The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

The Student News Site of South Forsyth High School

The Bird Feed

Saahithya Gutta

Saahithya Gutta, Lifestyle & Features Editor, Social Media Lead

Saahithya Gutta is thrilled to return to The Bird Feed as a senior. This year, she is the arts & entertainment editor, features editor, and co-lead of social media. She hopes to grow the arts & entertainment page and expand the types of articles that the newspaper publishes. She has a deep fascination with astrology and hopes to bring that to the newspaper through an astrology column. In her free time, she loves learning about interior design and restoring old houses, making art, and learning new languages. She’s currently working on Italian. She is also still working on convincing her mother to let her eat an entire tub of ice cream. Saahithya wants to make the most of her senior year and she is optimistic that this year will be great. You can reach her through her Twitter, @Thya_G, or you can contact her at [email protected]

Neighbors and adversaries: The history of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine goes back much further than most modern news coverage suggests. Globalicious! by rogiro is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/?ref=openverse

The Historical Background Behind the Russia and Ukraine Conflict

March 7, 2022

On February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine, shocking Ukrainians and countries around the world. The events that followed included a long list of unprecedented acts and an even longer list of exceptional...

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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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More than the ram. All zodiac signs have multiple symbols. Some symbols for Aries other than the ram include tiger lilies, iron, and the color red. Mars has also always represented Aries.

A Fiery Beginning: all About Aries

February 3, 2022

How appropriate that our first informational article is about the first sign of the zodiac. I know all the Aries wouldn’t want it any other way. Personally, I’m an Aries Sun, but that’s not why I’m...

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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 massive scale. The viewing room for the Ocean Voyager tank is the biggest in the United States, and comparing people to the size of the tank emphasizes this. Two feet of acrylic separate the viewers from the more-than-fifty species of fish that made up the tank.

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

January 25, 2022

A massive scale. The viewing room for the Ocean Voyager tank is the biggest in the United States, and comparing people to the size of the tank emphasizes this. Two feet of acrylic separate the viewers...

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A three-part story. Crisis/Secret/Set Me Free came out on December 3rd. Bassett released it after finally gaining the courage to stand up for himself.

Joshua Bassett Changes the Narrative with His New EP: a Three-Part Story

December 22, 2021

On December 3rd, 2021, Joshua Bassett released a new Extended Play (EP), “Crisis/Secret/Set Me Free” containing three songs: “Crisis”, “Secret” and “Set Me Free”. These songs also came...

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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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Astro-intimidation. Astrology can seem overwhelming at first because of all the seemingly foreign language. However, this guide remedied this problem by providing a list of astrological definitions.

An Astrology Glossary: a One-Stop Shop for all Astrology Terminology

November 5, 2021

Before we dive into the wonderful world of birth charts, there’s some terminology that we need to go over. This is my astrology glossary. Think of it as a one-stop shop for all astrological basics.  ...

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Autumnal runways. Tons of fall styles, both surprising and expected, appeared during London and New Yorks fashion weeks. Designers worked hard to balance comfort and style for this autumn.

Autumnal Fashion Trends “Fall” Into Stores

November 1, 2021

As the world wakes up from its pandemic-induced slumber, fashion trends are seeing a revolution. During the pandemic, people discovered the importance of comfort with the popularity of athleisure. This...

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Episode 2: Galas and Ghosts

October 29, 2021

Thya and Naisha discuss two of the scariest events in a highschooler's life: Homecoming and Halloween. Although they can be fun events, both of them come with their fair share of twists and...

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St. Marks clocktower in Venice, Italy is a popular tourist attraction. It has all of the zodiac signs on a stunning blue clock face. It was built during the 15th century. Used with permission from Unsplash

An Astrological Introduction

October 26, 2021

Gen Z and Tik Tok are accountable for astrology's rise to fame. The previously taboo pseudoscience is gaining increasing popularity through social media. Our generation has fallen in love with astrology,...

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Episode 1: The First(s) One

October 22, 2021

Hosts Naisha and Thya discuss the struggles and joys of being the new kid at school, as well as odd first-day experiences, while playing a game about icebreakers.

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A Glimpse of Another Life

A Glimpse of Another Life

October 4, 2021

You told me my eyes Were the color of your go-to coffee order At your favorite café. So I said Your eyes reminded me of stormy skies, My favorite weather.  We shared merely a moment  And...

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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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Halseys fourth studio album debuted at Number 1 on Billboards Top Album Sales. Shortly after, If I Cant topped Alternative charts for the first time since Badlands. Halsey released a limited edition cover for the If I Cant vinyl at Urban Outfitters. Photo used with permission from Instagram.

