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A Ranking of Anne’s Favourite Christmas Movies

Anne Johnakin, Editor

December 18, 2018

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...

Quizzing the Scholars: Scholastic Bowl

Quizzing the Scholars: Scholastic Bowl

Connor Merk, Editor

December 14, 2018

Each week, the Scholastic Bowl team meets to practice their skills of trivia on the topics of history, literature, arts, and music. This process includes studying flashcards, reviewing match rules, and practicing buzzing in. Scholastic Bowl is a VHSL-sponsored team activity where students compete against ...

Snead’s Farm 2018

Snead’s Farm 2018

Amanda Lineweaver, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Swim Team Gears Up for Big Winter

Patrick Strong, Editor

December 12, 2018

The 2018-19 edition of the Colonial Forge Swim Team is gearing up to be an electric one. With a plethora of returning veterans, the team carries plenty of big meet experience to a program looking to progress into being a major contender. Returning state meet competitors such as Torii Waisanen (‘19) ...

Thomas Coen: Newest Member on Board of Supervisors

Thomas Coen: Newest Member on Board of Supervisors

Emily Imes, Reporter

December 11, 2018

In January of this year, Mr. Thomas Coen, AP Government teacher, applied for a position on the Board of Supervisors. “When a supervisor resigns, the state has specific procedures that are to be followed. Last January, the Board of Supervisors announced the vacancy. Interested people had a set tim...

Colonial Forge Blood Drive

Colonial Forge Blood Drive

Kayliah Kendrix, Reporter

December 4, 2018

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Playing With Purpose: Bisco Discusses Music and Tri-M

Playing With Purpose: Bisco Discusses Music and Tri-M

Connor Merk, Editor

December 4, 2018

Natally Bisco (‘19) has been playing the violin, piano, guitar and ukulele since she was child. As a senior, she serves as the president of the orchestra division of Tri-M, which is the Music Honor Society. “I began playing the violin in 5th grade. I started the piano when I was 6, but became ...

Siblings on Teams

Emily Imes, Reporter

November 30, 2018

There are many sports teams that contain siblings on them. Some have the same perspectives, and some are completely opposite. Some enjoy it, and some dread every minute of having to share the spotlight. Here are their stories.

Get to Know: Mrs. Ferrick

Get to Know: Mrs. Ferrick

Melanie Thomas, Reporter

November 30, 2018

Mrs. Ferrick, who teaches Economics and Personal Finance as well as Keyboarding, attended George Mason University, acquiring her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business. Before she started teaching here, she worked as defense contractor. After 20 years of working as a substitute teacher and doing...

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

November 30, 2018

To many, the high school experience is a combination of academics, extracurriculars, and volunteering, with these three things done in order to properly transition into the next stage of life- college or university. Academics and extracurriculars are easily managed through the school, however, managing v...

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