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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 Changing of the New World: Price of the Past, Fragments of the Future

Written by Logan Johnson, Editor in Chief May 16, 2022

Our generation, those born between 2000 and 2005, have experienced many world-changing events in our lifetime, but world peace is not one of them. We have endured loved ones actively engaged in war, a...

Break Up and Out With Your Burnout

Written by Logan Johnson March 18, 2022

As students begin to bounce back from the past two years, they find themselves burnt out and unable to resume their pre-pandemic busy schedule. Walking around Woodgrove, you might spot a student sleeping...

The Vaccine to Violence?

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp and Logan Johnson January 24, 2022

All over the country, schools have seen a rise in violence. Some schools have moved to days of asynchronous learning in order to put a stop to the countless fights staff and students are facing every day....

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....

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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