The Bird Feed

Naisha Roy

Naisha Roy, Copy Editor

Naisha Roy is a junior at SFHS and beyond excited to start off her third year at The Bird Feed and her second year as the Copy Editor. This year, she hopes to help the Bird Feed reach new heights and help everyone on staff find their unique voice. Journalism is one of her biggest passions and she loves voicing her opinion on the website. She loves acrylic canvas painting and cuddling up with a good book - her favorites are Dan Brown’s thrillers. She’s also a huge potterhead and part of Ravenclaw. She most relates to Chandler from Friends, which is one of her favorite TV shows. You can email her at [email protected].

Knowing we belong. Children of immigrants often feel disconnected from their ancestors because of their American upbringing. Oftentimes, children of immigrants are very culturally different from their ancestors and this has caused confusion and heartache.

Am I Indian enough yet?

May 11, 2021

Being the child of immigrants is amazing, until it’s not. We have twice the culture, twice the languages and twice the cuisines. But we also have twice the expectations and twice the gatekeepers. A gatekeeper...

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Early morning practices. The Varsity Girls' Tennis team is working hard this year to encourage each other during practices and competitions. While their season has ended, they have made long-lasting memories to take into the next tennis season.

Recapping the 2021 Varsity Tennis Season

April 29, 2021

The 2021 Varsity Tennis season was a rollercoaster of growth and victory for both teams, with losses, wins, and both varsity boys and girls advancing to region. Both teams elaborated on their personal...

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A black captain America. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier explores themes of racial identity and trauma in an action-packed plot. The show premiered on Disney Plus on March 18th and consisted of 6 episodes.

Marvel’s “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” tells a heartwarming story of race, guilt, and identity

April 27, 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. As...

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Human Race

Human Race

April 25, 2021

I’ve always thought it funny That we call it the human race What, pray tell, are we running from?   And what, pray tell, Are we running for?   Tomorrow is the light...

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The suburbs

[Photo] The suburbs

April 22, 2021

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Revving up. Electric cars are rising in popularity due to convenience and environmental concerns. Several South students and teachers have used these vehicles for many years and urge others to do the same.

Changing our perspective of electric vehicles

April 14, 2021

With climate change becoming an increasingly concerning problem for the world, 69% of Americans think the government isn’t doing enough to combat climate change. While things such as rejoining the Paris...

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Trust

[Photo] Trust

April 15, 2021

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Follow you

[Photo] Following you

April 13, 2021

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Haikus

[Photo] Haikus

April 13, 2021

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Now Showing: SFHS prom. According to the video, the theme for this year would be Hollywood. This guide shows everything you need to make the night as spectacular as possible.

Preparing for War Eagle Prom- A guide for students, by students

April 2, 2021

On March 3rd, 2021, South Forsyth High School announced that they would be holding a prom in the midst of April. With COVID-19 still affecting the county, prom this year would be somewhat unconventional...

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Getting Glam. With theme being Hollywood, every student has the chance to tap into their inner red-carpet diva. From Dresses to tuxes, choosing the right one can be extremely hard without the right help.

Prom Outfits

March 30, 2021

Prom outfits can be an extremely difficult world to navigate, from silhouettes to price points to colors to fabrics. While it can sometimes be overwhelming, shopping for a prom outfit can be extremely...

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Add some sparkle. Accessorizing can completely change the feel and texture of an outfit. The tips in this section were gathered from a variety of expert sources.

Prom Accessories

March 30, 2021

Accessorizing for prom can be extremely fun and the right accessory can uplift a casual outfit into a formal one. With prom this year being mask-mandated, masks, along with jewelry and handbags make up...

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Willow

[Photo] Dancing Willow

April 2, 2021

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America

[Photo] America

March 15, 2021

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It feels good outside (1)

[Photo] I will never weep away

March 13, 2021

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It feels good outside

[Photo] It feels Good outside…

March 16, 2021

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I sometimes see people

I sometimes see people

March 9, 2021

Hear the author read their poem!  I sometimes see people as ballpoint pens Skipping over letters  More indentation than ink Until one day the staining spreads   I sometimes...

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So you want to be born

So you want to be born

March 3, 2021

So you want to be born? Well I’m afraid you have some paperwork to fill out and a few things to learn You won’t want to skip over our terms and conditions As we don’t take too kindly...

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Shots fired. While we are unsure of the long term science behind the shot, researchers are adamant about vaccinating as many people as possible.  The vaccination process began in February and March, and hopefully will continue throughout the year.

The effect of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Forsyth County

March 1, 2021

In March of 2020, the battle with the deadly Coronavirus started in Forsyth County. Now, almost a year later, the battle that has taken the lives of millions of individuals across the globe is still ongoing....

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Love, Actually. Movies, songs, books, and stores all promote the idea that real love only looks one way. In reality, love has always been different for every person, relationship, and heart.

It’s not Love, Actually

February 11, 2021

In the beginning of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, the main character talks about how he tries to find the formula for love, an equation to predict the exact time and ending of the relationship...

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Main character. Romance novels always describe the female protagonist the same exact way, with nervous mannerisms and unrealistic bodies. They can be extremely harmful to both mental health and relationship standards.

