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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...

Elisheva Desser arrives on the set of American Idol. She participated in the 20th season that was hosted in Texas. 
Photo credit: Elisheva Desser’s Instagram account.

Senior Elisheva Desser appears on American Idol

Olivia DeWan, Online Editor April 4, 2022

She released her first EP at only sixteen years old under the name Caleny, then senior Elisheva Desser brought her talent to the stage seen all across the country. In October of 2021, the filming for the...

The cast of Improvasaurus last performed in late February at their Jurassic Park themed show. They decorated the blackbox with a set of flowers and trees. Photo via LCHS Improvasaurus Instagram (@lchs_improvasaurus).

Left to right, top to bottom: Maxwell McKnight, Jordan Pierson, Sophia Hylton, Devin Carpenter, Kat Blackwood, Olivia Azzouz, Kieran Fensterwald (co-captain), Zachary Collins (coach), Anna Diem (co-captain), Cy Starr, Lily Takemoto, Jada Venson, EJ Faal.

Improvasaurus: An ad-libbed act

Evelyn Kuzminski, Layout Editor April 4, 2022

A stage, a cast, a set… sounds like an ordinary theater production, right? Not quite. Attend an Improvasaurus show and you won’t find a full play with scripted lines or an overarching plot. In each...

Swedish rock band Thundermother performs at Royal Rock Fest in 2012. The Royal Rock Fest was presented in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Gabrielle Holmberg.

Thundermother Enters Into the World Of Women In Rock

Olivia DeWan, Online Editor February 7, 2022

It’s no secret that the world is in desperate need of more women in the rock industry. Of course, we have the original female rock stars who will never go out of style like Joan Jet and Patti Smith....

Members of Theatre 2, 3, and 4 discuss ideas during the third  block. Although the play is open to all students, theatre students in Theatre 2, 3, and 4 are primarily responsible for producing and performing the show.

Students retell legendary “Great Gatsby” novel on stage

Daniel Delargy, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

This year’s school play is set to be an exciting student written adaptation of the 1925 iconic novel “The Great Gatsby”. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel’s style, beauty, and storytelling is being transferred...

COVID 19, Political and social unrest: We are all just catchers in a field of rye.

Daniel Delargy, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

Although “The Catcher in the Rye” is nearly eighty years old, its narrative is extraordinarily relevant today. The novel is extremely controversial, and when published it was banned from libraries...

Happy 30th Anniversary, Nevermind!

Happy 30th Anniversary, Nevermind!

Olivia DeWan, online editor November 27, 2021

You can’t walk down the street without seeing that iconic squiggly smiley face printed on a T-shirt. You can’t go to a football game without hearing that song. You can’t think of ‘rock music’...

This is the dress that the ghost of the Loudoun Museum, Elizabeth, described to the psychic. Women of the 17th and 18th century wore this style. 
Photo credit by Liberty Harrison

Leesburg’s Most Haunted

Olivia DeWan, Online Editor November 22, 2021

    Old towns are always rumoured to be haunted, so is it crazy to believe that our quiet town of Leesburg could be plagued by ghosts?  On October 25, Liberty Harrison and I attended the Leesburg...

Olivia Dewan, a junior, poses with her guitar in front of Mocatinas, an ice cream parlor and bakery where she performs during First Fridays.

Leesburg First Friday offers audiences for budding musicians

Liberty Harrison, Managing Editor November 22, 2021

Junior Olivia DeWan plucks the opening notes of Cigarette Daydreams and then her voice harmonizes with the airy first notes, drawing the attention of the diners around her who fill the outdoor tables set...

Loudoun County’s Color Guard is an interactive club that consists of flags and performing with the marching band.

Loudoun County’s Color Guard Start Strong and feel Inspired

Hannah Winegar, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

Twirling flags, choreographed dances, and mind blowing performances is what the Color Guard specializes in. A competitive club that is all about spinning flags in breathtaking patterns, and moving around.  Isa...

Halsey wears a white dress in the two-minute video that was used to promote her new album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”. She walks through a museum while admiring a portrait of herself that is used as her album cover.

New Album by “Halsey” Produced With Collaboration From The “Nine Inch Nails” and Other Artists

Olivia DeWan, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Famous popstar Ashley Nicholette Frangipane, better known as Halsey, released a brand new album with a shockingly different sound. On August, 27, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” slammed into...

The trombones section warms up in playing position during an after school practice. The marching band practices after school in preparation for performances such as the halftime performance at the JV and Varsity football games.


Crawford Holmes, staff writer November 10, 2021

Mouth cramps, sweat, and 12 hour practice sessions are the bare requirements for even being eligible for competing in the Marching Captains’ football halftime performance or competing in performance...

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