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Armel Heads to South India to Train Teachers; Fundraising Efforts Underway

Armel Heads to South India to Train Teachers; Fundraising Efforts Underway

Written by Jenn Glazebrook

December 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Student News

Woodgrove teacher Sarah Armel will be traveling to volunteer in South India for four weeks in the summer of 2018 as part of the Limited Resource Teacher Training (LTTR) organization. The program sends volunteers to poverty-stricken areas of the world to train educators. Armel was one of only 29 volunteers...

Students Often Feel Pressured to Follow a Path That May Not Suit Their Interests

Students Often Feel Pressured to Follow a Path That May Not Suit Their Interests

Written by Adrian Gonzalez, Maryam Khan, Rachel Castro, and Robert Kershner

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Woodgrove High School is well-known for its academic standards. Unfortunately, the pride of maintaining this honorable reputation can add to students’ stress levels. A high percentage of students take heavy course loads to push themselves academically, but many students also admit to feeling the pressure...

HO-HO-HOLIDAYS

HO-HO-HOLIDAYS

Written by Dillon Holdridge, Keagan Lanham, and Lauren Sheehan

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features

As the holiday season rolls around, almost everyone finds comfort with family, friends, and holiday traditions. December is a month filled with holidays, and during this time of year it seems that people are more cheerful, more giving, and all around happier human beings. While a vast majority of the...

Tasting Holiday Foods From Around The World

Tasting Holiday Foods From Around The World

Written by Daniel Alvarez and Carrie Nichols

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Whether in times of great joy or of sadness, families often gather around the table in celebration. Food has been a linking bond between families throughout history, and this link is never more prevalent than on the holidays. The smell of a warm dish and the sight of relatives often leads to fond memories...

Sudanese Lost Boy Presentation

Sudanese Lost Boy Presentation

Written by Maryam Khan and Jordan Fiala

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Sudanese Lost Boy, Manyang Reath Kher, presented his life's story while also communicating his urge to improve the lives of all Sudanese citizens. Kher was one of 20,000 young boys infamously known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. These boys suffered the consequences of the civil war raging in the Sudan...

Woodgrove Arts Begin the Year With Striking Success

Woodgrove Arts Begin the Year With Striking Success

Written by Rebecca Faletti and Bridget Vasta

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

DRAMA The Woodgrove drama department has begun the year with astounding success. The Purcellville Town Council voted to honor them with the 2017 National Youth Arts Award, and with two shows under their belt and more on the way, the preparations are well underway for a successful year for the performing...

Technology: A Blessing or a Curse?

Technology: A Blessing or a Curse?

Written by Dominique Cruz, Adeline Furlow, and Chris Tuttle

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features

When Apple launched their new product in October 2017, the iPhone X, its initial supply sold out in a matter of minutes. The overwhelming desire to own the most technologically advanced smartphone reveals man’s quest for better and more sophisticated technology, even at the price of $1000, a quarter...

The Busy Student’s Guide to Balancing School and Extracurriculars

The Busy Student’s Guide to Balancing School and Extracurriculars

Written by Rebecca Faletti and Jenn Glazebrook

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s a universal experience--that dread weighing like a stone in your stomach, the sandpaper-rough feeling of your tongue in your mouth as you swallow nervously for the hundredth time, the inexorable feeling of dread wrapped around your neck like a noose. Your commitments have piled up, your responsibilities...

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Written by Dominque Cruz, Hope Davison, Sarah Murtaugh, and Lauren Sheehan

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

During the holiday season it's easy to get caught up with the chaotic schedules and scrambling to buy last minute gifts, but by taking time to give back to the community you may find the greatest gift of all. This year, students can get involved at Woodgrove and other community efforts to help the less...

New Clubs Take a Stand Against Bullying and for Human Rights

New Clubs Take a Stand Against Bullying and for Human Rights

Written by Hope Davison, Sarah Murtaugh, and Lauren Sheehan

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Political tensions and social differences have been felt throughout countless communities in America during the course of 2017. Students at Woodgrove are working hard to fight these issues by creating two new clubs, STAMP and Students United. Through their work, these clubs are aiming to create a school...

Practicing in Cold Winter Climate Creates Unique Challenges For 2017-2018 Wolverine Winter Guard

Practicing in Cold Winter Climate Creates Unique Challenges For 2017-2018 Wolverine Winter Guard

Written by Casey Abashian and Ryan Keebaugh

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

After a successful Woodgrove Fall Color Guard season, the winter version of the team is looking to improve on the fall’s output, while continuing the bond of unity that many of the members of the Fall Guard enjoyed throughout the season. The Winter Guard is judged similarly to Fall Guard, with competing...

High School Never Ends: The Social Hierarchy

High School Never Ends: The Social Hierarchy

Written by Rachel Castro, Adrian Gonzalez, Maryam Khan

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s a common theme in every fictional high school story: the popular girls in Mean Girls, the athletes in High School Musical, and the standoffish outcast from Riverdale. The separation of students into cliques is ingrained in school systems around the country, but does it affect Woodgrove students? Social...

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