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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

Naisha Roy

Naisha Roy, Copy Editor

Naisha Roy is elated to continue her fourth year on The Bird Feed as a senior. As the Copy Editor, she hopes to help every member on staff find their unique voice and transform into journalists. She loves acrylic painting, trying to master different cuisines, and stationery. She also interns for the NRI Pulse, an online newspaper where she hopes to gain experience for her dream job as a journalist for the New York Times. Her current obsessions include Queer Eye and Indo-Chinese food. An avid Marvel watcher, she loves binging shows like Loki in her free time. She hopes to make her last year at The Bird Feed an absolute blast. You can contact Naisha at [email protected].

Black hairstyles. Three black women proudly display their distinct hairstyles. The ladies represented different types of hairstyles that show Black culture within the Black community.

[Photo] Let Your Hair C.R.O.W.N: Senate to Vote to Ban Hair-Based Discrimination

April 12, 2022

Black hairstyles. Three black women proudly display their distinct hairstyles. The ladies represented different types of hairstyles that show Black culture within the Black community.

Across the world. Officers from all of the world language honor socities pose for a photo in the War Eagle Dining Hall. They were in charge of saying the oaths to induct the new members.

SOFO World Language Honor Societies Honor New Members in Induction Ceremony

March 24, 2022

On Thursday, March 17th, at 5:00 p.m, SFHS held its annual World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony in the dining hall. The National German, Latin, French, and Spanish Honor Societies all banded...

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Honor

[Photo] Honor

March 22, 2022

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Copy of Honor

[Photo] Winter

March 12, 2022

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Bindis and bangles. Seniors crowd together as they take a picture in their beautiful Indian cultural outfit. The seniors above gained the attention of many as they walked the halls in their memorable and elegant outfits.

Around the World in 5 Days: SFHS Celebrates International Cultural Week

March 11, 2022

Recently, South Forsyth High School held its first annual International Cultural Week (ICW), honoring and celebrating the diversity present within our campus and community. From February 18th to March...

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Tomorrow

[Photo] Tomorrow

March 9, 2022

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She

[Photo] Silence

February 12, 2022

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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.

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

March 2, 2022

When Netflix announced that it would be releasing the documentary Hype House, a five-million-dollar hot mess of entitled TikTok-famous teenagers capitalizing on each others’ clout, I knew that it wouldn’t...

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Minister of Defence of Ukraine: Russia delivers militants, armament, equipment, munitions through the Ukrainian eastern border by Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Live Updates

March 1, 2022

Last updated Tuesday, March 8th at 11:26 a.m. Up until Wednesday, February 23rd, the Russian-Ukrainian border stood on the precipice of invasion as conflict rose from both sides. Russia moved medical...

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Polling Volunteering. SFHS IB students volunteer at the Cumming polling station for the 2021 election cycle. The Forsyth County Board of Elections recently decided on new regulations that would affect these polling stations for the 2022 cycle.

Forsyth County Board of Elections Releases Details About 2022 Advanced Voting

February 17, 2022

On Friday, February 11th, 2022, the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections (BRE) called a special meeting to discuss the updates to advance voting procedures and locations for the 2022...

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Go War Eagles. Souths lacrosse team pose for a photo at the War Eagle Stadium. The team practiced for several hours to get prepared for the 2022 spring season.

Previewing the 2021-2022 Boys Varsity Lacrosse Season

February 3, 2022

The South Forsyth High School Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse team is ready to kick off the 2022 spring season with several fun events and important games in February and March. On January 29th, the team and...

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Episode 5: Surviving Social Media

February 1, 2022

Naisha and Thya discuss the pros and cons of being active on social media, as well as some statistics on the mental health impact it can have.

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A ray of sunshine. Senior Emory Hilton is a talented, loving, and accomplished student at South. She is loved and admired by many others for her strong work-ethic and welcoming aura.

Senior Spotlight: Emory Hilton Leaves her Legacy at South

February 1, 2022

Senior Emory Hilton is an athlete, volunteer, leader and one of the most well-known students at South Forsyth High School. As senior class president, Hilton has crafted an identity based on following her...

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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.

[Photo] Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Prom 2022

January 31, 2022

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

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Arctic zone. The aquarium houses several species of peguins that live and incubate in the same tank. The penguins wore little friendship bracelets on their wings as identifiers.

[Photo] The SFHS IB Program Makes a Splash at the Georgia Aquarium

January 25, 2022

Arctic zone. The aquarium houses several species of peguins that live and incubate in the same tank. The penguins wore little "friendship bracelets" on their wings as identifiers.

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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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Episode 4: No more Numbers

December 17, 2021

Sometimes around Midterm season, high school can feel like it's all about the numbers. Whether it's SAT Scores, ACT Scores, G.P.A., Class rank, or grades, it can feel like you're being reduced down to...

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Episode 2: Galas and Ghosts

[Photo] Episode 2: Galas and Ghosts

October 29, 2021

Episode 2: Galas and Ghosts

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Episode 1: The First(s) One

[Photo] Episode 1: The First(s) One

October 22, 2021

Episode 1: The First(s) One

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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.

[Photo] Point-Counterpoint: Secret Santa v.s. White Elephant

December 21, 2021

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...

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The ultimate shopping guide. Buying gifts during the holidays can be a new category of stressful, from packed stores and an overwhelming amount of options. In 2020, holiday shopping made up a whole 20% of Americas retail income, so its one of the most iconic parts of the year.

Gifts that Keep on Giving: A Present Guide for the Holiday Season

December 9, 2021

The tail-end of the holiday season always brings around several opportunities for gift-giving, but it often also fills people with anxiety. How do you find a present that's the right color, the right size,...

