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Northern Virginia is Heated!

Northern Virginia is Heated!

Written by Dillon Holdridge, Keagan Lanham, and Bridget Vasta

December 14, 2017


Filed under Local News, News

Recently, Northern Virginians have experienced a few sweltering fall months after a very mild, snowless winter. A lack of frost can affect agriculture, and heat waves can cause the soil to dry up, leaving the coast with virtually no farmable land, leading to a disruption of oxygen levels. The U.S....

County Changes: Mess or Success?

County Changes: Mess or Success?

Written by Hope Davison, Dillon Holdridge, Robert Kershner, and Lauren Sheehan

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Sleeping in an hour later is a great idea to some students; however, many bus riders may disagree. With long, disorganized bus rides, many students this year have a hard time arriving to school on time. In the 2017-2018 school year, Loudoun County implemented major changes throughout the public school...

Construction Boom in Purcellville

Construction Boom in Purcellville

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Brittany Nelson and Bridget Vasta

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Numerous shopping centers have sprout­ed up in the Purcellville area over the past few years. What was once a remote town is quickly becoming a popular hangout. This fall, Purcellville is opening Catoctin Corner, a six-acre site with 40,000 square feet of retail space. Across the street in the Harris...

Debate Regarding Confederate Statues Ignites

Debate Regarding Confederate Statues Ignites

Written by Daniel Alvarez and Connor Graham

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

The infamous white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, VA got violent on August 12, 2017. These rallies caused one person to die and three people to be injured. The violence and chaos of these rallies brought a lot of attention to Confederate monuments across the country. Places like Austin, Texas;...

A Nation Unites after Catastrophe

A Nation Unites after Catastrophe

Written by River Stone, Adeline Furlow, and Dominique Cruz

November 3, 2017


Filed under Local News, News

Incredible things can come from tragedy. In the wake of disaster, people from around the nation are coming together to rescue, support, and donate to victims caught in the destruction of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Devastation hit Texas in the form of Hurricane Harvey. Over the course of eight...

“1-800-273-8255”

“1-800-273-8255”

Written by Chris Tuttle

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News

As fans come to terms with the untimely deaths of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Chris Cornell of Soundgarten by suicide in 2017, the world is reminded that depression does not discriminate. It does not only mar the poor or the unfortunate. It casts its shadows over the privileged and adored as...

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...

Hurricane Harvey Donations

Hurricane Harvey Donations

Written by Hope Davison

September 6, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

With Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas in ruins after Hurricane Harvey, Woodgrove students are adopting multiple classrooms in the flood zones of Texas. As of now, there are over 40,000 people living in shelters, and over four million people with damaged homes and without power. Woodgrove ...

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...

Forever Onward

Forever Onward

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Brittany Nelson, and Lorallye Partlow

May 22, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Mr. Bob McMillen, earth science and astronomy teacher at Woodgrove, passed away on March 28, 2017. Students and staff were shocked at the sudden loss of a man who was loved by so many. McMillen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science Education from California University of Pennsylvania, and...

Cannons Hold Fundraiser, Pre-Season Look at New Team

Cannons Hold Fundraiser, Pre-Season Look at New Team

Written by Matt Gusmerotti

May 8, 2017


Filed under Local News

PURCELLVILLE, VIRGINIA — The Purcellville Cannons are a Valley Baseball League team that moved from Winchester to Purcellville last season and had an amazing welcome. The Cannons recruit collegiate players from all over the country, ranging anywhere from Division 1 all the way to Junior College playe...

Volleyball: Woodgrove Sweeps Sherando in Front of Home Crowd in Conference 21A Quarterfinal

Volleyball: Woodgrove Sweeps Sherando in Front of Home Crowd in Conference 21A Quarterfinal

Written by Sarah Snare

November 2, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Sports, Student News

The Lady Wolverines of the Woodgrove High School volleyball team put up a fierce fight against Frederick County’s Sherando High School Warriors in a, 3-0, Conference 21A quarterfinal win on October 31 in Purcellville. The first set started off slow, with neither side able to establish a lead. The Wo...

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