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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

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding- A Hidden Gem

Written by Kiera McMahon June 7, 2022

Desserts have always been a token part of American culture; the banana split, the key lime pie, and even mouth watering s’mores were created here. Despite American appreciation for delectable desserts,...

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...

The Controversy over the NBA’s “Take Fouls” Tactic

The Controversy over the NBA’s “Take Fouls” Tactic

Written by Devin Adu May 25, 2022

Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals: the Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Golden State Warriors. The score is 89-89 with 2 minutes and 11 seconds left to go in the game. Kyrie Irving brings the ball up for the Cavaliers...

Tips for Applying to College

Written by Sarah Burns and Kiera McMahon May 19, 2022

Applying to college can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. Woodgrove seniors and counselors share tips and advice for rising seniors looking to start the college application process.  Woodgrove...

Left - Woodgrove alumna Elena Chamberlain’s Dorm
Right - Woodgrove alumna Liza Ricker’s Dorm

Dorm Decorating 101

Written by Ali Elliott and Lilli Raine Barkley May 19, 2022

Most seniors are worried about scholarships, student loans, and senioritis. A fun distraction for many college bound students is planning next year's dorm room.   Some students may find that they...

A poll of Woodgrove students on their favorite amusement parks.

Woodgrove’s Favorite Amusement Parks

Written by William Den Herder and Robbie Showers May 19, 2022

Woodgrove students will be flocking to amusement parks this summer in search of thrills, food, and fun. Amusement parks are a popular destination for people looking for a good time. Among the most recognizable...

Ashley Moriarty, 2021 graduate, poses in front of Woodgrove High School after her graduation ceremony.

Outlander Staff Graduation Outfits

Written by Caroline Green and Maddie Shea May 19, 2022

With graduation right around the corner, seniors all over the school are beginning to plan their graduation looks. Senior Newspaper staff are already ahead of the curve and are welcoming the season...

The Great Gatsby

Sensational Summer Reads

Written by Acadia Dyson and Lindsey Simpson May 19, 2022

Shall we compare these books to a summers’ day? Summer is fast approaching, and with it, endless amounts of free time. If you want to escape the sweltering heat, gallons of sunscreen, and stinging chlorine...

A photograph of the Joro Spider.

The Joro Spider: Friend or Foe?

Written by Teagan Russell and Andrew Towe May 19, 2022

The Tricho Nephila Clavata, better known as the Joro spider, first seen in Georgia, is a palm-sized spider that was first identified in the United States by Rick Hoebeke with the Museum of Natural...

NFL Draft 2022

Written by Mason Vacca and Maddie Shea May 19, 2022

On February 8, 1936, the first NFL draft was held. There are many differences between past and present drafts. In the earlier drafts, not all the players that were drafted would go on to continue a career...

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...

A teen struggling with depression.

The Apathy of Youth

Written by Mia Helveston March 31, 2022

Apathy is described as the feeling of not wanting to do anything and a sense of not caring about what is going on around you. This can be closely linked with depression and other mental health issues that...

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