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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...

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...

Liv Miller,Sharon Manni,Penelope Kern,and Camryn Kolodziej decide to start off their Wednesday making some cupcakes.

Wellness Wednesday Photo Feature

Jevonte Herron, staff writer November 5, 2022

Family and Consumer science teacher Dorene Kuebler hosts Wellness Wednesday to help de-stress students from school. Once each quarter there are different activities for students to participate in for an...

Donovan Claybrooks nails a solo on September 23. The Captain’s football team won 42-14 against Valley, accompanied by the marching band’s performance.

The man in the band

Olivia DeWan, Editor-In-Chief October 30, 2022

  The Captain’s Crew roars, shouting on the top of their lungs and stomping their feet under the Friday night lights, decked out in school spirit. However, it’s not the football team they’re...

Caption: Juniors Jana Sami and Cora Wildman pose in a photo taken by Liza Pavlenko. The photo captures the often indie and moody vibes that characterize Pavlenkos photography.

Artist of the Issue

Taylor Helfer, staff writer October 30, 2022

In the town of Leesburg, Junior Liza Pavlenko is surrounding the town in flashes of light and clicks of her camera. Learning from her grandfather and father, who are both photographers, Pavlenko has learned...

OWL Podcast: Annie Oakley

Liberty Harrison and Olivia DeWan June 15, 2022

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Book Recommendations

Hannah Winegar, staff writer June 8, 2022

Summer's coming! Here are some books to check out: Sharp objects A journalist returns to her hometown to write about the murders of two children in the span of one year but finds more than she bargained...

“Ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself,” says Cameron. Thats not stopping Ferris Bueller. In this iconic scene Ferris and Sloane take out Camerons fathers car for their trip to Chicago.
Photo credit by Paramount pictures.

Four movies you have to watch this summer

Daniel DeLargy, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

Hot Summer Nights  “Hot Summer Nights” is a coming of age crime drama that is the movie to watch this summer. The film follows teenager Daniel as he goes to Cape Cod for the summer to live...

Inhaler plays a back-to-back show in NYC, and they are said to “have played the NYC fans like a record at Irving Plaza”. Photo by Michael Dinger.


Olivia DeWan, Online Editor June 1, 2022

Formed in 2012 in Dublin, Ireland, Inhaler started off as just a group of kids in school chasing their dreams. Today, they are quickly raising their name to top venues across the country. Inhaler met...

Senior Audrey Stroupe’s award winning piece, “Smarter Than You Look,” was awarded the highest and most difficult level of recognition: the Gold Key. Stroupe used oil painting for her entry into the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest.

Audrey Stroupe wins Scholastic Art Contest’s highest recognition: The Gold Key

Michaela Scott, Co Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2022

Senior Audrey Stroupe has been a four-time volleyball state champion, yet this year she won her first nonathletic recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest, the Gold Key.   “As...

The original six Avengers assemble at the Battle of New York in Marvel’s The Avengers. The film celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Photo credit by Daily News.

“Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”: Marvel’s The Avengers celebrates 10th Anniversary

Evelyn Kuzminski, Layout Editor May 1, 2022

May 4 will, once again, undoubtedly be filled with exclamations of “may the force be with you!” and other spirited Star Wars references. But this year, there’ll be another cinematic universe to share...

Anna Diem poses as “Puck.” Diem’s outfit is inspired by David Bowie. Photo courtesy of Anna Diem.

“Wacky Mayhem, Potions, Fairies, and Spells.”

Hannah Winegar, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

Dazzling outfits, glittery makeup, and colorful lighting brought a 1980’s vibe to the drama department's production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” The whimsical storyline with a glam rock twist...

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