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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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Effective communication. With Online Learning comes a multitude of internet communication options. Whether they choose email, video chat, or something else, students should keep their communication clear, concise, and respectful.

[Photo] Communication Methods

March 28, 2020

Effective communication. With Online Learning comes a multitude of internet communication options. Whether they choose email, video chat, or something else, students should keep their communication clear,...

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Bags of Love. Sophomore Kira Young displays the mental health kits that sparked her award-winning FCCLA project. They are meant to destress and uplift during a stressful time.

FCCLA bags of love help with mental health

March 26, 2020

Last month, Sophomore Kira Young created unique “Bags of Love” as part of her Region Star Events project for FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), spreading the importance of mental...

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Victory. Varsity tennis player Mina Amirkhani puts much effort into her practices. Just like the South's tennis teams, her  goal for the year is to win the state medal during this year's championships.

An initial look at the upcoming varsity tennis season

February 28, 2020

As spring semester begins, the South Forsyth varsity tennis team is starting to compete with other teams throughout the state. Currently, the girls’ and boys’ varsity team both stand undefeated, hoping...

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Staying informed. With all the misinformation about the Coronovirus, South's Students have many concerns. The CDC's new updates on the virus may be able to shed light on the disease. Image edited by Naisha Roy on Canva.

New updates on the Coronavirus leave South’s students concerned

February 26, 2020

The coronavirus, which started as an unknown pneumonia in Wuhan, China, in December of 2019, has now grown into a global cause of stress and concern. On February 25th, the Center for Disease Control and...

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Georgia Tech. Doctora Green representing her Georgia Tech mug after her student got an early acceptance into the college. She always had a special place in her heart for the college.

Student gratitude over Georgia Tech acceptance goes viral

January 27, 2020

A wholesome teaching moment quickly snowballed into more as news sites quickly gained coverage of South Forsyth’s Doctora Green freaking out over Senior Max Pacheco’s acceptance into Georgia Tech....

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Sports are worldwide. Sports have a large impact on society in every part of the world. The attitudes, actions, and outlook of professional athletes broadcasted on tv play a large role in how high school athletes view themselves and act in class.

[Photo] Coach’s Corner: How do professional athletes influence high school athletes?

December 11, 2019

Sports are worldwide. Sports have a large impact on society in every part of the world. The attitudes, actions, and outlook of professional athletes broadcasted on tv play a large role in how high school...

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50 percent off. Oftentimes, stores such as Macy's hype up their Black Friday sales in order to gain maximum profits. However, sometimes getting half off a product means losing all of a customer's integrity and kindness. Image used via Flickr under Creative Commons.

The Dark Side of Black Friday

December 4, 2019

The line stretches around the block, groups of people elongating it with every passing second. Shoppers anxiously wait, bundled up in heavy coats and scarves, frosty air making a cloud with every breath....

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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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All aboard. Every day, hundreds of students board school buses with an expectation to reach school safe and sound. However, drivers such as those under the influence can endanger this safety.

Wreck on Buford Highway leaves two girls injured, arrested driver under influence of drugs

November 22, 2019

On Friday, November 15th, a car swerved around a school bus and continued on the sidewalk, injuring two young girls that were waiting on the curb as well as an adult. The driver was a 19-year-old Forsyth...

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Ionic demonstration. Mr. Steele, a chemistry teacher, uses his ClearTouch board to teach. Throughout the school, a variety of styles lives within the teachers.

Pedagogy is more than a Membean word

October 29, 2019

Visual, Tactile, Auditory. Every student has taken one of those learning style quizzes that tells them which way they learn best. But what about teachers? According to Anthony F. Grasha’s book Teaching...

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Superhero Costumes

October 29, 2019

No matter which side people fall on within the spectrum between Marvel and DC, there's a superhero out there for everyone. The following guide shows some easy superhero costumes: [/infographic]

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Monsters, monsters, and more monsters. Halloween is approaching very soon, and the holiday is putting everyone in the spooky spirit. Many neighborhoods around the county have decorated their houses to celebrate this annual holiday.

[Photo] Easy Halloween Costumes – A guide for students, by students

October 27, 2019

Monsters, monsters, and more monsters. Halloween is approaching very soon, and the holiday is putting everyone in the spooky spirit. Many neighborhoods around the county have decorated their houses to...

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Disney Costumes

October 27, 2019

No one's ever too old to be a Disney character. We've all grown up with our favorites and can still pay homage to them without looking like a 5-year-old every Halloween. The infographic below shows some...

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Teamwork makes the dream work. South Forsyth War Eagles work together in an attempt to defeat their rival team, the infamous Lambert Longhorns on the final day of Homecoming week.

South victory adds the final spark to the “Enchanted” evening

October 21, 2019

The eventful evening began with the marching bands from Lakeside and South Middle School joining the South High School marching band to play "Fight Song". Two of South's choirs then sang the National Anthem...

