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Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Written by Katherin Gomez

April 22, 2019


Filed under Student News

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...

Woodgrove’s Top 5%

Woodgrove’s Top 5%

Written by Dominique Cruz and Cora McQuaid

February 13, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Twenty members of Woodgrove senior class were honored in December as part of the county’s excellence in Education Banquet, which recognized the top five percent in each senior class throughout the county.    In 1983, Al Sowards, LCPS’s gifted program manager, first recognized the academic achievers in the ba...

Editorial: School Safety

Editorial: School Safety

Written by Hope Davison and River Stone

December 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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...

Is this the Fall of Football?

Is this the Fall of Football?

Written by Casey Abashian, Maryam Khan, and Ryan Wilkinson

October 25, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Student News, Top Stories

The homey, familiar aroma of fresh-cut grass consumes each breath as the impact of a bone-crushing tackle is heard throughout the audience. A packed house, filled to the brim with students, parents, and coaches alike erupts in approval, united over a common American pastime. Football remains the country’s...

Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Written by Kristina Greene: Special to The Outlander

May 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Student News

Over the summer of 2017, a vaping device known as the JUUL boomed in popularity across the U.S. The device’s modern design looks quite similar to that of a USB drive, making it easy for teen students to use in school environments. This new vaping craze has raised many concerns about health, legal co...

Understanding Brexit for Adventures Abroad

Understanding Brexit for Adventures Abroad

Written by Carrie Nichols

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features

Brexit. This word has been thrown around between politicians, the press, and economists for months, but few have a true understanding of what it all means. Brexit is the departure of the U.K. from the European Union, otherwise known as, the EU. The EU was created with the intent of uniting European countries....

NBA Player of the Year Predictions

NBA Player of the Year Predictions

Written by Ryan Forbes

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After a surprising year where many teams have surprised the country and rebuilding teams are finally completed the long process, a power shift has occurred in each conference. The Rockets control the west and the Raptors run the east. With the regular season ending award season is here and here are my...

Woodgrove Theater Frights and Delights with ‘‘The Addams Family”

Woodgrove Theater Frights and Delights with ‘‘The Addams Family”

Written by Dominique Cruz, Rebecca Faletti, and Dillon Holdrigde

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features

The Woodgrove Theatre department brings the Addams Family to life in their latest annual spring performance. The Addams Family, a ghoulish, yet comical musical directed by David Noland, renders an American family with an attraction for everything grotesque. As the curtains separate, the audience is...

Inflated Tuition Prices Sparks Conversation Amongst Woodgrove Community

Inflated Tuition Prices Sparks Conversation Amongst Woodgrove Community

Written by Casey Abashian, Daniel Alvarez, Connor Graham, and Ryan Keebaugh

May 22, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

In today’s competitive workforce, a college education is seen as the key that opens the door for most professions. With the cost for a four-year bachelor’s degree constantly on the rise and students facing pressure to compete for admission, applying for college can be a daunting task. According...

Official Cappies Review of Woodgrove’s The Addams Family

Official Cappies Review of Woodgrove’s The Addams Family

Written by Special to the Woodgrove Outlander: TT Weidenkopf

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features

The Addams family is one of the most beloved and successful TV families in America, having been made into several movies, a TV show and a musical. Written by Andrew Lippa, the show was first performed in 2010 on Broadway.  Woodgrove High Schools rendition of this delightfully horrifying show dazzled...

Official Cappies Review of Woodgrove’s The Addams Family

Official Cappies Review of Woodgrove’s The Addams Family

Written by Special to the Woodgrove Outlander: Leah Incan

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Badadadum snap snap badadadum snap snap badadadum badadadum badadadum snap snap. Sound familiar? Then you must be a fan of the gruesomely wonderful Addams Family. The family everyone grew to love and enjoy was turned into a musical with music by Andrew Lippa and the book created by Marshall Brickman and R...

The Growing Pressure on Young Athletes

The Growing Pressure on Young Athletes

Written by Annie Gilbert: Special to The Outlander

May 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The increasing pressure on student athletes to perform at the highest level of competition is causing a high injury rate. The potential for injury in students who specialize in a single sport is growing as a result of over working the same body parts, and as a result, young athletes all over the country...

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