The Woodgrove Outlander

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

Written by David Hamady

December 6, 2019

To promote school-related safety, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and LCPS have joined forces, creating the “Safe2Talk” app. This app allows students to anonymously report issues that could endanger the school environment. Safe2Talk is available for free download through the App Store...

Woodgrove High School Celebrates 10 Years

Woodgrove Outlander staff and administration celebrating Woodgrove’s 10 year anniversary. Photo by Dustin Talwar

Written by Jordan Fiala, Maryam Khan, and Logan Johnson

November 7, 2019

Over the last 200 million minutes, Woodgrove High School has secured 12 athletic state championships, has won the Wells Fargo Cup, and has been honored with a myriad of awards from academic competitions to fine arts. Despite its controversial opening, Woodgrove has built a community of success. Flash...

Woodgrove High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Woodgrove High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Written by Logan Johnson

June 6, 2019

It is the year of 1999-2000 school year. Students at Loudoun Valley High School shuffle through their one-way hallway trying desperately to make it to class on the other side of the building without running into someone. With the student population practically doubling since 1995, the plans for a new...

In the Past Year CBD has Become a Popular form of Natural Medicine

A bottle of CBD oil, commonly applied on the skin. Photo by Creative Commons.

Written by Annie Gilbert

June 6, 2019

Cannabidiol (CBD oil) is a legal, non-intoxicating extract sourced from marijuana plants that can come in many different forms such as gummies or a lotion. Since its legalization in all 50 states in 2018, CBD oil has become a major craze, with some critics raving over it and others questioning its eff...

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Photo by Lorallye Partlow. Brendon Hernandez and James Stevens sing John Denver's solo,

Written by Katherin Gomez

April 22, 2019

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

Carissa Vergeres and Mia Cammarota pose in the snow.

Written by Carissa Vergeres

March 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Senior Raquel Noel wearing a trendy watch.

Written by Sierra Cochran and Vanessa Oruma

February 27, 2015

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

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...

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