The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

Lauren Holiday

Lauren Holiday, News Editor

Lauren Holiday is a senior at South Forsyth and the News Editor of The Bird Feed. She is an inspired and passionate artist with big hopes for her future. Lauren is an art enthusiast who studies many popular online artists and writers to improve her own works. The reasoning behind additionally having interest in journalism is that she believes fiction stories need to have a relevance to the world today in order to tell a meaningful message. So while it may seem that she’s lost in fantasies with dragons, ghosts, robots, and talking animals, she’s actually plotting to advocate for her opinions in the most creative way. Ultimately, Lauren hopes to introduce new and controversial thoughts to the school to make the best out of her last year in The Bird Feed journalist class.

If you want to contact her then refer to her email: [email protected]

The Q. The Q symbolizes  the queer sexuality, and the LGBTQIA community, that has been ostracized and criticized for decades. The Q embodies uniqueness, in that it is specific to that individual, describing anyone that is a part of the LGBTQIA community.

A Rainbow Revolution

Samyu Machani and Lauren Holiday May 14, 2019

Throughout history, leading up to modern society, heteronormativity has been preventing society from embracing open-mindedness - it serves as a safety net to fall back to for many. There lies a world...

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Bearing sashes after victory. From left to right: Hannah Gannon, Emilee Spicer, Cate DeCastro, Alejandra Pena celebrate after the Zone 4 finals. Excluding Hannah Gannon, the other equestrian girls are captains of the equestrian team, with Emilee Spicer as the junior varsity captain.

Interviewing the senior Equestrian Varsity Co-captains

Lauren Holiday, News Editor May 3, 2019

With the 2019 school year coming to a draw, hundreds of seniors will be graduating from South Forsyth to continue their journeys outside of campus. It is a time where friends and family may break apart...

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Literacy Day on display. Tuesday, March 12 marked the day South Forsyth High School partook in a day surrounding academic discourse and its importance in the classroom environment. Many classes participated in Socratic Seminars and class discussions.

More than a day for books: SFHS Literacy Day

Posters and wallpapers decorated the hallways advocating for Literacy Day on March 12th. Teachers and students have been preparing for this day to come, and now spectators are visiting classrooms and watching...

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Using the hand, not the head. Cheating is just cutting corners, students need to find better methods to prepare themselves for the future. Students who cheated through high school have found that their lack of retained information is detrimental to how their lives will play out after high school.

Trends in academic dishonesty at South Forsyth High School

Lauren Holiday, News Editor March 1, 2019

It’s been a long, rough year for just about any student who has to multitask their lives. Jobs, family, extracurriculars, and preparing for colleges all alongside having to worry about grades in classes...

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The journey of a war eagle. As a rising freshman, many students have many different areas of concerns or questions about the upcoming year. Students should not be worried because everyone around South is friendly, kind, and willing to help.

[Photo] Surviving the First Year of High School: A Guide for Students, by Students

Shree Delwadia and Naisha Roy February 4, 2019

The journey of a war eagle. As a rising freshman, many students have many different areas of concerns or questions about the upcoming year. Students should not be worried because everyone around South...

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Second place. Coaches help the lesser experienced riders with what skills they need to practice on up until the competition. On September 30th, the Equestrian team placed Reserve Champion out of 10 teams for their first of five seasons.

Riding strong: South Forsyth Equestrian team

Lauren Holiday, News Editor November 6, 2018

The surrounding stands are respectfully quiet as the tournament begins. The riders make their way around the course, a calm aura surrounds them as the horses trot steadily and set out to score the first...

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German foreign exchange, Lara Herrmann, gives a presentation to the journalism class on the popularity of Schlager Music in Germany.

German students take on SFHS

Students arrive at the Atlanta airport, 4,671 miles away from their homes in Leipzig, Germany. This is their first tour of America, visiting Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks before. They meet their student...

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Luna features the life of Reagan and her older brother through his inspiring transition into a transgender woman.

Review of “Luna”, a Transgender Awareness Novel

Lauren Holiday, News Editor October 3, 2018

Silence settled around the classroom after the tests had been taken up. The only audible sound was the quiet whir of the AC coursing through the room from a vent in the ceiling. There was no source of...