Halsey’s New Album is Her Biggest Statement Yet

September 13, 2021

What happens when an alt-pop icon gets together with industrial metal legends Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross? Halsey answers this question in her latest album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, an explosive...

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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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Mask fashion. Junior Cassidy Harrington and senior Dawn Torrow fashion themselves with matching masks to their dresses. They had fun picking out their dresses for the event, and had a better time accessorizing their outfits.

[Photo] Dancing through Vintage Hollywood: Prom 2021

April 30, 2021

Mask fashion. Junior Cassidy Harrington and senior Dawn Torrow fashion themselves with matching masks to their dresses. They had fun picking out their dresses for the event, and had a better time accessorizing...

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The SFHS administration team pose for a picture. Mrs McKee(back row, far right) is moving to East and Mr Schreier(back row, fourth from left to right) is moving to Central. Mr Wolff(back row, fifth from left to right) and Ms Espy(front row, right) are staying and taking on new roles. They are all very excited about their new positions.

The 2021-2022 school year brings changes to SOFO admin

April 2, 2021

If this school year has taught South students anything, it is to be flexible to change. In this time of uncertainty, we will sadly have to say goodbye to two of our highly appreciated administrators in...

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WandaVision is now streaming on Disney+. The poster above displays key characters from the show. Darcy Lewis(Top left), Monica Rambeau(bottom left), Vision(Top center), Wanda Maximoff(bottom center), Agatha Harkness(Top right), and Jimmy Choo(far right). The last episode came out March 5th.

Magic and Mystery: Another Look at Marvel’s WandaVision

March 20, 2021

The following article contains spoilers. Friday, March 5th was the grand finale to season one of WandaVision, the show that’s been taking the world by storm. WandaVision is a captivating piece of...

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Something Rotten!. The SFHS performing arts program puts on their first spring show in two years. They managed to pull off a wonderful performance despite the obstacles of COVID-19.

SFHS Smells “Something Rotten!” in the Performing Arts Center

March 19, 2021

Over the past two weekends at South Forsyth High School, the SFHS Performing Arts program put on a production of the 2015 Broadway musical “Something Rotten!”. The light-hearted comedy brought smiles...

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Instant-pot romance. Many films seem to have a set recipe for how their love stories unfold, promoting a one-size-fits-all narrative. This has caused problems and rifts in real-life relationships where everything isnt so neat.

[Photo] Instant Pot Romance

February 11, 2021

Instant-pot romance. Many films seem to have a set recipe for how their love stories unfold, promoting a one-size-fits-all narrative. This has caused problems and rifts in real-life relationships where...

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Heartbreak buffet. It seems like break up songs have so much variety, theres one for every nuance of emotion during a break-up. These songs can often end up glorifying love and unhealthy relationships.

[Photo] Heartbreak: the National Anthem

February 11, 2021

Heartbreak buffet. It seems like break up songs have so much variety, there's one for every nuance of emotion during a break-up. These songs can often end up glorifying love and unhealthy relationships.

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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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Taylor Swift sings on her Speak Now tour. Her return to country music in evemore is reminiscent of her Speak Now era. Banjos were common in evermore. Used with permission via flickr.

Taylor Swift’s Surprise Album

December 21, 2020

Taylor Swift’s talent truly knows no bounds and it has never been more evident than now. Her release of “folklore” on July 24th, 2020 came as a surprise to all her fans, but what’s even more...

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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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Giving back to the community. The SFHS Boys Lacrosse Team is hosting a toy drive for students within the community to donate to. Many students and staff donated to the CHOA Toy Drive to help give back to the community.

SFHS Boys’ Lacrosse Team Gives Back to the Community

November 17, 2020

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, South Forsyth High School's Boys Lacrosse Team is hosting a Toy Drive for the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA). The team is collecting donations until November...

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Rest in peace. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an influential woman who changed lives. Her successes helped many women around the world. Photo used via flickr under creative commons.

The Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a One-Woman Show

October 21, 2020

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, 2020, sent shockwaves throughout the entire nation and raised the stakes for this year’s presidential election. This tragic event...

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Students at the French Renaissance Fair. Students are gathering for the fair and waiting for it to start. The fair took place in Souths Plaza on October 6th. It was a lot of fun! said Junior Ayesha Raparla.

The French Club Says “Bienvenue!” to Newcomers with its Renaissance Fair

October 19, 2020

On Tuesday, October 6th, South’s French Club hosted their first event for the year as a Renaissance Fair to encourage more students to get involved in the club. This unique event took place in South...

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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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