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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....

Stafford County Schools Closed On Tuesday January 15

Connor Merk, Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under News

Schools are closed on Tuesday January 15 due to icy road conditions. 12 month employees report two hours late.

Stafford County Schools Closed On Monday January 14

Connor Merk, Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under News

Schools are closed on Monday January 14 due to inclement weather. Employees are Code 1.

All-County Orchestra’s Concert Moves Up To Tonight As Snow Cancels Most Weekend Activities

Carlos Barrera, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under News

As a result of the expected snow this weekend, the All-County Orchestra event has been moved from January 12, 2019 to tonight at 6:30 P.M. This sudden change leaves the orchestra in a hurry to prepare, as today is their first time all meeting together for practice. Their responses range from panic, to ...

Students Give Their Thoughts On The Government Shutdown And The Border Wall

Kayliah Kendrix, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

"So now my dad has to go into work for free because he works in the Secret Service. For Christmas, I couldn’t get everything I wanted. That was last minute when the government shutdown first started, so I was told I had to wait for stuff, and I still haven’t got it. [Trump]'s so extra. It’s not that big of a deal;...

Government Shutdown Timeline

Connor Merk, Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under News

December 6: Congress passes a short-term funding bill to delay a shutdown occurring until after former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral. December 11: President Trump and Vice President Pence meet with then House Minority Leader Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer to discuss government fun...

Forge Swim Falls to Riverbend

Patrick Strong, Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

Both the Boys and Girls Swim teams were defeated by the Riverbend Bears on Tuesday night at the Jeff Rouse Center. Riverbend, one of the most consistent swim powerhouses in the region, has routinely been an Achilles heel of every other Swim program across the Commonwealth District. A year ago, the Fo...

Home Game VS Massaponax

Home Game VS Massaponax

Brianan Chubb, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Colonial Forge Boys Varsity basketball lost 64-73 to Massaponax on Friday, January 4. Massaponax’s cheerleaders were not present for the game, but Forge's green team cheerleaders cheered on our team through the whole game.

Forge Swim Back in Action

Patrick Strong, Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

The Varsity Swim team officially returned to the pool last Friday at the Jeff Rouse Center. The Eagles took on rival Stafford High in the second official meet of the 2018-19 season. The Girls team came away with a 160-126 win while the Boys fell to the Indians 168-118. Following a successful inte...

The Girls Basketball Team Faces St. Joseph High School in Maryland

Ernesto Bowen, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

The Girls basketball team will take on “St.Joseph High School”, one of the best teams on the East Coast, in Maryland on Saturday. Cameron Downs (‘20), the 2017 player of the year,will lead the Eagles. St. Joseph is a team out of Brooklyn, New York. They are a pretty talented team with speed and size, an...

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