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Online Shopping: The Downfall of Department Stores

Online Shopping: The Downfall of Department Stores

Written by Mia Cammarota, Dillon Holdridge and Carissa Vergeres

December 20, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

In recent years, stores such as Sears, Target, and many other department stores have made an online store for their retailed products, and for a lot of them, it has caused more damage to their businesses than good. Internet shopping has taken the world by storm, and because of this, more people are...

Flu Epidemic Spreads Nationwide

Flu Epidemic Spreads Nationwide

Written by Gretchen Nagle, Maryam Khan, Ashleigh Moffett, and Ryan Wilkinson

December 20, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Flu season. The most infamous scourge of winter. Fevers, coughs, sore throats, headaches, fatigue, and runny noses are all main symptoms that make people dread the flu. Woodgrove High School nurse Stephanie Lovasz says, “The flu season can start as early as October, run to March and April, and it...

LCPS Faces Security Concerns

LCPS Faces Security Concerns

Written by Connor Grahamn, Kylee Harrell & Lorallye Partlow

December 20, 2018


Filed under Local News, Student News, Top Stories

Sam Hermens, a LCPS itinerant specialized facilitator for reading who works for Loudoun County, was caught taking pictures up the skirts of female students. A Woodgrove staff member noticed the unusual behavior of Hermens, whom he originally perceived to be a student, and immediately escorted him to...

Cheating Epidemic Spreads Across LCPS

Cheating Epidemic Spreads Across LCPS

Written by Meghan Dunster, Rebecca Faletti, Maryam Khan

December 20, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Some might call it an open secret. To others, it is an epidemic. To a few, however, it may be what their academic career depends on, for better or for worse. No matter what you call it, cheating is a very real fact of life at every level of education, and it cannot go ignored. The recent advent of photo...

We’re All Human Hosts its Third Annual Color Run at Woodgrove High School

We’re All Human Hosts its Third Annual Color Run at Woodgrove High School

Written by Lainey Lynch, Meghan Dunster

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Student News, Top Stories

The We’re All Human Club (WAH) at Woodgrove High recently hosted the third annual Color Run with six other LCPS high schools. This event is funded by the Ryan Bartel Foundation, a foundation dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention. The Color Run began in Loudoun County to support the Ryan Bartel...

Is this the Fall of Football?

Is this the Fall of Football?

Written by Casey Abashian, Maryam Khan, and Ryan Wilkinson

October 25, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Student News, Top Stories

The homey, familiar aroma of fresh-cut grass consumes each breath as the impact of a bone-crushing tackle is heard throughout the audience. A packed house, filled to the brim with students, parents, and coaches alike erupts in approval, united over a common American pastime. Football remains the country’s...

Woodgrove’s School Spirit Diminishes Over the Years

Woodgrove’s School Spirit Diminishes Over the Years

Written by Jordan Fiala, Maryam Khan, Ashleigh Moffett, and Kennedy Vacca

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Student News, Top Stories

With Woodgrove High School approaching its tenth year, it seems to be approaching a loss in school spirit. In a poll of the student body, 10% of those polled on Instagram at Woodgrove High School said that Woodgrove did not have school spirit. With the number of in-school pep rallies fading, and fewer...

Where to Get Your WILD Wardrobe

Where to Get Your WILD Wardrobe

Written by Hope Davison, Lauren Sheehan, Anna Lockhart, and Cora McQuaid

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Student News, Top Stories

The WILD is buzzing with students of all grade levels awaiting kick off. Whether the theme be “Pink-out”, USA theme, or Woodgrove’s very own WILD theme, students get decked out for the game. It’s understandable that picking out your WILD outfit may be stressful, here are some tips to help you...

Woodgrove’s Proposed Parking Plan is Passed

Woodgrove’s Proposed Parking Plan is Passed

Written by Daniel Alvarez and Connor Graham

October 25, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Student News, Top Stories

Imagine rows and rows of cars, all occupied by students that have just been in school for hours on end, wanting to get home and relax. The only thing stopping them from reaching their destination is the immense amount of traffic that clogs the exit every day. Every vehicle coming out of the parking lot...

Just So: Just So: Woodgrove Drama Plans their Fall Musical

Just So: Just So: Woodgrove Drama Plans their Fall Musical

Written by Rebecca Faletti and Meghan Dunster

October 25, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Student News, Top Stories

The Woodgrove Drama department is kicking off their season with a relatively unknown show: Just So, a Drewe and Stiles musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s short stories. It’s unusual for the fall show to be a musical, but this particular change was the result of a reaction of the students to...

Kavanaugh Controversey Shed Light On A Nation Divided

Kavanaugh Controversey Shed Light On A Nation Divided

Written by River Stone, Rebecca Faletti, and Mark Blevins

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Student News, Top Stories

In wake of the Kavanaugh-Ford Senate Hearings that rocked the nation, the bitter division between Republican and Democratic voters becomes increasingly apparent on both a national and local level. Former Senator John McCain passed away in August. Yet, with his death still fresh in the public’s mind,...

Loudoun Secures Reputation as Tech Giant

Loudoun Secures Reputation as Tech Giant

Written by Ben Alter and Chris Tuttle

October 25, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Student News, Top Stories

Mastodon of online sales, Amazon, is scouting for a suitable location for their second headquarters, and Loudoun County is one of the final candidates. The number of candidate cities and regions for the location of Amazon’s ‘HQ2’, as it is coined, has dropped from 238 proposed cities inside the...

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