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A graphic depicting student employment at Woodgrove. Photo provided by Shaelyn Wheeler.

Unemployment Within Woodgrove

Written by John Hays and Shae Wheeler May 30, 2024

Recently, the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, which is the longest stretch it has been below four percent in over 50 years. The labor market has been booming so far in 2024, which is helping...

Mrs. Pruzina’s composite card, used as marketing for acting jobs. Photo provided by Beverly Pruzina.

Before the Classroom: Beverly Pruzina

Written by Sophie Mason, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Ms. Beverly Pruzina has been Woodgrove High School’s theater director for several years. She brings a high level of professionalism to both her classroom and the stage. Despite being a theater director...

Les Thompson at the Country Music Hall of Fame standing next to a mural of himself and other Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members. Photo provided by Les Thompson.

Singles, Scripts, and Silver: The Many Lives of Les Thompson

Written by Jennie-Kate Hannis and Iza Piatkowski May 28, 2024

Take a visit to Franklin Park Arts Center, and you might meet Les Thompson, the technical director, working in the soundbooth or setting up the stage. Ask him to tell you a story about his past, and you...

Woodgrove students working on “Grease” signs from left to right: Colin McIntyre, Nathan Nocon, Sean Harris, and Dani Vitello. Photo provided by Woodgrove Theater.

Grease: Behind the Stage

Written by Jennie-Kate Hannis and Shae Wheeler May 28, 2024

The incredible beauty of a musical or play while the actors and actresses are on the stage is a sight to see. However, there is a lack of curiosity surrounding the background aspects of these productions....

Ele Winner speaks to the audience at the 2024 Woodgrove Idol competition. Photo provided by Woodgrove Journalism.

From Page to Playlist

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Woodgrove junior Ele Winner is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is just beginning to make her mark on the music industry. In February of 2024, she performed her rendition of junior Lillian...

Eli Lev playing his guitar. Photo provided by Eli Lev.

Eli Lev Is On the Road Again

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer May 21, 2024

Eli Lev is an award-winning singer-songwriter currently making his way across North America on a journey to build community through music. With his fans, known as the “Levitators,” keeping him going...

Woodgrove theater students character posing for “Alice by Heart in the mirror of the blackbox theater on January 8th, 2024. Photo taken by Abby Stanton.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Written by Abby Stanton May 15, 2024

It has been 14 years since Woodgrove high school opened its doors and in those 14 years the theater department has expanded greatly. Woodgrove’s theater department headed by Ms. Beverly Pruzina is a...

Lillian Hackett and Evan Bell exchange smiles during the performance at Tally Ho Theater. Photo captured by local photographer Jonah Welsh.

Lillian Hackett: A Local Star’s Music Journey Continues

Written by Ava Welsh, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

With her debut single ‘Tennessee’ becoming a local hit after her audition on American Idol, Woodgrove Junior Lillian Hackett has had a very successful and busy couple of months. She got her friends...

Luke Haraszkiewicz poses with a trophy after his team won the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL) championship against a team ranked number seventh in the nation. Photo provided by Luke Haraszkiewicz.

The Reality of High-Stakes Hockey: Luke Haraszkiewicz Battles On the Ice

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

Woodgrove Senior Luke Haraszkiewicz has spent most of his life playing hockey. Since he was four years old, he has spent his afternoons on the ice and weekend after weekend traveling around the country...

Grace Harvey works on a colored pencil piece based on a picture of her friends. Photo provided by Iza Piatkowski.

(Van) Gogh Take AP Art

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

When you walk into room 806 during blocks two and five, there are artists at work everywhere. In one corner, students carefully clamp a wooden frame around a brilliantly painted canvas. Three stand in...

Seniors Bryson Brown and Aidan Gillis during their Woodgrove Idol performance. Photo provided by Sam Douglas.

Blank Slate: Woodgrove’s Very Own Rock Band

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Blank Slate took Woodgrove High School by storm on November 30th, performing a setlist that had the crowd roaring. Phones, iPads, and Chromebooks alike were lifted high up in the air to capture footage,...

Tammy’s Diner in Round Hill, Virginia. Photo provided by Noah Brown.

Round Hill’s Classic

Written by Noah Brown, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

In the center of Round Hill sits a quaint diner that some would fail to notice if not paying attention. This charming location may not appear luxurious, but its impact on the community is what will be...

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