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Snapchat, Students and First Amendment Rights

Written by Gianna Costanzo, Haley Oliver, and Maddie Shea May 26, 2021

What happens when students create a negative social media post about their high school? Brandi Levy, a 14-year-old student of the Mahanoy school district in Pennsylvania, was suspended from cheerleading...

What to Expect in Your Second AP Exam During a Pandemic

Written by Meghan Dunster, Lainey Lynch, and Ainsleigh Shipp May 19, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on schools continues as students and teachers alike anticipate the 2021 exam season. The College Board approved three different testing administration plans and Loudoun County Public...

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The Best Ways for Women to Stay Safe

Written by Aidan Leahy and Megan Murphy May 14, 2021

With March being Women’s Appreciation Month, the best way we can appreciate women is by keeping them safe and teaching them how to protect themselves.  Although sexual assault can happen to anybody,...

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How Seasonal Changes Affect Mental Health

Written by Claire Davison and Sarah Burns March 19, 2021

When the sun starts to set earlier and the temperatures drop, mental health can be greatly impacted, especially in the current isolated environment. During this challenging time, it is important that the...

February’s Senior Meeting Explains What is to be Expected for the Graduating Class of 2021

Written by Annie Gilbert, Emma Tetreault, Ryan Wright, and Kennedy Vacca March 12, 2021

A virtual meeting was held on Thursday, February 4th for Woodgrove’s seniors. The current school year has been a bumpy road, especially for those in the graduating class of 2021. Many questions are being...

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ABAB Schedule Change

Written by Mason Vacca and Haley Oliver January 15, 2021

After student and parent outcries, Woodgrove High School kicked off the second quarter by reintroducing the ABAB schedule. At the beginning of the 2020 school year, Woodgrove High School put an AABB schedule...

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COVID-19 Changed the World, but Students Remain Resilient

On the night of March 11, Loudoun County Public School students went to bed unaware that their lives were about to change. The global Covid-19 pandemic had been ravaging parts of Asia and Europe, with...

Former WHS Athletes ‘Lace up’ Beyond High School

Written by Anna Lockhart, Ashleigh Moffett, Kayla Norsworthy, and Logan Johnson January 17, 2020

Being a high school athlete has its challenges, but becoming a collegiate athlete takes a whole different level of dedication and drive. Known for its sports, Woodgrove has had many athletes play at the...

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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...

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback

Written by Annie Gilbert , David Hamady, and Carissa Vegeres December 19, 2019

When transgender student Hannah Hurt spoke to the Loudoun County School Board urging protection against the discrimination of the LGBTQ community, she never imagined that she would later be featured in...

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

Written by David Hamady December 6, 2019

To promote school-related safety, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and LCPS have joined forces, creating the “Safe2Talk” app. This app allows students to anonymously report issues that...

Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win

Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win

Written by Ashleigh Moffett , Logan Johnson , and Ryan Wright November 13, 2019

From dark, foggy mornings to late scorching summer evenings, marching band knows all too well of what hard work and persistence means. Band camp, in late summer, is ten hours for two weeks straight. Practice...

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