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Meet Cameron Brown

Meet Cameron Brown

Gaby Christian, Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under Forge Photographers, Student Life

Meet Cameron Brown, a senior at Forge who hopes to capture the beauty in the world. Talon: When did you first realize you liked photography? Cameron Brown: “I've always loved photography. I got my first camera for my ninth birthday, which is when I really started to develop a passion for it.” T: How does taki...

Ubisoft Introduces Two New Heroes

Keane Sanders, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Level Up

Coming to the For Honor battlefield this May are Centurion and Shinobi. Players who have the season pass get access to these new heroes on May 16, while regular players get them on May 23. Centurion is a roman soldier who wields a sword and shield. Shinobi, aka "ninja," wields dual kamas. Both heroes ...

Meet Julia Weaver

Meet Julia Weaver

Gaby Christian, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Forge Photographers, Student Life

  Meet Julia Weaver, Forge senior and portrait and senior photographer who started her own photography business during her sophomore year. Talon: When did you start your business? When did you start it? Why did you start it? Julia Weaver: “[I started my business in] 2015 during my sophomore year...

Cheap Eateries: Five Guys vs. Cook Out

Cheap Eateries: Five Guys vs. Cook Out

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Cheap Eateries

Famous for their burgers and fries, Five Guys dominates the market for a higher-end burger while still being put into the fast food category. However, if you live on the eastern side of the country somewhere between Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia, you have another option called Cook Out. A Five...

From Rookie To Rocketeer

Keane Sanders, Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Level Up

When you first start playing Rocket League, it's going to take you a while to get the gist of things. Once you do, you can take advantage of these tips. One of the most important things is defending your own goal. Position is key, so you always want to position yourself between the ball and the ...

On My Mind, Part 1: Howard Dean, Ann Coulter, And Free Speech

Connor Merk, Reporter

May 2, 2017


Filed under Red State Of Mind

Former Governor of Vermont and candidate for president continually insists hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. His tweet is here. Dean is wrong because there is no court ruling or law that bans hate speech in the United States. My opinion is, if you don’t like what someone has t...

New Rick Riordan Books!

New Rick Riordan Books!

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

May 2, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Mythical Media

Today is the release of two new Rick Riordan books: the newest addition to the "Trials of Apollo" series, The Dark Prophecy; and a new book called Camp Half-Blood Confidential.  In The Dark Prophecy, return to the story of  Lester, the god Apollo banished to earth by his father Zeus, as he fig...

Meet John Paul Eastman

Meet John Paul Eastman

Gaby Christian, Reporter

May 2, 2017


Filed under Forge Photographers, Student Life

Meet John Paul Eastman, a freshman at Forge who creates videos and takes photos to create his own story and see things from a new perspective. Talon: How did you get into video making and photography? John Paul Eastman: “It all started out when I found a YouTuber that made videos that were so coo...

Wok It With Rocking Stir-Fry

Andrea Grubb, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under The Mixing Bowl

This week's recipe is stir-fry. This is one of my favorite dinner recipes, because it's both savory and sweet -- the perfect combination. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, divided use 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup mushrooms, halved 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sli...

Broaden Your Lens

Broaden Your Lens

Gaby Christian, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Forge Photographers

There are thousands of people who make a living by creating photos in their own unique way with editing and alternating their camera settings. Some of them have the opportunities to work with popular companies and have their photography exposed to more people. NYC-based photographer, Brandon Woelful, ...

Annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Returns

Annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Returns

Grace Mamon

April 26, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Local Updates, News

It’s the time of year again for fresh fruit, vegetables, and other groceries supplied by the annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market. Making a trip to Hurkamp Park in Downtown Fredericksburg to purchase produce or just browse among the vendors will definitely be worth the time. The Hurkamp Park loca...

Workout Of The Week 4/24

Savannah Mitchell, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under A Runderful Life, Blogs

Cardio: The purpose of a surge long run is to be able to push yourself even once your legs are fatigue and are getting heavy. During these surges you are going to sprint as hard as you possibly can, You are going to do a 40 minute run with 1 minute sprint surges, every 4 minutes. So, for 40 minutes...

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