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Editorial: Opinions on the Construction of Route 9

Editorial: Opinions on the Construction of Route 9

Written by Maryam Khan and Jordan Fiala

January 17, 2020

Running through the historic town of Hillsboro, Virginia, Route 9 is a major road used by thousands for regional commuting. Over the past two decades, this commuter road has experienced increased traffic, deteriorating road conditions, and water safety risks. The town of Hillsboro is moving ahead with...

New Diverse Classroom Libararies Spark Controversy

New Diverse Classroom Libararies Spark Controversy

Written by Benjamin Alter, Maryam Khan, and Ashleigh Moffett

December 19, 2019

This past summer, Loudoun County Public Schools carried out an initiative to better represent students of a variety of social and ethnic backgrounds by introducing “diverse classroom libraries” into schools throughout the county. These libraries, a collection of culturally responsive and diverse...

Construction on Route 9 Poses Inconvenience for Students and Staff

Construction on Route 9 Poses Inconvenience for Students and Staff

Written by Mia Cammarota, Ainsleigh Shipp, Robbie Showers, and Emma Tetreault

December 19, 2019

Route 9, a road that allows over 17,000 vehicles to commute daily, is going to be shut down for reconstruction that could take at least 12 months. This will not only affect traveling for West and Northern Virginia commuters, but also many of the staff and students’ Woodgrove. The road passes through the old town...

2020 Presidential Election Kicks Off

2020 Presidential Election Kicks Off

Written by Connor Graham and Maryam Khan

March 8, 2019

Citizens across the nation are waiting with bated breath for the 2020 presidential election. The tensions for this next election are very high, with much controversy surrounding Trump and his administration. The battlefield is crowding with Democratic candidates declaring their participation in this...

Woodgrove Varsity Football Takes on County

Written by Conor Forrest, Assistant Sports Editor, Woodgrove Outlander

September 16, 2015

Woodgrove’s  varsity football team continued their winning ways Friday night as they defeated the Loudoun County Raiders in a blowout victory with a score of 56-14. Woodgrove’s running game proved to be too much for the young Raiders squad who surrendered 28 unanswered points in the second half. The...

VHSL 4A North Regional Track and Field Meet

VHSL 4A North Regional Track and Field Meet

Written by Jack Klimek and Brady Reynolds

June 10, 2015

Woodgrove High School hosted the VHSL Region 4A North Track and Field meet where high schools from around the state came to participate in a competitive field of athletes, on May 28. Woodgrove’s Track and Field team finished at the Region 4A meet with outstanding performances from several individuals...

Woodgrove’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Compete at Worlds in Michigan

Woodgrove’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Compete at Worlds in Michigan

Written by Hailey Dunster

June 10, 2015

Woodgrove’s Odyssey of the Mind team qualified for the Worlds Finals at Michigan State University from May 20th-May 23rd and ended up placing 24th in the world with a score of 247.21. Sophomores Harrison Furlow, Elyse Morris, Patrick Ramsey, Ben Taylor, Joe Warndorf, Molly Warndorf, and David Zhang...

Faculty Struts Their Stuff in Talent Show

Faculty Struts Their Stuff in Talent Show

Written by Alivia McAtee, Ali McBride, Grace Robinson

June 2, 2015

Woodgrove’s auditorium came alive with dancing, music, and applause, thanks to the PBIS sponsored Faculty Talent Show on April 23. Students paid $1 to attend the show during flex, with proceeds benefitting Woodgrove’s PBIS program. Upon entering the auditorium, students were offered beaded necklaces...

Woodgrove Honors Retiring Teachers

Woodgrove Honors Retiring Teachers

Written by Faith Ralston and Sarah Snare

June 2, 2015

Nicholas Sparks once wrote, “Good teachers are priceless. They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it.” This quote applies to many of the teachers of Woodgrove, several of whom are retiring this year. Edward Brosh, Johanna Cona, Samantha Purvis,...

Mars One Takes Next Step in Colonizing Red Planet

Mars One Takes Next Step in Colonizing Red Planet

Written by Carl Huber and Trey McCleary

June 2, 2015

Human settlement on Mars is a realistic possibility as the Mars One organization has developed a program to send 24 people from around the world on a one-way trip to the Red Planet. Bas Lansdorp and Arno Wielders founded the Mars One program, a Netherlands-based nonprofit group, in 2011 with the purpose...

Shipp and Thomas Honored at VSCA Convention

Shipp and Thomas Honored at VSCA Convention

Written by Leah Onderdonk and Andrea Zabkowski

May 29, 2015

Woodgrove captured the limelight at the Virginia Student Council Association convention, where junior Ryan Thomas was named president of the VSCA for the 2015-2016 school year, Principal Sam Shipp was named Virginia Administrator of the Year, and Woodgrove received the Achievement Award for the fifth...

Abercrombie and Fitch to Undergo Changes

Abercrombie and Fitch to Undergo Changes

Written by Amanda Clark

May 29, 2015

“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and there are the not-so-cool kids...we go after the cool kids.” Mike Jeffries, ex-CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch. Jeffries’ body-shaming comments left the store with a bad reputation and a drop in sales.  Jeffries retired from the company...

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