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    Veronike Collazo

    Veronike has started her career in journalism with strong credentials. After graduating from Loudoun’s Heritage High School with honors, she earned a B.J. degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, along with a B.A. in Political Science and certificate in multicultural studies. While at Mizzou, Veronike was a contributing writer for Fangirl the Magazine, as well as a copy editor and public life reporter for The Columbia Missourian. She also interned for the Global Peace Foundation and spent a summer reporting for El Sol de San Telmo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Veronike (pronounced veh-ruh-neek) lives in Leesburg.

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  • Meet Loudoun’s Teacher and Principal of the Year

    Meet Loudoun’s Teacher and Principal of the Year0

    John Champe principal John Gabriel (left) and Stone Bridge teacher Kathleen Thompson won the 2017 Principal and Teacher of the Year Awards. Photo/LCPS. Each year, Loudoun County Public Schools recognizes a teacher and principal who go above and beyond their job duties to change students’ lives. This year’s winners are Stone Bridge High School’s Kathleen Thompson

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  • Dulles Customs Finds Heroin Hidden in Lollipops

    Dulles Customs Finds Heroin Hidden in Lollipops0

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Dulles International Airport seized over one pound or heroin concealed inside lollipops on April 14. The man, who requested entry as a courier on business, arrived on a flight from El Salvador, according to a release from CBP. As a courier, he was referred for a routine secondary examination

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  • Sheriff’s Office Investigates Xanax in Sterling Middle and High Schools

    Sheriff’s Office Investigates Xanax in Sterling Middle and High Schools0

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports April 21 of students in Loudoun middle and high schools drinking a solution of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax dissolved in water. The first involved seven River Bend Middle School students sharing drinks in a classroom on Friday morning, according to a release from the LCSO. The drinks reportedly

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  • School Board Reconciles Budget, Keeps Teacher Stipends

    School Board Reconciles Budget, Keeps Teacher Stipends0

    During one of the quickest meetings this year, the Loudoun County School Board reconciled the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. School board members had to close a $5.5 million gap. After holding two brief work sessions, each around an hour in length, the board passed the new budget after a four minute discussion. “That is an amazing

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