The Woodgrove Outlander

Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win

Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win

Written by Ashleigh Moffett, Logan Johnson, and Ryan Wright

November 13, 2019

From dark, foggy mornings to late scorching summer evenings, marching band knows all too well of what hard work and persistence means. Band camp, in late summer, is ten hours for two weeks straight. Practice during the school year can be up to three hours or more, including body warm ups, marching pract...

Meet Woodgrove’s New Theater Teacher, Ms. Addie Schafer

Meet Woodgrove’s New Theater Teacher, Ms. Addie Schafer

Written by Logan Johnson, Ashleigh Moffet, and Ryan Wright

November 13, 2019

With the school year successfully in motion, the Woodgrove Fine Arts Department has welcomed a new addition to the theater sector. Woodgrove’s new theater director, Addie Schafer, has taken the role for Woodgrove’s long time theater teacher, David Noland, who is now teaching at the newest Loudoun...

Police Officers Sue Town Of Purcellville

Police Officers Sue Town Of Purcellville

Written by Jordan Fiala, Maryam Khan

November 13, 2019

Purcellville Police Chief Cynthia McAlister and Officer Kristopher Fraley have both filed lawsuits against the Town of Purcellville and former interim Town Manager Alex Vanegas. Both suits were filed within three months of each other. McAlister filed her lawsuit on July 22, 2019 while Fraley filed his...

Woodgrove Enforces Parking Policy for Student Lots

Woodgrove Enforces Parking Policy for Student Lots

Written by Kylee Harrell, Ryan Wilkinson, and Robbie Showers

November 11, 2019

Many students have taken issue with the enforcement of the $200 fee to park in distant lots on school grounds. Upon investigation, The Outlander has found that there has been no change in policy, just greater enforcement of the rules. This has caused much confusion amongst students who assumed they...

Samuel Hermens’ Verdict Decided Almost a Year Later

Samuel Hermens’ Verdict Decided Almost a Year Later

Written by Annie Gilbert and Kildea McMahon

November 7, 2019

Samuel Hermens, a teaching coach employed by Loudoun County Public Schools, was sentenced to two years in prison in July after his conviction on unlawful filming of female students at Woodgrove High School. According to the Loudoun Times Mirror, there may be as many as twenty victims. Hermens was...

Equity Issues Provoke County-Wide Concern

Equity Issues Provoke County-Wide Concern

Written by Mia Cammarota and Carissa Vergeres

November 7, 2019

New concerns regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in Loudoun County Public Schools surfaced in a recent report submitted to Superintendent Eric Williams. The issues spurred an investigative report in a recent edition of The Washington Post and has sparked discussions and change county...

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...

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