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Uncommon Colleges In Virginia

Sara Michel, Reporter

May 1, 2019

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 Br...

20 Well-Paying Jobs that don’t Require a College Degree

Melanie Thomas, Reporter

April 25, 2019

This list contains a number of jobs and careers that are well paying, can fit many interests, and do not require any degree higher than a high school diploma, and sometimes not even that. A college degree is not essential in life or in making a good living and these jobs/careers are just some of many...

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 as well as handle the stress caused by waiting for decisions. The process isn’t entirely a senior-specif...

Life as a Dancer

Life as a Dancer

Melanie Thomas, Reporter

April 8, 2019

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...

Germanna Open House April 14

Connor Merk, Editor

April 2, 2019

Germanna Community College is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 14 from 8:30am to 1pm at the Fredericksburg area campus in Spotsylvania - 1000 Germanna Point Drive, Fredericksburg VA. This event will feature on the spot admission, financial aid help, and visits with faculty, advisors, counselors,...

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

Touring the Campus of VCU

Touring the Campus of VCU

Amanda Lineweaver, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Inside of Richmond’s urban landscape, lies Virginia Commonwealth University, an environment that embraces diversity, tolerance, and growth. People from all walks of life and backgrounds come to VCU with both contrasting and similar goals. The city community makes you feel like you are a part of som...

Students Applying to Notable Schools

Acceptance letter from Washington University

Emily Imes, Reporter

December 20, 2018

In the middle of senior year, students have already sent all of their applications or are still in the process of sending them. Most people have a school that feels like it could be a home to them. For some students, they are very notable schools such as Princeton, Brown and Massachusetts Institute of ...

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

The Friends of the Rappahannock logo

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

November 30, 2018

To many, the high school experience is a combination of academics, extracurriculars, and volunteering, with these three things done in order to properly transition into the next stage of life- college or university. Academics and extracurriculars are easily managed through the school, however, managing v...

The New Counselor in Town: Mrs. Todd

Mrs. Todd pictured here with her husband.

Connor Merk, Reporter

November 28, 2018

From Fredericksburg, to Charlottesville, to Woodbridge, Mrs. Todd has always made it a priority to help other people. Todd grew up in the Fredericksburg area and then attended college at Randolph-Macon. After receiving her undergraduate degree at Randolph Macon, she received her graduate education at the U...

The Ultimate Highschool Checklist

Tamar Caldwell, Reporter

February 26, 2018

With the fate of our education and future in the palms of our hands, high school is the craziest maze that students must survive through before their entrance to the real world. One of the best things that will assist you in a journey through these 4 years of high school is a mapped out list of what...

Uphill to Upstate

Gaby Christian and Ernesto Bowen

February 26, 2018

Josh Salinas ('18) recently committed to playing soccer at South Carolina Upstate University. In this video, he discusses why he chose the university. ...

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