The Talon

Kicking The Way To College

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Sports

Audra Curtin ('18) talks about her recent commitment to Frostburg State University for soccer as well as her plans for the future.

Top Ten Best DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Top Ten Best DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

With Valentines Day right around the corner, everybody wants to get their special someone something special. Personalized and hand-made gifts trump store-bought items any day of the week, so The Talon has compiled a list of ten easy, cheap, DIY gifts that are perfect for Valentine's Day. 1. 52 Th...

Ski Club Trip to Massanutten

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

Ski Club will travel to Massanutten on February 17 for a full day of skiing. Students wishing to join Ski Club should talk to Mrs. Hood (in room 424) or president Erin Liebe ('19).

Shakespeare Shows

Grace Mamon, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

Forge Drama presents Shakespeare in an Hour - two shows that will be performed next week in the blackbox theater. Much Ado About Nothing will be showing on May 16 at 7 p.m., and A Midsummer Night's Dream will be showing the following day, May 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. ...

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...

Amaya Montgomery: NYC Drama Trip

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Student Life

Drama traveled to New York City for their annual trip from February 23-25. Amaya Montgomery ('19) attended the trip for the first time this year. She is a student who is relatively new to Forge Drama, and was also the youngest on the trip to be given the opportunity to audition for both the Atlantic...

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, ...

2017 Senior Art Showcase

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Student Life

Throughout the last four years, student artists have been creating and developing their portfolios and are ready to show them off. This year’s senior showcase begins tonight with opening festivities going from 4 to 6 in the library. There will be food and drinks to enjoy while guests peruse the art. T...

Bonkers For Ballz

Bonkers For Ballz

Keane Sanders, Reporter

April 11, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Level Up

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


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Mythical Media, Opinion

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...

Erika Tellez’s Art Takes The Showcase

Erika Tellez’s Art Takes The Showcase

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

Erika Tellez (‘17) has filled the display case with three of her pieces after almost two months of it being empty. Each piece of art was an assignment for her Art IV class. The sunflower and eye works only took her a few class periods, whereas the lips piece took her almost two weeks. “It too...

Fredericksburg’s Scenic Cinema

Fredericksburg’s Scenic Cinema

Grace Mamon

March 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

This Saturday, March 25, Friends of the Rappahannock is sponsoring a film festival at UMW's Dodd Auditorium for the sixth year in a row. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will include 12 short films about amazing but unfortunately threatened places around the world. Each is meant to showcase the b...

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