The County Chronicle

The online newspaper for Loudoun County High School

The County Chronicle

The County Chronicle

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January 25, 2023

You can view our 2023 print edition here:  And as always, check back here for more stories published online throughout the quarter...

For the sake of our humanity, stop glorifying serial killers

For the sake of our humanity, stop glorifying serial killers

Olivia DeWan and Liberty Harrison January 20, 2023

Did you watch “Monster: the Jeffery Dahmer story?” If you did, you’re a terrible person. The general public has always had a fascination with serial killers. Monsters like Ted Bundy, Harold Shipman,...

On the ice

Olivia DeWan, Editor-in-chief January 13, 2023

Basketball, volleyball, swim, track and field, football, field hockey, and more are all sports offered at County. Most of them are accompanied by the Captains Crew, but one team, although not varsity,...

Quest for the perfect latte in Loudoun

Quest for the perfect latte in Loudoun

Maisy Davies and Rachel Edgar January 10, 2023

With the colder weather, the season of warm cozy coffee makes its way into the agenda. We traveled around Loudoun in search of lattes, sampling three varieties and comparing the atmosphere of the shop...

Orchestra Channels Trans-Siberian-Orchestra Theme During Winter Concert

William Kluttz, staff writer January 6, 2023

On Tuesday, December 2, the Orchestra performed in the auditorium for their winter concert. The concert opened up with a three song performance from a student quartet that included  Felicity Banner and...

Emily Banner plays both the bassoon and the piano for P.D.Q. Bach’s “Sonata Abassoonata at the same time during a faculty meeting. Banner had principal Michelle Luttrell play along with the piece’s satirical theme by announcing that the pianist was unavailable and Banner would be playing both parts.

Artist of the issue

Taylor Helfer, staff writer December 15, 2022

Throughout the hallways of County, you may hear the various tunes and melodies of long time student musician player, senior Emily Banner. What originally started as a random suggestion, turned into a lifelong...

The Washington Commanders should rename again

Alexa Sterner, staff writer December 15, 2022

On February 2, the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins, announced their new name, The Washington Commanders. I join many other vocal fans in disliking the new name.   The...

The LCHS varsity cheer team poses for a picture on August 16, 2022.The varsity cheer team usually won 1st place at their competitions.

Varsity advances to States for second time in school history

Alexa Sterner, staff writer December 7, 2022

Everything is on the line at the Regional Cheer Competition. With high energy and perfect ponytails, the LCHS Varsity Cheer team jumps and bounds to their starting positions. Their uniforms sparkle under...

School Bus Changes Annoy Students

School Bus Changes Annoy Students

Berek Harrison, Staff Writer December 3, 2022

Students prefer buses this year much more to last year, but recent changes to the bus schedule have annoyed them. Last year, many of the school buses were cramped and had long routes. “There were...

A poster made by the Captains Playhouse advertising their production of Almost Maine. Students can sign up through the link tree on their Instagram page.

Almost Maine, Almost auditions

Olivia DeWan, Editor-in-chief November 29, 2022

The LCHS theater department is gearing up for their winter show, which will be a production called Almost Maine. Almost Maine was originally written by John Cariani in 2004. “The cool thing about...

i-Ready test is mandatory for all grades, not just freshmen

Hannah Winegar, staff writer November 22, 2022

This year, students had until September 23 to complete the i-Ready reading test, despite being told last year that juniors who passed their SOLs wouldn’t have to take the test again. In contrast to the...

Five books that will tug on your heartstrings

Hannah Winegar, staff writer November 22, 2022

We all know the struggle of picking a book to read for English class that captivates your interest. These five books will get you through the 15 minutes of reading all while keeping your attention. Give...

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