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SCA Stays Busy Planning School Events

SCA Stays Busy Planning School Events

Written by Mia Cammarota, Carissa Vergeres, Kildea McMahon, and Charley Piercy

November 13, 2019

  Every year big events are put together on behalf of the school, but what people may not know are the students behind it all. Homecoming, Woodgrove Idol, and pep rallies are all part of the Woodgrove High School experience. The Student Council Association (SCA) members spend countless hours planni...

Making the Decision Between AP and DE: What Choice is Best For You?

Making the Decision Between AP and DE: What Choice is Best For You?

Written by Annie Gilbert, Emma Tetreault, and Ainsleigh Shipp

November 7, 2019

As Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes are becoming more popular, making the decision between the two can be very stressful for high school students, especially with the multitude of benefits for each class. The opportunity to receive college credit in high school can give students a huge...

Unsung Heroes of Woodgrove: Holland Accounts for Every Penny

Unsung Heroes of Woodgrove: Holland Accounts for Every Penny

Written by David Hamady

June 7, 2019

The Woodgrove Outlander Sits Down With Woodgrove's Bookkeeper Teresa Holland Although her office is tucked away and concealed from students, WHS Bookkeeper Teresa Holland handles well over a million dollars every school year. As the school’s bookkeeper, Holland must account for every bit of money...

Woodgrove High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Woodgrove High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Written by Logan Johnson

June 6, 2019

It is the year of 1999-2000 school year. Students at Loudoun Valley High School shuffle through their one-way hallway trying desperately to make it to class on the other side of the building without running into someone. With the student population practically doubling since 1995, the plans for a new...

Undercover Heroes: Jackson and Wilt Work Work Tirelessly Behind the Scenes

Undercover Heroes: Jackson and Wilt Work Work Tirelessly Behind the Scenes

Written by Rachel Schneeberg

June 6, 2019

Running Woodgrove requires more than teachers. It takes hundreds of staff members working behind the scenes; some cleaning the school, others solving mechanical issues and still others maintaining the fields surrounding the school. These people arrive long before students wake up and are there after...

In the Past Year CBD has Become a Popular form of Natural Medicine

In the Past Year CBD has Become a Popular form of Natural Medicine

Written by Annie Gilbert

June 6, 2019

Cannabidiol (CBD oil) is a legal, non-intoxicating extract sourced from marijuana plants that can come in many different forms such as gummies or a lotion. Since its legalization in all 50 states in 2018, CBD oil has become a major craze, with some critics raving over it and others questioning its eff...

A Student Guide to Choosing AP or DE Classes

A Student Guide to Choosing AP or DE Classes

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp

June 4, 2019

Taking classes and getting college credit for them seems like something that’s only reserved for college students, but that isn’t true. With Dual Enrollment classes becoming more popular in the county, it plagues students with the question of which is better, Dual Enrollment or Advanced Placement,...

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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