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.

Military Bound

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Football player and Virginia Military Institute commit Ayden Jilson ('18) discusses his plans for the future and the reason he chose VMI over other schools. Jilson also explains his plans for after college.

Saving Sirens

Saving Sirens

Keane Sanders, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features

Saving lives, taking care of others, and even putting your own life at risk are the duties that go along with being an Emergency Medical Technician. The EMT class, taught by Mrs. Lisa Davis, prepares students for the obstacles that they will encounter when they are on a call. Davis’ interest in...

From Football to the Farming

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Football player Will Carroll ('18) recently committed to Old Dominion University to continue his football career and hopefully fulfill his dream of being "self-sufficient." In this video, Carroll discusses why he chose ODU and his plans for the future.

A Day in the Booth

A Day in the Booth

Patrick Strong, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Being a high school light or sound technician is more demanding than one might think. These people are the unsung heroes of stage productions and without them the show could not go on. Justin Holtschneider (‘19) is technically considered the “Master Electrician” of the crew. The crew consists...

Getting to Know: Mrs. Wieners

Getting to Know: Mrs. Wieners

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features

Mrs. Colleen Wieners, Assistant Principal Mr. Jones’ assistant, spends her days working on student discipline around Colonial Forge High School. She has been at Forge for eight years, and through the years she has discovered that her favorite parts of the job are dealing with the kids and helping her c...

From C-Forge to NYC

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Forge athlete Mitchell Shinskie ('18) will attend Colombia University in New York City next fall to further his football career. In this video, Shinskie talks about the recruitment experience.

The Man Behind the Mission

The Man Behind the Mission

Gaby Christian, Photography Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features

“I believe in conservative principles. If you look it up, there is a Republican creed in Virginia,so I stay pretty true to that. I agree with that creed. So that is why I align more with Republican,” Michael Makee says. Michael Makee ran for delegate in the recent Virginia election. He was the Rep...

Meet Connor Merk: Young Republicans President

Meet Connor Merk: Young Republicans President

Gaby Christian, Photography Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

“I am honored to be president of Young Republicans because it gives me the opportunity to share my passion of politics with others,” Connor Merk (‘19) says. Connor Merk is the president of Colonial Forge’s Young Republicans club. He was voted president this year after being a part of the club ...

Hit (on) the Road!

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Colonial Forge is no stranger to student car accidents. During the 2003-2004 school year, four students lost their lives to accidents, causing the teaching of driver’s education and the weather policies in Stafford County to be reevaluated.  Fortunately, we have been able to avoid a death for years...

Wax On, Wax Off

Wax On, Wax Off

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

It’s not uncommon for teenage athletes to dedicate large amount of time to their sports. They may spend weekends at tournaments, hours at practice, or early mornings in the weightroom. However, most adolescent athletes won’t travel the world for their sport. Lauren Gruber (‘18) is an exception;...

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...

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