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The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

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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...

The New Hot Spot in Loudoun

Written by Luke Jenkins March 10, 2023

On December 13th 2022 in the Dulles Eastern Plaza, there was a grand opening of the most anticipated place, Raising Cane’s. Raising Cane’s is a fast food restaurant founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana...

Honorable Mention Award Winning NYT Review by Mahika Bhatt

Written by Mahika Bhatt, Guest Writer February 17, 2023

The Netflix original series Never Have I Ever (NHIE) stars a South Asian main character and boasts progressive representation in a heartfelt coming-of-age show. However, as saturated with color, drama,...

A bright, business-ready view of the library.

Review: The Library, a Woodgrove Bestseller?

Written by Claire Hudak and Teagan Russell February 16, 2023

Walking past those big glass windows it’s hard to miss the fresh, modern library that has taken up residence in the former office space. But just how well does this refinished resource serve Woodgrove? The...

Politics and Small Town Dynamics

Written by Gianna Costanzo February 15, 2023

Western Loudoun dynamics have changed greatly over the past couple years for various reasons; one of the most prominent being the divide of political parties that became more apparent than ever in 2020....

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