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Four Baking Tips for a Sweet Holiday Season

Four Baking Tips for a Sweet Holiday Season

Written by Rebecca Faletti

December 20, 2016

The holidays might just be the only time of the year that anyone besides grandmothers decide to try their hand at baking. The results can turn out chewy and delicious, or with a bit more of a smoky flavor than you might want from a batch of gingerbread cookies. Reading those long recipes for a perfect...

Woodgrove Singers Perform with Virginia Senior Honors Choir

Woodgrove Singers Perform with Virginia Senior Honors Choir

Written by Hailey Dunster

December 16, 2016

Woodgrove senior singers Samantha Kershner, Georgia Peake, and Julia Stewart recently attended the 36th annual Virginia Music Educators Association’s Developmental Conference as a part of the VMEA Senior Honors Choir. Only 18 other Loudoun County students earned this honor, out of 600 students who auditi...

Editorial: New Year, Not About You

Editorial: New Year, Not About You

Written by Grace Robinson and Sarah Snare

December 16, 2016

Despite your opinion on the election, the winter blues, or school stress, it is time to stop complaining and start acting. Almost all New Year’s resolutions are ego-centric. We’re not saying that it’s a bad thing to want to better yourself. Pledges to exercise regularly, eat better, or read more...

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Athletic Schedules

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Athletic Schedules

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Adeline Furlow and contributing reporter, Faith Ralston

December 14, 2016

About 30 to 39 total inches of snow fell in Loudoun County in 2015. For some, snow just means getting out of school, while for winter athletes and coaches, it means less time for practice and more time trying to reschedule the games and practices missed. Due to all of Woodgrove’s winter sports being...

Woodgrove Races to Join the Rest in Indoor Track

Woodgrove Races to Join the Rest in Indoor Track

Written by Brittany Nelson and Bridget Vasta

December 14, 2016

Indoor Track is being offered for the first time in LCPS history as a winter sport. It will be offered as a Tier Two sport with only Woodgrove, Loudoun Valley, and Rock Ridge High Schools participating this year. According to Woodgrove track coach Kent Staneart, the coaches sought approval for indoor...

Wolverine Football Ends Season With A Perfect Record

Wolverine Football Ends Season With A Perfect Record

Written by Casey Abashian, Matthew Gusmerotti, Ryan Keebaugh

December 14, 2016

With a regular season record of 11-0, the Wolverines were hoping that this would be their year. Winning against Charlottesville in the second round of the playoffs, the Wolverines then suffered a heart-breaking loss against Dominion in the state quarterfinals. The team started out the regular season...

World Series Outcome

World Series Outcome

Written by Matt Gusmerotti

November 4, 2016

The Cubs have won the World Series!  Yes, you heard that right, the Cubs have won the World Series.  After a 108-year drought, the Cubs edged out the Indians in seven games and are now considered World Champions. President of Cubs’ Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, has ended two curses now, for...

A Will to Survive

A Will to Survive

Written by Ryan Keebaugh

November 4, 2016

“A Will to Survive” is a rock opera that deals with helping people face, navigate, and overcome life’s challenges using the theatrical arts. The play is performed by the members of “A Place to Be” studio and has recently been performed locally at Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley High Schools. An...

Woodgrove vs. Loudoun Valley Powderpuff Game

Woodgrove vs. Loudoun Valley Powderpuff Game

Written by Jennifer Glazebrook

November 2, 2016

Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley girls will once again face-off in the annual Mental Health Awareness Powderpuff football game at Woodgrove High School on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00. This is the third annual Woodgrove vs. Valley Powder Puff game that has been dedicated to supporting the Friends of Loudoun...

Dark Souls III: Ashes Of Ariandel Review

Dark Souls III: Ashes Of Ariandel Review

Written by Justin Rader

November 2, 2016

Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two planned expansions coming to Dark Souls 3. Much like the Painted World of Ariamis in Dark Souls 1, players step into the alternate reality that is the Painted World of Ariandel. A gloss of snow encompasses the mountainous area that Ariandel created, with chapels...

Strong Start to School Spirit

Strong Start to School Spirit

Written by Brady Reynolds, Grace Robinson and Sarah Snare

October 28, 2016

In the past, Woodgrove High School has been harshly criticized for lack of school spirit, by both students and staff. However, this year seems to be different. When the school first opened in 2010, spirit was everywhere. Both faculty and students were excited to carry over traditions from Valley, as...

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