The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

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The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer


Founded in 1963 along with the establishment of Fauquier High School, The Falconer has been in continuous operation for over sixty years, covering some of the most iconic moments of the 20th and 21st centuries from a student-based perspective, from the fall of Saigon to the fall of the twin towers. We have consistently established ourselves as a leading award-winning independent newspaper, and operate with editorial control in the student’s hands. The Falconer is the second-oldest continuously operating newspaper in Fauquier County, only after the Fauquier Times, and is the only high school publication in the county to produce a physical newspaper, a tradition kept alive throughout our history.

Classes are offered through Fauquier High School’s faculty advisor, allowing students to learn and experiment with journalism techniques. However, The Falconer has continued to remain a student-led publication with full editorial control in the hands of the student team of editors.

Our organization is committed to following all applicable copyright laws of the United States. Every photo used for all content both online and in print publications is either taken by a staff member, used with permission, used under the Creative Commons license, or used under the fair use limitation of United States law. For questions regarding this, please contact [email protected].

The Falconer is proud to be an award-winning publication and hold our writing to the highest possible standard. For additional information, see our ethical standards (pdf).

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected class.

2023 – 2024 Staff


David Achter, Editor-in-Chief
Ali Patusky, Editor-in-Chief

Maggie Arnold, Managing Editor
Clara Compton, Managing Editor

Charles Hargrove, Viewpoints Editor
Jane Khyzhniak, Entertainment Editor
Reese Brown, Sports Editor

Samantha Sova, Advisor


Estrella Arellano
Isabelle Breakiron
Elena Carino
Jaden Cook
Kat Crandall
Maddie Fox
Isabella Galvan
Sophia Garcia
Kaitlynn Gray
Audrey Gwennap
Bailey Hall
Madeline Hanover
Ava Hard
Gavin Hawkins
Addison Heislup
Hank Hethcote
Grace Jones
Lillie Joy
Sebastian Luna
Brianna McColl
Kendrick McGinnis
Rahath Miah
Caleb Mitchell
Jayala Penn
Mailee Perez
Nathan Potes
Brianna Sandoval
Daniela Sandoval
Darely Sandoval
Simona Suarez
Matthew Teach
Kameron Thompson
Jessica Tillman
Tatum Walker

Contact Us:

Interested in learning more about The Falconer, speaking with a staff member or submitting material (story ideas, letter to the editor, guest columns)? We would love to hear your opinions, see your work and publish your voice in The Falconer–we encourage you to let us know what is on your mind.

  • General inquiries, advertising, and the Office of the Editor-in-Chief: [email protected]
  • Advisor and journalism class inquiries: [email protected]
  • Fauquier High School Main Office: 540-422-7300

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