The Talon

Yearbook Senior Ads

Jack Adams, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Senior Ads are due today, Thursday Febuary 15. A senior ad allows you to feature yourself in this year's yearbook. Sizing and prizes is as followed: Size Price full $400 1/2 $275 1/4 $150 1/8 $75 Go to this website and follow the in...

Learn and Serve: Canstruction

Connor Merk, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

Learn and Serve is collecting cans for the annual Canstruction event. Donations are due by Friday Feb 15. They are specifically requesting for Campbell's chicken noodle soup, Campbell's tomato soup, and StarKist's chunk light tuna. See Mrs. Ingram in room 221 for any questions. Learn and Serve...

10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Struggling to come up with fun, creative, date ideas for Valentine's Day at the last minute? The Talon is here to help! Here are ten great date ideas that won't break the bank. Recreate your First Date. Whether it was a restaurant, the movies, an outdoor park, or even just Chick-Fil-A, recreating ...

Top Ten Best DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Top Ten Best DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

With Valentines Day right around the corner, everybody wants to get their special someone something special. Personalized and hand-made gifts trump store-bought items any day of the week, so The Talon has compiled a list of ten easy, cheap, DIY gifts that are perfect for Valentine's Day. 1. 52 Th...

Ski Club Trip to Massanutten

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

Ski Club will travel to Massanutten on February 17 for a full day of skiing. Students wishing to join Ski Club should talk to Mrs. Hood (in room 424) or president Erin Liebe ('19).

Meet Kacey Chown: Varsity Basketball Player

Connor Merk, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

Kacey Chown ('21) speaks about her first season of being on the Varsity Basketball team and how she balances her schoolwork and other extracurricular activities.

Meet Connor Merk: Young Republicans President

Meet Connor Merk: Young Republicans President

Gaby Christian, Photography Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life

“I am honored to be president of Young Republicans because it gives me the opportunity to share my passion of politics with others,” Connor Merk (‘19) says. Connor Merk is the president of Colonial Forge’s Young Republicans club. He was voted president this year after being a part of the club ...

Wax On, Wax Off

Wax On, Wax Off

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

It’s not uncommon for teenage athletes to dedicate large amount of time to their sports. They may spend weekends at tournaments, hours at practice, or early mornings in the weightroom. However, most adolescent athletes won’t travel the world for their sport. Lauren Gruber (‘18) is an exception;...

Basketball Update and Track

Ernesto Bowen, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

The boys basketball team lost last Friday night to the Stafford Indians 59-36 which puts us at 6-13.The boys are looking for redemption against the Wild Cats on Friday night after knocking of the breaks last time they met in the season with an 58-38 win. This will be a double header featuring our girls...

Senior Privilege Revoked: Seniors Must Wait Until 2:15

Connor Merk, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

The administration announced during the senior assembly that seniors will no longer be given the privilege to be dismissed directly after the afternoon announcements and they must wait until 2:15. This new policy becomes into effect today. According to the administration, the reason that this privilege...

The One-Acts Return!

Hannah Feeken, Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

The Annual One-Act Play-writing Festival has returned! It will be held tonight, February 1st, tomorrow, February 2nd, at 7:00 PM. The tickets will be sold at the door for 5 dollars. There will be three 30 minute comedies and one 30 minute dramatic play. The plays are called A Place for Mimi, Threads...

Gone Traveling

Gone Traveling

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

From the beaches of the East Coast to the grasslands of the Midwest, and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast, the United States has some of the most diverse geography in the world. This summer, Bryant Ricks (‘18) experienced the majority of it in a cross country road trip with three of...

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