The County Chronicle

The online newspaper for Loudoun County High School

The County Chronicle

The County Chronicle

Mistreatment of English learning students in our school must stop

Mistreatment of English learning students in our school must stop

Brianna Martinez, Staff Writer June 13, 2024

A young student walks into the hallways from the front office and has absolutely no idea what to do in this new country and environment. Thankfully an employee speaking their native language of Spanish...

Our school community looking down on custodians must be addressed

Our school community looking down on custodians must be addressed

Brianna Martinez, Staff Writer May 28, 2024

Our janitorial staff this year and on average in years prior consists of about 13 employees working some of the most tedious jobs in the school such as cleaning between classes, cleaning up various messes...

Where did all the spirit go?

Where did all the spirit go?

Cat Pizzarello, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2024

Football games, pep rallies, and school dances seem to be a thing of the past. Once religiously followed spirit weeks are now mundane and overlooked. When did our generation lose the pride in the place...

Infographic by Berek Harrison.

Texas Instrument Calculators Beaten by Competition

Berek Harrison, Managing Editor March 12, 2024

If you’re a student who’s taken the SAT, plans on pursuing STEM, or are a junior or senior, you most likely have used or own a graphing calculator, but what kind of calculator have you used? I’d...

The TikTokification of the Music Industry

The TikTokification of the Music Industry

Justin Goodhart, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

As a society, we used to measure the success of a song or album by how much critical acclaim and support it received. Now, we judge songs based on how viral they go on social media.  The influence...

Celebrities and Influencers fail to educate the youth about worldwide issues such as the silent genocide in Congo

Karen Martinez, staff writer February 8, 2024

Imagine being a six to 17 year old student working in the coltan mines of Congo in hazardous conditions instead of being at school, listening to the teacher ramble about the math homework that should’ve...

Snow Days? More Snow, Less School

Courtlyn Armstrong, staff writer February 8, 2024

Virginia students have rarely gotten snow days the past few winter seasons. In fact, we haven't had a big snow event since January of 2016, when Dulles Airport was covered with 29 inches of snow, and parts...

LCPS AI Detection Software Fails to Detect AI

Berek Harrison, Managing Editor February 6, 2024

Since the release of ChatGPT AI has only become more powerful, popular, and accessible. Despite that Loudoun County hasn’t released information to parents and students on their position with generative...

Fentanyl overdoses: don’t wait for a solution, be the solution

Taylor Helfer, Managing Editor February 1, 2024

18 Loudoun teenagers overdosed on opioids on school grounds, eight at Park View High School, in October alone. Overdoses lead to respiratory failure and cyanosis, which is loss of oxygen in the blood causing...

Student desktop computers lined up at the back of a classroom.

Technology Disrupts Long-Standing Educational Norms

Berek Harrison, Managing Editor December 15, 2023

It’s no secret that technology has been advancing since the early days of mankind, and imperative to technology was education. As technology grew more complex and refined, so did education. Early...

Parking Etiquette at LCHS

Courtlyn Armstrong, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Loudoun County student drivers deserve designated parking spots for school, and it is important to follow proper protocol. Every year, students submit for parking spots for the school year, and even though...

Climate Change is real and has been negatively impacting us for decades

Karen Martinez, Staff Writer June 5, 2023

Hurricane Katrina, the largest and the third strongest hurricane in American history killed 1,329 people, causing 29% of the population of New Orleans to decrease from the fall of 2005 through 2011. The...

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