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


2022-2023 Staff

Catherine Arellano
Editor-In-Chief

Catherine Arellano

Hi! My name is Catherine and I am Editor-in-Chief of the Falconer. I am a senior this year, and this is my third year with The Falconer! In addition to the newspaper, I am a member of NHS. I love baking, shopping, listening to ...

David Achter
Managing Editor

David Achter

Hi! My name is David Achter, and I'm the Managing Editor. I am a junior and enjoy working with computers, writing about news, and having fun outdoors. This is my second year with The Falconer, and I'm excited to be here!

Drew Kolb
Executive Editor

Drew Kolb

Hey everyone! My name is Drew and I am a senior and Editor-in-Chief of the Falconer. I joined the paper at the beginning of freshman year and have held the positions of Viewpoints Editor and Managing Editor. In my free time, I love...

Sophia Long
News Editor

Sophia Long

Hello! My name is Sophia Long and I’m a senior at FHS. This is my first year with The Falconer, and I’m really enjoying it! I’ve played the piano for ten years and love it. I also like to draw and be outdoors. I’m not...

Ali Patusky
Features Editor

Ali Patusky

Hi! My name is Ali Patusky and I am a junior. This is my second year writing for The Falconer and I am the Features Editor. I write for a local magazine in addition to the school newspaper. I also play the viola in the school or...

Clara Compton
Lifestyles Editor

Clara Compton

Hi there! My name is Clara Compton and I’m a sophomore here at FHS. I love to read, play basketball, and thrift. This is my first year working with The Falconer. Writing and reading are two of my favorite things to do, so I...

Alec Crandall
Staff

Alec Crandall

Hello! My name is Alec. I am a freshman here at FHS. I’ve enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, and I am excited to have the opportunity to write more this semester! I like to make pins (buttons) made out of recycled ...

Sophie Sippert
Staff

Sophie Sippert

Hey! My name is Sophie Sippert. I am a sophomore here at FHS. I love writing. I am always writing something, anything really. I can not wait to start writing for the Falconer this semester! I enjoy listening to music, my favorite...

Serra Stieltjes
Staff

Serra Stieltjes

Hi! I’m Serra, a foreign exchange student from the Netherlands. I decided to go on an exchange year because I want to do new things and experience American culture. I'm a senior here at FHS and I like to run, ski, read, trave...

Lacey Hackett
Staff

Lacey Hackett

Hey! My name is Lacey and I am a senior. This is my first year taking journalism, and I'm so excited to be here. I love talking about sports, music, movies and tv shows. Currently my favorite tv show is Stranger Things. Outsid...

Brianna McColl
Staff

Brianna McColl

Hi! My name is Bri and I am a junior here at Fauquier. This is my first year taking Journalism class. I like to ride horses, read, write, and hang out with friends. I really enjoy taking pictures for people and also for myself....

Angel Alvarado
Staff

Angel Alvarado

Hi! My name is Angel Alvarado and I am a senior at FHS. This is my first year taking journalism. I used to wrestle and play soccer. I like to read, listen to music, travel, and watch movies. In the future I plan to become a p...

Alex Garcia
Staff

Alex Garcia

I’m Alex Garcia and I am a sophomore at Fauquier High School. This is my second year with The Falconer. I like playing and watching baseball and occasionally I like to watch soccer. My favorite baseball player is Oswaldo Cabr...

Brody Adamec
Staff

Brody Adamec

Hello! My name is Brody Adamec. I’m a sophomore at FHS. This is my first year as a Falconer journalist. I enjoy track and field, and throw shot put for the Fauquier team. Writing is a newfound interest of mine and I hope the...

Shannon Seiler
Staff

Shannon Seiler

Hi! My name is Shannon Seiler and I’m a senior at Fauquier. This is my first year taking journalism and I’m excited to contribute to The Falconer. I’ve played basketball my whole life and I really enjoy running as well....

Clare Sawaqdeh
Staff

Clare Sawaqdeh

Hi! I’m Clare and I’m a freshman at FHS. I play field hockey, basketball, and soccer and I am interested in journalism. I’m really into soccer; I play in a travel program, meaning I get to play year round. I really enjoy...

Sebastian Luna
Staff

Sebastian Luna

Hi! My name is Sebastian Luna and I’m a freshman at FHS. I’ve always liked writing at school so I decided to join the journalism team and try my hand at being a journalist. In my spare time I like playing basketball and s...

Katie Arellano
Staff

Katie Arellano

Hey! My name is Katie Arellano and this will be my first year with The Falconer! I am currently a senior and I’m super excited to be a part of this team. Some of my hobbies include going to the gym, car meets, and just hangin...

Johanna Seiler
Staff

Johanna Seiler

Hey! My name is Johanna Seiler and I’m a freshman here at FHS. I enjoy photography, puppetry, art, and reading. I’m really excited about joining The Falconer this year and getting to express myself in a helpful and informa...

Riley McMurphy
Staff

Riley McMurphy

Hi! My name is Riley McMurphy and I am a freshman. Things I enjoy doing are painting, talking with my friends, and soccer. I love brown aesthetics and learning about fashion. Journalism interests me because it gives a voice to ...

Alison Mayorga
Staff

Alison Mayorga

Hey! My name is Alison Mayorga and I'm a sophomore at this school. This is my first year being a journalist for the school newspaper. I’m excited to work on my writing skills this year! I love believing I am a great writer. ...

Elizabeth Kyne
Staff

Elizabeth Kyne

I’m Elizabeth Kyne (she/her), a senior at Fauquier High School. Writing has been a lifelong passion of mine and I hope to cultivate an open, honest dialogue between the reader and the paper. I also run the Poetry Club and am...

Aaliyah Jackson
Staff

Aaliyah Jackson

Hey! My name is Aaliyah Jackson and I’m a junior here at Fauquier. This is my first year taking the class for journalism, but I’ve been in the club ever since last year. Some of my hobbies are playing field hockey, painting,...

Harrison Fox
Staff

Harrison Fox

GOOD MORNING FHS!!! I, Harrison Fox, welcome you The Falconer. Some things about me are that I enjoy watching and critiquing movies, playing games, and reading about the many different facets of aviation. You will find many st...

Madison Fishback
Staff

Madison Fishback

Hey! My name is Madison Fishback and I am a freshman. Some of my hobbies include reading, writing short stories with friends, and photography. Outside of school, I am also in the Fauquier 4-H archery and air pistol clubs, and I lov...

Noah Elliston
Staff

Noah Elliston

Welcome to the menagerie. The words you have just finished reading were written by none other than yours truly, Noah Elliston. I have numerous hobbies including melting and casting metal and exotic animal keeping. If you want han...

Raeid Ebrahim
Staff

Raeid Ebrahim

My name is Raeid Ebrahim, and I am a senior. This is my third year on the staff, and I will be continuing my role as the first political columnist of The Falconer. I was born in Denver, and I moved to Virginia when I was four. ...

Tom Cloud
Staff

Tom Cloud

My name is Tom Cloud and I am a Staff Reporter for The Falconer student newspaper. I am in 11th grade and I enjoy playing Terraria and working on articles. I have a Corgi named Copper and a large collection of legos. I am part ...