The County Chronicle

The online newspaper for Loudoun County High School

The County Chronicle

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1.	An iced coffee, as well as a coffee recipe unique to King Street Coffee known as the “Butter Together” and a jelly donut from their small bakery are pictured on a set in a small outdoor eating area in the space behind the shop. Photo by Liberty Harrison.

Restaurants of downtown Leesburg surmount challenges posed by COVID-19

Liberty Harrison May 7, 2021

Just as our school community and individuals of Loudoun County have been affected by COVID, so have the many restaurants and cafes that inhabit our historic downtown Leesburg. They have had to face...

English teacher Shawn Simms teaches to both her in person and online third block class. Photo by Valerie Egger.

Digital Struggles: Virtual learning challenges students and teachers

Daniel DeLargy, staff writer May 5, 2021

COVID has changed the landscape of education that LCPS provides to its students. Ever since March 13, 2020, school has primarily been online, only opening in March 2021 using hybrid models. This has...

Eman Mazhar shares his online learning set up. With much of the school year taking place via distance learning, students had time to set up their own personalized learning spaces.

Expectation vs. Reality: students weigh in on the hybrid learning model

Chris Mejia, guest writer May 5, 2021

Ever since COVID came into existence a lot of things have changed. From sanitizing everything to wearing masks, our lives have changed dramatically. One of those changes has been online school. This new...

Junior Sophie Hylton quickly cleans the dishes after her rushed lunch break. The shortened lunch periods are preventing students from having the time to clean up after themselves, or even give them time to finish eating their whole meal.

Mid-Year Bell Schedule Adjustment Agitates Students Who Are Still Adapting To The Distance/Hybrid School Year

Michaela Scott May 5, 2021

Over the course of the distance learning school year, students have been constantly adjusting to many sorts of changes, such as working from home, preparing each lunch on their own, and balancing their...

Freshman Alex Eurek checks out a book from the library. Photo by Valerie Egger.

Library Remains Open to Students During Hybrid and Distance Learning

Emily Banner April 23, 2021

Before March 2020, the library was often overflowing with students in the mornings, and students visited regularly during lunch and study hall. This year however, the library is a much quieter place....

3.	The front entrance to Brambleton Middle School, with coronavirus mitigation procedures posted in the window on the left. Photo by Liberty Harrison.

Coronavirus vaccine provides hope for the community

Liberty Harrison April 22, 2021

The coronavirus vaccine has brought with it many emotions, including relief and hope but has also once again highlighted the tribulations caused by the pandemic. The experiences of both nurses and...

Cheer team perseveres through COVID

Cheer team perseveres through COVID

Liberty Harrison and Olivia DeWan April 15, 2021

As school opened back up one of the extracurricular activities most affected nationally by COVID has been sports, including cheerleading, posing unique challenges to coaches and participants as seasons...

Second semester bell schedule easier for teachers

Karen Cortes, staff writer April 15, 2021

At the start of the school year, Loudoun schools operated on a bell schedule that only required students to connect online with their teachers for an hour. Students were allowed to disconnect from their...

Dining During COVID: Tuscarora Mill adapts to pandemic

Alexis Cuatlacuatl April 13, 2021

The life that COVID-19 gave us was unexpected. But restaurant manager Colin Malone didn’t give up no matter the circumstances. He has adjusted to this new lifestyle and has helped his restaurant, Tuscarora...

Senior Audrey Luhr gets in position to make a pass at the varsity volleyball game vs. Loudoun Valley HS. Luhr explained that athletes are required to wear their mask at all times, on the court and off the court. Photo by Debbie Senchak.

How Sports Teams Navigate New Changes During the Season

Maggie Sheridan March 23, 2021

During the school year centered around a pandemic, to say it has been challenging to continue to play sports would be an understatement. Each team has had different struggles they’ve had to deal with...

Thermal Scanners Ensure Safety of Students and Staff

Maggie Sheridan March 23, 2021

Counselor Dan Croyle watches as students pass by the new thermal scanner at the beginning of the day in order to enter the gym. The scanner accurately records their temperature as they do so....

Procedures for vaccinating the community 

Liberty Harrison, managing editor March 22, 2021

As several coronavirus vaccines were approved by the FDA for emergency use authorization at the end of December of last year they began being distributed throughout the country. In Loudoun County to help...

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