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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...

Is Technology Spying on Us?

Is Technology Spying on Us?

Written by Emma Tetreault

June 4, 2019

We all have a wide range of technology in our homes, from the speaker that sits on the nightstand, to the television that’s mounted on the wall. As suspected for many years, these devices may have unknown abilities that aren’t listed in the user’s manual. It’s been a well-known speculation that...

Woodgrove Bids Farewell to Theatre Director Mr. David Noland

Woodgrove Bids Farewell to Theatre Director Mr. David Noland

Written by Dominique Cruz, Hope Davison, and Rebecca Faletti

May 15, 2019

After teaching at Woodgrove for nine years, long time Theatre Director David Noland will be moving on to Independence High School in Ashburn, VA as the new Theatre Director and Fine Arts Department Chair. Noland helped build Woodgrove’s Theatre program, opening the school in 2010. He has led a successful...

Woodgrove Theatre Presents: Chicago

Woodgrove Theatre Presents: Chicago

Written by Dominique Cruz, Hope Davison, and Rebecca Faletti

May 15, 2019

A Broadway classic graces the stage at Woodgrove this spring as the drama program finishes the year with a production of Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s Chicago. The musical follows two female leads, Velma and Roxie, played by juniors Julia Condie and Colleen Clark. As both of the women end up in prison,...

College Cheating Scandal Provokes National Concern

College Cheating Scandal Provokes National Concern

Written by Mia Cammarota and Annie Gilbert

May 15, 2019

At least fifty wealthy families, including Hollywood stars Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been accused of using their influence to get their children admitted into some of the top colleges in the United States. Along with Huffman, thirteen have plead guilty. Since the release of the story,...

Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones Take the Spotlight of the 2019 NFL Draft’s First Round

Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones Take the Spotlight of the 2019 NFL Draft’s First Round

Written by Casey Abashian and Daniel Alvarez

May 2, 2019

For what seemed like an eternity, speculation over who the Arizona Cardinals would take with their first overall selection loomed leading up to draft day. While Nick Bosa, star defensive lineman out of Ohio State was seen as a lock for the selection early on in the scouting process, Oklahoma Heisman Troph...

Operation Varsity Blues Centers on College Pay Offs for Admission

Operation Varsity Blues Centers on College Pay Offs for Admission

Written by Logan Johnson

April 30, 2019

Several multi-millionaires and two celebrities, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, have been caught paying off colleges to gain acceptance for students with lower grades, including falsifying students’ athletic records to gain scholarships. ¨Operation Varsity¨ Blues has led to the arrest of 46 individu...

E-Hall Pass Continues Next School Year

E-Hall Pass Continues Next School Year

Written by Rachel Schneeberg

April 26, 2019

This fall, the talk of Woodgrove strayed from its usual gossip about social lives and sports into something unexpected - e-hallpass. Woodgrove began using the online system this year as a way for administrators to provide hallway permission for students, causing controversy among students and faculty.   ...

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Written by Katherin Gomez

April 22, 2019

In pursuit of the title of Woodgrove Idol, 11 students performed in the annual vocal competition held on March 21 in Dentime. Brendon Hernandez and James Stevens took home the grand prize, a microphone-shaped trophy. The duet performed a song by country artist, John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country...

Chromebooks Continue to Enrich, Improve Woodgrove

Chromebooks Continue to Enrich, Improve Woodgrove

Written by David Hamady

April 9, 2019

Loudoun County Public Schools provided Chromebooks to students at the start of the 2018-2019 school year as a part of its “Deeper Learning” initiative. 46 schools received Chromebooks this year, 23 schools will receive them next year, and the remaining 23 schools will receive them in 2020. LCPS...

Rising Freshman Visit Woodgrove on Expo Day

Rising Freshman Visit Woodgrove on Expo Day

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp

April 3, 2019

Expo Day allows all rising ninth graders the opportunity to experience everything Woodgrove has to offer. Woodgrove SCA and Facetime leaders served as mentors on March 21 at the annual event. Expo day is a half day of school where the eighth graders learn about Woodgrove’s clubs, athletics, and academics....

Seasonal Affective Disorder Taking a Toll on High School Students

Seasonal Affective Disorder Taking a Toll on High School Students

Written by Mia Cammarota and Annie Gilbert

March 26, 2019

Now that spring has finally come, the weather is warmer, the days are longer, and there seems to be a new energy everywhere;  a major shift in mentality is happening all across the country, specifically for those who deal with what is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D). So, what exactly is...

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