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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...

Photo provided by Carissa Vergeres. 
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....

A photo showing Route 9, located near the Hillsboro Cemtary.

Editorial: Opinions on the Construction of Route 9

Written by Maryam Khan and Jordan Fiala January 17, 2020

Running through the historic town of Hillsboro, Virginia, Route 9 is a major road used by thousands for regional commuting. Over the past two decades, this commuter road has experienced increased traffic,...

Fall Editorial: LCPS Needs to Live up to Its Full Potential

Fall Editorial: LCPS Needs to Live up to Its Full Potential

Written by Maryam Khan November 15, 2019

Loudoun County, Virginia is not only one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, but it’s also one of the richest. With a fast-growing population comes diversity and cultural assimilation, as ...

Dolce and Ciabatta sandwich

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...

A scene from the November 2018 film, Green Book

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...

President George W. Bush giving his inauguration speech

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...

Freshmen Angela Gutierrez, Morgan Krens and Colin Heffern reading Me Before You and The Hate U Give.

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...

Editorial: School Safety

Editorial: School Safety

The recent arrests of teachers within the Loudoun County Public School system has raised many concerns among students and parents alike. Where is LCPs going wrong when it comes to 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...

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,...

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...

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