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Are We a Trophy Saturated Society?

Are We a Trophy Saturated Society?

Christina Cannady, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Do we give kids too many trophies? The answer is not simply “yes” or “no.” There is actually quite a bit of psychology and studies around this topic. Today, kids are given trophies and awards for showing up to already mandatory school functions, club meetings, and sports events. They are bei...

The Friends And Advocates Bookstore: A Hidden Feature Within The Library

The Friends And Advocates Bookstore: A Hidden Feature Within The Library

Sarina Starling, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

 The Friends and Advocates organization began its run in 1995, founded by a community of bibliophiles. There are several locations for The Friends and Advocates franchise: Post Road in Cumming, Sharon Forks, and another at Hampton Park. Each bookstore is staffed by a few different longtime members ...

Do We Need Cable Anymore?

Do We Need Cable Anymore?

Brianna Noto, Editor

February 6, 2019

It is the age of streaming music, TV shows, and movies. Services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Now allow users to stream what they want, when they want, most of the time without commercials or ads. It seems that cable just can’t keep up anymore. With prices as low as $10 a month, a...

Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan

Jake Gant, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

In 2016, Donald Trump was constantly compared to Ronald Reagan. As one of the most successful businessmen in the world, a television personality, and a former Democrat, it seemed as if he was blossoming into a duplicate of the beloved conservative idol that is Ronald Reagan. Don’t let these meaningless...

Is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” A Halloween Or Christmas Film?

Is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” A Halloween Or Christmas Film?

Pierce Garramone, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018

The Nightmare Before Christmas, a classic, critically acclaimed holiday movie turned 25 years old yesterday. The movie centers around Jack Skellington, the “pumpkin king” and representative of the fictional land Halloween Town. Unlike in the real world, Halloween is an everlasting tradition and ca...

Is Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Dead?

Is Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Dead?

Jake Gant, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state...

Is Cheerleading a Sport?

Is Cheerleading a Sport?

Christina Cannady, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

People often question which activities may be defined as “sport.” Some are a strong yes, some are a strong no, but a few fall somewhere in the middle, like cheerleading.  The question of if cheerleading is a sport or not cannot be answered with one word. There are different factors that balance ...

Are Forsyth Frogs in Danger?

Are Forsyth Frogs in Danger?

Jennifer Ruiz, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

 “It’s not slime. It’s MUCUS!” If any of you have ever seen The Princess and the Frog and loved seeing the frogs sing and live happily ever after, we should probably help our real frogs live happily ever after as well. The amphibians of  Lake Lanier are at risk and it’s because of us. As...

Probably, Don’t Trust Wikihow

Probably, Don’t Trust Wikihow

Baylor Collins, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

There are many facts an individual may not know that an internet collective does, but if you need 163 co-authors to tell you “How to Read a Book”, you should consider trying things out on your own every once in a while. So what am I talking about? wikiHow; a black-hole of advice that manifes...

FCHS Chorus Department, A Family of Singers: Who We Are Behind The Performances

FCHS Chorus Department, A Family of Singers: Who We Are Behind The Performances

Sarina Starling, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

When you think of Central’s Chorus Department, you think of a group of students who are hyper-focused on singing and developing an increased sense of musicianship among their fellow peers. While this is true, there is something greater found within our school’s chorus department: a valuable bond bet...

A Different Future: For Better or for Worse

A Different Future: For Better or for Worse

Barrett Clark, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

One of the most common metaphors used for our modern political climate is the fable of the boiling frog. It states that, while throwing a frog into a pot of boiling water will cause it to jump out in pain, a frog, placed in lukewarm water that is gradually heated up, will stay in the water until both it...

Misconceptions About Firearms in the United States

Jaeden Amiri-Owens, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018

In 2016, the CDC estimated that 38,000 people died from firearms-related deaths in the US. An increase in mass shootings and other gun homicides have caused a huge movement for increased gun control in the United States. This is one of the rare issues in which people will become extremely passionate and...

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