Lightridge Sports Scores
  • May 16 / Varsity Girls TennisLightridge - 1, Riverside - 5
  • May 16 / Varsity Girls SoccerLightridge - 3, Briar Woods - 4
  • May 16 / Varsity BaseballLightridge - 13, Riverside - 1
  • May 16 / Varsity SoftballLightridge - 3, Independence - 5
  • May 15 / Varsity Girls LacrosseLightridge - 12, Independence - 7
  • May 15 / Varsity Boys LacrosseLightridge - 5, Stone Bridge - 13
  • May 13 / Varsity Boys TennisLightridge - 3, Independence - 5
  • May 13 / Varsity Boys SoccerLightridge - 1, Stone Bridge - 2
  • May 9 / JV Boys SoccerLightridge - 1, Potomac Falls - 0
  • May 9 / JV Girls LacrosseLightridge - 3, Potomac Falls - 1

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A Loudoun County Sherriffs Office Deputy and a drug sniffing canine conducted a search on May 3.
LCSO brings drug sniffing dog to Lightridge
Panchami Rangaraju, Editor-in-Chief • May 3, 2024

Lightridge High School had their first ever canine drug scan on May 3. Students and staff were held in their first block rooms for the duration...

Assistant Principal Dr. Kim Jackson (top) and senior Tre Holley (bottom) give blood.
Red Cross Club holds blood drive
Sabry Tate, Managing Editor • May 1, 2024

On April 23rd the Red Cross Club hosted a blood drive. The blood drive was held in the auxilary gym, a location club sponsor Jenna Lombardo said...

Lettuce Club members participate in the organizations .1745955 charity run.
Lettuce Club holds charity .175955K
Aziza Khikmatillaeva, Staff Writer • May 1, 2024

On April 24th Lettuce Club held its 1st ever charity run: the .17459555K. Its atypical distance may seem odd at first, but it aligns perfectly...

A new policy put forth by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin that changes the rights afforded  to transgender students has left some in the Lightridge community uneasy.
UPDATE: LCPS continues to debate transgender policies
May 1, 2024 originally covered this story here. On July 18, 2023, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) under Governor Glenn...

Mia Calderon hunted down Nolan Guest while the latter was on a college tour.
Senior Assassin season is back
Reese Hwang, Staff Writer • April 23, 2024

As the end of the year approaches, the senior class of 2024 is participating in another year of Senior Assassin. This year’s game started...

Firehazard and  Clavé! are the two founding members of the slung rap group Population Control.
Population Control's numbers are booming
Isaac Kilmer, Staff Writer • April 23, 2024

“I used to record with the free mic that came with a Playstation and my school Chromebook”, said senior Diego Siri, when asked about his...

This coveted music award isnt always without  controversy. 
Graphic courtesy of The Recording Academy.
Lightridge corrects the Grammy record
Aanya Dhannapuneni, Staff Writer • April 1, 2024

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 4, 2024. The Grammys are a prestigious music awards ceremony that recognizes the best artists,...

2024 Super Bowl Halftime performer Usher, pictured here at the 2016 Cannes film festival.  Photo provided with permission via Creative Commons License.
Usher scores big during Super Bowl halftime show
Sabry Tate, Managing Editor • March 22, 2024

The 58th Super Bowl took place in Las Vegas on February 11. While the Super Bowl is officially a football game, many viewers only tune in during...

 Pranjal Jha, Mihira Nagireddy, Samhita Maddikunta, Sahana Iyer, Riya Jayashankar, and Sravani Mogali, perform at Boltfest.
Team Agni takes the stage for their second year
Kailani Marantan, Staff Writer • February 21, 2024

As the school day comes to an end, the nineteen members of the Team Agni, Lightridge's South Asian Dance Team, rush to the cafeteria to begin...

Dr. Felecia Lewis at five years old and ready to work.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Lewis.
Meet the APs: Felecia Lewis
Shreyani Giri, Staff Writer • February 5, 2024

On September 11, 2001, New York was targeted by terrorist group Al-Qaeda, and millions of people watched in horror as hijacked planes crashed...

In order to survive, country music needs to look at how it is hostile to some segments of its fan base.
Op-Ed: Country music's diversity problem
Sabry Tate, Managing Editor • May 9, 2024

It seems as if there are two types of people, those who hate it, and those who love it. I am an unapologetic country music lover. I fell...

Despite the administration and custodial staffs best efforts to maintain the restrooms, students continue to act like they have never been in a bathroom before.
Guest Op-Ed: Students need to be better in the bathrooms
Ajeet Sandhu, Chetan Vanga, and Anika Singh April 23, 2024

The bathrooms at Lightridge are one of the biggest problems in the school. They are often extremely dirty, filthy, and look war-torn. This problem...

