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VHSL Realignment Decisions leave Prince William Upset

VHSL Realignment Decisions leave Prince William Upset

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Colonial Forge, Massaponax, and Riverbend will move from VHSL Region 6A to 6B following an appeal to the VHSL Executive Committee. “The [region] that VHSL put us in was Riverbend High School, Massaponax High School, schools all the way down in Chesterfield County Schools, down in the beach, and th...

2018 Midterm Elections: Predictions from Connor and Aynsleigh

2018 Midterm Elections: Predictions from Connor and Aynsleigh

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

The 2018 midterm elections could be the most consequential election in our lifetime. The possibility of the Democratic Party retaking the House of Representatives and/or the Senate could have a significant effect on the rest of President Trump’s term. Historically, the party that is the opposite...

Updates to Homecoming Schedule

Noel Innocent and Anne Johnakin

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Due to the likely rain storm Friday night, the Colonial Forge Homecoming football game originally scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday, October 25. The Spirit Days scheduled for the week remain the same, and the Senior Run and Pep Rally will still take place on Friday....

In Communication: Getting to Know Scott Kizner, Stafford County’s New Superintendent

In Communication: Getting to Know Scott Kizner, Stafford County’s New Superintendent

Aynsleigh Escher, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

“I don’t like to overpromise and underdeliver.” These words have a history of empty promises- the phrase “actions speak louder than words” is the embodiment of that. However, when new Stafford County Superintendent Scott Kizner says that he doesn't like to overpromise and underdeliver...

Art Attacks the Streets of Fredericksburg

Art Attacks the Streets of Fredericksburg

Amanda Lineweaver, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

Belly dancers gyrating, a small boy jamming out on an electric guitar, and an opera singer belting an aria were a few of the many different kinds of people and things that were seen and heard performing on the streets of Downtown Fredericksburg. On Saturday, September 22, approximately 200 artists f...

New quarterback Madden Lowe (’20) leads team to victory against Riverbend and others

New quarterback Madden Lowe (’20) leads team to victory against Riverbend and others

Emily Imes, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Seniors graduate every year, but when the quarterback of two years leaves, things may feel a little weird for the team. Senior Ethan Garwood (‘18) had been Colonial Forge’s quarterback for four years, and it was time someone filled his spot. After moving and the resulting redistricting, new starting quart...

Parking Lot Enforcement Becoming Stricter

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

Students should be aware that parking lot rules are being enforced now more than ever. Vehicles that are not supposed to be parked in the lot will be given one warning before being towed. As well as getting a car towed, students who violate the rules may face other disciplinary actions. In order to...

Interested in National Business Honor Society ?

Ava Alferez, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

If you are an upcoming junior or senior and interested in joining the National Business Honor Society, applicant packets are now available. Main requirements include being a junior or senior, haven taken, or currently enrolled in, at least 3 business courses, having a 3.5 or above GPA in them, and...

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

Jack Adams, Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

April 30th was International Jazz Day, a day where all around the world people come together to celebrate the roots and rhythms of one of the most loved genre's of music. Jazz has been around for over a century, finding its roots in West African culture and African-American music traditions mixed with t...

Shrek The Musical

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

Shrek performances are on April 26th at 7 p.m, 27th at 7 p.m, and 29th at 2 p.m and 7 p.m. Tickets are being sold for 8 dollars during lunch blocks and will be 10 dollars at the door.

Senior Art Show

Ava Alferez, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under News

This year's senior art show will be opening on Monday, April 30 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in our school's library. If you would like to come see the artwork, it will continue to be displayed in the library until Friday, May 4th at 1 pm.

Test Taking Tips

Test Taking Tips

Tamar, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

With APs coming around the corner, here are some great tips to help you get through crunch time. Before the test… Study thoroughly  Give yourself a pep talk in the mirror. (ex. “I can do this. I'm just going to go into that room, ace this test, then walk out like a boss”) Sleep well. ...

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