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Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots in the war against the Decepticons for the cube called The AllSpark, which gives life to new robots. This film series, up until their fifth, was directed by the man displayed above in a blue shirt, Michael Bay.

Transformers 2007 Movie Review

Lauren Holiday, News Editor May 14, 2018

Transformers was one of the first movies to ever use CGI animation to such an extent in creating robots in our real world. Set in 2007, it would be years before Pacific Rim or Reel Steel were directed....

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Prom is the night where people let loose and have fun which lasts into the morning. However, this occasion isnt one which everyone prefers. Others of us would rather stay out of congested crowds and focus on different kinds of memorable moments.

For those of us who don’t go to prom

Lauren Holiday, News Editor April 8, 2018

It’s a cool Saturday night in May and the high school is overflowing with students in glistening dresses and sleek suits. Chaperones scan the halls and classrooms for any lost stragglers. Music rumbles...

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Michael Landreneau (left) and Brett Morlanne (right)  were photographed after winning 3rd place in the qualifiers for nationals. Nationals will take place in June on Lake Pickwick in Alabama.

South Forsyth goes bass fishing with Scott Morlanne

Lauren Holiday, News Editor March 20, 2018

The South Forsyth Bass Fishing club is one of the new additions available to outdoor sports enthusiasts. This club originated from North Forsyth High School and was sponsored by Scott Beard seven to eight...

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The Ice Complex Keeps Winter Year-round

Lauren Holiday, News Editor January 29, 2018

For winter lovers and people seeking a place to escape the oncoming heat, The Ice Complex in Cumming, Forsyth is the place to go. The convenience of the rink seems solely focuses on families of school...

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The flashlights of students phones light up the gym to represent the many people who have been affected by cancer.

FOCO Cure fights to end childhood leukemia

Students at South Forsyth teamed up with the community to join the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma. The organization's 2018 Students Of The Year, Ross Ashby, Jake Hale, and Watson Kimmel are raising...

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Mrs. Burnell and Ms. Frankel stand in front of wings constructed in the counselors office from the feathers students made for Red Ribbon Week . The two counselors worked together on the events that occurred October 23 through the 30th.

History of Red Ribbon Week

Lauren Holiday, News Editor November 8, 2017

Red Ribbon Week is a drug awareness campaign that occurs annually in October and that began in 1985. The campaign was put into effect after the murder of a 37 year old Drug Enforcement Administration agent,...

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Antidepressants save the day. The increase in depression diagnosis has lead to a surge in the use of Antidepressants.

[Photo] Depression: What is the solution?

Macy Kline, Opinions Section Editor October 31, 2017

Antidepressants save the day. The increase in depression diagnosis has lead to a surge in the use of Antidepressants.

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A Christmas display at Lowes inserts itself in the midst of the Halloween season.

Why Christmas arrives earlier every year

Lauren Holiday, News Editor October 16, 2017

Mid July does not ring the Christmas cheer bell in many people's’ minds, especially the blazing heat, inflatable floaties, and plentiful supply of Sno-Kones on the coasts. Though, for many retailers,...

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South Forsyths cheer squad hoists their flyer up in the air to ramp up the crowd before the game. The cheerleaders continued to support the War Eagles with spirit and optimism throughout the rest of the game.

Honey takes Homecoming

FThe South Forsyth War Eagles were victorious against the Lassiter Trojans on September 22nd. The final score was 37-20. HOW. YOU. LIKE. US. NOW. 👏🏼FINAL: SOUTH 37 - Lassiter 20👏🏼 —...

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Students in Mr. Pearres senior class are adapting chrome books into their lessons. These students use personalized learning to reinforce their understanding of the content.

Personalized learning embraced by the social studies department

Lauren Holiday, News Editor September 22, 2017

South Forsyth is making a greater effort this year to integrate personalized learning into classrooms. With only two months of school under their belt, students are just beginning to get a glimpse of what...

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Antidepressants are not always effective in solving depression.

[Photo] Are antidepressants the solution?

Adithya Ramanujam, Editor-in-chief September 13, 2017

Antidepressants are not always effective in solving depression.

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