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Restaurant Reviews: Eating at Loudoun County’s Hidden Gems

Restaurant Reviews: Eating at Loudoun County’s Hidden Gems

Written by Connor Graham, Dillon Holdridge, and Sarah Murtaugh

May 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Reviews, Top Stories

A first date. Dinner before a school dance. A victory meal with your team after a tough game. Some of the best high school memories are made in restaurants, whether it be fast food or fine dining. Food is much more than just eating for high school students- it’s a source of socialization. To help you...

Spring Break Destinations in the Virginia Area

Spring Break Destinations in the Virginia Area

Written by Carissa Vegeres

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

There are countless things to do in Virginia during spring break, from thrilling theme parks to warm beaches, there is a tremendous amount of beautiful scenery here to enjoy with friends and families. Enjoy the family-friendly theme parks by starting at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. Another choice is ...

The Journey of Freddie Mercury

The Journey of Freddie Mercury

Written by Emma Tetreault

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features

After the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” aired in theaters November of 2018 a new generation of fans was created towards the band “Queen.” The movie was nominated for multiple Oscars that included “Best Actor” for Rami Malek, “Best Sound Mixing,” “Best Film Editing,” “Best Sound Editi...

Looking For a Job? Purcellville and Leesburg Businesses are Hiring

Looking For a Job? Purcellville and Leesburg Businesses are Hiring

Written by Jordan Fiala, Lorallye Partlow, and Kennedy Vacca

March 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

High school consumes much of students’ time, but as young adults there is always a constant need for some extra money. Having to search for nearby jobs is not always easy with heavy workloads and busy schedules. Below are possible job opportunities surrounding our local area of Leesburg and Purcellville,...

How to Make The Most of Your Snow Day

How to Make The Most of Your Snow Day

Written by Carissa Vergeres

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features

When the word gets out that a big snow storm is going to happen, you can almost hear the cries of joy from all the kids and teenagers everywhere. But what should one do when that collective joy starts to fade throughout the day with perfunctory snow angels and staring at screens. Well, you’re in luck,...

As 2019 Begins, so Does Award Season

As 2019 Begins, so Does Award Season

Written by Annie Gilbert

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Reviews

This year's Golden Globes were far different from past awards shows, with major changes taking place within Hollywood. In past years, award shows have been criticized for being overly political, and as a result, this years Golden Globes presented a more uplifting approach and acknowledging the hard work...

Fireside Book Reviews

Fireside Book Reviews

Written by Carissa Vergeres and Mia Cammarota

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Reviews

The air is becoming colder and the days are getting shorter. When trapped indoors with nothing to do, the spot in front of your fireplace is waiting for you. Pass the months of winter by getting lost in a book, whether it be realistic fiction, romance, or a biography. The Hate U Give, Me Before You,...

Centers of Outreach Provide Assistance for Loudoun’s Less Fortunate

Centers of Outreach Provide Assistance for Loudoun’s Less Fortunate

Written by Casey Abashian, Ben Alter and Daniel Alvarez

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Homelessness is a national epidemic, and is dealt with in many different ways. According to the Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington survey, 113 people experienced homelessness in Loudoun County at the end of 2017, a 15.6% increase from the previous year. Loudoun County continues to help its small,...

Where to Get Your WILD Wardrobe

Where to Get Your WILD Wardrobe

Written by Hope Davison, Lauren Sheehan, Anna Lockhart, and Cora McQuaid

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Student News, Top Stories

The WILD is buzzing with students of all grade levels awaiting kick off. Whether the theme be “Pink-out”, USA theme, or Woodgrove’s very own WILD theme, students get decked out for the game. It’s understandable that picking out your WILD outfit may be stressful, here are some tips to help you...

The People Behind Partners’ Club

The People Behind Partners’ Club

Written by Annie Gilbert, Kylee Harrell

October 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

With about 100 students, Partners' Club is one of the most popular clubs at Woodgrove High School. The club started at Woodgrove in 2010 when the school first opened and provides teens a chance to create connections with the students in the Special Education department. Teacher Barb Kabernagel has been...

A Look Inside the New Academies of Loudoun Building

A Look Inside the New Academies of Loudoun Building

Written by Carissa Vergeres

October 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Student News, Top Stories

Loudoun County Public Schools’ new Academy of Engineering & Technology just opened in the new Academies of Loudoun building and the reveal was nothing less than stunning. The Academy offers programs and classes that focus on varied programs including nursing, engineering, information technology,...

Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Written by Kristina Greene: Special to The Outlander

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Student News

Over the summer of 2017, a vaping device known as the JUUL boomed in popularity across the U.S. The device’s modern design looks quite similar to that of a USB drive, making it easy for teen students to use in school environments. This new vaping craze has raised many concerns about health, legal co...

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