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

Shree Delwadia

Shree Delwadia, Editor-In-Chief

Shree Delwadia is excited to be part of The Bird Feed as a senior! This year is her fourth year on staff, and she cannot wait to take on her new responsibilities as the Editor-In-Chief. By working on the staff as a writer and an editor, she has learned a variety of communication, teamwork, and accountability skills that she will take on to other roles in her life. At school, she is a part of MDJunior, Beta Club, and UNICEF.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her friends and family or discovering new things to do. Two of her ride-or-die tv shows are Grey’s Anatomy and Friends. Moreover, Shree has a strong interest in medicine and hopes to pursue a career in healthcare one day. You can contact her via twitter @ShreeDBirdFeed or using her email [email protected].

Bubbling boba. Pearls Tea recent opening in the Collections creates waves of excitement around the local area. Many customers lined up outside of the shop, awaiting its grand opening in  September.

The Collection’s cutest cafe: Pearl’s Tea experiences success during its recent opening

October 18, 2021

In this past month, Pearl’s Tea, a bubble tea shop, opened at the Collections in Forsyth County. Residents were excited for its grand opening in Cumming as many saw the store's promotions on social media,...

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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 aftermath of the storm. Hurricane Ida first lands in Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane, lending way to extremely strong winds alongside heavy rainfall. 

The storm resulted in many fallen trees and flood streets for the residents of the state.

Hurricane Ida makes landfall during the peak of hurricane season

September 8, 2021

16 years ago, in August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina first made landfall in New Orleans, Louisiana and its surrounding cities as a Category 5 hurricane. This catastrophic event devastated many families and...

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Binder organization. For many students, its important to separate and organize their assignments for each class in order to be prepared for each class. Its suggested by many other students that using binders prevents the issue of lost or late assignments.

[Photo] Binder Basics

August 25, 2021

Binder organization. For many students, it's important to separate and organize their assignments for each class in order to be prepared for each class. It's suggested by many other students that using...

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Staying organized. Many students utilize planners and other scheduling platforms to ensure they stay on top of all their activities. Students have also suggested that scheduling their week out benefits their time management skills.

Planning Tips

August 27, 2021

All high school students, whether virtual or in-person, have a variety of activities they participate in such as extracurriculars, personal events, or class deadlines. While some individuals like to say...

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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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Welcoming the War Eagle nation. South Forsyth introduces the spirit at SFHS through a school-wide pep rally. Students were excited to meet the rest of their peers and participate in a variety of activities.

[Photo] South Spirit at the Stadium

August 15, 2021

Welcoming the War Eagle nation. South Forsyth introduces the spirit at SFHS through a school-wide pep rally. Students were excited to meet the rest of their peers and participate in a variety of activities.

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Flock to the tropics! South Forsyth greets both returning and new faculty and students with a tropical-themed campus. The staff sprawled blue flamingoes all around the front of the main hall to accompany their Hawaiian theme.

From Zoom calls to school halls: seeing new faces at South Forsyth’s Sofopalooza

August 12, 2021

On a hot and humid Thursday morning, students of all grades gathered once again on the South Forsyth campus to advertise the many clubs South has to offer. As many students transitioned from virtual...

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An unforgettable season. (Pictured from right to left) Hailey Yeon, Kennedy Arnette, Elise Forberg, Emma Reid, and Abigail Dotson are esctatic as they prepare for the upcoming state tournament in May. They have truly advanced their skills throughout the season and cannot wait to work towards a state championship title.

A seasonal recap on SFHS girls’ golf team

May 4, 2021

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the South Forsyth High School girls’ golf team worked to make this year quite memorable. While this year’s team consisted of a few new players, each member dedicated...

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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 tragic accident. The spa shootings in Atlanta led to the death of many innocent lives. However, this shooting led to an increase in rallies and marches to fight against anti-Asian hate present in the country.

Atlanta shootings at local massage spas

April 2, 2021

Delaina Ashley Yaun, Soon Chung Park, Paul Andre Michels, Xiajie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue. These names will be marked in history for many generations to come. On March...

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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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A special moment. Students all over the school try to find the perfect words to ask their date to prom. Many have worked to create a witty and fun promposal idea to surprise their prom dates.


March 29, 2021

Let’s all be realistic. The planning and excitement for prom starts months before prom actually takes place. In fact, as prom is right around the corner, many individuals are taking the opportunity to...

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Fun events on prom day. As individuals get ready for their big night, events such as pictures and fine dining locations are just as special as the night of prom itself. In fact, many individuals have already booked dining reservations or even planned photo locations for the day of prom.

Pre-Prom Activities

March 29, 2021

The events leading up to prom are just as important as the special night itself.  While the day is full of self-pampering, getting ready, and spending time with your friends, it's also filled with many...

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An unforeseen situation. Recently, there was a crime scene at a common hangout spot in Forsyth County. Many students who were at the site of the stabbing were shocked and scared by the horrific events.

Road rage incident at local shopping outlet

March 23, 2021

A road rage altercation between two drivers at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19th at the Collection at Forsyth led to the brutal stabbing of a man. Public crowds surrounded the yellow tape around...

