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The Woodgrove Outlander

The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

The Woodgrove Outlander

The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

The Woodgrove Outlander

Photo of Restaurant Review Winner, Natalia Wunder.

Sō Much Meat, Sō Little Time

Written by Natalia Wunder November 30, 2021

On every special occasion, my family drives an hour and a half to a traffic-filled intersection in Centerville, Virginia hosting the Korean restaurant, Sō. Established in 2016, the singular operation...

The newly installed all-gender restroom sign at Woodgrove High School.

Loudoun County’s Updated Gender Policy: How does this affect Woodgrove?

Written by Lindsey Simpson, Maeve Bauer, and Acadia Dyson November 11, 2021

On August 11, 2021, LCPS adopted Virginia state Policy 8040 acknowledging transgender and nonbinary students. This policy was surrounded by heated controversy and garnered national attention as Loudoun...

Betters stylish entrance helps to attract patrons.

The Best Local Restaurants – Hidden Gems

Written by Mia Helveston, Robbie Showers, and Sarah Burns October 30, 2021

Whether it is a Friday night dine-out or just grabbing a bite to eat for lunch, here are some of the best places in Western Loudoun! Velocity Wings   Velocity Wings is a local restaurant...

Effects of COVID-19 on Small Businesses

Effects of COVID-19 on Small Businesses

Written by Andrew Towe, Mia Helveston, and Lindsey Somers October 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on businesses across the country as well as locally. Despite livelihoods lost, there are still a great deal of local small businesses that have continued to stay...

Harmony Middle School Principal Eric Stewart receiving his COVID-19 vaccination. Photo provided by Carissa Vergeres.

Teachers of Loudoun County Get Their COVID Vaccines

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp and Lainey Lynch March 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on communities and nations this past year, leading most schools to turn to distance learning. However, some schools have gone back with a hybrid schedule where they plan...

A young man having fun while staying safe on Halloween - Photo via VTDigger

Halloween of a Pandemic

Written by Teah Sargent, Mason Vacca, and Haley Oliver October 28, 2020

Trick-or-treating has been a beloved activity for years, but as Covid-19 brings change to America, the popular Halloween activity might not happen in 2020.  With the danger of Covid-19, parents are...

Vice President, Biden’s campaign sign (left) and President Trump’s campaign sign (right) taken in the local area. Photo taken by - Mia Cammarota

Generation Z Voters and 2020 Affecting the Election

Written by Mia Cammarota, Ryan Wilkinson, and Kildea McMahon October 28, 2020

Americans are more polarized than ever, and as the election approaches it seems that Generation Z voters, as well as the recent events of 2020, will be the deciding factor of this year's election.  This...

A photo showing Route 9, located near the Hillsboro Cemtary.

Editorial: Opinions on the Construction of Route 9

Written by Maryam Khan and Jordan Fiala January 17, 2020

Running through the historic town of Hillsboro, Virginia, Route 9 is a major road used by thousands for regional commuting. Over the past two decades, this commuter road has experienced increased traffic,...

A close-up of Lovettsville Post Office

Lovettsville Falls Silent After a Shooting at the Lovettsville Post Office

Written by Meghan Dunster, Aidan Leahy, and Megan Murphy December 20, 2019

A gunshot was heard in the quiet town of Lovettsville on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at approximately 9 a.m. when an undercover police officer fired at 32-year-old Nelson Clark Jr., a postal employee who...

Advocates preparing to speak at the LCPS school board meeting

New Diverse Classroom Libararies Spark Controversy

Written by Benjamin Alter, Maryam Khan, and Ashleigh Moffett December 19, 2019

This past summer, Loudoun County Public Schools carried out an initiative to better represent students of a variety of social and ethnic backgrounds by introducing “diverse classroom libraries” into...

“Rethink9” sign posted on the Hillsboro Old Stone School building.

Construction on Route 9 Poses Inconvenience for Students and Staff

Written by Mia Cammarota, Ainsleigh Shipp, Robbie Showers, and Emma Tetreault December 19, 2019

Route 9, a road that allows over 17,000 vehicles to commute daily, is going to be shut down for reconstruction that could take at least 12 months. This will not only affect traveling for West and Northern...

Woodgrove Resource Officer McCarten. Photo by Lorallye Partlow

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...

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