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The Talon

Follow the Signs: Meet Mrs. Brutski

Connor Merk, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Features

Mrs. Stephanie Brutski is currently a deaf and hard of hearing teacher at Colonial Forge. Brutski grew up in Northern New York, near Lake Ontario. Later she attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Brutski has been a deaf and hard hearing teacher for 28 years. She has worked as an itine...

Gone Traveling

Gone Traveling

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

From the beaches of the East Coast to the grasslands of the Midwest, and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast, the United States has some of the most diverse geography in the world. This summer, Bryant Ricks (‘18) experienced the majority of it in a cross country road trip with three of...

Catching Mrs. Craig

Michaela Tucker, Reporter

November 16, 2017


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From fly fishing on her family’s boat to free jumping off bridges with her dad and sister, Mrs. Summer Craig has experienced many things throughout her life other than teaching. Mrs. Craig is a new teacher this year here at Forge. She has taught at various different schools here in Virginia including...

Good Morning Forge: Meet Mr. Oxenford

Gaby Christian, Photography Editor

November 14, 2017


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“I've been teaching for about four weeks now. This is my first job as a teacher,” Christopher Oxenford said. This year, Forge hired several new teachers, including  the new CTE teacher, Mr. Oxenford. Prior to teaching at Colonial Forge, Oxenford had a little bit of experience in the classroom. ...

Drumming Up Another Great Season: Drum Majors Queenan and Zimmerman

Drumming Up Another Great Season: Drum Majors Queenan and Zimmerman

Connor Merk, Reporter

November 9, 2017


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The marching band plays a huge role in our school: they play in the stands at every football game, entertain the crowd when performing their show during halftime, and play at pep-rallies. The marching band is the largest student group at the school, as it consists of over 100 members. With this many members, student leadership plays an important role in the band. This year, ...

What A Life Saver

Savannah Mitchell, Resporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features

From saving lives, to saving grades, Ms. Lisa Davis is able to bring real life experience into her classroom. Davis is starting her first year teaching ever at Colonial Forge teaching EMT; EMT stands for emergency medical technician. Commuting all the way from Fauquier County, Davis doesn’t just ma...

Roger That: Meet Elaina Rogers

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

When was the last time you were in the presence of a world-travelling, bike-riding, competition-winning, landscape-painting, Pokemon Go player? Maybe you have been, without realizing. Maybe it was during your last math block. Mrs. Elaina Rogers, a recent addition to the math department at Colonial Fo...

Bound for Colonial Forge: Meet Mr. Akintounde

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Features

With an influx of new teachers, there are lots of new faces around Colonial Forge. One of these is Mr. Abimbola Akintounde, a new Algebra 1 and geometry teacher here at Forge. He has taught in Virginia, D.C., and Florida previously and is now in his seventh year of teaching here at Forge. His journey ...

From Teaching To Poker: Meet John Kopcak

From Teaching To Poker: Meet John Kopcak

Connor Merk, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features

From being a teacher during the day to a poker player at night, John Kopcak has a very fascinating life. Kopcak was a substitute teacher at Forge for the past couple of years, but has now transitioned to becoming a full time teacher. Currently he teaches English 12, Oral Communications, and Dual Enroll...

Duo Has Creative Twist On Adopt-A-Senior Day

Duo Has Creative Twist On Adopt-A-Senior Day

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Around the school, it becomes a competition to see who can think of the most creative Adopt-A-Senior costume. Seniors wore everything from over-sized diapers to duck costumes as the underclassmen paraded their seniors around the hallway, making them perform any stunt they could think of. Although se...

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...

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