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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...

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...

Seniors Then And Now

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Seniors share pictures of their transformations from freshman to senior year along with their best memories from their time at Colonial Forge. Mckenzi Migliorini Best High School Memory: "My favorite memory from high school would be from junior year. I applied to a program at the VMFA called Teen Stylin'. This program was in Richmond, and it allowed me to be satu...

Marching Band Travels to Florida

Marching Band Travels to Florida

Connor Merk, Reporter

April 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life, Uncategorized

Every year the Marching Band goes on a trip to a fun and exciting place. This year they went to Disney World in Orlando Florida. I covered two people throughout the whole trip, they are Caitlynn Holmes and Zoreli Simien.   The first stop when they arrived was at the Rainforest Cafe in Disney Sp...

JROTC Drills Their Way Up The Ladder

JROTC Drills Their Way Up The Ladder

James Mims, Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Filing in line with cordial formality is the Colonial Forge Eagle Battalion. Members of both the Drill Team as well as the Color Guard competed at Spotsylvania Senior High School on February 25 2017 for a chance to place in one of the many challenges.   These challenges range from armed performan...

Seniors’ Trip To Folger Shakespeare Library

Seniors’ Trip To Folger Shakespeare Library

Sophia K. Dalberg, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

Ms. Roark's AP English 12 classes traveled to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to see As You Like It by William Shakespeare. They left early in the morning, February 9, to see the classic show. On the theater are large, white stone carvings lining the building that show famous sc...

The Round Table Ep. 2: Black/Blue Lives Matter

James Mims, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Features, Opinion, The Round Table

In the second episode of The Round Table, The Talon’s debate podcast, James Mims moderates a debate between Lauryn Hobbs and Ryan Wilbur regarding Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter respectively. ...

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