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: 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: 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...

Overview of Game of Thrones Season 5

Overview of Game of Thrones Season 5

Written by Leah Onderdonk

June 10, 2015

The fifth season of the popular HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” based on the George R.R. Martin novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, premiered on April 12th. The show has become very popular since 2011, and averages more than 14 million viewers and is the most pirated show worldwide. It’s fifth se...

Overview of Destiny: House of Wolves

Overview of Destiny: House of Wolves

Written by Adam Hudler, Trey McCleary, Justin Rader

June 2, 2015

Trials of Osiris Bungie introduced a new PvP experience called the Trials of Osiris, an event that begins every Friday and lasts until the weekly reset on Tuesday. The event features a new 3v3 competitive multiplayer game mode called Elimination, in which two teams will battle it out until all of the...

Please Ignore Vera Dietz: A Book Review

Please Ignore Vera Dietz: A Book Review

Written by Faith Ralston

May 22, 2015

Please Ignore Vera Dietz, by A.S. King, is a book about 18 year-old Vera, struggling to finish high school and move on from the death of her best friend, Charlie. Well, he was her best friend, until he turned on her 5 months before he died and joined the ‘detentionheads’, and the worst of all, bec...

Magic, the Gathering: An Overview

Magic, the Gathering: An Overview

Written by Justin Rader and Michael Preston

May 14, 2015

Since the introduction of the Limited Edition Alpha and Beta cards in the 1990’s, Magic, the Gathering has achieved a mass following of over 12 million people all around the world, even at Woodgrove. To people who are unfamiliar with the game, it seems complex, difficult, and nerdy. So what exactly ...

Music Mania: March

Music Mania: March

Written by Charlotte Ward, Kaitlyn Connolly, Michael Preston

March 26, 2015

This Month in Music Date                                         Event March 7th, 1985                 “We are the World” plays on radio stations for the first time March 9th, 1997                   The notorious B.I.G is shot and killed March 11th, 1997    ...

Destiny: The Dark Below

Destiny: The Dark Below

Written by Trey McCleary, Justin Rader, and Adam Hudler

January 29, 2015

After Bungie released its first DLC expansion, The Dark Below, gamers have had the chance to extend their satisfaction to a whole new level. The DLC includes three new campaign missions, new crucible maps, a new strike, new weapons and armor, Crota’s End raid, and a raised light level to 32. For those...

Music Mania: January

Music Mania: January

Written by Kaitlyn Connolly

January 29, 2015

This Month in Music Date                                                Event January 3rd 1946                       John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is born January 14th 1968                     LL Cool J is born January 20th 1982                  ...

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Written by Leah Onderdonk

December 19, 2014

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the long-awaited remakes of 2002’s Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Game Boy Advance games. Ruby and Sapphire are set in the Pokemon region of Hoenn, and that is where the journey begins. The game starts out in Littleroot Town in Hoenn region, and the main character,...

Novel Review: “Flavor of the Week”

Novel Review: “Flavor of the Week”

Written by Faith Ralston

December 11, 2014

Romance, love triangles, friendship, betrayal, heartbreak and food: all that are traits commonly found in a good young adult novel. Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw has it all. It is the tale of overweight high school senior, Cyril Bartholomew, who is hopelessly in love with cooking and his lab partner/long-time...

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