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Woodgrove Senior Elizabeth Brubaker, accompanied by other Loudoun County school student representatives, speak at a LCPS school board meeting on May 9th, 2023. The front row of students are being recognized for their championship in the Virginia High School League. Photo provided by Elizabeth Brubaker.

Opinion: LCPS Policies: Empty Words on a Screen or Information to Better the County?

Written by Ashley Rayburn March 10, 2024

Every August, before the start of the academic school year, students log into the StudentVue portal to sign a series of electronic documents. These documents appear as required prompts before students...

Barbie director Greta Gerwig and CNN reporter Abby Phillip speak at a movie reception held at the British Embassy on July 17, 2023. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Opinion: The “Barbie” Oscar Nomination Snubs Only Prove the Movie’s Necessity

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Oscar nominations were announced on January 23,2024, causing both celebration and outrage throughout the entertainment industry and social media. People were particularly shocked to learn that both the...

Woodgrove Journalism staff members posing for a photo in Boston.

Woodgrove Journalism takes on Boston

Written by Augusta Beekman, Social Media Manager January 27, 2024

This November, Woodgrove´s Journalism students traveled to Boston, Massachusetts where students participated in a variety of activities. They attended the National Journalism Education Association convention...

Different types of mental health depicted on name tags. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Mental Health Should be Addressed, Not Forgotten

Written by John Hays, Editor In Chief January 3, 2024

Eighteen percent. Eighteen percent of teenage deaths in the United States aged between fourteen and eighteen were suicide in 2021 - almost 2000 teen suicides in a single year. Simply put, suicide should...

A woman exits a voting center. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

The Ballot Box

Written by Gianna Costanzo May 17, 2023

It is time to stop viewing gun violence in schools as an issue regarding what side of the political spectrum you’re on. It goes far beyond whether you identify yourself with the symbol of a donkey or...

The White House beneath looming clouds. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Come and Gone

Written by Teagan Russell May 17, 2023

Terrifying incidents can sometimes be like a rock, one that sends waves torrenting across crystal waters upon impact. However, in modern days, these shocks tend to fade with the speed at which they...

Students protest against school shootings. Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons.

The Trauma of Tragedy

Written by Claire Davison May 17, 2023

Since Columbine, there have been 376 school shootings in America. According to a new report done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death for children in the United...

Woodgrove student Meredith Buxton with their puppy, Remus.

A Long Wait For A Deserved Soulmate

Written by Shaelyn Wheeler and Maeve Bauer March 23, 2023

I have always been an animal lover, especially dogs. I was fascinated whenever I would see service dogs in public. I knew I couldn’t distract them because they were working. I would pretend that my stuffed...

Sexual Violence is an Epidemic in Loudoun County Public Schools

Written by Claire Davison March 23, 2023

Loudoun County Public Schools is in the news yet again for mishandling sexual assaults. On February 2nd, Loudoun Circuit Court ordered a search warrant affidavit for surveillance cameras in Tuscarora High...

Semester At Sea: An Opportunity Like No Other

Written by Abby Meedel and Ellia Mytsa March 23, 2023

     Many young people have an aspiration to travel the world. Waking up to the sight of crystal blue waters stretching for miles and a salty breeze doesn’t have to be a fantasy. One can experience...

Oh So Creepy and Mysterious, but Not so Scary to Watch: Wednesday

Written by Shaelyn Wheeler March 17, 2023

There are certainly interesting ideas going on in filmmaker  Tim Burton’s mind, as evidenced in the 90s films Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the 2000s film Corpse Bride....

An oil drill.

The Willow Project: An Encouraging Step or a Massive Mistake?

Written by Kiera McMahon March 10, 2023

The Willow Project is a massive and decades long oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope. If the project is approved, it will create jobs and boost energy production while giving a much needed...

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