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Young Republicans Soak Up DC

Young Republicans Soak Up DC

Patrick Strong, Reporter

April 10, 2018

The Young Republicans took a trip to Washington D.C. over Spring Break to visit some of the nation's most famous historical landmarks on, and around, the Mall. They started the day by walking to the White House to take pictures.   Next, they went on over to the Washington Monument and follo...

DARE Program Fundraiser at Family Pizzeria Rescheduled

Connor Merk, Reporter

April 10, 2018

The DARE Pizza Night at Family Pizzeria has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 17. The event begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. $4 of each sale will be donated to the Stafford County DARE Program. The Pizzeria is located at 1924 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, Virginia 22554   ...

If You See Something, Say Something: How to Submit Tips

If You See Something, Say Something: How to Submit Tips

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 10, 2018

Every year during class assemblies, Mr. Daniel famously says that school’s number one job is to keep us safe. However, it’s not just teachers and administrators who can do this. Students have a responsibility to maintain Forge’s safety as well. This task isn’t always easily accomplished, though, because ma...

The Round Table Ep. 3: The Gun Show

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

April 10, 2018

In the third episode of The Round Table, The Talon's debate podcast, Jack Adams facilitates a debate between Trevor Celata and Zach Farr regarding gun control in the wake of recent school shootings. ...

Forge Orchestra Brings Home a Superior

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 10, 2018

Forge Orchestra’s Chamber Sinfonia, the highest level orchestra, received a superior score from their assessment on March 29. They preformed the songs Chorale No. 8, Minotaur, and Academic Festival Overture. In addition, they were graded on sight-reading. The songs were judged based on many criteria,...

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Jack Adams, Reporter

March 30, 2018

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival held in Washington D.C. will be going on March 17 through April 15. There will be blooming cruises to witness the beautiful trees and activities, art galleries, kite flying, food, music, and more. For more information on the Cherry Blossom Festival click here.  ...

Administration Announces New Rules With Entrances

Connor Merk, Reporter

March 30, 2018

The Forge administration has announced new rules for students, citing safety concerns. All students must use only three entrances to the school in the morning and the afternoon. Students from the student parking lot have to use the student entrance on the parking lot side, car riders need to use the...

Model UN Officers For 2018-2019 School Year

Savannah Mitchell, Reporter

March 28, 2018

The Model UN  held their vote for the 2018-2019 school year on March 14th. Erin McCluskey (19) was voted president, and Amrutha Obbineni  (19) was voted vice president. Additional members voted in include Connor Merk (19) as secretary, Sarina Heron (19) as treasurer, and Jarrett Holmes (19) as historian.

Spanish Honor Society Meeting Canceled

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

March 21, 2018

Due to the impending weather, the meeting scheduled for 3/20 has been canceled. Students should go home right after school. There has been no information yet on a make-up day.    

Orchestra Concert Rescheduled

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

March 21, 2018

The orchestra concert originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, was rescheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 7 pm due to weather. This concert is the pre-assessment concert and will showcase all the songs ensembles will play at the competition. It will be shorter than the other concerts planned throughout...

DARE Program Fundraiser at Family Pizzeria Cancelled

Connor Merk, Reporter

March 21, 2018

The DARE Pizza Night at Family Pizzeria on Tuesday, March 20 is canceled due to expected inclement weather. Organizers will reschedule the event at a later date.

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