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(Pictured above from left to right: Siya Kumar, Krithika Kasireddy, Rasagna Vuppala, Swetha Pendela, and Shree Delwadia). Serving the community. Juniors at South Forsyth High School aid individuals in their school and community through aspects of healthcare. They started their service projects in early August of last year.

A passion for healthcare transforms into service for the community

March 9, 2021

Earlier this school year, a group of HOSA- Future Health Professionals members at South Forsyth High School started a journey serving their community through healthcare. Juniors Krithika Kasireddy, Siya...

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Breaking the Internet. Olivia Rodrigos new single is a fan-favorite for many of her listeners. Rodrigos single excited many celebrities and fans as her music brought about a popular and emotional song to jam out to.

Fasten your seatbelts: The story behind “Drivers License”

March 1, 2021

The whole world gathered their boxes of tissues and hopped into the front seat of their cars after the release of “Drivers License” by Disney star Olivia Rodrigo. The heartbreaking lyrics and emotionally-charged...

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Center stage. SFHS Dance Company shines during their Winter Showcase. All the dancers worked endlessly to perfect their numbers as much as possible.

Dancing and distancing: SFHS Dance Co. Winter Showcase 2020

December 2, 2020

As the lights dimmed, a hush fell over the small crowd. Their attention retreated from their devices as they gazed up at the thick, velvet curtain masking the stage. Behind the curtain, the dancers shuffled...

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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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Packing supplies. As the elections round closer, Forsyth County School students volunteer to pack different cleaning materials to ensure healthy practices during the 2020 General Elections. Students have also packed different disinfectant supplies such as hand sanitizer and gloves for the poll workers as well.

South Forsyth students help prepare for the upcoming elections

November 9, 2020

As the November elections are getting closer, more and more individuals are working hard to make sure all citizens get a fair chance to vote. This year, citizens have alternate ways to cast their ballots....

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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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Labeling bags. Juniors and seniors gather and label different bags to hold materials which the county will deliver to different counties within the state. Volunteer organizer, Mr. Joel McNatt, made sure each student was able to contribute in the preparation for the upcoming elections


November 9, 2020

Labeling bags. Juniors and seniors gather and label different bags to hold materials which the county will deliver to different counties within the state. Volunteer organizer, Mr. Joel McNatt, made sure...

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A delicious delicacy. Crumbl Cookies is a famous bakery open all across the country. They held their grand opening in early September which bring in crowds of people from all over the county.

Experiencing a world of cookies with Crumbl Cookies

October 9, 2020

In early September, the new Crumbl Cookies establishment opened in Forsyth County. Many students, teachers, and families in the South Forsyth area eagerly awaited the grand opening line for their free...

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Clubs during COVID. South Forsyth High School offers a variety of clubs to their students. While these club might have to adjust their operations, all students will have the opportunity to participate in them, regardless if they are virtual or in-person.

South Forsyth Clubs persevere during COVID-19

September 18, 2020

At South Forsyth High School, clubs and organizations are an integral part of the student body. With over 50 clubs to choose from, students have the ability to connect with new individuals as well as find...

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Distancing during lunch. As students come to the dining hall during lunch, there are many new procedures to ensure that each student is safe. For example, as a student is waiting in line, they are spaced out from those around them to be safe.

Lunch Procedures

September 15, 2020

Lunch procedures this year are different to help keep the lunch staff and student customers safe. The main goal of these altered procedures is to deliver an adequate breakfast and lunch to students while...

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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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Mask up. Junior, Zac Tishgarten, wears his mask to protect himself and his peers. SFHS students are expected to wear masks to protect the entire campus.

The Importance behind Masks

September 14, 2020

After months of facing COVID-19, many health officials have found that one of the easiest ways to keep yourself and others safe is simply by wearing a mask. Wearing the proper masks helps to slow and even...

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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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A calm state of mind. Sometimes individuals fill their mind with worries about their past or future instead of enjoying the present. Reflecting on the present without any judgement is the practice of being mindful.

A Mindful Minute

April 3, 2020

The world is full of unknown moments, challenges, and accomplishments. As things around everyone always seem to be changing, it is nice to take a minute and reflect on the present. To encourage students...

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Stay home. As a result of health officials recommending physical distancing, many streets and buildings are empty. Many doctors and others believe that physical distancing is the key to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

Six Feet Apart

April 3, 2020

As many individuals are affected by these unforeseen circumstances, the key to returning to our normal schedules is by working together. As current statistics show, the number of COVID-19 cases in the...

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A peace of mind. With many different things changing around an individual, it is important to take a moment to decompress if feeling overwhelmed. Taking care of ones body and mind is the key to being happy and healthy.

Stress Relief

April 1, 2020

With these unforeseen circumstances, everyone is adapting to the idea of online learning. Some feel that is rather stressful as there are so many different things to keep track of and remember to do. Others...

