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The Force Awakens Another Star Wars Movie

The Force Awakens Another Star Wars Movie

Written by Adam Hudler, The Woodgrove Outlander

January 6, 2016

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was released to theaters across the globe on December 18, 2015. Movie theaters were packed from coast to coast. Tickets were sold out for the seven o’clock premiere at Cobb Theater in Leesburg by late October. Seats were filled even earlier with the only open spots...

Woodgrove Lacks Club Time

Woodgrove Lacks Club Time

Written by Andrea Patterson and Andrea Zabkowski, The Woodgrove Outlander

December 17, 2015

Senior Ana Shaffi is very frustrated. As president of the Random Acts of Kindness club, she feels the pressure of trying to accomplish the goals of her club with very little time to meet with its members. “We had a lot of great ideas last year, but we didn’t have enough meetings to actually get...

Review of Fallout 4

Review of Fallout 4

Written by Justin Rader, The Woodgrove Outlander

December 11, 2015

As Bethesda's successor to its 2008 smash hit Fallout 3, Fallout 4 lives up to its hype in almost all imaginable ways. Set in post-apocalyptic Boston, Fallout 4 takes place 210 years after the Great War which devastated the world of today. The people, hundreds of years later, have thus named the province...

Is Netflix Good or Bad?

Written by Hannah Schneeberg, The Woodgrove Outlander

November 4, 2015

After a long day, Netflix is the perfect way to wind down. Although some people refuse to admit it, binge-watching has become a part of many people’s lives. Whether you define binge-watching as finishing an entire season of 'Orange is the New Black' overnight, or watching five episodes of 'Friends'...

A Review on Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Screams

A Review on Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Screams

Written by Colette Fralen and Arianna Larson, The Woodgrove Outlander

November 4, 2015

Are you super bored this Halloween and don’t have any little siblings to mooch candy off of? Then Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the place for you. Going on until November 1st, the kid-friendly amusement park turns into something much more monstrous after 6 pm. The mist rolls in from the...

Despite the Honor Code, is there Rampant Cheating at Woodgrove?

Despite the Honor Code, is there Rampant Cheating at Woodgrove?

Written by Managing Editor Alivia McAtee and Social Media Manager Ali McBride

October 21, 2015

We’ve all been there - it’s the night before an assignment is due, and you can’t see the end of the tunnel. It seems like you’ll never finish. You consider your options: turn it in on time but incomplete, or turn it in late but finished. But then, a third option crosses your mind; you could ask...

Overview of Game of Thrones Season 5

Overview of Game of Thrones Season 5

Written by Leah Onderdonk

June 10, 2015

The fifth season of the popular HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” based on the George R.R. Martin novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, premiered on April 12th. The show has become very popular since 2011, and averages more than 14 million viewers and is the most pirated show worldwide. It’s fifth se...

Overview of Destiny: House of Wolves

Overview of Destiny: House of Wolves

Written by Adam Hudler, Trey McCleary, Justin Rader

June 2, 2015

Trials of Osiris Bungie introduced a new PvP experience called the Trials of Osiris, an event that begins every Friday and lasts until the weekly reset on Tuesday. The event features a new 3v3 competitive multiplayer game mode called Elimination, in which two teams will battle it out until all of the...

Please Ignore Vera Dietz: A Book Review

Please Ignore Vera Dietz: A Book Review

Written by Faith Ralston

May 22, 2015

Please Ignore Vera Dietz, by A.S. King, is a book about 18 year-old Vera, struggling to finish high school and move on from the death of her best friend, Charlie. Well, he was her best friend, until he turned on her 5 months before he died and joined the ‘detentionheads’, and the worst of all, bec...

Magic, the Gathering: An Overview

Magic, the Gathering: An Overview

Written by Justin Rader and Michael Preston

May 14, 2015

Since the introduction of the Limited Edition Alpha and Beta cards in the 1990’s, Magic, the Gathering has achieved a mass following of over 12 million people all around the world, even at Woodgrove. To people who are unfamiliar with the game, it seems complex, difficult, and nerdy. So what exactly ...

Music Mania: March

Music Mania: March

Written by Charlotte Ward, Kaitlyn Connolly, Michael Preston

March 26, 2015

This Month in Music Date                                         Event March 7th, 1985                 “We are the World” plays on radio stations for the first time March 9th, 1997                   The notorious B.I.G is shot and killed March 11th, 1997    ...

Destiny: The Dark Below

Destiny: The Dark Below

Written by Trey McCleary, Justin Rader, and Adam Hudler

January 29, 2015

After Bungie released its first DLC expansion, The Dark Below, gamers have had the chance to extend their satisfaction to a whole new level. The DLC includes three new campaign missions, new crucible maps, a new strike, new weapons and armor, Crota’s End raid, and a raised light level to 32. For those...

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