The Talon

The Talon’s Travels – The Map

Andrea Grubb, Reporter

March 14, 2018

Do life-less, plan-less Fridays leave you bored and craving a night out? Do the hard, stressful Monday mornings make you wish you knew where to go for a good cup of coffee? Do you wish you simply knew a place to go, how to get there, and what it was like? The Talon’s Travels is an interactive map that...

The Forge Phenoms

The Forge Phenoms

Patrick Strong, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Tim Scott and Gary Jennings, former Colonial Forge football greats, were a different breed from the day they stepped foot on the Colonial Forge campus. Football at Forge gave these two phenomenal athletes an outlet and rare opportunity to develop habits and relationships that would stay with them as they ...

Forge Vs. Riverbend

Patrick Strong, Reporter

November 27, 2017

Forge vs. Bend. Playoff football. This isn’t the first time this story has been heard. Two years ago, the Riverbend Bears gained their first postseason win in program history. It occurred at Eagle Stadium. In the first round. Now after all this time, Forge finally has a shot to avenge that heartbrea...

Ubisoft Introduces Two New Heroes

Keane Sanders, Reporter

May 12, 2017

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 ...

Cheap Eateries: Five Guys vs. Cook Out

Cheap Eateries: Five Guys vs. Cook Out

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

May 10, 2017

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

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 ...

New Rick Riordan Books!

New Rick Riordan Books!

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

May 2, 2017

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...

Annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Returns

Annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Returns

Grace Mamon

April 26, 2017

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

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...

Bonkers For Ballz

Bonkers For Ballz

Keane Sanders, Reporter

April 11, 2017

Ballz is a game available for both Apple and Android products. Already widespread and trending, Ballz has everyone glued to their phone screens, constantly trying to beat their high score. The point of the game is to shoot "ballz" at blocks, which have certain hit points indicating how many times the ball has to hit ...

Suggested Reading: Female-Driven Fantasy

Suggested Reading: Female-Driven Fantasy

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

April 6, 2017

Let's be honest: picking out new books to read is a great experience but it can also be really complicated. Going to the book store and seeing all of the pages and covers can be a bit of an adrenaline rush for all the book lovers out there. Sometimes you find the perfect book right away, and others times...

Four Tricks To Stay Hydrated In The Heat

Savannah Mitchell, Reporter

April 6, 2017

1) Have your own reusable water bottle By having your own reusable water bottle it will be very convenient, cheap, and good for the environment. You will always have one on hand, not have to constantly pay for new ones, and will be reducing your carbon footprint.     2) Marking your water bottl...

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