Adventures in romance and other heartbreaking stories

February 11, 2021

Romance novels are the Instagram influencers of media types. You know it’s unrealistic, problematic, and formulaic, yet you can’t stop coming back to them. Think about the outrageous expectations...

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Checkout. With the mass consumerism promoted by stores and commodities, Valentine's Day is quickly becoming the new Black Friday. How can we appreciate the love around the holiday when our vision is clouded by price tags and confetti?

He loves me, he loves me not

February 11, 2021

I remember my friend once told me her boyfriend got her a hundred dollar glass bear with crystal roses for Valentine's day. While I expected an excited and lovestruck tone, she just sounded aghast and...

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More than just one man

January 26, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6th, an act of domestic terrorism shook our nation’s political system. Supporters of President Trump went to the Capitol in droves, climbing the wall and overpowering the police...

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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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In our hands. The senate runoff election on the 5th determines who will control our Senate for the next 4 years. The candidates have tirelessly campaigned after the general election in order to win.

For Georgians, the Election is far from over

December 21, 2020

With the electoral college giving Biden a decisive victory on the 14th, it seems like one of the longest and most divisive elections in the history of the United States is finally drawing to a close. However,...

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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.

[Photo] Asian Americans v.s. Affirmative Action

December 21, 2020

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...

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More than just Melanin: the striking impact of Colorism in our Community

November 20, 2020

In the wake of various social justice movements came the call for racial justice and equality throughout the nation. And while issues like these on a large scale are extremely important, microaggressions...

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Band pride. South's band takes pictures together outside with masks to follow guidelines. Even though COVID has affected them, our band stayed strong and connected through these times.

SOFO marching band “bands” together to raise money following COVID

November 13, 2020

The South Forsyth High School Band program is working hard on raising money following the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic resulted in large budget cuts and sponsorship losses for programs around the nation. Regardless,...

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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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Just google it.

It’s not just a search: the google lawsuits and their effect on journalism

October 23, 2020

Google is by far the most popular search engine in the world, followed only by Youtube, which is a subsidiary of Google. With an influence this huge, the parent company of Google has a market value of...

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Walk around. Blue marking around the school guide student traffic. the administration worked hard to ensure that they would minimize the spread of COVID by guiding more students outside.

Hallway Traffic Patterns

September 15, 2020

One of the biggest changes to South due to COVID are the blue arrows denoting new hallway patterns throughout the school. These are supposed to maximize the amount of transitioning students do outside...

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A different school year. As students start the school year, there are many rules and guidlines set in place to protect the students and faculty. While this school year may look different, these guidlines are important to ensure that the students and teachers have a successful year on the SFHS campus.

Stop the Spread – A Guide for Students, by Students

September 14, 2020

As students embark upon the 2020-2021 school year, they face a year that is far from their normal routine. As they walk in the hallways, each student is masked up. As they sit in the classroom, each desk...

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Do your part. South's officials have done their best to make the school safe and continue learning. Now, as students, we must follow that through by mainting proper guidelines every day.

Proper COVID-19 etiquette

September 14, 2020

Students and teachers all have a responsibility to follow the proper guidelines the school expects us to hold up. We need to wash our hands, follow the posters around the restrooms, and wear masks if possible....

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Divided we fall. The nation is probably seeing the greatest political divide yet going into the 2020 election. This is making teens more scared than ever to make their voice heard.

Destigmatizing Politics: Why we won’t speak up

September 14, 2020

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. I’m...

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Online Classes over the summer aren’t worth the hype

May 11, 2020

Virtual learning has taken over with the recent events happening in the world, and students have the option to continue on through registration for virtual courses over the summer. Students can register...

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Engaging in learning in an unorthodox climate. The set-up of a online learning looks quite similar to what is shown above. Many students have found themselves taking online summer courses to free up space in their schedule or to be ahead amongst their peers. However this does have its pros and cons as it is still very new and may not be as great as it seems.

Point Counterpoint: Online Summer Courses

May 11, 2020

With course registration drawing to a close, many students pursue the option of taking courses over the summer as a means of getting ahead in coursework. While this method of education can be very beneficial...

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Keeping everyone informed. As students are completing the school year virtually, teachers and staff are contiously updating them with the newest information. As of now, there are updates regarding grades and tests administered at the end of the year.

Latest updates regarding grades and final exams

May 7, 2020

As many schools are closed for the rest of the year, schools and educational organizations are adapting to these unique circumstances. Many counties are releasing new updates and information regarding...

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Adjusting to a new environment. As schools close due to certain circumstances, students are using Itslearning and other online communication features to excel in their online learning. Since this is a new situation for many, it is essential to ask questions and get help when needed.

Making the best of online learning- A Guide for Students, by Students

April 19, 2020

With online learning set to continue through the rest of the school year, it's imperative that students and teachers work together to preserve the nuance of education and maximize their resources. While...

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Organization is key. With students now responsible to plan out both their classwork and homework, it's essential to have a plan about where work will go. Mapping out due dates is a great indicator of how much time students will save through planning.

Planning out work

March 31, 2020

Online work can become a huge timesaver with the correct planning methods. With most assignments posted a night or two in advance, students now have the advantage of seeing their next few days' responsibilities...

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