The Woodgrove Outlander

Editorial: School Safety

Editorial: School Safety

Written by Hope Davison and River Stone

December 20, 2018

In early October, a student was raped by his teammates at Tuscarora High School. Three weeks later, an Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) reading specialist was charged with three felony counts of unlawfully filming female students. Two weeks after that, a Park View teacher was arrested for an alleged...

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...

Editorial: Balancing High School

Editorial: Balancing High School

Written by Editors-in-Chief Adeline Furlow and Brittany Nelson

December 14, 2017

The pressure of being a high school student is at an all-time high. Combine that pressure with attending a high-achieving high school in one of the highest achieving school systems in the nation, and the pressure builds further. As the academic rigor at Woodgrove and other schools has increased over...

Editorial: Students Adjust to School Changes

Editorial: Students Adjust to School Changes

Written by Brittany Nelson and River Stone

November 3, 2017

Each year, Woodgrove students know one thing for sure: when the school year begins, there will be change. To maximize the effectiveness of bus sharing between schools, Loudoun County Public Schools decided to push back start times for high schools. Woodgrove’s official school hours now go from 9:10...

Editorial: Fake News Threatens Teen Minds

Editorial: Fake News Threatens Teen Minds

Written by Grace Robinson and Sarah Snare

March 30, 2017

The professional news media has always been one of the most trusted sources of information, but the new trend of “fake news,” false headlines that look legitimate, has led to increased skepticism of journalism as a whole. Facebook and Twitter have been harshly criticized for allowing fake news stories...

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...

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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