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You’re the One that The Grove Theater Wants: Come Watch “Grease” The Musical!

Written by Ava Welsh, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

The Grove Theater is back again for their third spring musical under the direction of Woodgrove High School’s most recent director and theater instructor, Mrs. Beverly Pruzina. Popular Musical Comedy...

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Oscar Nominations: Notable or Nonsensical?

Written by Jennie-Kate Hannis, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

On January 23rd, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences formally released the nominations for the upcoming 96th Academy Awards, set to be held on March 10th. Among these nominations included popular...

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The Rise of the Romantasy Genre

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor February 14, 2024

Romantasy has become a newly popular genre of book series that mixes the genres of  romance and fantasy. Fantasy became a popular genre in late 19th century England. It stemmed off of old myths, legends,...

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Not Your Usual Coming of Age Film

Written by Shae Wheeler, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

On January 19, 2024, New York Times Bestseller novel, Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, became a Disney Original film adaptation. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

Grease will premiere on Woodgrove’s stage this spring. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Do You Have “The Lightning?”

Written by Mya Haines, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

This spring, The Grove Theater is presenting an iconic, timeless musical, Grease. Set in the 1950’s, it follows the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds through friendships and teenage life. The musical is based...

A Christmas event at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with Cinderella’s Castle with a rainbow projection on it and fireworks going off in the background. Photo provided by Lindsey Lincoln.

100 Years of Disney

Written by Shae Wheeler, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

100 years ago in 1923, Walt Disney founded the Walt Disney Company. This year’s anniversary is considered the biggest event in the history of the company, celebrating a century of the magnificent art...

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Woodgrove’s Symphony Stirs up Music Around Town

Written by Mya Haines, Staff Writer January 2, 2024

As the winter season approaches, the music departments are up to their knees in rehearsals and music. The Woodgrove Symphony is preparing two traditional pieces, Sleigh Ride and Christmas Festival, songs...

Movie cover of the 2018 version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Iconic Holiday Movies

Written by Shae Wheeler, Staff Writer January 2, 2024

The holidays are a significant and busy time of the year for everyone. It is a season full of staying under warm blankets, drinking hot chocolate, and watching holiday movies.  One major holiday favorite...

The logo for Woodgrove podcasts. Photo provided by Mr. Jeff Schutte.

Listen In, Woodgrove

Written by Ethan Tehan, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

Podcasting has taken a huge uprise over the past five years and even more so since the COVID pandemic. Podcasts are easily accessible, you can listen to them on your schedule, and they cover more niche...

Lillian Hackett recorded a few scratch tracks and learned about the process of recording music. Photo provided by Lillian Hackett.

From Lovettsville To Nashville: One Wolverine’s Journey To American Idol

Written by Ava Welsh, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

Woodgrove junior Lillian Hackett has recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to audition for the famous singing competition, American Idol. The journey that led to this point is an inspiring one. It...

Photo of Ortega-Corral completing the Jump of Death during a competition. Photo provided by Juan Ortega-Corral.

Horse Training and Death Jumping

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor December 19, 2023

Senior Juan Ortega-Corral is well known in the world of horse training and rodeos throughout Loudoun County and across the country. As a student, he spends his A-days at school completing his required...

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The Forest on Fire: How Wildfires Have Become an International Trend

Written by Sophie Mason, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

On October 24th, a wildfire broke out in Madison County, Virginia. The fire spread for close to a month and burned almost 4,000 acres in the process. The Virginia Department of Forestry was able to completely...

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