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Ah-Peeling Desserts

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Blogs

These frozen banana bites have enough sweetness to still feel like a dessert, but are healthy enough to not make eating them a regrettable decision and a much better alternative to something like ice cream. At first, they may seem like a hassle when you’re trying to make them, but once you get a h...

Winners And Loser Part 3

Connor Merk, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Losers Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman is a well-known comedian and even spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On February 3, she tweeted out the following:                  This is just embarrassing. This is where the left and Democrats get their messaging wrong: some ...

Level Up: Rocket League

Level Up: Rocket League

Keane Sanders, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Rocket League is a game that introduces rocket-powered battle cars to soccer. As weird as this game may sound, it’s actually really fun and takes a lot of skill. This is a multiplayer game with different team sizes and game modes for you to choose from. In addition to this game being an online multiplayer...

Upcoming Book Signings

Grace Mamon, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

You’d be hard pressed to find something that excites avid readers more than a book signing. Meeting a published author, especially after falling in love with his/her work, is a surreal and exciting experience. Although book signings frequent the Fredericksburg area, they are usually overlooked or...

The Round Table Ep. 2: Black/Blue Lives Matter

James Mims, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Features, Opinion

In the second episode of The Round Table, The Talon’s debate podcast, James Mims moderates a debate between Lauryn Hobbs and Ryan Wilbur regarding Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter respectively. ...

Outfit Of The Week: 2/16

Outfit Of The Week: 2/16

Michaela Tucker, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Lauren Barker ('20) is this week's outfit of the week. Lauren tends to stick to a simple style with dark colors. She pulls off a "less is more" look. Her outfits usually consist of black leggings, either a dark plain top matched with a plaid jacket or a band T-shirt, topped off with her signature black...

Bacon-Fried Mozzarella Sticks– For The Love Of Meat!

Andrea Grubb, Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Uncategorized

I'm taking a small break from the sugary treats I'm so used to making. I give you something a little savory. Thank you pigs for bringing us bacon! Have you ever thought of combining cheese and bacon? Thought so. From my kitchen to yours I give you Bacon Fried Mozzarella Sticks! You're gonna n...

Review of VA Runner

Savannah Mitchell, Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Blogs

As a runner, it is hard to find stores that particularly cater to us. We go to every basic sporting goods store like Dick’s or Sports Authority and can barely find anything. The walls are stacked high with gear for lacrosse, baseball, football, soccer, etc. However, when you ask someone who works ...

Cheap Eateries: Intro

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs

My name is Mackenzie Nolan. I am a senior at Colonial Forge High School, and I am a foodie. I will try any type of food once. In this blog, I hope to post twice a month about plan on taking you to different restaurants around this area where you can get good food for under $10. With every place, I will...

Cheap Eateries: Vivify

Cheap Eateries: Vivify

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Student Life

In downtown Fredericksburg, you often pay for where you are. A popular burger joint, Vivify Burger & Lounge, is no exception. It has a great location on William St. and a rooftop lounge. The lounge is closed right now because of the cold, but it will open back up in March. Their traditional A...

Falling Kingdoms: Crystal Storm

Falling Kingdoms: Crystal Storm

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, News, Opinion

The long-awaited book Crystal Storm, the fifth book in the Falling Kingdoms series written by Morgan Rhodes, has finally been released. The series follows the adventures of Princess Cleonia, Jonas Agallon, Magnus Damora, and a large cast of colorful and violent characters. Assassins and sorcerers ali...

Breaking News In The Demigod Realm!

Breaking News In The Demigod Realm!

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Opinion

Breaking new hit the realms of Greek and Roman Demigods alike this weekend. Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson/Hero's of Olympus series, and the king of the nerd world announced new official Percy Jackson fan art! Now if you are out there wondering why this is a big deal, it is because it is fi...

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