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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


Filed under News, Student Life

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


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, News, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

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. ...

Giant’s A+ Rewards Program

Ava Alferez, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Do you shop at Giant? If so, make sure to use your Giant Bonus Card to support our school with your grocery purchases. By doing this, our school will receives funding donations depending on the amount of points you earn on your bonus card. If you are interested, you can visit this website.

Local attractions for Spring Break 2018

Patrick Strong, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Spring Break is right around the corner, and while many have plans to head out of state and soak up the rays surf-side for the first time in 2018, most of you, will be sitting at home binge watching Netflix and earning Fortnite Victory Royales. On a rare break you may take from one of these physically draini...

Forge Orchestra Brings Home a Superior

Anne Johnakin, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News, Student Life

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


Filed under News, Student Life

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.  ...

Interested in Cheer?

Ava Alferez, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life

If you are interested in trying out for our school's cheer team in the upcoming year, there will be conditioning every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7pm here at Forge. Make sure to bring your physical if you do not already have one on file.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2018

Teresa Eastman, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

Come join to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival this Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 - 9:00 pm! The Fredericksburg showing will take place at Dodd Auditorium at University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA. Tickets will be sold at the door and online. $15 for adults at the door and $10 for adults in advance. School children and students with a college id are free. The fe...

Cap and Gown Photos

Brenna Kiel, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Any seniors interested in having a cap and gown photo taken by Lifetouch need to sign up in the main office by April 12. Time slots are available for either April 16 or 17.

Annual Wind Ensemble Assessment

Ava Alferez, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Student Life

One of Forge's bands, Wind Ensemble, had their assessment at Massaponax High School two days ago, Wednesday 28th. The way it worked was that they played three different songs: a march song, a slow song, and their own choice of song. They are judged on a scale of 1-4 with 1 being the best and 4 being...

Jazz Band Playing at Fine Arts Festival

Ava Alferez, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Student Life

Forge’s higher jazz band will be playing at the Fine Arts Festival this Sunday, April 1st (this is not a joke)! The festival will be held at Brooke Point High School and the jazz ensemble will be playing from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. A couple show choir singers will be accompanying them as well. Some...

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