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Forge’s Opinion on Governor Northam

Forge’s Opinion on Governor Northam

Anne Johnakin, Editor

February 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

December 6: Congress passed 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 met with then House Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) to discuss g...

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