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The Road to Endgame

The Road to Endgame

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Over this Spring Break I took the time to prepare for Endgame by watching all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, looking back on each phase and seeing how they stack up today. I will be giving quick reviews of the movies and posting the ranks and the end of each chapter. Each phase will be rev...

Us:

Us:

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Us is a movie that has something it wants to say, and writer/director Jordan Peele has once again identified horror as the best way deliver that message. Like his previous film, Get Out, this movie has underlying allegories allowing you to experience it long after leaving the theater.   On...

Dance Team Finds Victory at Nationals

Dance Team Finds Victory at Nationals

Melanie Thomas, Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, News

This past weekend the Colonial Forge Dance Team traveled to Myrtle Beach last weekend to compete at the EDA National Dance Competition. They’ve been working towards this competition since, July and were not disappointed with the results. The team, lead by coaches Lisa Sinclair and Semira Hall, took...

Forge’s Musical March Madness: Recap

Forge’s Musical March Madness: Recap

Kayliah Hunt-Kendrix, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, News

Throughout the month of March, Colonial Forge Choral Division traveled throughout Virginia and performed pieces that they’ve practiced since the beginning of 2019. Assessments On March 12, Stafford High School hosted this year’s choral assessments for Stafford County. All Colonial Forge Choi...

24th Annual Teen Art Show

Amanda Lineweaver, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Hung and framed onto the walls in rows, decorating the library theatre, were more than 100 paintings by more than 90 teenagers within the community. The 24th Annual Teen Art Show exhibit occurred the 8th through the 25th at the Fredericksburg library on Caroline street. The piece declared the b...

Down The Rabbit Hole of The Mandela Effect

Connor Merk and Sara Michel

March 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features

*This is a theory, not fact. The Mandela Effect refers to the conflict between the past and peoples’ memory of the past. The idea was constructed by Fiona Bromme, a paranormal consultant in late 2009. Fiona Broome and many others believe that the Mandela effect originates from the passing from one a...

Karen Jonas: From Open Mics to Music Festivals

Karen Jonas: From Open Mics to Music Festivals

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Top Stories

Fredericksburg has its fair share of musicians, many of whom are from various genres. One of the most prominent genres in the downtown music scene is Country, with venues such as the Colonial Tavern and Old Silk Mill commonly hosting musicians like Karen Jonas. Karen Jonas has been on the scene for around...

Please Clap!

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The Please Clap Improv show on Friday, March twenty-second was phenomenal. The crowd was small in number but extremely enthusiastic, with audience members coming up with rather… funky suggestions for places and quirks like “an abandoned Arby’s” and “uses air quotes incorrectly, all the tim...

An Apology to Alita: Battle Angel

An Apology to Alita: Battle Angel

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

I will be honest, when I first saw the trailer for Alita, I already pinned it as a failure. Past history with terrible adaptations such as Ghost in the Shell has soured my opinion of anime adaptations. To my surprise, the movie was very well put together. The eyes, which I found weird and inhuman,...

A Deep Dive Into Harry Potter

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The Harry Potter books are a Gen Z staple- I’ve only met a select few people from my generation who haven’t read the books. Even then, most of those people have at least watched the movies. As a hardcore Harry Potter fan myself, I’ve dedicated a healthy chunk of my free time to deciphering a lot...

Song of the Week: “We Are The Champions”

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Sports

https://youtu.be/G6wIpbtU3Ec I chose the song "We Are The Champions" because Varsity Boys Basketball won 56-51 in the Regional Finals and are moving on to the State Quarterfinals against Oscar Smith High School on Friday 7:30 at North Stafford High School. Be there to help and support the Eagles on...

Reaction to Efron as Bundy

Kayliah Hunt-Kendrix

February 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Thirty years after Ted Bundy’s execution, there are still movies, books, and podcasts from those who study the life and mind of him, fascinated by the horrors of his story. On January 28th, Netflix released a documentary series observing the killer and his crimes through the voices of journalist, frien...

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