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Enaya Bokhari

Valley Welcomes Mental Wellness Under “The FORT”

Enaya Bokhari, Staff Reporter April 4, 2024

Valley will be welcoming a new mental health and wellness program by the Ryan Bartel Foundation, a Loudoun County based non profit organization, through the month of April known as “The FORT”. "The...

JV and Varsity Softball Teams Look Forward to the New Season

JV and Varsity Softball Teams Look Forward to the New Season

Carly Hazen, Staff Reporter March 4, 2024

While winter sports are coming to a close, spring sports are just beginning. The softball teams held their JV and varsity tryouts Feb. 19.  Initially, varsity coach Mike Elias was concerned about not...

Movie poster from @anyonebutyoumovie

Anyone But You

Jordan Phillips and Ellie Heinle February 27, 2024

Since its release, “Anyone But You,” starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell has wowed viewers and sparked social media excitement.  Students share their opinions about the movie and most have...

STEM vs Humanities: Which is more important?

STEM vs Humanities: Which is more important?

Enaya Bokhari, Staff Reporter February 26, 2024

There seems to be two over-looming fields of study, both of which are at constant odds with one another. Through never-ending conversations and debates about which is more difficult, or which contributes...

Gen Z on Geopolitical Awareness

Gen Z on Geopolitical Awareness

Enaya Bokhari, Staff Reporter February 12, 2024

With the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the war between Russia and Ukraine and the January 11 strikes on Houthi military sites in Yemen, we are living in a time where geopolitical tensions rise every day.  Even...

So we’re an IB Certified School: What does that mean?

So we’re an IB Certified School: What does that mean?

Ash Woerner, Opinion Editor January 25, 2024

On Oct. 30, 2023, Loudoun Valley became an International Baccalaureate (IB) World Certified school, along with Heritage High School. Starting the 2024-25 school year, students will be able to take specialized...

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Winter Break: A Time For Academic Productivity or Utmost Relaxation?

Enaya Bokhari, Staff Reporter January 8, 2024

During winter break, many students found themselves not taking a full rest from school, with some studying for exams, catching up on late work or trying to get ahead in classes.  “I did utilize the...

A Return to The Hunger Games: Are You Coming To The Tree?

A Return to “The Hunger Games”: Are You Coming To The Tree?

Avery Ramsey, Intern November 17, 2023

The long awaited prequel to “The Hunger Games” is close to arrival. “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” comes out in theaters Nov. 17, 2023. The PG-13 picture, directed and produced...

UVA Honors Fallen Students at Football Game After Shooting

UVA Honors Fallen Students at Football Game After Shooting

Claire O'Connor, Intern October 3, 2023

On Nov. 13, 2022 the University of Virginia community experienced tragedy. On the way home from a field trip, students Mike Hollins and Marlee Morgan were injured, and UVA football players Devin Chandler,...

Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month

Emma Vann, Media & Opinion Editor May 26, 2023

May is Military appreciation month, a time to recognize the individuals who have fought, served and continue to serve the country. This time is also used to appreciate the families of these brave men and...

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