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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

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: 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...

Editorial: Balancing High School

Editorial: Balancing High School

Some students are experiencing a heavy course load brought on by the recommendation of their counselors, which is limiting their ability to balance extracurriculars and their studies.
Written by Editors-in-Chief Adeline Furlow and Brittany Nelson December 14, 2017

The pressure of being a high school student is at an all-time high. Combine that pressure with attending a high-achieving high school in one of the highest achieving school systems in the nation, and the...

Editorial: Students Adjust to School Changes

Editorial: Students Adjust to School Changes

Written by Brittany Nelson and River Stone November 3, 2017

Each year, Woodgrove students know one thing for sure: when the school year begins, there will be change. To maximize the effectiveness of bus sharing between schools, Loudoun County Public Schools decided...

Editorial: Fake News Threatens Teen Minds

Editorial: Fake News Threatens Teen Minds

Written by Grace Robinson and Sarah Snare March 30, 2017

The professional news media has always been one of the most trusted sources of information, but the new trend of “fake news,” false headlines that look legitimate, has led to increased skepticism of...

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