The Falconer

Trails lead to revelation, independence is key

May 19, 2016

From freshman to senior year, high school has been the best and the worst years of my life so far. In the beginning, people told me that by senior year, I would have a solid group of friends and a happy head on my shoulders. As...

Black Friday creates culture of greed

November 10, 2015

It’s terribly ironic that Black Friday, a day characterized by unconstrained greed where people will actually kill for a good deal, immediately follows Thanksgiving (you know, a day in which you give thanks for what you have). This...

Journalism shapes high school experience

May 8, 2015

In my four years at FHS, I found mentors that inspired and motivated me all across the range of subjects I took. However ultimately, I would find my niche in the journalism room. As a sophomore and the new kid on staff, I witnessed...

Mental illness is no laughing matter

September 17, 2014

The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams caused an outpouring of grief and shock. The immediate reaction to William’s decision to take his own life was to ask the question, why? Robin Williams generated positive...

High school seen from a different perspective

Jake Lunsford, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2014

I felt a bit like Lindsay Lohan’s character from Mean Girls on my first day at FHS. I came to Fauquier my junior year, three weeks after moving to Warrenton from the exotic land of San Francisco. I had been homeschooled all...

EDITORIAL: New school year has fair share of hits, some misses

September 20, 2013

Hits BYOD: Allowing for cell phones during school hours and encouraging educational use of devices is key to effective 21st century learning. Taco Bell construction begins: After months of delays, the chain broke ground on ...

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