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The Woodgrove Outlander

“The 38Dawgz” Wins Fan Favorite at Battle of the Bands

Written by Natalie Harrison June 7, 2023

Rapidly progressing in music, the members of the high school punk rock band, The 38Dawgz, are juggling both their studies and their songs. The band recently competed in the “Battle of the Bands” at...

Costume mistress Rory Fricano (right) gives directions to costume crew member Madeline Rogers.

Meet the Costume Mistress for Something Rotten

Written by Iza Piatkowski June 7, 2023

Quick stitches, colorful threads, and too many pins to count, make up evenings for the Something Rotten costume crew. A cast member frantically runs up to the crew members, the buttons on his costume ripping...

Evelynn Winter and her dog. Picture provided by Evelynn Winner.

Senior Advice to Underclassmen

Written by Devin Adu-Osei and Anna Cristofano May 17, 2023

As the Woodgrove Class of 2023 is preparing to leave school for the last time, here is some of the most important advice from Woodgrove seniors. “Best advice, don’t miss your senior year! It goes...

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Is AI That Can Write An Essay Here to Stay?

Written by Sam Douglas, Isaac Kent, and Jillian Lewis May 17, 2023

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has recently appeared in schools, including Woodgrove. AI writing generator websites like ChatGPT can write essays in minutes, and its increasing amount of usage has some...

Drenning shows good spirits while in her cast. Photo provided by Maddie Shea.

What’s Going On In Spring Sports?

Written by Ali Eliott and Maddie Shea May 17, 2023

Woodgrove spring sports are off with a bang. Every season has its highs and lows, laughs and tears. Here are some Woodgrove athletes to tell you how their season is going. The Girls Varsity Lacrosse...

A bent guard rail from an accident right outside the Junior Lot. Photo provided by John Hays.

Parking Lot Woes

Written by William Den Herder, Haley Oliver, and Andrew Towe May 17, 2023

Woodgrove’s parking lot is gaining a hazardous reputation due to recent accidents and its tight fit. Up to eight crashes have been reported since the beginning of the school year according to Woodgrove...

Madison Thurman and her twin, Hope Thurman. Photo provided by Ali Elliott

The Truth About Woodgrove’s Twins

Written by Ali Eliott and Ava Welsh May 15, 2023

There are plenty of stereotypes about twins: they dress alike, think alike, and finish each other’s sentences, but the many sets of twins at Woodgrove know firsthand what it is really like to share a...

Photo provided by Ms. Harding.

Post High School Pathways

Written by Claire Hudak and Lilly Soska May 15, 2023

There are many pathways to take after leaving Woodgrove High School, and each student’s journey is different. As the 2023 senior class is getting closer to graduation, they are also picking the right...

Ngonga leaps through the air. Photo provided by Studio Photography.

Wendell Ngonga: Triple Jump State Champ

Written by Maddie Shea, Lilly Soska, and Mason Vacca May 15, 2023

Wendell Ngonga, a senior at Woodgrove High School, has had an excellent performance on the track this spring season. As a track athlete and winner of the 2023 state championship title in the triple jump,...

Seniors Braden Parsons and Emma Vest ready to introduce themselves to a new judge. Photo provided by Steve Prakope.

Woodgrove Students Excel at Regional Science Fair

Written by Claire Davison and Mason Vacca May 15, 2023

On Wednesday April 22nd, twenty-six Woodgrove students traveled to Rock Ridge High School to participate in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Woodgrove fared well at the award ceremony, earning...

A lighthouse in Fanad, Ireland, located on the north coast of the country. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Exploring Different Paths

Written by Evan Kaiser and Ava Welsh May 15, 2023

A gap year, otherwise known as a sabbatical year, is when students pause their academics to travel and broaden their life skills. There are a wide range of programs, from charitable organizations to educational...

Photo of sign offering jobs at Franklin Park. Picture provided by Andrew Towe.

Summer Time, Fun Time!

Written by Luke Jenkins and Jillian Lewis May 15, 2023

Summer jobs give Woodgrove students real life experience, a way to earn money, and a fun time. Woodgrove students share their summer employment experiences. Sophomore Elizabeth Malone was a part time...

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