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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...

Orchestra and Guitar’s Spring Dinner and Concert

Orchestra and Guitar’s Spring Dinner and Concert

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

Orchestra and Guitar will perform their pops concert May 15 at 5. Dinner in the cafeteria will precede the concert. Tickets are 25 dollars at the door. The dinner will be catered by Shane's Rib Shack, and will include pork or chicken barbecue, green beans, mac and cheese, a drink, and dessert. Guitar...

Last Minute Prom Hair Ideas

Last Minute Prom Hair Ideas

Michaela Tucker, Reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Prom season is upon us and last minute planning can be a stressful part about getting ready for prom night. Here are some hair ideas you can easily do on your own or with the help of a friend. Short Hair: Short hair can leave you limited to hairstyles but doesn't mean you can't have something interest...

14 Delicious Pre-Prom Dinner Spots

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

Fredericksburg dining includes an amazing variety of food, guaranteed to satisfy all tastes, so the Talon has compiled a list of 14 great options for pre-prom dinner. Brock's Riverside Grill: located on the Rappahannock river, Brock’s is a great place for pre-prom dinner. It has a river-view din...

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...

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.

Spring Trends of Decades

Spring Trends of Decades

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

With spring coming up the new trends are making their big debut. Like all things in history, certain trends are repeating themselves. Certain things we cringe at and others we celebrate. See how we remade big fashion trends from previous decades and made them our own. The 60's "The 60’s w...

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. ...

Forge Broadway Playbill

Kayliah Kendrix, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Chorus' final concert will be the annual Pops Concert on May 24th. The Broadway theme concert will include a Playbill that will be handed to everyone entering the auditorium. The Playbill will included several pages on the performance including a section that will highlight the seniors and Shout Outs. ...

National High-Five Day

National High-Five Day

Jack Adams, Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life, Video

April 19th is National High-Five Day, and in honor of this National day here is a guide for the perfect high five. Step 1 Find an enthusiastic partner. Step 2 Obtain good posture. Poor posture results in a weak high five and a bad look. Step 3 Pump excitement and happiness through you and your partn...

Coffeehouse Clothing Swap

Coffeehouse Clothing Swap

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

The next coffeehouse will be on April 25 at in the library from 6-9 pm. There is free admission for students who bring in formal clothing or jewelry. Donated clothing will go to people who cannot afford formal wear. This event, hosted by SAGE and Molten Art, is essentially a poetry slam on steroids....

Excellence on AP Exams: Keys to Getting a 4 or Above

Excellence on AP Exams: Keys to Getting a 4 or Above

Aynsleigh Escher, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under How To..., Student Life

During exam season, there are a variety of small issues that, when piled on one another, can become a major cause for stress in students. These issues include studying, concerns for the test, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities. In order to help students manage these stressors and “survive...

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