New Musical Opportunities for Everyone

Alex Park

February 7, 2020

This year, the Kettle Run Band Department started up indoor percussion, a new band club focusing on percussion instruments. The club meets every other Saturday at Kettle Run from 2 to 9 p.m., but no prior band experience is req...

Federal Age Raise Affects Tobacco Users

Emma Gray, Editor-In-Chief

February 7, 2020

 On Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald Trump changed history for all of those who use tobacco and/or nicotine products.      President Trump signed the bill that officially raised the age to purchase tobacco products from ...

Human Trafficking Has Made its Way to Warrenton

Faith Schaefer, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

As a young individual, I am not unaware of the dangers the world holds, but to have to constantly be on edge regardless of where I am, repeatedly looking over my shoulder at grocery stores, gas stations and food chains, it’...

Teens Head to the Polls for the First Time

Faith Schaefer, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

     Several teens are getting ready to participate in their first election.      On Nov. 5, voters will head to the polls to cast their ballot for State Senate, House of Delegates, Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorn...

Surrounding School Systems Adopt Random Drug Testing Policies for Student Athletes

Faith Schaefer, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

    Culpeper, Page, and Orange Counties drug test student athletes. Now, one parent is hoping Fauquier County Public Schools will consider doing the same.     “Fauquier County is the epicenter of the opioid epidem...

Cougars Earn Blue Ribbon Award

Emma Gray, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

Kettle Run’s music department is one of the best in the state. For the sixth year in a row, the program earned the Virginia Blue Ribbon distinction from the Virginia Music Educators Association, VMEA. The Blue Ribbon Award...

Longest Government Shutdown Ends

Carly Herbert, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

The longest government shutdown in American history comes to a close after Congress and the President spent 35 days struggling to reach an agreement on a proposed spending bill.