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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

Maggie Craig

Maggie Craig, Associate Editor

Maggie Craig is currently a junior  at SFHS and is the Associate Editor for The Bird Feed. If she isn’t writing stories, you will find her jamming out on her guitar or ukulele. She is a performer at heart and is a member of the voice company at RISPA. Maggie loves musicals such as Waitress and Miss Saigon. In her spare time, she binge-watches anime and plays on her Nintendo Switch. Never hesitate to approach her and say hello because she loves meeting new people. You can contact her through her email @[email protected] or through her Twitter @Smrcraig108.

Prom royalty. Seniors Emory Hilton and Praneet Venigalla smile bright as they proudly wear their crowns. Both seniors were beyond grateful as it marked a special moment in their high school journey.

A Walk in the Enchanted Forest: SFHS Celebrates Prom 2022

April 20, 2022

On Friday, April 15th, SFHS students and their dates dressed in long, shimmering dresses and fitted tuxedos walked through lush greens and fairy lights upon entering the ballroom. South students and guests...

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Adam SIlveras They Both Die at the end is getting an onscreen portrayal.

[Photo] Adam Silvera’s “They Both Die at the End” to Receive Series Adaptation

March 30, 2022

Adam SIlvera's They Both Die at the end is getting an onscreen portrayal.

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Pixars Turning Red. In this 2022 film, Meilin Lee transforms into a red panda whenever she experiences any strong emotions. Through her panda form, Mei learned how to adopt her own personality apart from her mothers standards and strictures.

Pressures, Parenting and Pandas: Let’s Talk about Pixar’s “Turning Red”

March 25, 2022

(*The following review contains potential spoilers for the Disney-Pixar film Turning Red.) Pixar’s newest release, Turning Red, first premiered in theatres worldwide on March 1st and made its debut...

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Anime captivates all. Demon Slayer is an action anime series that has grown to fame since its 2019 release. The shows art style and music charmed its audience and made it a great place to start when you first start watching anime.

The Ultimate Anime Guide: A Rundown of Awesome Anime Starters

March 14, 2022

Due to the massive growth of TikTok during the pandemic, the social media platform gave rise to a form of entertainment that went under the radar for many. Japanese cartoons, or anime, rose to fame when...

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Action anime. The series, My Hero Academia features protagonist, Izuku Midoriya, learning how to use his newfound abilities. MHA, along with four other shows, are featured on this list.

Action

March 13, 2022

Action anime is the epitome of how friendship triumphs all. The following series are very popular shows that have rightly gained recognition for their unique characters, fast-moving plots and eye-catching...

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Psychological thrillers. Death Note is a series about a sociopathic teenager and his quest to purify humanity. Death Note, along with four other series, is featured on this list.

Psychological Thriller

March 13, 2022

Similar to romance anime, these thrillers will have your heart racing but in a very different way. However, these next anime are not for the faintest of hearts. Be prepared for blood, gore and many, many...

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Drama anime. Fruits Basket (2019) follows the story of orphaned Tohru Honda and her goal to free the Sohma family from their curse. Fruits Basket (2019) joined this list along with four other drama anime.

Drama

March 13, 2022

Are you looking for a good message about family and friendships? Or are you just trying to find something to make you cry? Either way, here are a few anime series that will make you feel all sorts of emotions...

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Romance anime for all. Ouran High School Host Club features a very unlikely couple. OHSHC joined this list along with four other romance anime.

Romance

March 13, 2022

Here you can find slow-burns, enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers and more. Romance anime has all the tropes and cliches you can imagine. These shows are well-known for their cute storylines as well as...

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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.

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

March 2, 2022

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...

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Youve got a pizza of my heart. Senior leaders Shree Delwadia and Swetha Pendela (pictured from left to right) pass out Valentines day cards filled with many puns. They gave cards to various students and teachers to share the love on this special day.

[Photo] South Social Leaders Radiate Love at “No Stranger Left Behind” Event

February 14, 2022

You've got a pizza of my heart. Senior leaders Shree Delwadia and Swetha Pendela (pictured from left to right) pass out Valentine's day cards filled with many puns. They gave cards to various students...

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STAR Student and Teacher ceremony. (From left to right) Local sponsor, Scott Rohem gifts senior Naisha Roy and Mr. Kevin Denney with the STAR Student and Teacher awards. This banquet occurred at the University of North Georgia Cumming Campus.

