The Woodgrove Outlander

Despite Non-Traditional End to Year, the Class of 2020 Perseveres

Written by Meghan Dunster, Jordan Fiala, Charley Piercy, and Carissa Vergeres

June 8, 2020

The class of 2020 is leaving the Wolverine den as the Coronavirus brings the seniors' high school careers to a sudden end. Senior year memories such as prom, the last day of school, the senior prank, and a traditional graduation ceremony have all been stripped from the Class of 2020.  Despite the...

Senior Staff Send Off

Woodgrove Outlander staff and administration celebrating Woodgrove’s 10 year anniversary. Photo by Dustin Talwar

Written by Riley Castellano, Jordan Fiala, Anna Lockhart, and Kennedy Vacca

June 4, 2020

Despite having their senior year come to a halt and many milestones missed, the Woodgrove Outlander senior staff members deserve a proper farewell. Below is a look back on this resilient group’s  baby photos, higher education plans, and their contribution to The Woodgrove Outlander.  Jordan Fiala Print...

COVID-19 Changed the World, but Students Remain Resilient

Woodgrove Junior Anna Lippert finishes 1,000 piece puzzle while in quarantine. Photo by Anna Lippert.

Written by Annie Gilbert, Robbie Showers, Chris Tuttle, Ryan Wilkinson, and Ryan Wright

May 21, 2020

On the night of March 11, Loudoun County Public School students went to bed unaware that their lives were about to change. The global Covid-19 pandemic had been ravaging parts of Asia and Europe, with the first case confirmed in Virginia a few days earlier. On March 12, the call to cancel school went...

LCPS Adjusts Academic School Year After Covid-19 Sweeps the Nation

Woodgrove High School during the school closure. Photo taken by Mia Cammarota.

Written by Mia Cammarota, Emma Tetreault, Ainsleigh Shipp, and David Hamady

May 20, 2020

The unexpected happened when COVID-19 swept the nation, forcing Woodgrove students out of school for the remainder of the 2020 school year. Gradebooks were frozen, on-line school was slow to begin, and everyday changes made by the state and national government altered the stereotypical high school e...

Former WHS Athletes ‘Lace up’ Beyond High School

Written by Anna Lockhart, Ashleigh Moffett, Kayla Norsworthy, and Logan Johnson

January 17, 2020

Being a high school athlete has its challenges, but becoming a collegiate athlete takes a whole different level of dedication and drive. Known for its sports, Woodgrove has had many athletes play at the collegiate level and even a few at the pro level. Some of these athletic stand outs share their experiences. Brittany Basinge...

Editorial: Opinions on the Construction of Route 9

A photo showing Route 9, located near the Hillsboro Cemtary.

Written by Maryam Khan and Jordan Fiala

January 17, 2020

Running through the historic town of Hillsboro, Virginia, Route 9 is a major road used by thousands for regional commuting. Over the past two decades, this commuter road has experienced increased traffic, deteriorating road conditions, and water safety risks. The town of Hillsboro is moving ahead with...

Lovettsville Falls Silent After a Shooting at the Lovettsville Post Office

A close-up of Lovettsville Post Office

Written by Meghan Dunster, Aidan Leahy, and Megan Murphy

December 20, 2019

A gunshot was heard in the quiet town of Lovettsville on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at approximately 9 a.m. when an undercover police officer fired at 32-year-old Nelson Clark Jr., a postal employee who was allegedly stealing packages at the post office. Packages had been reported stolen around Lovettsville...

Holiday Recipes for Everyone to Enjoy

Holiday Recipes for Everyone to Enjoy

Written by Kaitlyn Brooks, Aidan Leahy, and Megan Murphy

December 20, 2019

All over the world, the holidays are celebrated with cheerful music, family gatherings, and scrumptious food. After interviewing numerous Woodgrove High School students from a variety of cultures, the perfect recipes to satisfy your holiday cravings are right around the corner. Radiant Ratatouille The...

New Years Traditions Celebrated Around the World

Written by Meghan Dunster, Lainey Lynch, and Ryan Wright

December 20, 2019

Whether it’s watching the ball drop in Times Square or eating twelve grapes in Spain, each culture celebrates New Year’s Day as a time to start fresh with a clean slate. Around the world, New Year’s Day is enriched in different cultural activities with unique food, festivities, and traditions. Although...

New Diverse Classroom Libararies Spark Controversy

Advocates preparing to speak at the LCPS school board meeting

Written by Benjamin Alter, Maryam Khan, and Ashleigh Moffett

December 19, 2019

This past summer, Loudoun County Public Schools carried out an initiative to better represent students of a variety of social and ethnic backgrounds by introducing “diverse classroom libraries” into schools throughout the county. These libraries, a collection of culturally responsive and diverse...

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback

Written by Annie Gilbert, David Hamady, and Carissa Vegeres

December 19, 2019

When transgender student Hannah Hurt spoke to the Loudoun County School Board urging protection against the discrimination of the LGBTQ community, she never imagined that she would later be featured in YouTube videos by the conservative action group known as The Public Advocate of the US. In February,...

Construction on Route 9 Poses Inconvenience for Students and Staff

“Rethink9” sign posted on the Hillsboro Old Stone School building.

Written by Mia Cammarota, Ainsleigh Shipp, Robbie Showers, and Emma Tetreault

December 19, 2019

Route 9, a road that allows over 17,000 vehicles to commute daily, is going to be shut down for reconstruction that could take at least 12 months. This will not only affect traveling for West and Northern Virginia commuters, but also many of the staff and students’ Woodgrove. The road passes through the old town...

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