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Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Written by Kristina Greene: Special to The Outlander

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Student News

Over the summer of 2017, a vaping device known as the JUUL boomed in popularity across the U.S. The device’s modern design looks quite similar to that of a USB drive, making it easy for teen students to use in school environments. This new vaping craze has raised many concerns about health, legal co...

We’re All Human Hosts Its Third Annual Walk At Woodgrove High School

We’re All Human Hosts Its Third Annual Walk At Woodgrove High School

Written by Chris Tuttle

May 22, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Woodgrove High School commemorated the third annual walk on Thursday, April 19th to curb teen suicide and promote mental health awareness amongst students. The event was sponsored by We’re All Human, The Ryan Bartel Foundation, and Sources of Strength Project, all organizations with the intent o...

Legislators Work to Combat the School Shooting Epidemic

Legislators Work to Combat the School Shooting Epidemic

Written by Maryam Khan and Keagan Lanham

May 22, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

American legislators are taking immediate action to resolve the American school shooting epidemic in order to protect not only students, but America as a whole. School Shootings are a topic laced with multiple controversies of gun violence, yet at the forefront of American ideation. In 2018 alone, there...

Simpson Murder Case Back in the News

Simpson Murder Case Back in the News

Written by Rebecca Stuckey - Special to The Outlander

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features, News

In a lost interview tape from FOX in 2006, OJ Simpson hypothetically confessed to the murder of his exwife. OJ Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were found dead June 12, 1994. Nicole died from four stab wounds with little struggle. There was evidence of an attack with...

Woodgrove Choir Travels to Districts

Woodgrove Choir Travels to Districts

Written by Lexie Pound

May 17, 2018


Filed under News

Woodgrove’s five choirs attended district assessments at Potomac Falls High School under the direction of Jessica Morgan on Saturday, March 17th. All choirs, Womens, Mens, Treble, Chamber, and Woodgrove Singers, received a Superior rating. District assessment is an annual event intended to provide...

Breaking it Down: SAT vs. ACT

Breaking it Down: SAT vs. ACT

Written by Dominique Cruz and Hope Davison

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Student News

The SAT was revamped in 2016 to include all new scoring, content, and formatting. The new style of test is aimed to prioritize the math and English problems that students will encounter from college onward, and focuses more on reasoning. If math and science is your strong suit, then the ACT may be a...

Enough Is Enough: A Closer Look At Sexual Harassment in Society

Enough Is Enough: A Closer Look At Sexual Harassment in Society

Written by Adrian Gonzalez, Jordan Fiala, Rachel Castro, and Maryam Khan

March 20, 2018


Filed under News

Beginning in October of 2017, women of all backgrounds accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, leading to a widespread movement exposing those who have treated others in a demeaning manner. The #MeToo movement has brought a spotlight to this pressing issue in modern day society. Many influential...

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Written by Myla Baouna and Katherin Gomez

March 20, 2018


Filed under Local News, Sports

This time last year, Coach Travis Coon was coaching the Woodgrove girls freshman basketball team but has now transcended to the varsity level for the 2017-18 school year. Coon is a special education teacher at Woodgrove High School, who transferred to Woodgrove during the 2016-2017 school year. That...

Keilty Attains 450th Win as Head Coach

Keilty Attains 450th Win as Head Coach

December 16, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Press Release by Assistant Athletic Director, Vernon Matthews; Head Volleyball Coach Carmel Keilty recently attained her 450th career win. Keilty, who has been coaching for 28 years, has served in the position of Head Coach at Loudoun Valley, Heritage, and Woodgrove High Schools. In recognition...

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...

Trump’s First Year

Trump’s First Year

Written by Connor Graham, Maryam Khan, and River Stone

December 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

He’s been labeled Audacious. Bold. Determined. Outrageous. As one of the most controversial figures of the year, President Donald Trump has received far beyond his fair share of media attention. One year later, the commotion has not died down. Despite his overwhelming presence in every news source...

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...

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