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AI Causes Controversy Through the Art World

Berek Harrison and Ethan Kopp June 5, 2023

Artificial Intelligence or AI may seem like a new technology but has been in existence since the mid-1900s. Only recently though, has it truly revolutionized art, technology, and culture.  One specific...

Kat Blackwood to give commencement speech at 2023 graduation

Alexis Shugars, Staff Writer May 29, 2023

June 9, a day that our senior class has been awaiting for their last four years, a day that celebrates all their accomplishments and academic merit. Following recent LCHS tradition, one graduating...

Kathy Garrison retires from LCHS after 20 years as Main Secretary

Alexis Shugars, Staff Writer May 29, 2023

Any student who has ever interacted with the main office in the past 20 years will probably recognize Kathy Garrison's tell-tale smile. Many faculty agree that Garrison is part of the glue that holds...

New Security Resource officer Jacob Dryden finds passion in helping students get through their problems

Jevonte Herron, staff writer May 26, 2023

School resource officer Jacob Dryden’s previous job was pretty stressful compared to his current assignment.  “The stress here is not as stressful as it was in my previous position,” Dryden...

School board proposes all-gender bathroom renovations and faces backlash

Olivia DeWan, Editor-in-chief April 29, 2023

On March 14, the school board proposed an $11 million plan for all-gender bathroom renovations. Several staff bathrooms at Loudoun Valley and Broad Run High School will be renovated to become three single-user...

looking ahead: important upcoming dates

Rachel Edgar, staff writer March 31, 2023

SCHOOL CALENDAR March 21 - Women's summit March 24 - End of 3rd quarter March 27 - Student holiday March 28 - FIRST DAY OF QUARTER 4 March 31 - Spring pep-rally   April 3-7 -...

Where Does Our Recycling Go?

Where Does Our Recycling Go?

Liberty Harrison, Editor-in-chief March 31, 2023

Recycling: how to do it, the benefits and negatives, how to raise awareness and increase participation.   Above us, a complicated network of national, state, local and school specific goals,...

Teachers think phones are hindering students

Hannah Winegar, staff writer March 31, 2023

At the start and end of every English class, English teacher Kathleen Evangelisto says most students have their phones out. While most eventually complete the work and put their phone away, Evangelisto...

New seedlings experience their first day out in the open, hardening them to the fluctuating temperatures and varied weather conditions before they are planted.

Local Farmer-Florist Pioneers Sustainable Floriculture Movement

Liberty Harrison, Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2023

Sage Devlin is one of a new generation of flower farmers and stylists pioneering eco-friendly floriculture and floristry. They run Far Bungalow Farms, in Leesburg, Virginia. Although they didn’t always...

As Quizlet puts up paywalls, other websites come to the rescue

Berek Harrison and William Kluttz March 29, 2023

It’s 11:25, you've just got back from practice, you’re too tired to do anything, but you have a math homework packet, a science worksheet, a history flashcard set to run through, and an English paper...

The trails of Banshee Reeks crisscross meadows and the forest in the distance. Photo by Liberty Harrison.

How to Hike Leesburg

Liberty Harrison, Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2023

You are sitting in your house on a Saturday afternoon, stressed about your latest test, relationship drama, or the AP tests looming on the horizon. You just drank a too sugary soda to get some quick energy...

The Environmental Advisory Commission’s last Keep Leesburg Beautiful initiative, in October of 2022, included stream cleanup. The latest opportunity for community participation is April 22. Organizations, families, clubs, and individuals are all invited to join the cleanup efforts. 

Photo Credit: TownofLeesburgVA official instagram

Leesburg’s Environmental Advisory Commission brings awareness and activism to town residents

Liberty Harrison, Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2023

For many years, the Town of Leesburg has made an effort to promote environmentally friendly practices. The Environmental Advisory Commission was created to act in an advisory capacity to the Town Council...

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