PAGE Recognizes South’s STAR Student and Teacher at the Forsyth County Banquet

February 11, 2022

On Thursday, February 10th, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) held their annual banquets for the Forsyth County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Students and Teachers...

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Swimming into victory. South Forsyths Swim team smiles bright as they prepare to compete at their state championship. All the swimmers were very excited to showcase their skills as they went into the weekend.

South’s Swim and Dive Team Wipes Out Competition at State Championship

February 9, 2022

Beginning on Friday, February 4th, the South Forsyth Swim & Dive team went to Georgia Tech University to compete in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Swimming Championships. Students,...

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War Eagle Prom 2022. Every year, hundreds of SOFO juniors and seniors look forward to this event culminating a years worth of hard work. During IF announcements, the AVTF team announced the ethereal theme of this years prom.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Prom 2022

January 31, 2022

On January 26th, South Forsyth High School announced this year’s prom theme and ticket prices with the help of the AV Technology and Film (AVTF) class. In IF announcements that Wednesday, the AVTF class...

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Dont sleep on this. Dance Co. President Harshi Brahmbhatt choreographs this lyrical number. The number featured the striking talents of the upperclassmen dancers.

SOFO Dance Company Shines in 2022 Winter Showcase

January 28, 2022

As the music began to pour into the auditorium, the Dance Company set onto the stage with a mission of creating an unforgettable performance to start off the night strong. The team showcased their creative...

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Walking through the halls. On Monday, South exercises the new six-minute passing period. Students walked through the halls to get to their classes in time.

Saved By the Bell: SFHS Implements a New Change to Monday Passing Periods

January 26, 2022

On Monday, South Forsyth High School made an impactful change to class transition lengths as students entered the second semester of the year. Previously, SFHS allowed students a 12-minute passing period...

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Senior Spotlight. Souths Swetha Pendela enters her last semester of high school. She reflected upon her years serving many of Souths clubs and organizations.

Senior Spotlight: Swetha Pendela Strives to Lead Others

January 18, 2022

South Forsyth senior Swetha Pendela has dedicated her four years at South to serving the community and creating foundations for various clubs and organizations at SFHS. Pendela is deeply involved in over...

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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

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 elephant in the room

December 21, 2021

Stealing, scheming and manipulation all wrapped up in a cute Christmas game? Count me in. White Elephant is all about utilizing your brains and using a bit of luck to optimize your chances of landing a...

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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

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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Pop. Six. Squish. In Souths production of Chicago, they perform the iconic number Cell Block Tango. The merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail sung about killing their husbands.

SFHS PA’s Chicago is All That Jazz

December 16, 2021

On December 9th-12th, South Forsyth’s Advanced Musical Theatre performed the high school edition of the award-winning musical Chicago. Through the jazzy music and famous Fosse choreography, the SFHS...

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Jamming out on campus. Sophomore Aayush Pawar listens to his music during lunch. He appreciated how South allows students to bring their tunes wherever they go.

[Photo] BookTok’s Top 5 Recommendations: Bibliophile Approved!

December 20, 2021

Jamming out on campus. Sophomore Aayush Pawar listens to his music during lunch. He appreciated how South allows students to bring their tunes wherever they go.

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The story of the underdogs. The Atlanta Braves take their accomplishment to the streets of Atlanta and Cobb county. The Braves fans and Georgians cheered them on as they rode around in trucks and buses.

World Series 2021: The Atlanta Braves Take Home First Championship Since 1995

November 18, 2021

On the night of November 2nd, the Atlanta Braves won 7-0 against the Houston Astros in the 6th game of the World Series, crowning them this year’s World Series Champions. This is Atlanta’s second...

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When youre an Addams. Gomez Addams introduces his family in the opening song. This fun and eerie piece set the mood for the rest of the production.

SFHS PA’s Rendition of The Addams Family Has Us “Pulled in a New Direction”

November 7, 2021

During The Night of One Acts, the SFHS Performing Arts program showcased their one-hour rendition of the 2010 broadway musical The Addams Family along with Advanced Drama's "The Old Man and the Old Moon"...

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War Eagle Spirit all around. During homecoming week, students and staff celebrate their school spirit after an unforeseen school year. This week consisted of creative spirit days, an energetic football, game, and a memorable homecoming dance.