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Virtual learning. While online learning is a new focus, itslearning is helping students all over the world make sure their work is easy to access and work. While the site did glitch and freeze up more earlier, itslearning has mostly fixed those issues through updates.

Itslearning Use

April 1, 2020

As school shifts to an online platform, many students from all over the world utilize Itslearning to get their daily school work done. Through itslearning, teachers are able to clearly communicate messages,...

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The experience of a lifetime. SFHS HOSA members attended the 20th annual State Leadership Conference at the beginning of March. Many war eagles brought home medals which showcased their talent and hard work.

Towards Tomorrow: HOSA 2020 State Leadership Conference

March 26, 2020

On March 5th,  over 70 South Forsyth High School HOSA members attended the 20th Annual HOSA State Leadership Conference. With 20 years in the making, this HOSA conference was bigger, better, and more...

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Pictured (left to right) are Siya Kumar, Krithika Kasireddy, Ms. Rachel Collins, Ms. Jennifer Clendenen, Aasha Kodukula, and Minakshi Shivananda. The leaders of tomorrow. Four sophomores at South Forsyth High School, along with their HOSA advisers, partnered with a local Medical Reserve Corps organization to give back to the community. By creating different events that support their passion, these students impacted and learned a lot from their community.

South students partner with local Medical Reserve Corps Chapter

March 3, 2020

Recently, a group of students at South Forsyth High School dedicated their time and effort to give back to the community. Sophomores Minakshi Shivananda, Siya Kumar, Krithika Kasireddy, Aasha Kodukula...

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Victory. Varsity tennis player Mina Amirkhani puts much effort into her practices. Just like the Souths tennis teams, her  goal for the year is to win the state medal during this years 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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Bright minds, bright ideas. SFHS recently released its third academy: the Enterprise Academy. The focus of this academy is to prepares students for future careers in businesses and entrepreneurship.

Rolling into academies: Enterprise Academy

February 24, 2020

To start off the new year, South Forsyth High School introduced a new academy for all of its students. After introducing the SPARK and Innovation Academy last year, Enterprise Academy is the third one...

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Recruting all around. FBLA members and members from the American Red Cross organization were in the main hall atrium recruiting many blood donors. Students also had the opportunity to learn more information about donating blood.

SFHS students and FBLA members host blood drive

February 1, 2020

Currently, the American Red Cross is suffering from a major blood crisis. With less than a five day supply of blood on hand, the organization is looking for those who would like to donate blood. Red Cross...

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Questing for excellence. Souths Innovation Academy is known for helping its students partake in creative risks to reach their fullest potential. The school participated in the Innovation Academy takeover during the month of November.

Flying into academies: Innovation Academy

December 13, 2019

With students spending around 8 hours or more hours at school, South Forsyth High School wants to provide its students many opportunities to discover their passions. In response to that, SFHS is rolling...

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The diploma. Throughout high school, students work extremely diligently to ensure their success in the future. Through CTAE Pathways, students have the opportunity to personalize their learning and sneak a preview of what their future diploma might consist of.

CTAE graduation rate increases over 14% this year

December 4, 2019

The Georgia Department of Education, GADOE, strives for its students' excellence in the upcoming future. Students throughout the state have the opportunity to participate in over 100 Career and Technical...

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A season of thanks. During Thanksgiving, friends and family celebrate the favorite memories and experiences of the year. Despite the American connotation related with Thanksgiving, people from all over the country follow their own conditions.

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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Juuls are becoming more and more common among the public as the use of vapes and e-cigarettes become part of daily routine. More and more companies have introduced new flavors of vape that are increasing their popularity and public demand continues to grow.

One simple ‘NO’ can save peoples’ lives

November 19, 2019

The simple consent or thought to vape is all it takes for one to join the thousands in today’s society that are part of an epidemic called vaping. Many people can conclude that the rates of vaping,...

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

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

October 27, 2019

Spooky season. Halloween is an annual tradition in the United States and many people purchase expensive costumes, increasing sales for costume stores. However, Party City is not the only place to purchase...

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Food and Drink Costumes

October 29, 2019

For Halloween, costumes relating to food and drinks are a common choice for many. However, some costumes in stores might be too expensive for just one costume party. In order to save money, check out some...

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Couple Costumes

October 28, 2019

Since Halloween is around the corner, a great date night activity is going trick-or-treating together. There are a multitude of costumes to select from for you and your significant other and below are...

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

Homecoming Spirit Week

October 21, 2019

As the time for homecoming rolled around, students were eager to show off their enthusiasm for the school during one of the biggest times of the year. Leading up to the South vs. Lambert game, students...

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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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Raising student-awareness.  SPARK Academy, one of the first academies to be demonstrated at SFHS, not only offers personal skills, but also sets students up to be life-long learners. The SPARK Academy supports a variety of different careers in the medical science and research fields.

[Photo] Flying into academies: SPARK Academy

September 1, 2019

Raising student-awareness. SPARK Academy, one of the first academies to be demonstrated at SFHS, not only offers personal skills, but also sets students up to be life-long learners. The SPARK Academy...

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[Photo] How to work with your teacher

August 25, 2019

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