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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 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...

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...

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Written by Myla Baouna and Katherin Gomez

March 20, 2018


Filed under Local News, Sports

This time last year, Coach Travis Coon was coaching the Woodgrove girls freshman basketball team but has now transcended to the varsity level for the 2017-18 school year. Coon is a special education teacher at Woodgrove High School, who transferred to Woodgrove during the 2016-2017 school year. That...

Northern Virginia is Heated!

Northern Virginia is Heated!

Written by Dillon Holdridge, Keagan Lanham, and Bridget Vasta

December 14, 2017


Filed under Local News, News

Recently, Northern Virginians have experienced a few sweltering fall months after a very mild, snowless winter. A lack of frost can affect agriculture, and heat waves can cause the soil to dry up, leaving the coast with virtually no farmable land, leading to a disruption of oxygen levels. The U.S....

County Changes: Mess or Success?

County Changes: Mess or Success?

Written by Hope Davison, Dillon Holdridge, Robert Kershner, and Lauren Sheehan

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Sleeping in an hour later is a great idea to some students; however, many bus riders may disagree. With long, disorganized bus rides, many students this year have a hard time arriving to school on time. In the 2017-2018 school year, Loudoun County implemented major changes throughout the public school...

Construction Boom in Purcellville

Construction Boom in Purcellville

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Brittany Nelson and Bridget Vasta

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Numerous shopping centers have sprout­ed up in the Purcellville area over the past few years. What was once a remote town is quickly becoming a popular hangout. This fall, Purcellville is opening Catoctin Corner, a six-acre site with 40,000 square feet of retail space. Across the street in the Harris...

Debate Regarding Confederate Statues Ignites

Debate Regarding Confederate Statues Ignites

Written by Daniel Alvarez and Connor Graham

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

The infamous white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, VA got violent on August 12, 2017. These rallies caused one person to die and three people to be injured. The violence and chaos of these rallies brought a lot of attention to Confederate monuments across the country. Places like Austin, Texas;...

A Nation Unites after Catastrophe

A Nation Unites after Catastrophe

Written by River Stone, Adeline Furlow, and Dominique Cruz

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News

Incredible things can come from tragedy. In the wake of disaster, people from around the nation are coming together to rescue, support, and donate to victims caught in the destruction of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Devastation hit Texas in the form of Hurricane Harvey. Over the course of eight...

“1-800-273-8255”

“1-800-273-8255”

Written by Chris Tuttle

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News

As fans come to terms with the untimely deaths of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Chris Cornell of Soundgarten by suicide in 2017, the world is reminded that depression does not discriminate. It does not only mar the poor or the unfortunate. It casts its shadows over the privileged and adored as...

Loudoun County Meets Bonnie Scotland

Loudoun County Meets Bonnie Scotland

Written by Carrie Nichols

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News

Grey rain fell from the sky as if to replicate the atmosphere of Scotland. On September 2nd-3rd people of Scottish heritage, and people without, gathered on the rolling green hills of Great Meadow, Virginia. Forty-two clans and societies were represented, ranging from the Fraser clan to the Scottish...

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