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The Woodgrove Outlander

The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

The Woodgrove Outlander

The School News Site of Woodgrove High School

The Woodgrove Outlander

Myrtle Beach, NC. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

Beach Week: Fun and Games or Disaster?

Written by Haley Oliver June 10, 2022

Beach week, a post-graduation tradition for high school seniors, entails a week-long celebration, usually unsupervised and overcrowded in locations like Ocean City, Myrtle Beach, and Virginia Beach. Beach...

The photo above captures the stores located along N 21st Street, including Re-Love It.

Preserving Purcellville

Written by Lindsey Somers June 1, 2022

For years, people have moved to western Loudoun county seeking a peaceful community removed from the hustle of urban sprawl. Within the last decade, the development of new neighborhoods and shopping centers...

Members of the WHS cafeteria staff pose with the school lunch deliveries during the pandemic closure of school. Photo provided by Genelda Bartling.

CARES ACT Guaranteeing Free Lunch for Students is Set to Expire in June

Written by James Dougherty May 4, 2022

As students, teachers and faculty unmask and regather, the brick and mortar classroom may seem back to normal, but school nutrition workers are bracing for a fast approaching regulatory change from the...

Countrywide rise in gas prices affect Woodgrove students and Loudoun County residents’ transportation

Countrywide rise in gas prices affect Woodgrove students and Loudoun County residents’ transportation

Written by Sarah Putorti April 28, 2022

Ever since the Russia-Ukraine conflict that began in early 2022, gas prices have neared an all-time high. One gallon of regular gas in Virginia was $4.3 dollars on average in March, as compared to February’s...

This graph details the correlation between the decreasing number of bus drivers and the amount of routes in the county.

Loudoun County Bus Driver Issue Continues

Written by William Den Herder and Robbie Showers March 12, 2022

Ever since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, school districts across the country, including Loudoun County, have been experiencing a severe shortage of bus drivers. “The causes of our current driver...

Mimi Forrester, Mya Haines, and Izzy Burley (left to right)

Governor Changing Mask Mandate Sparks Debate

Written by Kiera McMahon, Gianna Costanzo, and Mia Helveston March 12, 2022

Governor Youngkin made an executive order to lift the mask mandate on public schools across Virginia. This action sparked conflict between the state government and many school districts as tensions continued...

A young man having fun while staying safe on Halloween - Photo via VTDigger

Halloween of a Pandemic

Written by Teah Sargent, Mason Vacca, and Haley Oliver October 28, 2020

Trick-or-treating has been a beloved activity for years, but as Covid-19 brings change to America, the popular Halloween activity might not happen in 2020.  With the danger of Covid-19, parents are...

A photo showing Route 9, located near the Hillsboro Cemtary.

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,...

Advocates preparing to speak at the LCPS school board meeting

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...

“Rethink9” sign posted on the Hillsboro Old Stone School building.

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...

President Trump faces Congress during 2019 State of the Union. Photo used with permission from Creative Commons

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....

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...

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