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A Student Guide to Choosing AP or DE Classes

A Student Guide to Choosing AP or DE Classes

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp

June 4, 2019

Taking classes and getting college credit for them seems like something that’s only reserved for college students, but that isn’t true. With Dual Enrollment classes becoming more popular in the county, it plagues students with the question of which is better, Dual Enrollment or Advanced Placement,...

College Cheating Scandal Provokes National Concern

College Cheating Scandal Provokes National Concern

Written by Mia Cammarota and Annie Gilbert

May 15, 2019

At least fifty wealthy families, including Hollywood stars Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been accused of using their influence to get their children admitted into some of the top colleges in the United States. Along with Huffman, thirteen have plead guilty. Since the release of the story,...

Posting for Acceptance: The Modern College Application Process

Posting for Acceptance: The Modern College Application Process

Written by Daniel Alvarez, Carrie Nichols, and Chris Tuttle

May 22, 2018

In a world marked by a constant flow of information and trends, social media has affected the way people interact, entertain themselves, and obtain their news. However, life on social media carries ramifications as certain behaviors on various sites can stand in the way of a prospective student’s aspiration...

Editorial: Effect of College Stress on Students’ Mental Health

Editorial: Effect of College Stress on Students’ Mental Health

Written by Adeline Furlow and Brittany Nelson

May 22, 2018

The decision of if and where a person attends college is one of the most important choices a person will make throughout their entire life. With everything else students are juggling during senior year, time taken to focus on mental health and relationships can fall to the wayside. With the price of...

Athletic College Committments

Athletic College Committments

Written by Lorallye Partlow, Casey Abashian, and Ryan Keebaugh

May 22, 2018

Because of their hard work, dedication, and success on the field, 17 Woodgrove seniors have decided to take their talents to the college level next season. The following are all the athletic commitments known at the time of press. ...

Ben Castellano Reels In Offers From Eighteen Colleges

Ben Castellano Reels In Offers From Eighteen Colleges

Written by Kennedy Vacca - Special to The Outlander

May 22, 2018

Woodgrove’s star wide receiver, junior Ben Castellano, has reeled in offers from eighteen different college football recruiters, including offers from six Ivy League schools, West Point, and the Naval Academy.   Castellano’s offers started to pile up about two months ago when he received his fi...

Inflated Tuition Prices Sparks Conversation Amongst Woodgrove Community

Inflated Tuition Prices Sparks Conversation Amongst Woodgrove Community

Written by Casey Abashian, Daniel Alvarez, Connor Graham, and Ryan Keebaugh

May 22, 2018

In today’s competitive workforce, a college education is seen as the key that opens the door for most professions. With the cost for a four-year bachelor’s degree constantly on the rise and students facing pressure to compete for admission, applying for college can be a daunting task. According...

Homegrown Band Stays Hungry For Success

Homegrown Band Stays Hungry For Success

Written by Adeline Furlow, Connor Graham, Brittany Nelson, and Lorallye Partlow

March 20, 2018

The Northern Virginia music scene has become increasingly vibrant over the years, and this is thanks in part to local alt-rock group, Hungry On Monday. The band was established in 2015 by Noah Poncin, Nathan Dahlman, and Aidan Bruecken. In 2016, bassist Michael Preston and keyboardist Ted Gallegos officially...

Woodgrove Football Players Commit to Colleges

Woodgrove Football Players Commit to Colleges

Written by Matthew Gusmerotti and Casey Abashian

February 27, 2017

After ending the regular season with a perfect record, it’s no surprise that ten members of the varsity football team signed letters of intent to play at the college level. Varsity Head Coach Mike Skinner led the ceremony held on February 17, by listing impressive statistics and discussing each player’s...

Six Woodgrove Athletes Sign College Commitment Letters

Six Woodgrove Athletes Sign College Commitment Letters

Written by Casey Abashian, Matt Gusmerotti, and Ryan Keebaugh

January 25, 2017

Six student athletes recently signed letters of intent to further their careers to the collegiate level.  Carolyn Cain, Emily Haak, Puneet Kaur, Jenna Dunn, Ryan Miles, and Grant Ammann have all been officially welcomed in to their respective schools for education and athletics. Three of the six committed...

Good Tips to Help With College Applications

Written by Michael Preston, Technology Manager, Woodgrove Outlander

October 8, 2015

Going to college is something most high school students either obsess over or avoid the thought of, but before all the planning, dorm decorating, and goodbye hugs to friends and family comes a crucial process: applying to a college. By following this comprehensive list of dos and don’ts, your college...

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