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

Shreya Mishra

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead

 Shreya Mishra is a senior at SFHS, and the Senior Editor on The Bird Feed, and is thrilled to be working on the journalism staff again this year. Additionally, she runs the back-end website operations. She enjoys creative writing, opinion writing, and photography. Outside of school, she is an extremely passionate dancer of eight years, and an artist since she could write. She is excited to explore new forms of creative and innovative journalism and multimedia. 

Building Power. In Georgia, a group of AAPI advocates lead different efforts in economic justice, reproductive justice, and digital organizing in Georgia. These advocates met for a training session in December to learn more about the foundations of community organizing and outline their advocacy efforts for 2022.

How Non-profit NAPAWF Georgia Supports AAPI Voices

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead January 11, 2022

In 2015, a small group of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and nonbinary activists came together to form the Georgia chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)....

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Joyful community service. Students organized hundreds of books, in several different stacks. These books were sent to the Toys-for-Tots foundation, and filled members with a sense of community and gratitude,

[Photo] South and Denmark FBLA unite for a Holiday Networking Event

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead December 11, 2021

Joyful community service. Students organized hundreds of books, in several different stacks. These books were sent to the Toys-for-Tots foundation, and filled members with a sense of community and gratitude,...

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Catching Zzzs. Furkids Animal Shelters spoil their kitties with tons of blankets, toys, perches and cat trees to avoid boredom-induced stress. Furkids is home to approximately 400 foster homes according to their website, providing kittens and puppies with the best, most personal socialization as they prepare for adoption.

FBLA members volunteer at Furkids Headquarters

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead December 6, 2021

On December 4th, members and officers from South Forsyth FBLA gathered at the Furkids Cat Shelter and Headquarters in Forsyth County to volunteer three hours of their weekend towards cleaning the headquarter...

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A winners smile. Pictured are Juniors Rahav Kothuri and Abhinav Pasupuleti, posing victoriously for a photo at the 2019 State Leadership Conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Leadership Conference of 2020 was cancelled, students were invited to watch a live awards ceremony virtually, similar to the 2021 SLC broadcast. We are excited to see what Georgia FBLA has in store for virtual SLC, said Rahav. My group has worked really hard so the award ceremony is a rewarding ceremony.

FBLA State Competitors overcome social-distancing barriers in SLC submissions

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead March 11, 2021

On Friday, January 18th, Georgia FBLA announced Regional Competition winners leaders via a Youtube Live Ceremony. In the days following, South Forsyth High School FBLA members, in collaboration with advisers,...

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A moment of inspiration. In the above photo, students watch the keynote speaker of FUEL, Bryant Collier.  Officers advised students to sit several feet apart in class, keeping a socially distanced environment. Bryant Collier was a former FBLA member, who won several awards and gained recognition for his public speaking skills. Throughout his speech, that was casted on screens all over high schools in Georgia, he encouraged students to find their passion through organizations like FBLA, and build a career off of doing what they love.

FBLA’s FUEL provides members with a socially-distanced leadership experience

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead December 14, 2020

Every year Georgia Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA) holds a Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) in Athens, Georgia. However, to keep members safe from COVID-19, Georgia FBLA transformed FLC into...

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Building socially-distanced relationships.  This image was captured at the FBLA Fuel 2020, the virtual Fall Leadership Conference.  Teachers allowed few students into classrooms to participate workshops and practice testing rooms. In the pictured room, students participated in an ice-breaker activity that involved writing FBLA goals on beach balls, and passing them across the room. Additionally, students participated in workshops regarding business communication and officer-ship in FBLA.

Catching up with FBLA members amidst pandemic

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead December 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines caused clubs and organizations at South Forsyth High School to find innovative ways to foster creativity and continue club activities. South's FBLA...

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A distraction at school. The girl in the photo above was captured checking her Instagram analytics. According to the Pew Research Center of Internet and Technology, 72 percent of teenagers, ages thirteen to seventeen, use Instagram on a frequent basis. This excessive use can become an addiction, and a compulsion for students at school.

