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And Scene: The Cast Of The Addams Family Reflects On Their Experience

And Scene: The Cast Of The Addams Family Reflects On Their Experience

Melanie Thomas and Brianan Chubb

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

On May 2, 3, and 4, Forge Drama performed The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. The cast members had been working hard for a long time to put their best foot forward. These are some of their favorite memories from the musical this year: Chance Stephens('19) - ("Gomez Addams"): “Seeing all these new people, learning all these new skills,...

Wacky Scholarships for Seniors

Amanda Lineweaver and Anne Johnakin

May 3, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Scholarships are typically known for being given to academically or athletically excelling students, but there are also scholarships available for those with peculiar talents, or those willing to undergo certain, strange quotas. Below is a list of uncommon, interesting scholarships for those looking ...

Uncommon Colleges In Virginia

Sara Michel, Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life

When you look into Virginia colleges you automatically think Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, and many more. Virginia has a wide span of colleges, below is a list of not so common colleges in Virginia according to https://www.usnews.com/. Br...

Heron (’19) and Alshammari (’19) Participate In Student Government Day

Heron (’19) and Alshammari (’19) Participate In Student Government Day

Connor Merk, Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

On April 18, students from all five Stafford County high schools visited the George L. Gordon Jr. Government Center to shadow several government departments and employees. The day began with a welcome in the boardroom from Supervisor Coen. Coen placed a heavy emphasis on the need for young people to kno...

Forge’s Drama Presents The Addams Family

Sara Michel and Melanie Thomas

April 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Slideshow, Student Life, Uncategorized

  Forge Drama’s The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy performances are at 7pm on Thursday (25th), Friday (26th), and Saturday (27th)! Pre-ticket sales for students are priced at $8 and tickets sold at the door are $10....

Leo Club Pancake Breakfast: Saturday April 27

Leo Club Pancake Breakfast: Saturday April 27

Connor Merk, Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

The Leo Club is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 27 in the Colonial Forge cafeteria. The event will be held between 9am and 12pm. There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet containing pancakes, bagels, fruit, and more. There will also be raffle prizes, such as gift cards to...

Life as a Dancer

Life as a Dancer

Melanie Thomas, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

Olivia Burton (‘19), the Colonial Forge Dance Team captain, has had a passion for dance since she was one and a half years old. Her dream has always been to make a living in the professional dance world as a backup and Broadway dancer. She works hard toward that dream, spending about 42 hours per week...

Painting For Beginners: Part 1

Amanda Lineweaver, Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Painting on a fresh new canvas or starting any project can be very intimidating. It may be overwhelming and difficult to know where to begin. Creating artwork is all about following processes and breaking your work down into steps. It is important to start with the right materials depending on h...

Keep it (College) Confidential

Anne Johnakin, Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Student Life

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 by the online forums, because that’s just kind of person I am. If you’ve never had the l...

Winners, Competitors, and Organizers Discuss Forge Assassin 2019

Winners, Competitors, and Organizers Discuss Forge Assassin 2019

Sara Michel, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Players of Forge Assassin, a game that has risen in popularity among Forge upperclassmen, must constantly watch their backs and hide their locations. Every time that they are outside of school, their home, or their car, is an opportunity for them to be attacked. Participants are pitted against and have to ...

Orchestra Class Trip to New York City

Orchestra Class Trip to New York City

Anne Johnakin, Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

The orchestra took a class trip to New York City on March 1 through 3. While there they had a workshop with Broadway musicians, went to see Phantom of The Opera, and explored New York. On the first day, the groups explored Times Square then went to dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. The evening closed out w...

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