• Facing Rising Anti-Semitism, Can Virginia Universities Learn from History and California?

    Facing Rising Anti-Semitism, Can Virginia Universities Learn from History and California?

    Ken Marcus makes the case for doing more to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses. Last fall, five Loudoun County, Virginia teenagers vandalized the historic African-American schoolhouse in Ashburn with an array of graffiti that included white supremacist slogans and Nazi swastikas. The fact that they desecrated a monument to black history with the symbol most closely associated with Jewish oppression was not

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  • 30th Annual Ensemble Festival Held in Loudoun

    30th Annual Ensemble Festival Held in Loudoun

    The Fairfax Loudoun Music Fellowship held its 30th Annual Winter Ensemble Festival Feb. 18, giving several hundred area students an opportunity to show off their musical talents. The festival, held this year at John Champe High School in Aldie, featured movie themes, and musicians played more than two dozen selections from films including Titanic, The

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  • BREAKING: Loudoun Students Stage Walkout to Protest Travel Ban

    BREAKING: Loudoun Students Stage Walkout to Protest Travel Ban

    Students at several Loudoun County public high schools organized walkouts on Feb. 10 in protest of President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from seven predominately Muslim countries. At Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, around 200 students left the building and walked to the football stadium, then sat in the bleachers as six

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  • UPDATE: Loudoun Students Share Walkout Plans

    UPDATE: Loudoun Students Share Walkout Plans

    Rock Ridge High School students are among those planning a walkout Feb. 10 to protest Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from seven predominately Muslim countries. As student across the county organize similar walkouts near the end of the school day, Rock Ridge students involved in the protest will leave school at 2:25 p.m. then congregate at the football

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  • BREAKING: LCPS is Preparing for School Walkout

    BREAKING: LCPS is Preparing for School Walkout

    Loudoun County Public School staff and high school administrators are preparing for a possible student walkout from multiple high schools on Feb. 10. LCPS information officer Wayde Byard said administrators are monitoring up to three schools, though he acknowledges there are reports that students from more schools could take part in the walkout. He said he’s not sure how

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  • School Board Adopts Billion Dollar Budget

    School Board Adopts Billion Dollar Budget

    Lack of controversy characterizes FY 2018 budget; part-time staff added for individual school board members. The Loudoun County School Board unanimously approved a proposed $1.1 billion FY2018 school budget during a work session Feb. 2. The board made several amendments before adopting the budget, reclassifying field hockey as a tier 1 sport, removing one budgeted transportation coordinator

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