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The Woodgrove Outlander

The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

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A panda in the Smithsonian Zoo playing with a ball. Photo taken by Augusta Beekman.

Farewell to Pandas in D.C.

Written by Augusta Beekman, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

On November 8th, 2023 Washington D.C. said goodbye to the beloved pandas from the Smithsonian Zoo. Mei Xiang and Tian Tian came to the United States on loan from China in December, 2000. In exchange for...

Influential superstar Taylor Swift. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

The Taylor Swift Effect

Written by Augusta Beekman and William Den Herder November 20, 2023

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's relationship has fallen onto the public eye. Whether you support them or not, the effect they have had on football and beyond is obvious. Swift is known...

Mr. Schutte working on the technical side of Wake Up Woodgrove, making sure it goes off without a hitch. Photo provided by Sam Douglas.

The Magic Behind the Morning Show

Written by Sam Douglas, Online Editor November 17, 2023

Almost every Monday and Friday, the morning announcements have a little more spectacle than usual. Instead of the typical morning announcements hosted by Dr. Shipp, Wake Up Woodgrove blasts to life on...

Seniors Teagan Lowry and Hope Thurman in their costumes.

A Woodgrove Wonder: Hallway Trick-or-Treating

Written by Nathaniel Leitch, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

On October 28th, students in costumes walked through the halls, pockets ready to be stuffed with candy and goodies from staff members. Each year at Woodgrove High School, students in costumes fill the...

Future home of Purcellville’s IHOP.

IHOP Coming to Purcellville

Written by Andrew Towe, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Purcellville has an apparent lack of breakfast options, how will Woodgrove react to the addition of an IHOP? The breakfast chain has started construction of a new building next to 7-Eleven in Purcellville’s...

Heritages defense struggling to take down Woodgroves running back. Photo provided by Viva Loudoun.

Woodgrove vs. Loudoun Valley: The Football Showdown of the Year

Written by Claire Hudak, Online Editor November 8, 2023

Get ready for an electrifying football clash as the Woodgrove Wolverines gear up to face off against Loudoun Valley on November 3rd, seven o’clock, at Loudoun Valley High School. Despite a rocky start...

Graphic showing new policy that can be seen around Woodgrove’s halls, website, school TVs, and on morning announcements. Photo provided by Mr. Jeff Schutte.

Test Scores Fell, Now No Cell

Written by John Hays, Editor In Chief November 8, 2023

A new policy was implemented at Woodgrove High School with the start of the school year - “Bell to Bell No Cell.” This policy has sparked interest from multiple parties, but the research backing limitations...

Wind turbines on a ridge in Uinta County, Wyoming. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Environmental Tips Spotlight

Written by Shae Wheeler, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

What is Environmental Science? It is the study of geology, ecology, meteorology, and biology combined, with a focus on environmental problems and the solutions to them. Scientists study this branch of...

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the American Legion in Purcellville for their new renovation. Photo provided by the American Legion.

Service for Service Members

Written by Ethan Tehan, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

The town of Purcellville is known for providing a variety of food establishments, from fast dining and casual to fine dining and specialty shops. One hidden gem that locals and visitors may not know about...

 Mr. Schutte working in his office in room 603.

A Day in the Life of Mr. Schutte

Written by William Den Herder and Andrew Towe November 8, 2023

On a typical school day, Mr. Jeff Schutte can be seen running all over school and being pulled in a hundred different directions each moment. Despite him being everywhere at once, few know what Schutte...

Senior Lily McBride leads a Student Council meeting.

Freshmen Asked, Seniors Answered

Written by Jennie-Kate Hannis, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Every August, a fresh class of ninth graders enters Woodgrove’s doors and is catapulted into their high school careers. However, the transition from eighth grade to the wider world of high school leaves...

The floors and walls of the 600 hallway have been covered due to construction.

Construction in Woodgrove: 600 Hallway

Written by Ava Welsh, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Since Labor Day of the 2023-2024 school year, there has been a large section of the 600 hall blocked off due to construction. Students have adjusted to the fact that construction has taken over the walls...

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