SOFO HOCO 2021: The Return of the Homecoming traditions

October 26, 2021

From October 18th - 22nd, South celebrated Homecoming Week, the annual tradition where students and staff showcase their school spirit and support for the football team. This led up to the hallmark Homecoming...

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Homecoming Dance

October 26, 2021

On Saturday night, the SFHS student council hung colorful lights all over the plaza, passed out glow sticks and even gave out light bulb-shaped cookies to advance the “Light Up The Night” theme...

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Rough and rowdy. In the play, the Old Man walks into town to find a group of restless sailors. The Old Man deceived this ragtag group in order to find his wife.

A Story of Memory: SFHS’s PA Performs “The Old Man and the Old Moon”

October 14, 2021

On October 7th-10th, the South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Program presented two amazing shows during their Night of One Acts. SFHS’s Musical Theatre Combo class started the evening with their...

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Its brutal out here. Young actress and pop star Olivia Rodrigo receives backlash due to her merchandise line. Many fans took their complaints to the Internet, going viral by showing off their faulty merchandise.

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” Merchandise Leaves a Bad Taste in Fans’ Mouths

September 8, 2021

On May 22nd, 18-year-old pop star Olivia Rodrigo released her merchandise line centered around her debut album Sour. Fans were excited to order her array of clothing and accessories from the website....

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A crowd of new faces. (Pictured from left to right) Aastha Mishra, Jadyn Torrow, Phylica Thompson smile for the camera as they continue to enjoy the Pep Rally on the first day of school. Students participated with others within their class to showcase their school spirit.

[Photo] South Spirit at the Stadium

August 15, 2021

A crowd of new faces. (Pictured from left to right) Aastha Mishra, Jadyn Torrow, Phylica Thompson smile for the camera as they continue to enjoy the Pep Rally on the first day of school. Students participated...

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Flock to the tropics! South Forsyth greets both returning and new faculty and students with a tropical-themed campus. The staff sprawled blue flamingoes all around the front of the main hall to accompany their Hawaiian theme.

From Zoom Calls to School Halls: Seeing New Faces at South Forsyth’s Sofopalooza

August 12, 2021

On a hot and humid Thursday morning, students of all grades gathered once again on the South Forsyth campus to advertise the many clubs South has to offer. As many students transitioned from virtual...

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Vintage vehicles!  Juniors Shruthi Kapoor and  Alex Van Alstyne sit  in the vintage bicycle the school rented for the aesthetic. There were many places around the venue for perfect photo-ops to create lasting memories.

Dancing through Vintage Hollywood: Prom 2021

April 30, 2021

      Long, shimmering dresses and matching ties, boxes of corsages and endless rounds of photos: Prom is an annual tradition that marks a monumental moment in the lives of high school students. The...

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The suburbs

The suburbs

April 22, 2021

 Many suburban children have dreams of making it big Of leaving our slow suburban town. To get away from the white fences With their shiny faces and high school diplomas in hand The shiny...

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Something Rotten!. The SFHS performing arts program puts on their first spring show in two years. They managed to pull off a wonderful performance despite the obstacles of COVID-19.

SFHS Smells “Something Rotten!” in the Performing Arts Center

March 19, 2021

Over the past two weekends at South Forsyth High School, the SFHS Performing Arts program put on a production of the 2015 Broadway musical “Something Rotten!”. The light-hearted comedy brought smiles...

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Breaking the Internet. Olivia Rodrigos new single is a fan-favorite for many of her listeners. Rodrigos single excited many celebrities and fans as her music brought about a popular and emotional song to jam out to.

Fasten your seatbelts: The story behind “Drivers License”

March 1, 2021

The whole world gathered their boxes of tissues and hopped into the front seat of their cars after the release of “Drivers License” by Disney star Olivia Rodrigo. The heartbreaking lyrics and emotionally-charged...

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A tale as old as time. A person meets a person, and sometimes it feels as if all the pieces fall together. Developing feelings was a challenge every couple had to navigate at some point in their relationships.

Behind the butterflies: why we develop crushes and how to deal with them

February 11, 2021

When you see them, your palms grow sweaty. You try to stabilize yourself, but your knees begin to wobble. Your stomach twists in knots. This person makes your throat dry, and you struggle to find the proper...

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More than just one party

January 26, 2021

The incident at the Capitol sparked outrage, confusion, and disconcertion throughout the country with everyone being quick to point fingers as to who erupted this pandemonium. Many decided to place the...

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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

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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