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 Helpers from the BetterALife organization dress up during the Christmas holiday and take pictures with children receiving presents. Photo provided by Mrs. Elizabeth Ford.

Life Changing Moments Start Here

Written by Noelle Roy February 28, 2024

Growing up in Loudoun County is often associated with money and privilege. However, that is not the case for some students and families in our local neighborhoods. Community service exists to help families...

The inside of Woodgrove’s student store, The Den, in the 400 hallway. Photo provided by Carter Salas.

Marketing Co-Op: A Unique Alternative To In-Class Learning

Written by Carter Salas February 28, 2024

The school store. A place where dozens of students go each morning to browse and buy. Whether it is to start your morning with a sugar fix or to get some proper spirit wear, the school store, or “The...

Woodgrove Varsity Cheer team warms up at Parkview with a mini pyramid for a competition. Photo provided by Lifetouch.

Athletic Superstitions At Play

Written by Vivien Wohlfeil February 28, 2024

You may have heard of Michael Jordan’s blue North Carolina basketball shorts, or of Patrick Mahomes’ magical pair of red underwear. Both are rumored to bring the athletes good luck in their sports,...

Photos from paint wars, Campaigners, and a Young Life camp. Photos provided by Purcellville Young Life.

Faith Through Fun

Written by Augusta Beekman, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

An exciting after school youth group is welcoming high schoolers across the county. Western Loudoun Young Life is a religious organization for high schoolers located in the Purcellville, Round Hill, and...

The interior of Birch Tree Bookstore. Photo provided by Jillian Lewis.

Leesburg’s Local Bookstores

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor February 21, 2024

Amazon is convenient, there are great deals, and it's reliable, but often people forget about their local shops and retailers. Local bookstores offer a way to get involved in the community and still get...

Woodgrove actors working hard on choreography and blocking for the song “Summer Nights.” Photo provided by Zoe Carter.

You’re the One that The Grove Theater Wants: Come Watch “Grease” The Musical!

Written by Ava Welsh, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

The Grove Theater is back again for their third spring musical under the direction of Woodgrove High School’s most recent director and theater instructor, Mrs. Beverly Pruzina. Popular Musical Comedy...

An open table in the young adult section of the Purcellville Library. Photo provided by William Den Herder.

The Best Study Spaces Around Purcellville

Written by William Den Herder, Editor In Chief February 21, 2024

Around this time in the winter students hit a drag. Students are outside less and therefore motivation may plummet. Oftentimes when this occurs and it feels impossible to find the energy to finish homework...

Seniors throw their caps in the air at their high school graduation ceremony. Picture provided by Creative Commons.

The Senior Experience

Written by Evan Kaiser, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

As the second semester kicks off and senioritis sets in throughout the school, Woodgrove’s seniors can expect to see many changes to their schedule soon. In addition to outdoor lunch and a daily early...

Barbie director Greta Gerwig and CNN reporter Abby Phillip speak at a movie reception held at the British Embassy on July 17, 2023. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Opinion: The “Barbie” Oscar Nomination Snubs Only Prove the Movie’s Necessity

Written by Iza Piatkowski, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Oscar nominations were announced on January 23,2024, causing both celebration and outrage throughout the entertainment industry and social media. People were particularly shocked to learn that both the...

A Virginia voting booth. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Primary Pandemonium

Written by Sam Douglas, Online Editor February 21, 2024

The Virginia presidential primaries are fast approaching, and many Woodgrove seniors will be able to vote for the first time. The primaries help decide each party's nominee for the general election on...

Mrs. Linda Palmisano poses with Outlander staff writer Morgan Carreiro. Photo provided by Morgan Carreiro.

Teacher Bio: Mrs. Palmisano

Written by Morgan Carreiro, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Many students can attest to the positivity that Mrs. Linda Palmisano brings to Woodgrove High School every day.  Residing in room 409, Mrs. P has been making many of Woodgrove’s students' days brighter...

The swim team performing their pre-meet cheer during their first meet of the season. Photo provided by Tami Carlow.

Swim Team Bounces Back with Undefeated Season

Written by William Den Herder, Editor In Chief February 14, 2024

The Woodgrove swim team is on a hot streak. Under the coaching of Tami Carlow, Ben Piliere and assistant coach Sam McClellan, the team went 5-0 overall this season, defeating Tuscarora, Park View, Loudoun...

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