By: Ian J. Smith In 2012 schools nationwide hosted mock elections to find out whom their students would pick for president. The point of these is to shed light on a younger perspective and make students feel like they are part of the political action. While they may feel more politically responsible, these mock elections force children to choose a party and candidate when they … Continue reading How mock elections confuse children and shape our future
By: Morgan Champion With North Forsyth High School’s extensive four-year construction project beginning to demolish, build, and pave the way for multiple new roads and buildings, both student life and the layout of campus have dramatically changed—sometimes for the worse. Construction on a new cafeteria and library as well as new classrooms have resulted in the former carpool entrance and main office being relocated to … Continue reading School construction takes a toll on student life and campus accessibility
By: Ian J. Smith Breaches in security at public schools- as major as the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and as minor as the “break-in” last school year at my school- have schools attempting to increase security. How they are going about it, unfortunately, does not make much sense. Our local paper can sum up the story of what transpired last October. The problem with these … Continue reading Excessive security won’t save our schools
By: Giana Levy Homework is to blame for the late nights and early mornings for all high school students. The significant amount of homework is a main factor towards sleep deprivation amongst teenagers. Though it’s crucial to successfully complete your assignments as a student, the long-term effects of lack of sleep are quite troublesome, specifically for your mental health. Consequently, the lack of sleep due … Continue reading We need our sleep! Give us less homework!
By: Emmett Schindler At North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, students rush to school to get a parking spot each morning. However, many of them fail to purchase a parking pass at the beginning of the semester, but still drive their car to school, rarely getting caught. But when they do get caught, the ticket proves to be an easier fee than the actual … Continue reading Parking tickets prove more feasible than passes