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The Woodgrove Outlander

The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

The Woodgrove Outlander

The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

The Woodgrove Outlander

The Horseshoe Curve, a home away from home

Written by Peyton Benedict December 15, 2021

The Horseshoe Curve Restaurant is right off the highway a little ways into the woods, making it seem right out of a fairy tale. When you drive up to it, it almost looks like it's someone's house. Do not...

The Chipotle building in Purcellville.

Chipotle: Fast and Flavorful

Written by Natalie Salmin December 15, 2021

The Chipotle in Purcellville, VA is located in the middle of town around a bunch of other restaurants and stores. The Chipotle itself was just recently built so everything is modern and renovated in the...

Visiting the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum: An Unforgettable Experience

Written by Liam Wilcox December 14, 2021

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum is located on 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818, and is truly an unforgettable experience. The museum consists of a main building that houses exhibits describing...

Pho-Nomenal: A Restaurant That Lives Up To Its Name

Written by Aiden Barrientos December 14, 2021

There are very few restaurants that serve authentic meals, and Pho-Nomenal is one of them. Outside the restaurant has a light-up open sign to let customers know when the heavens door is open as well as...

Photo of Smokin Willys Barbeque

The Hidden Gem of Purcellville

Written by Bud Krogh December 8, 2021

Smokin Willy’s is an American Barbeque restaurant located in a small strip mall on the outer edge of downtown Purcellville. Nestled right next to Loudoun Valley High School, and mere blocks away from...

Photo of Tropical Smoothie, showing their diverse menu!

Tropical Smoothie Café: A Cozy, Comforting, Captivating Restaurant.

Written by Lucas Cole December 8, 2021

The location of Tropical Smoothie Café is in a small strip mall, right in-between a gym and a bicycle store. The restaurant itself is very small, unlike its menu, which sells a wide variety of food, mostly...

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Sō Much Meat, Sō Little Time

Written by Natalia Wunder November 30, 2021

On every special occasion, my family drives an hour and a half to a traffic-filled intersection in Centerville, Virginia hosting the Korean restaurant, Sō. Established in 2016, the singular operation...

Homecoming Red Carpet; What the Wolverines are Wearing

Written by Ali Elliott, Haley Oliver, and Anna Cristofano November 15, 2021

This year's Homecoming Court is ready to reveal fashion secrets and what steps they took to prepare for the big event.  Senior Xanthe Bergel raved about her sage green, polka dot dress. “I just...

Protesters hold up an anti-Asian violence sign.
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Something Needs to be Done about Asian-American Hate

Written by Mia Cammarota, Emma Tetreault, and Carissa Vergeres May 20, 2021

An alarming increase in hate and harassment has been targeted towards Asian-Americans around the country simply because of their ethnic origin. Racist slurs have been thrown around, blaming Asians for...

Woodgrove senior Hope Fahrner after receiving her COVID-19 vaccination. Photo provided by Hope Fahrner

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Written by Mia Cammarota, Carissa Vergeres, and Emma Tetreault March 12, 2021

The long anticipated COVID-19 vaccine is finally being distributed globally, and in the U.S, 12% of Americans have already received their first dose, but the quick push to get the vaccine out has lots...

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Mia Cammarota and Carissa Vergeres aboard their flight to Denver.

Outlander Editors’ Take: Air Travel During the Holidays

Written by Mia Cammarota and Carissa Vergeres January 13, 2021

The holidays are among us, and the travel season is in full swing, but with the coronavirus, how safe is traveling by air and what precautions are being taken? After quarantining for the past nine months,...

Editorial: Social Media is Seeing a Spike in Teenage Political Activism but Sources Need to be Questioned

Written by Mia Cammarota and Carissa Vergeres November 5, 2020

Maybe it was the several month quarantine or the upcoming presidential election, but students around the country, especially at Woodgrove, have increased their interest in politics and current events....

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