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 is an award-winning 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].

2023 – 2024 Staff


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

Maggie Arnold, Features Editor
Clara Compton, Lifestyles Editor
Reese Brown, Sports Editor

Samantha Sova, Advisor


Estrella Arellano
Jack Baker
Kat Crandall
Maddie Fox
Samantha Gibbs
Kaitlynn Gray
Addison Heislup
Jayala Penn
Nathan Potes
Daniela Sandoval
Simona Suarez
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.


Statement of Purpose:
The Falconer is a student newspaper produced by Fauquier High School students. Classes are offered by FHS to expand one’s knowledge of journalism, but the publication itself remains independent. 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. Full editorial control lies in the hands of the students, and we have consistently established ourselves as a public forum open to controversial and unorthodox ideas that challenge the FHS administration. While The Falconer does take input from school leaders and advisors, the final editorial decisions have, for many years, solely lied with the student team of editors. The Falconer receives funding from a variety of sources, including from the school, from advertisers, and donors, though who we receive funding from will never affect the content we produce.

The Falconer 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, 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 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.

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