The Falconer

PRO/CON: Bears – Cute and cuddly or Godless killing machines?

April 2, 2013

PRO by Maddie Lemelin, features/arts director Let’s take a moment and appreciate bears. They are the soft toilet paper of the world – necessary and comfortable, yet often overlooked. But the truth is, bears are a necessary ...

Retail options lack quality, variety

April 2, 2013

Living in the 21st century, patience is not a trait that comes naturally, but it’s necessary if one lives in Fauquier County. Retail development would go far to ease the stress and up the entertainment quotient. Mall: Residents must e...

OPINION: Drone attacks: bad policy, inhumane, unconstitutional

April 2, 2013

Turn on the news and chances are there will be a report of terrorist casualties due to a drone strike. Many will be pleased that the military and the CIA are simultaneously taking out enemy combatants and keeping troops out of...

OPINION: School rivalries exasperate

April 2, 2013

School rivalries are inevitable. One sports team starts talking smack about a team from another school; then the rival players get involved, followed by the fans. At FHS, we have the privilege of having not one, but TWO schools...

OPINION: Student laziness sets bad example

March 22, 2013

Laziness is a horrible disease that has con- taminated the minds of students. Laziness shines through in our work, our ethic, and even in our posture. Do you have a hard time getting motivated to do math homework? Do you slump...

Gun control: Common sense solutions require compromise

February 22, 2013

The gun control debate is complicated to say the least. I’m not a bleeding-heart liberal who wants to ban all guns from every aspect of American life. As much as I’d like to say that this country can consist entirely of puppies...

Double standards do real harm

February 22, 2013

It’s the same thing every time I log onto Facebook; I see pictures split into quadrants. ‘Hey girls,’ the first picture reads. ‘Did you know,’ the second one says. ‘That your boobs,’ asks the third. ‘Belong inside...

Glorification of torture as entertainment is reprehensible

February 15, 2013

As I sat in the darkened theatre, tears poured down my face in a ceaseless flow. A man is hanging from the ceiling by his wrists, a bag has been placed over his head, and the conservative Muslim has his genitals exposed before...

Opinion: Adolescent mental health system is failing patients

January 7, 2013

In a country where one in five Americans under 18 have a diagnosable mental disorder, there is a major gap in both understanding and treating mental illness among adolescents. The flawed mental health system results from a lack...

"Red": Fourth album sells Swiftly

January 4, 2013

“YES!! FINALLY!!” I screamed, when Taylor Swift’s new album, Red, hit stores on Oct 22. And, yes, the album is spectacular. T-Swift maintains the “I hate you, you loser!” aspect to her break-up songs, and it’s perfectl...

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