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Lake Alden: the King George Band Taking Over the Fredericksburg Music Scene

Lake Alden: the King George Band Taking Over the Fredericksburg Music Scene

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The downtown Fredericksburg music scene has long focused on folk and bluegrass music, with very few artists consisting of and playing for younger generations. Recently, however, venues like Katora Coffee have started welcoming such bands, hosting open mic nights and pre-planned shows. One group, the King Geor...

Bird Box Vs. A Quiet Place

Sara Michel, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Uncategorized

-WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD- The critically acclaimed movies “Bird Box” and “A Quiet Place” are both a hit on Netflix and the box office. “A Quiet Place” was released in theaters on April 6, 2018, while the movie “Bird Box” came out on December 13. Both of these movies have been very popula...

New Resource Officer

New Resource Officer

Emily Imes, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features

You may have seen a new face around the halls lately. A few weeks ago, Colonial Forge got a new School Resource Officer, Deputy Johnson. Our previous SRO, Deputy Young, received a job promotion as a detective, so he is no longer with CFHS. Deputy Johnson believes she will be here for roughly three weeks...

Substitute Workshop For Furloughed Government Workers And The Community On Tuesday, January 22

Connor Merk, Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

The Stafford County Schools Department of Human Resources will be hosting a pop up substitute workshop this Tuesday, January 22. This event is occurring because they are giving this opportunity to all citizens, but also to government employees who have been furloughed due to the government shutdown....

The Week of Movies!(sorta)

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion

Hello, readers of the Talon, I hope you all had a good winter break. I spent break back home in NYC, where I immersed myself in movies. This is what created The Week of Movies, where I'll be spending each day reviewing one of the movies I watched. Today, I'm ranking the movies in order and by what score I am gi...

Get To Know: Ms. Parker

Get To Know: Ms. Parker

Melanie Thomas, Reporter

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Ms. Parker, who teaches Business and Personal Finance, went to George Mason University, Germanna Community College, and finally the University of Virginia, acquiring her undergrad and Master’s degree. She taught here for 11 years before going elsewhere, and now she’s back after 8 years. Parker...

Students Applying to Notable Schools

Students Applying to Notable Schools

Emily Imes, Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features

In the middle of senior year, students have already sent all of their applications or are still in the process of sending them. Most people have a school that feels like it could be a home to them. For some students, they are very notable schools such as Princeton, Brown and Massachusetts Institute of ...

First Step To Become a CEO: Join DECA

First Step To Become a CEO: Join DECA

Connor Merk, Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

DECA, also known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a club that prepares students for competitions regarding business management, marketing, and hospitality & tourism. David Weekman (‘19) is currently a member of the DECA chapter at Forge. He has been a member of this club since s...

A Ranking of Aynsleigh’s Favourite Christmas Movies

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Uncategorized

Love, Actually Home Alone E.L.F. A Christmas Story Jim Carrey Grinch   Love, Actually (2003) My favourite Christmas movie of all time is Love, Actually. The movie documents progression of nine different relationships; as the movie goes on, more is revealed about the connection...

A Ranking of Anne’s Favourite Christmas Movies

Anne Johnakin, Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

It’s A Wonderful Life Frozen While You Were Sleeping A Christmas Prince 12 Dates of Christmas   It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) This movie is a classic, for good reason. It tells the story of the life of George Bailey, a man living in the quiet town of  Bedford Falls. Growing up, he h...

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