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Mrs. Pruzina’s composite card, used as marketing for acting jobs. Photo provided by Beverly Pruzina.

Before the Classroom: Beverly Pruzina

Written by Sophie Mason, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Ms. Beverly Pruzina has been Woodgrove High School’s theater director for several years. She brings a high level of professionalism to both her classroom and the stage. Despite being a theater director...

The courtyard at Boulder Crest Bluemont features varying botanicals, a gazebo, and headstones honoring each branch of the military. Photo provided by Evan Kaiser.

Combatting Veteran PTSD Locally

Written by Evan Kaiser, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Impacting hundreds of thousands of people today, and attributing to countless suicides every year, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has proven to be a large concern in the United States. Though anyone...

A white-tailed deer. Photo provided by Jillian Lewis.

Beautiful Community, Beautiful World

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor May 28, 2024

Every year on April 22nd, people around the world celebrate Earth Day and what it means to live on and take care of the planet. Earth Day started in 1970 and has grown to now include more than one billion...

Mikey Brinton at bat for the Cannons. Photo provided by Faith Solano.

Firing Off Baseball

Written by Ethan Tehan, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Every summer, there is a baseball team that comes into the town of Purcellville to play in front of the people of the town. The team that fires into town every summer is the Purcellville Cannons. The Cannons...

Les Thompson at the Country Music Hall of Fame standing next to a mural of himself and other Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members. Photo provided by Les Thompson.

Singles, Scripts, and Silver: The Many Lives of Les Thompson

Written by Jennie-Kate Hannis and Iza Piatkowski May 28, 2024

Take a visit to Franklin Park Arts Center, and you might meet Les Thompson, the technical director, working in the soundbooth or setting up the stage. Ask him to tell you a story about his past, and you...

Old town Purcellville. Picture featured in “How Purcellville Came To Be Incorporated In 1908” written by Eugene Scheel.

History in Western Loudoun – Purcellville

Written by Andrew Towe, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

The small town of Purcellville holds a larger-than-life community and has a long history seen clearly through the town’s infrastructure. Purcellville was incorporated into Loudoun County around a hundred...

The Free Little Library in front of and sponsored by the Round Hill United Methodist Church. Photo provided by Jillian Lewis.

Little Libraries, Big Reach

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor May 28, 2024

Throughout Loudoun County and other parts of the United States, there are little houses that are covered in artwork and stand proudly outside schools, businesses, and libraries. These are Little Free Libraries,...

Woodgrove’s winners of various awards from the science fair. Photo provided by Jennie-Kate Hannis.

A New Age of Independent Science Research

Written by Lilly Soska May 28, 2024

“I love ISR” is not a sentence that many expect a student to willingly tell others. Yet, ISR is not the infamous In-School Restriction consequence, but quite the opposite. Independent Science Research...

CRAB-G play their instruments loud and proud for Woodgrove Idol. Photo provided by Woodgrove Journalism.

Raving Rhythms: Cool CRAB-G

Written by Mya Haines, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Woodgrove Idol introduced many rising singers and bands full of talent, including CRAB-G, a band that made their debut at the event. The new, classy rock band performed “Taking Care of Business,” originally...

The Miss Piggy and Kermit topiary inside of the Morocco pavilion. Photo provided by Jillian Lewis.

Disney’s Flower Power

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor May 14, 2024

Every year since 1994, Disney World’s EPCOT theme park has thrown the Flower and Garden Festival. Throughout the park, guests can enjoy specialty foods, topiaries, merchandise, music, and photo opportunities. The...

An inside look at the new 8000 series Metro car. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

New Metro Cars Unveiled on the Mall

Written by Jennie-Kate Hannis, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

From March 20th to April 3rd, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s new 8000 series rail cars were on display in Washington D.C.’s National Mall. D.C. residents and visitors were able...

Chocolate is formed typically in bars or chips. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Rich and Flavorful: America’s Chocolatey History

Written by Mya Haines, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

Milk, dark, semisweet, blonde, and cocoa nibs are only a few of many types of chocolate. You can eat it plain, mix it into a baked good, or use it as an edible decoration. Chocolate has been formed into...

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