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Germanna Open House April 14

Connor Merk, Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News

Germanna Community College is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 14 from 8:30am to 1pm at the Fredericksburg area campus in Spotsylvania - 1000 Germanna Point Drive, Fredericksburg VA. This event will feature on the spot admission, financial aid help, and visits with faculty, advisors, counselors,...

Dance Team Finds Victory at Nationals

Dance Team Finds Victory at Nationals

Melanie Thomas, Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, News

This past weekend the Colonial Forge Dance Team traveled to Myrtle Beach last weekend to compete at the EDA National Dance Competition. They’ve been working towards this competition since, July and were not disappointed with the results. The team, lead by coaches Lisa Sinclair and Semira Hall, took...

Forge’s Musical March Madness: Recap

Forge’s Musical March Madness: Recap

Kayliah Hunt-Kendrix, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, News

Throughout the month of March, Colonial Forge Choral Division traveled throughout Virginia and performed pieces that they’ve practiced since the beginning of 2019. Assessments On March 12, Stafford High School hosted this year’s choral assessments for Stafford County. All Colonial Forge Choi...

Learn & Serve Book Collection

Connor Merk, Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Uncategorized

The Learn & Serve class is collecting new or gently used books that will be donated to local preschool and elementary aged students. They can be dropped off at the main office, library, security office, or room 221. People can bring in books until Friday, March 22.  

Boys Basketball Captures Regional Championship

Patrick Strong, Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

The Boy’s Basketball team took home their third regional championship in program history on Tuesday night. Forge entered the night as technical “underdogs,” although the team never appeared fazed going on the road into a relatively hostile environment at James River. The 56-51 victory was headlined...

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...

Both Varsity Basketball Teams Play Regional Semifinals This Friday

Malachi Gatlin, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

The Boys and Girls Varsity basketball teams both clinched victories over Riverbend High School on Monday, February 18. The boys' score was 56-43, and the girls' had a huge win, 68-47. Both teams will move on to the Regional semifinals. Boys Varsity will face Manchester High School at North Stafford...

Boys Swim Captures District Championship

Patrick Strong, Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Talon Overtime

The 2018-19 Colonial Forge Boys Swim Team did what many thought impossible last Friday night. Anchored by a massive upset of reigning 200 free state champion, John O’Hara, by Forge’s Lucas Johnson (‘20), the Eagles captured the Commonwealth District championship in an extremely narrow victory ...

Update: VHSL Region Switch Approved

Anne Johnakin, Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

In September, Forge, Massaponax, and Riverbend appealed to move from VHSL Region 6A to 6B. The Executive committee voted to approve the motion on January 23. Come fall, Forge will be competing against schools in Prince William in order to cut down on travel times. You can read the full story about...

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.

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