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Winners, Competitors, and Organizers Discuss Forge Assassin 2019

Winners, Competitors, and Organizers Discuss Forge Assassin 2019

Sara Michel, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Players of Forge Assassin, a game that has risen in popularity among Forge upperclassmen, must constantly watch their backs and hide their locations. Every time that they are outside of school, their home, or their car, is an opportunity for them to be attacked. Participants are pitted against and have to ...

Orchestra Class Trip to New York City

Orchestra Class Trip to New York City

Anne Johnakin, Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

The orchestra took a class trip to New York City on March 1 through 3. While there they had a workshop with Broadway musicians, went to see Phantom of The Opera, and explored New York. On the first day, the groups explored Times Square then went to dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. The evening closed out w...

All You Need To Know About the Glow

All You Need To Know About the Glow

Connor Merk, Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

The class officers have been planning the first annual glow dance since the summer, and the event is fast approaching. Senior Class President Erin Liebe ('19) has taken the lead on this dance and has been a part of the planning process. Why did the class officers come up with the glow dance? Liebe: There...

Jack Lausten (’21) Looks Forward To A Strong Soccer Season

Jack Lausten (’21) Looks Forward To A Strong Soccer Season

Brianan Chubb, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Varsity soccer captain Jack Lausten (‘21) is pushing through tryouts this week with his team. Lausten has been playing for Forge since his freshman year, and he’s coming back for his second season. Not only is it his first year on varsity, but he is also one of the team captains. Lausten expec...

GMU Tour

GMU Tour

Amanda Lineweaver, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

South of D.C., in Fairfax County, resides George Mason University. The university was founded as a part of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. The average price of tuition at the university per year after aid is $19K. George Mason’s campus is stro...

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...

The History of Bundy

Emily Imes

February 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Ted Bundy was a serial killer and a rapist, one of the most notorious criminals of the late 20th century. He sexually assaulted and killed several women in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Florida between 1974 and 1978. They only got him for 28 murders originally, and he confessed to 30 later, b...

Forge’s Opinion on Governor Northam

Forge’s Opinion on Governor Northam

Anne Johnakin, Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Opinion, Top Stories

Recently, Governor Ralph Northam has come under fire after his 1984 yearbook surfaced with a racist image on his personal page. Virginia Democrats have revoked their support for him and many people are calling for his resignation, resulting in protests in Richmond. During his press conference, Northam said he...

The Coffee Chronicles

The Coffee Chronicles

Anne Johnakin, Emily Imes, Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Overall rating: The drink ordered was an almond milk latte with vanilla syrup. The three of us can’t have dairy, which is why we used almond milk. We chose to drink a vanilla latte because, in the grand scheme of corporate coffee, a very popular drink is the vanilla latte. Rating something people ar...

Learn & Serve Collecting Cans For Canstruction

Learn & Serve Collecting Cans For Canstruction

Connor Merk, Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Our school has participated in Canstruction for several years. Last year, students from our school built an American flag-themed structure that was completely made out of canned food. The Canstruction event that is occurring in our region this year is February 16 - 17 at the Spotsylvania Mall. C...

Do You Even BuJo, Bro?

Do You Even BuJo, Bro?

Anne Johnakin, Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Taking social media by storm is a trend called bullet journaling, named for the special bulleting system it uses to keep track of your to-do list. It’s a combination of a planner, to-do list, diary, sketchbook, and much more, created to suite the individual user’s needs. The main tenets of bu...

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