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Woodgrove Celebrates Banned Books Week

Woodgrove Celebrates Banned Books Week

Written by Rebecca Faletti

October 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

This September marked the most recent iteration of a campaign that has been going on since the 1980s: Banned Books Week, a celebration and awareness campaign about classic books that have had their positions in school curricula and libraries challenged or taken away entirely. Banned Books Week, promoted...

Loudoun County Meets Bonnie Scotland

Loudoun County Meets Bonnie Scotland

Written by Carrie Nichols

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News

Grey rain fell from the sky as if to replicate the atmosphere of Scotland. On September 2nd-3rd people of Scottish heritage, and people without, gathered on the rolling green hills of Great Meadow, Virginia. Forty-two clans and societies were represented, ranging from the Fraser clan to the Scottish...

Tea & Tears ; A Pop Culture Column

Tea & Tears ; A Pop Culture Column

Written by Adrian Gonzalez and Myla Baouna

September 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Reviews

New Music + Reviews (as of September 15 release dates) The 15th of September proved to be a packed day for music releases with several of today’s most popular artists releasing new songs. New Zealand born singer Lorde put out a remix of her song Homemade Dynamite from her sophomore album Melodrama. ...

2017 Senior Mural Projects

2017 Senior Mural Projects

Written by Samantha Pierce

June 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Student News, Top Stories

 

Woodgrove Welcomes New Announcement Crew

Woodgrove Welcomes New Announcement Crew

Written by Dominique Cruz and Hope Davison

June 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Student News, Top Stories

The morning announcements opens the doors to a new crew as Rozlan Basha and Harrison Furlow graduate this year. Starting next school year, announcers will kick off our mornings with upcoming events and signature phrases. Students interested in being on the morning announcements were advised to fill out...

Education, Freedom, and Sacrifice–The Life of Martin Fameni

Education, Freedom, and Sacrifice–The Life of Martin Fameni

Written by Kailyn Noble

June 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

At the age of eight, Martin Fameni used an abandoned house as his classroom. Using a piece of charcoal to write out problems on a door, he taught math lessons to his friends. According to Fameni, this childhood experience inspired him to become a teacher. Fameni grew up in Cameroon, Africa.  Unlike ...

Curbing Teen Suicide in Loudoun County

Curbing Teen Suicide in Loudoun County

Written by Chris Tuttle

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News, Top Stories

On October 15th, 2014, the pressure of life became too much for Woodgrove High School student Ryan Bartel. The teenager who had loved history and military strategy ever since he had received an encyclopedia as a young boy, wrote a note to his parents and told them that he couldn't "perform and operate...

Fast Food Stops To Visit This Summer

Fast Food Stops To Visit This Summer

Written by Robert Kershner

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features

With summer right around the corner, students look forward to having free time, hanging out with friends, and walking around town.  With all that free time, teens are likely to work up an appetite.  Luckily, Purcellville offers multiple choices for fast food. KFC, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Subway,...

Purcellville Cannons Add Nine New Players

Purcellville Cannons Add Nine New Players

Written by Matthew Gusmerotti

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports, Top Stories

PURCELLVILLE, VIRGINIA — Since the Purcellville Cannons’ annual fundraiser on March 31, the team has added a total of nine new players and one returning player.  Last year, the Cannons had two players from Purcellville, cousins from Loudoun Valley and Woodgrove high schools, Will and Matt Reed. T...

Preparation for a Perfect Prom: PromWishes

Preparation for a Perfect Prom: PromWishes

Written by Kailyn Noble

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features

The Junior Woman’s Club of Loudoun will be giving away free prom dresses, shoes, and jewelry on April 1 at the Teen Center Rust Library in an event called PromWishes in order to provide high schoolers cheap options for prom. Until March 25, they accepted donations at multiple locations in the Leesb...

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