The Woodgrove Outlander

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Written by Katherin Gomez

April 22, 2019


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In pursuit of the title of Woodgrove Idol, 11 students performed in the annual vocal competition held on March 21 in Dentime. Brendon Hernandez and James Stevens took home the grand prize, a microphone-shaped trophy. The duet performed a song by country artist, John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country...

How to Make The Most of Your Snow Day

How to Make The Most of Your Snow Day

Written by Carissa Vergeres

March 4, 2019


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When the word gets out that a big snow storm is going to happen, you can almost hear the cries of joy from all the kids and teenagers everywhere. But what should one do when that collective joy starts to fade throughout the day with perfunctory snow angels and staring at screens. Well, you’re in luck,...

Pre-Heat Melt Down

Pre-Heat Melt Down

Written by Ashley Meadows

June 10, 2015


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Summer, summer, summer-that’s all the students will be thinking about when the bell rings to conclude the school year on June 16th. However, wondering how well you did on your final exams won’t be your only worry. What are you going to do this summer?   Students often feel pressured to travel ...

Are You Really Getting Your Bang for Your Buck?

Are You Really Getting Your Bang for Your Buck?

Written by Ellie Mumaw

June 10, 2015


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The wonderful aroma of coffee in the air and a warm cup in your hand is always a great start to the day. It’s no lie; everyone knows about the coffee craze that’s going on right now, but I bet you don’t know if you’re truly getting your bang for your buck.   The two common coffee shops...

Best Vacation Destination

Best Vacation Destination

Written by Brittany Nelson

June 10, 2015


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Hello passengers this is your flight attendant speaking. We will be taking off in about 5 minutes to reach the number one vacation destination of Paris, France and later a dream vacation to Australia. Please take your seats and enjoy the flight and enjoy the video. As we take off we would like to inform...

An Unusual Combination: Bicycles and Coffee Approaches One Year of Business

An Unusual Combination: Bicycles and Coffee Approaches One Year of Business

Written by Sarah Snare and Faith Ralston

March 23, 2015


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Nicole Davison and her husband Scott opened a shop just under a year ago that combined their two loves: bike riding and coffee drinking. Located down the street from Loudoun Valley High School, Bicycles & Coffee lies in the heart of Purcellville. Because it is such an unusual combo, many people...

Winter Trends

Winter Trends

Written by Sierra Cochran and Vanessa Oruma

February 27, 2015


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The winter season has brought a wide variety of different trends for males and females, particularly clothing. One of the biggest winter trends are shoes with brands ranging from L.L. Bean Boots, Converse, Birkenstocks, and over the knee boots of various brands. Other than clothing items, accessories...

Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes

Written by Grace Robinson, Hannah Schneeberg, and Charlotte Ward

December 16, 2014


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Holiday Recipes as featured in the print edition of the Woodgrove Outlander (December 2014). Chocolate Candy Cane Oreo Truffles: These rich, divine treats are sure to fix any chocolate lover’s cravings. With only four ingredients; Oreo Cookies, cream cheese, candy canes, and chocolate chips, this r...

Gifts of the Decades

Gifts of the Decades

Written by Hailey Dunster and Amanda Clark

December 11, 2014


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From Tinker Toys to Barbie and the iPhone, the perfect gift to receive during the holidays has definitely evolved. As the years progress it seems that the best toy to ask for is one that is electronic and costs more than just a few bucks. Here are the most popular gifts through the decades: 1920’s The...

2013: A Year in Review

Written by Tim Murphy

January 27, 2014


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  As we move on to a new year, let's take a look back at what 2013 had to offer us: January 7th- Alabama beats Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS Championship game 17th- Lance Armstrong appears on Oprah and confesses to doping. Armstrong used EPO and other supplements in all seven of his T...

Giving Thanks this November

Written by Sierra McLaughlin.

November 26, 2013


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  In 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday of November to be Thanksgiving. This day was created in order to honor one of our country's first settlers, The Pilgrims, and to allow everyone to step back and acknowledge what they are thankful for. When asked what she was thankful for...

Common Cents: I Cannot Tell a Lie: It’s Time to Get Rid of the Dollar Bill.

May 1, 2013


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By Chris Miller. In an age where the government deficit has reached new highs, it would be in our national interest if the government stopped production of the dollar bill.  Why?  Because $1 coins are much more cost effective than the dollar bill. Dollar bills are made up of mostly cotton.  As cot...

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