Highlighting the negative impact of Instagram on high-school students

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead November 13, 2020

If you do not know what Instagram is, you may be living under a rock. From lighthearted, pumpkin-spice-themed selfies, to creative, editorial photoshoots, Instagram is home to all forms of content. But...

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Taking precautions. In the above photo, Junior Shree Delwadia is putting her mask on in between a schedule change. Students at South Forsyth High School are highly encouraged to wear face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at school. Junior Shivani Murugapiran, when prompted to comment on the importance of masks, asked, As a student in this community, is it not important to put our peers and staff in a safe position?

[Photo] Forsyth County Schools responds to recent spike in COVID-19 cases

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead November 5, 2020

Taking precautions. In the above photo, Junior Shree Delwadia is putting her mask on in between a schedule change. Students at South Forsyth High School are highly encouraged to wear face masks to reduce...

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Athletes at play. The photo above is a representation of what the inside of a Krav Maga Studio may look like during a lesson. The Krav Maga program strives to combine ancient elements of self-defense along with  relevant strategies and techniques to combat possible targets.

Krav Maga Seminar brings violence awareness to South

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead January 19, 2020

Krav Maga is a world-known self-defense and strength training program that encourages awareness, fitness, and strength in people of all ages. Its origins lie in 1910 when founder Imi Litchenfeld learned...

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Representing our school. South Forsyth students pose for a photo in their official FBLA business attire. Most students pictured are FBLA Officers, or involved FBLA members looking to become officers. Adviser Carla Yonk captured this image soon after the Fall Leadership Conference, held at the Classic Center in Athens, GA.

FBLA President Tharini R.K. Shares what it takes to be an officer

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead December 4, 2019

South Forsyth's FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is a highly reputable CTAE Pathway organization, known for its several state and national championships. Alongside winning FBLA competitive...

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Looking into a storm. Pictured are President Trump and his counsel watching the raid unfold. Trump claimed to have been in close touch with the special-op forces, and aims to eliminate Islamic Forces in Syria. He claimed on Twitter, Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!

Trump Confirms ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead November 3, 2019

On Saturday, October 26th, United States President Donald Trump announced Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead in a targeted US Official raid. The operation began with the help of several...

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Getting to know your peers. The students pictured (Adam Strandquist, Susanna Yonk) greeted each other before they played a round of Gun, Man, Gorilla.  This game was meant to ease the air for students, and help FBLA members get to know each other while having some fun.

FBLA embarks on new year with Kickoff Social

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead August 27, 2019

South's FBLA Chapter began their year on Thursday, August 22, with an interactive and informational kickoff social. The meeting began in the War Eagle Dining Hall after school. Tharini R.K, the current...

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Teachers proudly observing success. Above are pictured Manju Tiwari (left, and Smita Daftardar (right), watching BalVihar alumni discuss the impact Hindi has had on their lives years after their graduation.  BalVihar strives to teach Hindu students in America how to find context in their life, when religion and culture is questioned. When asked how Shyam Tiwari believes BalVihar is important, he says, We tought that we should have a program for children that imparts culture,  value, as well as how we celebrate our festivals, and what we do in India.

VHP Atlanta BalVihar: The Connection of Culture from Old to Young

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead April 17, 2019

After spending eight years as a student enrolled in the VHPA BalVihar program, I became well-versed in the Hindi Language and Hindu Culture. I understood the context of my way of life, and now had an explanation...

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Taking the stage. The above photo shows South students smiling for a picture soon after the ending session at the State Conference. Of the student that placed, the top 4 will represent Georgia at the National State Conference over the summer.

South’s FBLA Chapter exceeds expectations at State Conference

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead March 25, 2019

The crowd cheers as students from their FBLA chapters step up to the stage to receive awards at the State Conference on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Hyatt Regency of Atlanta. However, taking a step...

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Beauty is pain. Claires 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

Naisha Roy and Shreya Mishra 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

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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Medals in hand. Pictured is the president of FBLA, Abhay Chilakamarri, and the South Advisor for the club, Carla Yonk. They posed soon after Abhay received a first place award in his speaking event. Mrs.Yonk, an advisor at SFHS, speaks on the experience. She says: Besides time management and networking, students can also attend workshops at the conference where they may learn new skills or have exposure to new ideas which might help them in the future. Some students also lead workshops which allows them a chance to build presentation skills among their peers. Photo used with permission from Ishika Saluja.

