents sat next to my hospital bed, their heads in their hands in defeat, for there was nothing more they could do to help me. The event that had occurred just hours ago repeated in my head, causing a stir in my stomach and grimace on my face. The regret was powerful enough to make me shake in fear of what was to come next. The pain was ever so slightly pinching my entire body as I focused all my...

The power of sacrament

The power of sacrament

November 8, 2019

Darkness and doom are coming to metal genres courtesy of German band Powerwolf. The band is composed of five wolves: lead singer Atilla Dorn, lead guitarist Matthew Greywolf, rhythm guitarist Charles Greywolf, organist/pianist Falk Maria Schlegel, and drummer Roel Van Helden. These five and their fans create the wolfpack. They are bringing a new genre of metal to mainstream metal: doom metal. Using slower...

Shout “Opa!” to the Cumming Greek Festival

Shout “Opa!” to the Cumming Greek Festival

November 8, 2019

Polished jewelry varying from tent to tent lays out in the open with a shopkeeper lurking near. The mysterious smells of homemade gyros and baklava drifting fill the air. One step off the bus and the mix of aromas and music causes one to feel the urge to shout “Opa!” and dance the Zorba.  From October 18th to 20th, Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church hosts a festival filled with dance, music, jewel...

Trump Confirms ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead

Trump Confirms ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead

November 3, 2019

On Saturday, October 26th, United States President Donald Trump announced Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead in a targeted US Official raid. The operation began with the help of several top informants working with the U.S military to track Baghdadi's whereabouts. Along with the informants, the Syrian Democratic Forces (specifically a Syrian military leader named Mazloum Abdi) also pl...

South’s Voices on the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict

South’s Voices on the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict

November 1, 2019

An unknown topic has risen in the midst of the already tenuous Middle Eastern problems: the Turkish-Kurdish conflict. This conflict has been significant in the Middle East starting from the 1970s and tensions have risen since. The Kurds, the 4th largest ethnic group in the Middle East, do not have their own homeland as they are spread out in the countries of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Armenia. K...

Lady War Eagles win their first game of the season

Lady War Eagles win their first game of the season

October 29, 2019

Thursday, October 24 was the beginning of a long weekend for the students in Forsyth County. While others were hanging out with their friends and watching movies at home, the Lady War Eagle flag football team was on the bus, singing and shouting their way to North Forsyth High School for their first game of the season. The flag football team played their first game of the season on Thursday against...

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