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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 and FBLA. I love baking, shopping, listen...

Drew Kolb
Editor-In-Chief

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...

David Achter
Managing Editor

David Achter

Hi! My name is David Achter, and I'm the News 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!

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...

Raeid Ebrahim
Columnist

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. ...

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...

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 ...