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

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.


January 20, 2022

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 bubbling romance...

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January 19, 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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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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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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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

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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Center stage. SFHS Dance Company shines during their Winter Showcase. All the dancers worked endlessly to perfect their numbers as much as possible.

Dancing and distancing: SFHS Dance Co. Winter Showcase 2020

December 2, 2020

As the lights dimmed, a hush fell over the small crowd. Their attention retreated from their devices as they gazed up at the thick, velvet curtain masking the stage. Behind the curtain, the dancers shuffled...

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Black Friday deals. This year in 2020, Black Friday will look very different from previous years. Stores applied their Black Friday discounts to their online stores in order to encourage online shopping.

Empty shelves or empty stores? Black Friday 2020

November 17, 2020

Stampedes of shoppers bustle through crowded isles as they rip off discounted television from shelves. Long lines of people wait in front of stores to get the doorbuster deals. Moms fight over Keurig machines...

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Running in the rain. Carmel Yonas sprints out the last few yards of the 3.1 mile-run. She crossed the finish line with a bright smile plastered on her face.

Q & A with Carmel Yonas: from sneakers to trophies

November 13, 2020

16-year-old Carmel Yonas approached the starting line, her heart pounding in her throat before the race began. She took a deep breath and gazed down at her worn-out tennis shoes, watching the saturated...

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Who is sus? The video game Among Us witnesses a spike in popularity due to the various promotions of the game. It reached an all-time high in downloads on Steam, a video game platform.

The viral game that made a comeback “Among Us”

November 11, 2020

Recently, an online multiplayer game found its rise to popularity amidst the global pandemic. Its tactical gameplay as well as its cross-platform availability made the video game a quick favorite amongst...

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Celebrating Hispanic cultures. South Forsyth students and teachers honor their Hispanic peers during Hispanic Heritage Week. Faculty and students had the opportunity to participate in multiple events and presentations.

SFHS celebrates the Hispanic Heritage

November 9, 2020

This year, the month of October is dedicated to celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Throughout the month, many organizations...

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National League Championship Series. The Dodgers and the Braves face off in Game 7. Both teams fought diligently to secure the title of National League Champions, but there could only be one winner.

The Atlanta Braves lose the National League Championship Series

October 27, 2020

On Sunday, October 18th, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-3 at the Globe Life Field in the National League Championship Series (NLCS). This resulted in their advancement to the World...

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Jacob Blake protests. After the shooting of Jacob Blake, protesters took to the streets of Wisconsin. They marched all day, calling for justice and racial equality.

Student Voices: Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha

October 9, 2020

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What Happened

September 18, 2020

On Sunday, August 23rd in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officers shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake seven times in the back at close range. The 20-second footage of the incident grew viral on social media platforms,...

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Sofopalooza shenanigans. Rising freshmen Matt Craig, Caleb Singh, and Tamsen Hayden relax on a bench in the plaza after a long day filled with smiles and laughter. They cannot wait to become a South Forsyth War Eagle in the 2020-2021 school year.

South Forsyth’s annual Sofopalooza welcomes the rising freshmen

April 16, 2020

On Saturday morning, the South Forsyth High School campus buzzed with teachers and student volunteers dressed in tie-dye uniforms as they prepared the school for Sofopalooza, an event to introduce...

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