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Seniors throw their caps in the air at their high school graduation ceremony. Picture provided by Creative Commons.

The Senior Experience

Written by Evan Kaiser, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

As the second semester kicks off and senioritis sets in throughout the school, Woodgrove’s seniors can expect to see many changes to their schedule soon. In addition to outdoor lunch and a daily early...

Ornaments on a Christmas tree. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

What Woodgrove Celebrated Over Break

Written by Sam Douglas, Online Editor February 14, 2024

Winter break is a time for relaxation and fun as students take a much needed respite from school. However, winter break also coincides with many major holidays, which gives Wolverines an opportunity to...

Fireworks going off on New Years Eve. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

New Year’s Resolutions: A Major Flop at Woodgrove High School

Written by Morgan Carreiro, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

As 2024 has come to an end, a yearly tradition has reemerged.  New year’s resolutions are a very common start to a new year, in which people create goals that will improve yourself and your quality...

Students display their Stanley Tumblers at a club meeting. Photo provided by Ava Welsh.

A Look Back at 2023 Trends

Written by Augusta Beekman, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

A new year means new trends, but which trends from 2023 will continue to thrive in 2024? Whether you participated in tying bows on everything or trying out "clean girl makeup," 2023 saw a plethora of fashion...

Photo of students notebooks and folders. Provided by Jillian Lewis.

Seasonal Study Slump

Written by Ava Welsh, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

December and January are exciting months full of different holiday celebrations and traditions. Along with the busyness of the holiday season comes the mid-year school slump. Students are fighting to stay...

Woodgrove’s Acapella choir, the Woodgrove Singers, at the 2023 Purcellville Christmas tree lighting. Brubaker, Kimbrough, Murray, and Ubial are present. Photo provided by Elizabeth Brubaker.

Beyond the Choir Classroom

Written by Sophie Mason, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Throughout Loudoun County and much of Virginia, Woodgrove is well known for its outstanding choral program. Even outside of class, these star singers are invested performers and lovers of music.  Senior...

Spotify and Apple Music, two of the most popular listening platforms. Image provided by Creative Commons.

Tis the Season for “Your Year in One Playlist”

Written by Mya Haines and Jennie-Kate Hannis January 12, 2024

It’s that time of year when Spotify and Apple Music communities are buzzing with chatter. While there might be general controversy over which platform is better, there’s an element that brings it all...

The junior class council discusses plans for the rest of the year. Pictured (left to right): Brooks Frandsen, Chelsea MacInnes, Lillian Hackett, and Connor Felmey. Photo provided by

The Class Council Experience: Facing Challenges and Creating Cheer

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

Towards the end of every school year, posters go up around the school and students’ social media platforms fill with campaign videos and advertisements. Students hand out treats and ask teachers to hold...

Rett Dean, pictured center, during a Woodgrove vs John Champe football game. Photo credits to Rett Dean.

Freshmen Ask, Seniors Answer

Written by Sarah Putorti, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

As the end of the first semester approaches, many students finally become accustomed to school being a part of their daily routines. Whether through academics, clubs, sports, or peers, a huge portion of...

Winter Break Shenanigans

Winter Break Shenanigans

Written by Nathaniel Leitch, Staff Writer December 20, 2023

As winter break approaches, students prepare for vacations, hosting family, or relaxing at home, and this year is no exception. In addition to a break from school, several major holidays are celebrated...

Lillian Hackett recorded a few scratch tracks and learned about the process of recording music. Photo provided by Lillian Hackett.

From Lovettsville To Nashville: One Wolverine’s Journey To American Idol

Written by Ava Welsh, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

Woodgrove junior Lillian Hackett has recently traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to audition for the famous singing competition, American Idol. The journey that led to this point is an inspiring one. It...

Photo of Ortega-Corral completing the Jump of Death during a competition. Photo provided by Juan Ortega-Corral.

Horse Training and Death Jumping

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor December 19, 2023

Senior Juan Ortega-Corral is well known in the world of horse training and rodeos throughout Loudoun County and across the country. As a student, he spends his A-days at school completing his required...

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