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Picture from workplace allyship panel during the conference. Pictured; Miriam Noble, Tim Finley, Lori Gerber, Jafar Shameem. Photo provided by Tim Finley.

Women’s Leadership

Written by Lilly Soska May 30, 2024

With the passing of International Women’s Month, conscientiousness towards the female experience begins to shift to the back burner for some. Yet for half the human population living the other eleven...

Corrado meeting Rosie Mae Krier in-person in Washington D.C. for the Congressional Medal of Honor event on April 10. Photo provided by Kate Corrado.

Rosie the Riveter Monument Initiative

Written by William Den Herder, Editor In Chief May 30, 2024

Washington D.C. is home to hundreds of monuments and memorials, but you can count the number of them dedicated to women on one hand. Even though women make up half of history, there are only two sub-monuments...

“Tent City” located behind the homeless shelter.  Photo provided by Loudoun County Homeless Shelter.

Poverty in the “Richest County”

Written by Noah Brown, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

Loudoun County, a bustling suburb of Washington, DC, is one of America’s wealthiest counties. Loudoun, which is home to one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing data center hubs, generates a...

Ms. Gina Bingaman sitting at her desk in her classroom L604.  Photo provided by Mrs. Chelsea Dyke.

Day in the Life of Ms. Bingaman

Written by Morgan Carreiro and Sam Douglas May 30, 2024

Some would say Ms. Gina Bingaman has done it all. She is in her 23rd year of teaching, and is a Woodgrove original, teaching at the school since its opening in 2010. Bingaman started her career in the...

A graphic depicting student employment at Woodgrove. Photo provided by Shaelyn Wheeler.

Unemployment Within Woodgrove

Written by John Hays and Shae Wheeler May 30, 2024

Recently, the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, which is the longest stretch it has been below four percent in over 50 years. The labor market has been booming so far in 2024, which is helping...

Mrs. Pruzina’s composite card, used as marketing for acting jobs. Photo provided by Beverly Pruzina.

Before the Classroom: Beverly Pruzina

Written by Sophie Mason, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Ms. Beverly Pruzina has been Woodgrove High School’s theater director for several years. She brings a high level of professionalism to both her classroom and the stage. Despite being a theater director...

Morgan Musselman and other women wrestlers standing on the podium after a wrestling meet. Photo provided by Morgan Musselman.

The Quality of Equality

Written by John Hays, Editor In Chief May 28, 2024

Each year, students get more days off for religious holidays than almost any other county in the nation, yet many sports are incredibly underrepresented, underfunded, or completely ignored. This is a problem...

The courtyard at Boulder Crest Bluemont features varying botanicals, a gazebo, and headstones honoring each branch of the military. Photo provided by Evan Kaiser.

Combatting Veteran PTSD Locally

Written by Evan Kaiser, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Impacting hundreds of thousands of people today, and attributing to countless suicides every year, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has proven to be a large concern in the United States. Though anyone...

A white-tailed deer. Photo provided by Jillian Lewis.

Beautiful Community, Beautiful World

Written by Jillian Lewis, Online Editor May 28, 2024

Every year on April 22nd, people around the world celebrate Earth Day and what it means to live on and take care of the planet. Earth Day started in 1970 and has grown to now include more than one billion...

Mikey Brinton at bat for the Cannons. Photo provided by Faith Solano.

Firing Off Baseball

Written by Ethan Tehan, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Every summer, there is a baseball team that comes into the town of Purcellville to play in front of the people of the town. The team that fires into town every summer is the Purcellville Cannons. The Cannons...

Les Thompson at the Country Music Hall of Fame standing next to a mural of himself and other Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members. Photo provided by Les Thompson.

Singles, Scripts, and Silver: The Many Lives of Les Thompson

Written by Jennie-Kate Hannis and Iza Piatkowski May 28, 2024

Take a visit to Franklin Park Arts Center, and you might meet Les Thompson, the technical director, working in the soundbooth or setting up the stage. Ask him to tell you a story about his past, and you...

Old town Purcellville. Picture featured in “How Purcellville Came To Be Incorporated In 1908” written by Eugene Scheel.

History in Western Loudoun – Purcellville

Written by Andrew Towe, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

The small town of Purcellville holds a larger-than-life community and has a long history seen clearly through the town’s infrastructure. Purcellville was incorporated into Loudoun County around a hundred...

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