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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 Opinion on Governor Northam

Forge’s Opinion on Governor Northam

Anne Johnakin, Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Opinion, Top Stories

Recently, Governor Ralph Northam has come under fire after his 1984 yearbook surfaced with a racist image on his personal page. Virginia Democrats have revoked their support for him and many people are calling for his resignation, resulting in protests in Richmond. During his press conference, Northam said he...

Substitute Workshop For Furloughed Government Workers And The Community On Tuesday, January 22

Connor Merk, Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

The Stafford County Schools Department of Human Resources will be hosting a pop up substitute workshop this Tuesday, January 22. This event is occurring because they are giving this opportunity to all citizens, but also to government employees who have been furloughed due to the government shutdown....

Government Shutdown Timeline

Connor Merk, Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under News

December 6: Congress passed a short-term funding bill to delay a shutdown occurring until after former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral. December 11: President Trump and Vice President Pence met with then House Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) to discuss g...

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