Competition Winners announced at FBLA Regional Conference

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead January 23, 2019

Tuesday marked the day for the FBLA (Future Business Leadership of America) Regional Leadership Conference. Students filled the cafeteria as nervousness and anticipation bubbled between competitors. After...

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons. First Responders. What depicts the California Wild-fire crisis is the scene of a burning home, and firefighters on the job to extinguish the flame. However, inside the home was more than burning furniture. There were the memories of an innocent family, now in the midst of catastrophe.

Reflecting on the California wildfire crisis

Shreya Mishra and Shree Delwadia December 12, 2018
The Califoria Wild-land Fire Crisis has sparked emotions across the nation? What caused it, and how can it be controlled?
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To can or not to can? The Food Fight has filled classrooms at South with cans of non-perishable items to go to Meals by Grace. The amount of cans will decide which grade level will win an ice cream social during IF.  The community helps raise us. We want to show students that there are positive ways to give back, says Mrs. Mcgray, and [the food fight] is one of them; we want to reach out to organizations that need our help.

South’s Food Fight to raise money for the holidays

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead December 12, 2018

The South Forsyth High School food fight, started by social studies teacher Leah Mcgray, has brought students together and onto a path of positivity in the form of charity. The Food Fight is a metaphorical...

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Quick break. During a game, the team poses for a quick photo after a well-deserved victory. The team had a great season this year, advancing in the state tournament, and beating even the toughest competitors. This year our team has really come together and been really strong, Captain Molly Bergin said.

Mapping the varsity volleyball season

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead November 26, 2018

The Varsity Volleyball team impressed many this year, making it to the second round of state competitions, and fighting a tough game throughout the season. Regardless of where they go, they play incredibly...

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Voting In Process. On November 6th, 2018, Georgians from all parts of the state gather to place their vote for the midterm elections. This election will determine Georgias new governer, a huge discussion for many citizens in the past few months.

Complacent decision: Adults leave the ballots thinner each year

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead November 7, 2018

Each year, the turnout of voters for elections falls lower and lower; the 2018 midterm election has not differed from the past. Looking in the past, in 2016, only 6 in 10 eligible voters casted their...

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The detailed painting above (center canvas) can be described as nothing but a masterpiece. With meticulous detail work, Mrs. Sunil puts hours of time into perfecting her paintings, and making sure each piece expresses strong emotions or themes.

Losing creativity: Art teachers speak out

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead November 6, 2018

With each brush stroke and a mix of paint in the messy, yet beautiful palette, the image of an alluring rosebud falls together. She smiles in satisfaction as her imagination of the bespeckled beauty begins...

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German foreign exchange, Lara Herrmann, gives a presentation to the journalism class on the popularity of Schlager Music in Germany.

German students take on SFHS

Students arrive at the Atlanta airport, 4,671 miles away from their homes in Leipzig, Germany. This is their first tour of America, visiting Washington, D.C. a couple of weeks before. They meet their student...

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South Forsyths Varsity Volleyball team constantly works to improve their coordination and embrace a positive environment. This excellent teamwork has helped them score wins in many games so far.

Varsity Volleyball to begin State Championship this week

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead October 17, 2018

This week is filled with anticipation for the Varsity Volleyball team. Persevering through the season so far, the team has placed 2nd in the region on Monday, October 15th, beating West Forsyth High School...

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Young adults can be seen dancing the night away at a local party in Atlanta, in 2009. Bodies clashing and music blasting, accompanied with the fact that the picture is blurry, truly sets the seen for a classic high school party in Georgia.

The Importance of Saying No

Shreya Mishra, Senior Editor, Online Lead October 8, 2018

She stands in the corner, slightly dazed and sweaty. The batch of bodies dancing to a heavy bass, shaking the floor below her, flicker through her senses, and she can barely comprehend the situation, let...

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