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World View: Model UN Expands Students’ Horizons

World View: Model UN Expands Students’ Horizons

Connor Merk, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

The Model United Nations club's main purpose is to prepare and attend conferences throughout the year. At these conferences, attendees are given worldly topics and work together to find solutions. Catherine Cata ('18) and Erin McCluskey ('19) have leadership roles in this organization, and describe their...

Makayla Rillamas Wins Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Student Life

Makayla Rillamas ('18) and the other February Students of the Month were featured in the Free Lance Star this week for their accomplishments. The Fredericksburg Optimist Club nominated Rillamas, along with other exemplary students in the country, for her academic and extracurricular achievements...

Confidence in Speaking Up

Confidence in Speaking Up

Ava Alferez, Reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Lets face it. Speaking up is hard, especially when it's something you don't necessarily want to talk about. As we encounter different things everyday, however, it is important to report any suspicious activity. Here is an outline of things you may need or questions you may have if you are ever faced ...

Franklin Races Forward

Franklin Races Forward

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Sports, Student Life

Unlike most sophomores, Amber Franklin ('19), was driving long before fulfilling the requirements for her license. Franklin is a drag racer, like the rest of her family, and spends many of her weekends competing in high-speed motor vehicle races. Recently, the Franklin family was recognized in the most recent issue o...

Guns 101: All You Need To Know

Guns 101: All You Need To Know

Connor Merk, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features, News

“Walk-out” Wednesday

Andrea Grubb, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Student Life

On March 14th, the school will participate in the Collective Day of Action to raise awareness. Both of the events will last 17 minutes to honor the 17 individuals that died in the MSD shooting that occurred on February 14, 2018. The day will start with “Forge the Future”, which is a rally that will...

The Forge Phenoms

The Forge Phenoms

Patrick Strong, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Talon Overtime

Tim Scott and Gary Jennings, former Colonial Forge football greats, were a different breed from the day they stepped foot on the Colonial Forge campus. Football at Forge gave these two phenomenal athletes an outlet and rare opportunity to develop habits and relationships that would stay with them as they ...

Torii Waisanen Swims Towards Success

Torii Waisanen Swims Towards Success

Connor Merk, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Torii Waisanen (‘19) became interested in swimming while watching her sister swim. Following in her sister’s footsteps, she started taking lessons at a young age. Waisanen is currently a swimmer on the Colonial Forge Varsity Swim Team. While some find being an athlete too draining, Wais...

Alex Pawlica On His Shrek Audition

Alex Pawlica On His Shrek Audition

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Student Life

No matter which way you spin it, auditioning for anything is scary, especially when singing is involved. Recently, auditions and callbacks for the school musical, Shrek, took place, leaving students with either success or horror stories. Alex Pawlica (‘20) is one of the many students who auditioned,...

Bridge Over to Bridgewater

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

  Most high school athletes planning on participating in athletics at the collegiate level wait until the fall of their senior to sign. Sam Sharps (‘19) decided to take a rare path and recently committed to Bridgewater College as a junior. Although it may be a more unusual route, Sharps feels comfortabl...

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