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On the Ballot: White Fragility and Black Trauma

On the Ballot: White Fragility and Black Trauma

Kelli Coleman, Editor in Chief November 1, 2021

To an eighteen-year-old voter, politics and political debates look like a Sudoku puzzle, and as an African American, it gets even more perplexing. There are so many options, so many people pushing their...

Mask and COVID-19: The Trademark of the School Year

Kelli Coleman, Editor in Chief October 7, 2021

When Stafford County Public Schools decided to send students and teachers back with masks, there were no exceptions included in that. Meaning everyone had to wear a mask over their nose and mouth, but...

Angry Alco By: Gaby Gibson

Instagram is Stupid

Gabby Gibson, Entertainment Editor October 1, 2021

Over the summer Instagram changed their posting algorithm to promote Reels over traditional still images. For someone like me, who uses Instagram as an outlet for my art and has been for about five years,...

Students waiting in the auditorium for late buses. Photo: Jordan Mellender

Transportation Issues

Shelby Jaunal, Staff Writer August 29, 2021

  Some buses never showed up, while others came hours late on the first day.   As the day began, teachers showed slides for the first day. The slides gave students basic knowledge about the...

Do AP Exams Impact College Admissions?

Do AP Exams Impact College Admissions?

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor April 23, 2019

Applying for college in the twenty-first century is a strenuous process. Seniors have to select, tour, and apply to schools and even once they apply, they still have to keep up good grades and activities...



Carlos Barrera, Reporter April 8, 2019

Us is a movie that has something it wants to say, and writer/director Jordan Peele has once again identified horror as the best way deliver that message. Like his previous film, Get Out, this movie...

The chicken burrito from Chipotle, which received a final rating of 3 out of 5.

The Ultimate Burrito Showdown

Anne Johnakin, Aynsleigh Escher, Editor March 29, 2019

We (Aynsleigh and Anne) have decided to embark upon the ultimate quest: find out which burrito reigns supreme. Everyone has their favorites, but which one is actually the best? We decided to try out the...

Keep it (College) Confidential

Anne Johnakin, Editor March 25, 2019

Within my friend group, I am known as the College Confidential master. Ask me a question about any college and I can find the answer in minutes. My skills come from hours of late night anxiety exacerbated...

Please Clap!

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor March 25, 2019

The Please Clap Improv show on Friday, March twenty-second was phenomenal. The crowd was small in number but extremely enthusiastic, with audience members coming up with rather… funky suggestions for...

Theatrical Release Poster

An Apology to Alita: Battle Angel

Carlos Barrera, Reporter March 15, 2019

I will be honest, when I first saw the trailer for Alita, I already pinned it as a failure. Past history with terrible adaptations such as Ghost in the Shell has soured my opinion of anime adaptations. To...

Forges 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...

Bird Box Vs. A Quiet Place

Sara Michel, Reporter January 28, 2019

-WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD- The critically acclaimed movies “Bird Box” and “A Quiet Place” are both a hit on Netflix and the box office. “A Quiet Place” was released in theaters on April 6, 2018,...

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