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The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer


The Falconer Online is a production of the journalism staff of Fauquier High School, located at 705 Waterloo Road in Warrenton, Va. It is designed, written and maintained by the students and all content decisions are made by the students. We strive to cover relevant news, student sports, and viewpoints of our student body, teachers and administration. For more information, feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or contact us using the form below in the “Contact Us” section.

2022-2023 Staff


Sonya Hopkins, Advisor

Catherine Arellano, Editor-in-Chief
Drew Kolb, Editor-in-Chief

David Achter, News Editor


Raeid Ebrahim, Columnist

Tom Cloud, Staff Reporter
Nate Hensley, Staff Reporter
Clara Compton, Staff Reporter
Noah Elliston, Staff Reporter
Madison Fishback, Staff Reporter
Harrison Fox, Staff Reporter
Aaliyah Jackson, Staff Reporter
Elizabeth Kyne, Staff Reporter
Sophia Long, Staff Reporter
Alison Mayora, Staff Reporter
Riley McMurphy, Staff Reporter

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. Please fill out this form with your request and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!


Statement of Purpose:
The Falconer is a student newspaper produced four times a year by Fauquier High School journalism students. The goals of the publication are to inform and entertain the student body, interpret news and provide a public forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions of students and faculty at FHS. In addition, this publication serves as a laboratory for students interested in learning sound journalistic techniques.

The Falconer upholds the right of high school journalists to the free expression guaranteed under the First Amendment. However, The Falconer shall contain no material that:
a. is actually disruptive to the maintenance of an orderly educational environment;
b. is defamatory, demeaning or injurious to the reputation and/or name of an individual, class of individuals
or entity;
c. advertises any service, product or activity that is not permitted to minors under law;
d. violates copyright provisions.

Online Comments

All online comments are reviewed by a member of the editorial staff before being approved. This site is intended to provide information and engage in open and respectful dialogue that is appropriate to the educational environment and fans of all ages.

Comments are welcome as a means of sharing experiences, suggesting improvements, responding to polls/questions or engaging in the conversation. Comments will be reviewed by a member for the editorial staff prior to being posted publicly. To ensure that exchanges are informative, respectful and lawful, we will NOT post comments that are:

– Off Topic

– Spam.

– Personal Attacks. If you disagree with a post, we’d like to hear from you. We ask that you refrain from personal attacks or being disrespectful of others.

– Illegal. Laws that govern use of copyright, trade secrets, student and staff confidentiality, etc. will be followed. No comments or suggestions that encourage illegal activity that violate school behavior guidelines will be posted.

– Language. Comments including but not limited to profane or provocative language, hateful, racially or ethically offensive or derogatory, threats, obscene or sexually explicit language will be excluded.

– Not factual.