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Maggie Craig

Maggie Craig, Features Editor

Maggie Craig is currently a sophomore at SFHS and is the features 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

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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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 Rodrigo's new single is a fan-favorite for many of her listeners. Rodrigo's 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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Another year. South Forsyth's FBLA chapter wins the Region Sweepstakes for the 6th year in a row. SFHS students (from left to right) sophomore Ayush Gundawar, junior Harshini Kavalakuntla, junior Tharini R.K., sophomore Abhishek Pasupuleti, sophomore Rohit Gogi, sophomore Abhinav Pasupuleti, and sophomore Tanvi Alluri attended the Region Leadership Conference on January 14th along with FBLA advisor, Mrs. Yonk.

South Forsyth’s FBLA wins region

February 24, 2020

South Forsyth’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter continued their six-year winning streak at the Region Sweepstakes. The Region Sweepstakes is the first level of the FBLA competition....

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Disney+ makes dreams come true. Brand-new streaming-service Disney+ gains instant popularity due to having a family-friendly as well as nostalgic content library. Millions of subscribers throughout the U.S. enjoy its movies and episodes.

Disney+ reawakens everyone’s inner child

December 13, 2019

Simba accepts his position as the king of Africa; Peter Pan faces off with Captain Hook in a final showdown, and the Blue Fairy turns Pinocchio into a real boy. Students can see these iconic scenes play...

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A season of thanks. During Thanksgiving, friends and family celebrate the favorite memories and experiences of the year. Despite the

Celebrating our differences: Thanksgiving Traditions

November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving or thanks-giving? When people think of the holiday, turkey and stuffing usually take precedence over appreciation. However, the holiday serves a different purpose for every family. While some...

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The silent auditorium. Students sit patiently in the auditorium eager to hear the outcome of their efforts. They all held their breaths as their languages were being called out.

[Photo] A world full of languages

October 21, 2019

The silent auditorium. Students sit patiently in the auditorium eager to hear the outcome of their efforts. They all held their breaths as their languages were being called out.

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Spooky Costumes

October 29, 2019

Boo! From haunted houses, corn mazes, and horror movies, Halloween is full of scaring and getting scared. Wearing costumes that are spooky and ghost-like is a great way to show your scary spirit! Below...

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Pop Culture and Meme Costumes

October 28, 2019

With VSCO girls and E-boys, there are scrunchies, hydro flasks, and black clothing everywhere you look. Apps like TikTok and Instagram influence society and are a place where the funniest and most memorable...

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Spooky season. Halloween is an annual tradition in the United States and many people purchase expensive costumes, increasing sales  for costume stores. However, Party City is not the only place to purchase a costume; DIY costumes are an easy way to save money and still have a killer costume!

Easy Halloween Costumes – A guide for students, by students

October 27, 2019

Whether it's visiting a haunted house with friends, trick-or-treating around the neighborhood or having a party, Halloween is a holiday for every age. While most teens don't typically go around door-to-door...

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Tailgate with friends. Freshman Katelyn Kwak cools down with her popsicle underneath the warm sun. Faculty members passed out these sweet treats to students, eager to kickoff the  tailgate.

[Photo] Homecoming Pep Rally and Tailgate

October 21, 2019

Tailgate with friends. Freshman Katelyn Kwak cools down with her popsicle underneath the warm sun. Faculty members passed out these sweet treats to students, eager to kickoff the tailgate.

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Netflix at South. Freshman Aribah Tely enjoys her lunch while watching the new Netflix film, Tall Girl. The movie entertains its adolescent audience, but its content is known to be controversial.

To all the Netflix movies I’ve watched before

October 18, 2019

 Netflix is good for many things such as binge watching and post-breakup comfort, but reflecting the accuracy of high schools isn’t one of them. Jocks shoving nerds into lockers, popular kids stuffing...

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School Spirit. This year South celebrated its homecoming bigger and better than ever. Along with the annual traditions of homecoming week, the school also invited back its alumni to help celebrate its 30th anniversary.

SOFO HOCO: War Eagle spirit

October 17, 2019

Homecoming is an annual tradition at South Forsyth High School that many students and staff look forward to. Because of South's 30th anniversary, homecoming week was full of more spirit than ever before....

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Pictured above (left to right) are freshman Pragna Veeravelli and Aribah Tely. Shining sunflowers. These best friends wear the matching sunflower shirts for Twin Tuesday.

[Photo] Homecoming Spirit Week

October 21, 2019

Pictured above (left to right) are freshman Pragna Veeravelli and Aribah Tely. Shining sunflowers. These best friends wear the matching sunflower shirts for Twin Tuesday.

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Saving lives. South Suicide Prevention Day educated students, advising them to unite together to overcome the challenges of mental illness. Several symbols such as a heartbeat, semicolon, and yellow ribbon were advertised to show the value of continuing life.

More than just yellow shirts

September 26, 2019
As waves of orange and yellow flood the hallways of South Forsyth High School, the students bond together over a theme none should have to face alone.
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Traveling the globe.  Freshman Takumi Otani looks at a map in wonder of where he'll end up next. Considering all the places he has traveled already, his life is full of new adventures and discoveries.

Takumi Otani: a traveler among us

September 14, 2019

The scorching Georgia heat greeted the passengers with its brilliant rays after the lengthy nine-hour flight. Many aboard the plane were coming back home after a vacation abroad. However, for Takumi Otani’s...

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Shining Bright. After a day in neon, South students fill the stands with their brightly colored outfits to cheer on their favorite team.

[Photo] Bright spirits come out to support the War Eagles

September 3, 2019

Shining Bright. After a day in neon, South students fill the stands with their brightly colored outfits to cheer on their favorite team.

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Friday Night Lights. After a day bringing back the old souls, South students gathered together to support and watch their very own football team begin their season with a scrimmage against Sequoyah. The day was memorable, full of excitement, and packed with school spirit.

Throwing it back with decades

August 21, 2019

Friday, August 16, students and faculty of South Forsyth threw-it-back to the old days for the first spirit day of the year. Students and teachers alike sported fits from different eras to present their...

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A new way to start the year. South High’s war eagles started their year off with friends, spirit, and fun. Throughout the day, students participated in a pep rally, played icebreakers in their IF classrooms, and had the opportunity to end the day with refreshing popsicles.

[Photo] Kicking off first day festivities

August 12, 2019

A new way to start the year. South High’s war eagles started their year off with friends, spirit, and fun. Throughout the day, students participated in a pep rally, played icebreakers in their IF classrooms,...

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