Trucks and full sized SUVs are a greater risk to pedestrians than standard sized automobiles.
Guest Op-Ed: Trucks and full sized SUVs should be banned from school lots
Srikrishna Cheruku, Guest Writer • April 17, 2024

Imagine you are walking home from school. At the crosswalk, you glance both ways before crossing, noting that there’s a truck at the stop sign....

Daunte Painter, Connor Moyssiadis, Alex Owellen, Sam Ruiz, and Brayden Zirkle celebrate during a game.
Op-ed: Sports are key to mental health
Reese Hwang, Staff Writer • April 1, 2024

I was seven years old, getting ready to dive into the water for my first ever summer swim relay. I was the anchor person, so I would finish the...

Parents are struggling to find time to connect with their kids.  Kids are connecting just fine with the internet.  All of it is because of a system that is failing both groups.
Op-Ed: Capitalism is killing the iPad kids
Max Allen and Cohen Wilson February 27, 2024

In this day and age, both parents of a household are needed to work long and hard hours in order to pay an ever-increasing mountain of bills...

Junior Lexi Musick gets down behind home plate in the varsity softball game against Millbrook on March 11.
Spring Sports Photo Roundup
Amber Baptista and Kendall Matthews April 4, 2024

The 2024 spring sports season has started at Lightridge and teams at all levels have taken to the fields and courts. Click on the image below...

Varsity player Mikayla Bowe gets ready to take a shot against Unifieds Kwabena Owusu,  and Nana Ayirebi-Akomeah.
"Everyone gets a chance to shoot the ball."
Aziza Khikmatillaeva, Staff Writer • March 7, 2024

The screech of sneakers and the rhythmic thump of the ball fills the gym. The crowd holds their breath in anticipation as the final seconds of...

Freshman Jacob Lynn faces off against his Gainesville opponent during the hockey teams opener of the season.
Hockey skates into playoffs
Aidan Ryan, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

The Lightridge Ice Hockey team is currently one of the best teams in the Northern Virginia, sitting in second place in their Northern Virginia...

Senior Josiah Dorsey shoots a free throw as the Bolts took on John Champe at home on December 16th. The Bolts ultimately fell to the Knights 48-43.
Boys basketball tips-off their fourth season
Kendall Matthews, Sports Editor • January 2, 2024

The Lightridge Boys Basketball team heads hopefully into their fourth season after closing out the previous season with a 6-17 record. Head...

Nikki Chima-Orji, Brooklyn Brevard, Lily Brown, Scarlett Schuhart, Stella Thorne and Gabby Sosa are the members of the new Lightridge Dance Team.
Dance, dance revolution
Kendall Matthews, Sports Editor • November 9, 2023

There's a new dance team at Lightridge High School and the coaches and members are excited to embark on their upcoming season. Ava Lalli,...

In episode five, Saara nd Vy discuss personal loss and how grief is different when everyone is online all the time.
SAVY Pod Episode Five: Grief in the age of technology
Saara Islam and Vy Bui March 22, 2024

After suffering personal losses, Saara and Vy discuss what it is like to mourn the death of a loved one in the era of always-on social media.

Episode four features a discussion with art teacher Steven McCarthy
SAVY Pod Episode Four: The Destruction of Perfection
Saara Islam and Vy Bui March 13, 2024

In this episode Saara and Vy talk to art teacher Steven McCarthy about the problems with perfectionism and other issues artist people face. ...

SAVY Pod Episode Three: Exes and Os
SAVY Pod Episode Three: Exes and Os
Saara Islam and Vy Bui February 14, 2024

In this episode Saara and Vy discuss what passes for relationships in high school. The Savy Pod is for entertainment purposes only....

Twenty questions with Terence Donohue
Twenty questions with Terence Donohue
Amber Baptista and Jessica Abuya April 25, 2024

Lightridge News sat down with English teacher and certified tall person Terence Donohue for Twenty Questions.

Twenty questions with Umber Ahmad
Twenty questions with Umber Ahmad
Amber Baptista and Kailani Marantan April 18, 2024

Lightridge News sat down with the woman in charge of checking us in when we show up late, Attendance Administrative Assistant Umber Ahmad, and...

Teachers on the Street: Crazy student comments
Teachers on the Street: Crazy student comments
Amber Baptista and Jessica Abuya March 22, 2024

We asked teachers about the craziest things students have ever said to them.