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Page to Screen: “Dune: Part 2” demonstrates that all books can make great movies

Dylan Keyes and Berek Harrison May 6, 2024

Due to often being uninspired and cash-grabs movie adaptations of books have often caused controversy or complications with critics. But, how do some of the most successful book adaptations compare to...

Junior Alayna Riley gets her artwork featured at the Micro Gallery at Brambleton Library.
Alaynas work “The Rainbow Bridge” gets featured for a week in January where she gets to talk and answer questions for an hour. (LCHS1954 (LCHS News) via twitter)

Alayna Riley’s “The Rainbow Bridge” featured at Brambleton Library

Courtlyn Armstrong, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

Junior Alayna Riley earned the right to display her art at a micro-gallery at Brambleton Library. As a great way to start the new year, this art display “The Rainbow Bridge was displayed throughout the...

Guest Speaker Annisa Jaghoori starts off her speech at the third annual LCHS Women’s Summit.

2024 Women’s Summit guest speaker Annisa Jaghoori encourages students to persevere

Brianna Martinez, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

Standing up on the podium in front of dozens of students stands a woman who is ready to share her story of extreme heartache and perseverance. An inspirational speaker, and the mother of one of our teachers...

Members of the choir program join together for a final encore after a night of duets and solos. Here they sing “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” from Hair while the audience listens. From left to right: sophomore Rae Creppon, freshman Justin Goodhart, sophomore Norah Lee, junior Sam Takemoto, senior Grayson Weber, senior Cy Starr, senior Jayden Reynoso, sophomore Collin Diem, senior Kevin Jennings, freshman Emma Nicholson, and senior Vanessa Carranza.

Cabaret soars and flies above and beyond

Scarlett Ashford, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

The friendly chatter stops, the lights go out and slowly fade back in with rainbow colors while gentle singing begins to mesmerize the crowd. Just the morning before, choir students went to work and constructed...

From left to right: Junior Jamie Faye-Mcknight and senior Katlyn Guevara struggle, while junior Zea Davis, a statue, looks on, as they enact a scene from “Love Lessons.” (@snapzwithash via Instagram)

LCHS Captains Playhouse presents “Love Lessons”

Vivian Lun, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

The lights dim throughout the auditorium to reveal four statues on stage. The hush of the audience only amplifies the surprise when one of the statues, who isn’t really a statue at all, begins to move...

2024 Grammys Recap

2024 Grammy’s Recap

Justin Goodhart, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

District XVI All District Concert Band is being directed by Doug Martin. Students performed at John Champe High School. Captains represented in this picture are freshmen Scarlett Ashford and Maddy Strickland.

Students Perform at All-District Band

Justin Goodhart, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

From February 1 through February 3, the annual All-District Band event took place at John Champe High School. Over 300 talented brass, woodwind, and percussion instrumentalists from all over the county...

Oscar Winner “The Boy and the Heron” controversially breaks movie records

Oscar Winner “The Boy and the Heron” controversially breaks movie records

Berek Harrison, Managing Editor March 24, 2024

Last December, after a nearly 10-year wait since his last movie, Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director and co-founder of Studio Ghibli released his newest and maybe most successful movie ever winning...

Artist of the Issue – Vanessa Carranza

Dylan Johnson, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

“I like singing songs with a lot of vibrato because when I sing I have a lot of vibrato just singing normally. People like Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera have a vocal range that...

“When I was performing I felt the most happiness I ever felt in my life,” Cardona said. “I felt amazing,excited,and prayed for more opportunities like this.” 

Left to right: . Ethan Gonzalez,Ryan Oates,Daniel Robinson,and Ben Schassler performing “Techno” by Jerk Kimbo and “Irish Folk Medley” by Jeremy Sparks.

The Strings they pulled: guitar students perform in Fairfax

Dylan Keyes, Staff Writer March 24, 2024

On February 16, in Fairfax’s Alton Hall, guitar teacher Matthew Trkula and his group of six students performed A free concert open to anyone with the soloist and quartet opening the concert and Trkula...

Choir department takes on district choir

Courtlyn Armstrong, staff writer March 24, 2024

Loudoun County offers a district choir as a way for talented students can perform and fulfill their passions. This year, nine Captains were selected to participate in the district choir after completing...

The Marching Band gathered up in front of the school, smiling proudly after winning first place at the USBands National Championships at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey where they competed against 19 other bands.

The Marching Band Wins National Champions

Karen Martinez and Sofia Hernandez February 12, 2024

Imagine having to perform in front of a huge crowd of people, having people watch you from every side of the stadium. On November 4, 2023 vocalist Gracelyn Daniel and the marching band won first place...

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