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A broken heart. In many lives, heartbreak can cause a major impact on our hearts and our social lives. While many may think heartbreak is temporary, it has been known to have scientific effects upon the body.

[Photo] The Headache Behind Heartbreak: Romantic Rejection and Teen Mental Health

January 27, 2022

A broken heart. In many lives, heartbreak can cause a major impact on our hearts and our social lives. While many may think heartbreak is temporary, it has been known to have scientific effects upon the...

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Astroworld statue. The giant golden statue of Scotts head is a staple of the entrance into the music festival. However, the densely packed corwds of the festival also became a staple, showcasing Scotts interpretation of mosh pit culture.

Astroworld Festival Casualties Lead to Examination of “Mosh Pit” Culture

November 10, 2021

Rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival on Nov. 5-6 became instantly notorious for its overwhelming crowds and a densely-packed mosh pit that eventually led to a dangerous crowd surge, the deaths of...

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An evening full of spooky fun. South Forsyth High School hosts its annual Trunk or Treat event for families in the community in order to encourage a safe environment for the kids. The kids were beyond estastic to visit each trunk and play their game to win some extra candy.

South Forsyth High School Hosts its Annual Trunk-or-Treat

November 2, 2021

South Forsyth High School students and teachers filled the East Hall bus lanes as they decorated their trunks, filled buckets of candy and prepared various activities for the annual Trunk or Treat. SFHS...

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The One Mores

[Photo] The One Mores

November 2, 2021

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Homecoming Spirit Week

October 26, 2021

This HoCo spirit week was full of entertaining themes ranging from hilarious onesies to intricate ensembles. Each theme brought out a different side of SoFo staff and students’ personalities as they...

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No place called home. Students on dependent visas often find themselves in limbo during the college applications process. While designed to be helpful for all types of students, the process can end up being very alienating.

No Place Called Home: Tackling Immigrant Struggles in the College Application Process

October 21, 2021

On October 1st, 2021, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened, and the metaphorical floodgates of my email burst. Subject line after subject line said the same thing: “Fill. out....

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Stability

Stability

September 17, 2021

Stability Papercuts and cardboard boxes The musk of a foreign home I remember reminscing and regretting, Losing friends I never had. Like every grain of a blank canvas I painstakingly colored,...

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The aftermath of an infamous challenge. On Saturday morning, South Forsyth High School administrators discover instances of vandalism in its school bathrooms due to certain students participating in the “devious lick” TikTok challenge. While many bathrooms are cleaned up thanks to the efforts of our custodians, a few bathrooms are closed to fix the damages.

Tiktok Challenge Causes Instances of Vandalism at SFHS

September 16, 2021

The past weekend was a tumultuous one for South Forsyth High School, as some students followed the dangerous “devious lick” challenge on TikTok and vandalized the school’s bathrooms, destroying property...

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The 2021 Met Gala will take place on Monday, September 13. The theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion in honor of the Costume Institutes 75th anniversary. The theme is a celebration of both modern American fashion and American fashion through the decades.

Fake Met Gala Seating Sparks Bigger Conversation About Influencers

September 13, 2021

Someone tell Zayn Malik’s errant strand of hair to move over, because a new controversy has taken over Twitter. On August 23rd, @__metgala2021 posted a fake Met Gala seating chart on Instagram, immediately...

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Hedonism

Hedonism

August 31, 2021

I know that we only live tonight And sure, maybe tomorrow is a maybe A theoretical hypothetical possibility But is it too much to ask to fight You say you’ve given up Not because it’s hard because...

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FD-Yay. The U.S. Food and Drug Administrations approval of the first COVID vaccine helps improve vaccination rates. The approval was the next step following Emergency Use.

FDA Approves first COVID-19 Vaccine

August 31, 2021

On Monday, August 23rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The shot, previously known as the “Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine,” became FDA-approved for all individuals...

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Writing Utensils

Writing Utensils

August 25, 2021

Transitioning from virtual to in-person school may be a jarring switch to many students, and one of the biggest components of this is writing. Online school may have improved several students’ typing...

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Starting the year off right. As the new school year kicks off, its important to purchase school supplies that supports students in their success during the year. Many students have been worried about buying the right supplies; however, they can never go wrong with the basic necessities.

SOFO School Supplies – A guide for students, by students

August 24, 2021

The 2021-2022 school year marked one of the only school years where both a predominant sophomore class and a new freshman class entered South Forsyth High School in-person for the first time. Without the...

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Accessories and More

Accessories and More

August 24, 2021

After buying school supplies, students can pick out accessories and other supplies for their backpacks and electronics. This adds a bit of personality to all of your belongings and can make the stress...

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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. I tell everyone to switch to an EV!  I love it and will never drive a gas car again, says Ms. Graham.

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. We don’t know yet, says Nurse Ceniceros. We’re going to know soon- whether the vaccine actually stops the spread of COVID. It’s a short study, not a long study. I’ve gotten both my shots and Im still wearing my mask. And something really cool is that this time last year, I was at another school and we were counting the number of kids that had the flu daily. We’d be like, “Okay, slash-mark A, A, BB, AB, A,” and this year we’ve only had one flu.

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...

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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, Valentines 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. Paying attention to other elections, like this runoff, gives us more autonomy over our government and that’s a privilege we have as Americans, says senior Luiza Parodia.

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. Souths 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. My favorite part of band is that it truly brings together a family more so than anything else I have ever done, comments Sophomore Spandan Mondal.

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. Google is an official verb according to the Meriam-Webster dictionary, which isnt surprising considering how often its used on a daily basis. But with a plethora of lawsuits headed their way, the company may not be giving journalists their fair share.

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. Souths 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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