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Coffeehouse Clothing Swap

Coffeehouse Clothing Swap

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

The next coffeehouse will be on April 25 at in the library from 6-9 pm. There is free admission for students who bring in formal clothing or jewelry. Donated clothing will go to people who cannot afford formal wear. This event, hosted by SAGE and Molten Art, is essentially a poetry slam on steroids....

Makayla Rillamas Wins Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Student Life

Makayla Rillamas ('18) and the other February Students of the Month were featured in the Free Lance Star this week for their accomplishments. The Fredericksburg Optimist Club nominated Rillamas, along with other exemplary students in the country, for her academic and extracurricular achievements...

The Round Table Ep. 3: The Gun Show

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, News, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

In the third episode of The Round Table, The Talon's debate podcast, Jack Adams facilitates a debate between Trevor Celata and Zach Farr regarding gun control in the wake of recent school shootings. ...

Forge Orchestra Brings Home a Superior

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

Forge Orchestra’s Chamber Sinfonia, the highest level orchestra, received a superior score from their assessment on March 29. They preformed the songs Chorale No. 8, Minotaur, and Academic Festival Overture. In addition, they were graded on sight-reading. The songs were judged based on many criteria,...

Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2018

Teresa Eastman, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

Come join to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival this Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 - 9:00 pm! The Fredericksburg showing will take place at Dodd Auditorium at University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA. Tickets will be sold at the door and online. $15 for adults at the door and $10 for adults in advance. School children and students with a college id are free. The fe...

Jazz Band Playing at Fine Arts Festival

Ava Alferez, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

Forge’s higher jazz band will be playing at the Fine Arts Festival this Sunday, April 1st (this is not a joke)! The festival will be held at Brooke Point High School and the jazz ensemble will be playing from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. A couple show choir singers will be accompanying them as well. Some...

Orchestra Concert Rescheduled

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

The orchestra concert originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, was rescheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 7 pm due to weather. This concert is the pre-assessment concert and will showcase all the songs ensembles will play at the competition. It will be shorter than the other concerts planned throughout...

Fine Arts Festival

Teresa Eastman, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

Come celebrate Stafford County’s 42nd annual fine arts festival at Brooke Point High School Saturday, March 24, and Sunday March 25 from 11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy more than 5,000 pieces of artwork from elementary to high school as well as over 1,000 students performing in a variety of ensem...

Earth Hour 2018

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

Earth Hour was a small movement that started in Sydney Australia in 2007, but is now a worldwide event to bring about awareness for climate change. It is an effort to combat light pollution, which is the brightening of the night sky due to artificial light sources. Light pollution can be seen from space...

Franklin Races Forward

Franklin Races Forward

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Sports, Student Life

Unlike most sophomores, Amber Franklin ('19), was driving long before fulfilling the requirements for her license. Franklin is a drag racer, like the rest of her family, and spends many of her weekends competing in high-speed motor vehicle races. Recently, the Franklin family was recognized in the most recent issue o...

TalonT Show Tomorrow; Tickets On Sale At Lunch

March 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

The TalonT Show takes place this Friday, March 9. Tickets are $5, and are being sold during all lunches this week. They must be purchased there, as they will NOT be sold at the door. Be sure to get yours soon, as they are limited. Dress rehearsals are being held on Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8....

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