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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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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.

[Photo] More than just yellow shirts

September 26, 2019

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...

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Colors in remembrance. Students at SFHS dress up in honor for 9/11. The Spanish National Honors Society encouraged their members to wear red, white, and blue in memory.

Dressing for the memory of 9/11

September 13, 2019

South’s very own Spanish National Honors Society dressed in patriotic colors to commemorate the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers. As part of the Spanish National Honors Society [SNHS], students...

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How to work with your teacher

How to work with your teacher

August 25, 2019

Everyone knows that the key to good grades is communicating with teachers. It isn't "sucking up," it's building a positive relationship that will last throughout the year. If there is a discrepancy or...

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Binder by Category (1)

[Photo] Binder Organization

August 22, 2019

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Pencils, markers, notebooks, and more! As students get back into their daily routine in the year, they begin to organize all their supplies. Throghout the year, students organizational skill's are a major key to unlocking the door to success.

[Photo] Settling into South – A guide for students, by students

August 25, 2019

Pencils, markers, notebooks, and more! As students get back into their daily routine in the year, they begin to organize all their supplies. Throghout the year, students organizational skill's are a major...

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Backpack Organization

Backpack Organization

August 25, 2019

We've all been there--frantically searching through our backpacks for a scrap piece of paper, only to pull out thousands of ancient objects we don’t even remember putting in there. High schoolers need...

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A world of opportunities. Mr. Holmes, a World Geography teacher, often uses the boards to display maps to his class. The boards have changed the way many teachers use their everyday class time.

ClearTouch boards change the learning game at South

April 30, 2019

This year, the school installed new ClearTouch boards in every classroom at South Forsyth High School. These boards provide an interactive, sleek interface for both students and teachers. As time goes...

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It's all in the mind. Coach Ronnie Davis of the golf team explains how golf has become so close to his life. He elaborated that golf requires confidence and resolution to succeed.

[Photo] Interview with Ronnie Davis: the coach of South’s golf team

April 24, 2019

It's all in the mind. Coach Ronnie Davis of the golf team explains how golf has become so close to his life. He elaborated that golf requires confidence and resolution to succeed. "It's very much a mental...

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Organizing chaos. As students plan their activities for Saturday and Sunday, homework takes up an extensive chunk of their time. While some teachers have ceased assigning weekend homework, others maintain the firm perspective that it's a part of life.

Teachers vs. Students: Weekend homework

April 8, 2019

After climbing up the precipitous mountain that is the school week, Friday awaits students like a rewarding jewel. For many students, weekends are a refresh button on school, tests, assignments, and life....

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Beauty is pain. Claire's and Justice makeup may contain asbestos, particles which are known to be linked to lung cancer. The stores had to recall their products in response to the accusations- a worse hit to an already failing business.

Asbestos found in Claire’s and Justice Makeup Products

March 15, 2019

The giggles of excitement could be heard from the adolescent stores as young girls rushed to purchase their desired products. The parents followed, with the preconceptions of a pleasant, safe store where...

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Literacy Day on display. Tuesday, March 12 marked the day South Forsyth High School partook in a day surrounding academic discourse and its importance in the classroom environment. Many classes participated in Socratic Seminars and class discussions.

More than a day for books: SFHS Literacy Day

March 12, 2019

Posters and wallpapers decorated the hallways advocating for Literacy Day on March 12th. Teachers and students have been preparing for this day to come, and now spectators are visiting classrooms and watching...

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A sea of colors. Dream on 3 continues to raise funds for Carter and Carli, similar to the staff-student basketball game. The Silent Disco was the newest fundraiser for Carter and Carli's dream, and hundreds of students attended to jam out.

Partying for a cause

February 6, 2019

Music is blasting, but it's totally quiet. People are dancing to their favorite songs, but no one's moves are quite the same. All across the room, people don red, blue, and green colored headphones and...

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The journey of a war eagle. As a rising freshman, many students have many different areas of concerns or questions about the upcoming year. Students should not be worried because everyone around South is friendly, kind, and willing to help.

Surviving the First Year of High School: A Guide for Students, by Students

February 4, 2019

The air is filled with new spirit. The hallways in the surroundings are yet to be discovered. Each step taken forward, is a step into a new future. The future called high school. The future of becoming...

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The real crisis. Immigrants all throughout the United States, criminals or not, are being pulled out of their homes and arrested. This was one of the many brutal actions taken against these aliens. Image used via Flickr with permission under Creative Commons.

Investigating the REAL Illegal Immigration Crisis

February 1, 2019

America. Land of the free and home of the brave. Or at least, that was the moniker this nation used to endorse. However, with the recent events regarding the spike in deportation and haphazard arrests,...

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