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Guitar and orchestra rule the stage during spring concert

William Kluttz, Staff Writer June 5, 2023

On the evening of May 10, the guitar and orchestra programs held their spring concerts. However, instead of two full-size concerts, the first half was made up of solos, duos, trios, and quartets of students...

Student artist Jocelyn Ortiz perseveres through roadblocks in her art career

Taylor Helfer, staff writer May 26, 2023

Through the strokes of a pencil and the dashes of paint, senior Jocelyn Ortiz has created a vibrant world of color although filled with many challenges. Through learning from her teacher Stephanie...

Leesburg Flower Festival Welcomes Spring

Liberty Harrison, Editor-in-chief May 5, 2023

If you hear the words, happy crowds, delicious food, cool faux-gardens, arts and crafts, and Leesburg… What do you think of it? The Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, of course! During the...

Staff Infection: teachers bring their love of music together to form a rock band

Olivia DeWan, Editor-in-chief May 1, 2023

Music blasts across the front lawn on a perfect sunny day while students turn their attention to the makeshift stage. Performing covers from Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, and Bon Jovi, Richard Ricci, Phillip...

Captains Playhouse presents unforgettable performance of “Almost Maine”

Alexis Shugars and Jevonte Herron March 31, 2023

Loudoun County’s drama department put on an outstanding performance of “Almost Maine” on February 16-18. This Valentine's Day themed production tells the story of nine different couples within the...

A Look into Parasociality: Katherine Garvey wins Gold Key Award for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Cat Pizzarello, Managing Editor March 31, 2023

“It's the idea of thinking about peering into someone’s life,” said junior Katherine Garvey, in response to the meaning behind her art that won an honorable award through the Scholastic Art &...

Take a Step into the Underground

Rachel Edgar, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Cronies NY: Punk rock, heavy, noise rock, post-hardcore, New York. Cronies released a single titled “Nothing” on February 14. Happy Valentine's Day! This is Cronies’ first release since they put...

Alphonso Young during a performance of “Christmas is coming” from the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack, with the Eric Byrd Trio. He has been performing with them for over twenty years. Photo courtesy of Alphonso Young.

Local guitar teacher and drummer Alphonso Young on being in a band for twenty years, and performing at the Kennedy Center

William Kluttz, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Students who went to Simpson Middle School will likely remember Alphonso Young, and the nicknames that he gave to students. Young is a guitar teacher at Simpson and Smart's Mill Middle Schools, and a jazz...

Senior Sydney Tamsett (left) with her great aunt, Ada Patroni, and mother, Anasofia Monteblanco, at the exhibition of Tamsett’s work “Decay” on display at the Brambleton Library. Tamsett created the six watercolor panels over the course of a few weeks in her Art III class. Photo courtesy of Sydney Tamsett.

Micro gallery displays students’ creative passions

Evelyn Kuzminski, Layout Editor March 29, 2023

Like many others, senior Sydney Tamsett spent much of her time in quarantine working on a hobby: her art. “I needed something to do,” the senior said. “So I started spending more time on it.” Now,...

Collin Diem (left) and Gabe Cunnington (right) sing and pose during the performance of “Seussical” at Simpson Middle School. Diem is a freshman participating in Loudoun County’s productions and performances. Photo by Collin Diem.

Artist of the Issue: Music captures the heart of musician and performer, Collin Diem

Taylor Helfer, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

As the lights shine and the confidence beams on the stage of County’s auditorium, you will see freshman star, Collin Diem improvising for his theater class. Growing up in a “musical household,” Diem...

Improvasaurus performs Valentine’s Day themed show using audience suggestions

Alexis Shugars, Staff Writer February 26, 2023

Are theater shows not quite your thing? I guarantee that the Loudoun County Improv Team will exceed expectations with their hilariously unscripted show. The crew, cleverly named “Improvasaurus,”...

Advanced guitar files into seats before their songs at the evening concert on December 7.

Guitar students shine in winter concert

Berek Harrison and Ethan Kopp December 19, 2022

As the lights dimmed and the Winter guitar concert began the large crowd grew silent waiting for the concert to begin. On December 7, the guitar performed their winter concert which had been in preparation...

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