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Restaurant Reviews: Eating at Loudoun County’s Hidden Gems

Restaurant Reviews: Eating at Loudoun County’s Hidden Gems

Written by Connor Graham, Dillon Holdridge, and Sarah Murtaugh

May 15, 2019

A first date. Dinner before a school dance. A victory meal with your team after a tough game. Some of the best high school memories are made in restaurants, whether it be fast food or fine dining. Food is much more than just eating for high school students- it’s a source of socialization. To help you...

As 2019 Begins, so Does Award Season

As 2019 Begins, so Does Award Season

Written by Annie Gilbert

February 5, 2019

This year's Golden Globes were far different from past awards shows, with major changes taking place within Hollywood. In past years, award shows have been criticized for being overly political, and as a result, this years Golden Globes presented a more uplifting approach and acknowledging the hard work...

George W. Bush Should Be Known More Than Just In Politics

George W. Bush Should Be Known More Than Just In Politics

Written by Kylee Harrell

January 22, 2019

The 41st President of the United States, George W. Bush died on Nov, 30th, 2018 from a form of Parkinson's disease at his home in Houston, Texas. At 18, President Bush enlisted as a second-class seaman in the Navy's flight training program.  He was the last of the World War II generation to occupy...

Fireside Book Reviews

Fireside Book Reviews

Written by Carissa Vergeres and Mia Cammarota

December 20, 2018

The air is becoming colder and the days are getting shorter. When trapped indoors with nothing to do, the spot in front of your fireplace is waiting for you. Pass the months of winter by getting lost in a book, whether it be realistic fiction, romance, or a biography. The Hate U Give, Me Before You,...

Editorial: School Safety

Editorial: School Safety

Written by Hope Davison and River Stone

December 20, 2018

In early October, a student was raped by his teammates at Tuscarora High School. Three weeks later, an Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) reading specialist was charged with three felony counts of unlawfully filming female students. Two weeks after that, a Park View teacher was arrested for an alleged...

Editorial: Effect of College Stress on Students’ Mental Health

Editorial: Effect of College Stress on Students’ Mental Health

Written by Adeline Furlow and Brittany Nelson

May 22, 2018

The decision of if and where a person attends college is one of the most important choices a person will make throughout their entire life. With everything else students are juggling during senior year, time taken to focus on mental health and relationships can fall to the wayside. With the price of...

NBA Player of the Year Predictions

NBA Player of the Year Predictions

Written by Ryan Forbes

May 22, 2018

After a surprising year where many teams have surprised the country and rebuilding teams are finally completed the long process, a power shift has occurred in each conference. The Rockets control the west and the Raptors run the east. With the regular season ending award season is here and here are my...

Editorial: Sexual Harassment & Assault

Editorial: Sexual Harassment & Assault

Written by River Stone, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 3, 2018

For years the rumors have been hushed away, all damaging allegations swept under the rug. But the accusations against Harvey Weinstein seemed to set something in motion, a wave of courage and bravery gaining strength with every added voice. Sexual harassment and assault is no longer being ignored and...

Top 8 Prospects of the 2018 NFL Draft

Top 8 Prospects of the 2018 NFL Draft

Written by Ryan Forbes

February 17, 2018

#1. Saquon Barkley- (Running Back) Penn State- There is no doubt who the top player in the draft is. Barkley has been the most talented and explosive player all year in college football. His playmaking ability will guarantee him a spot as one of the top players in this year’s draft. NFL Comparison: Ezekiel Elli...

NFL Postseason Awards Predictions

NFL Postseason Awards Predictions

Written by Ryan Forbes

February 17, 2018

Coach of the Year: Sean McVay (Head Coach) Los Angeles Rams: McVay deserves this award after turning around the league’s youngest team from a 4-12 disaster to a 11-5 third seed playoff team, also turning around the offense from the lowest points per game to the most. He turned Goff into a reliable ...

Editorial: Balancing High School

Editorial: Balancing High School

Written by Editors-in-Chief Adeline Furlow and Brittany Nelson

December 14, 2017

The pressure of being a high school student is at an all-time high. Combine that pressure with attending a high-achieving high school in one of the highest achieving school systems in the nation, and the pressure builds further. As the academic rigor at Woodgrove and other schools has increased over...

Editorial: Students Adjust to School Changes

Editorial: Students Adjust to School Changes

Written by Brittany Nelson and River Stone

November 3, 2017

Each year, Woodgrove students know one thing for sure: when the school year begins, there will be change. To maximize the effectiveness of bus sharing between schools, Loudoun County Public Schools decided to push back start times for high schools. Woodgrove’s official school hours now go from 9:10...

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