Lightridge Sports Scores
  • Apr 9 / Varsity Girls LacrosseLightridge - 17, Broad Run - 1
  • Apr 9 / JV Girls LacrosseLightridge - 12, Broad Run - 2
  • Apr 8 / Varsity Girls TennisLightridge - 2, Riverside - 7
  • Apr 8 / Varsity Boys TennisLightridge - 1, Riverside - 8
  • Apr 8 / JV Boys SoccerLightridge - 3, Stone Bridge - 0
  • Apr 8 / Varsity Boys SoccerLightridge - 3, Stone Bridge - 0
  • Apr 8 / Varsity BaseballLightridge - 5, Stone Bridge - 6
  • Apr 8 / Varsity SoftballLightridge - 3, Stone Bridge - 0
  • Apr 8 / JV BaseballLightridge - 1, Stone Bridge - 7
  • Apr 8 / JV SoftballLightridge - 1, Stone Bridge - 6
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Vacancies in teaching positions have jumped 25% in recent years as more teachers leave the profession and less recent college graduates decide to pursue careers in education.
Teacher shortage hits Loudoun and Lightridge
Lalitha Aravind, Associate Story Editor • April 11, 2024

Christi Campbell, Lightridge’s Director of School Counseling, was at a Virginia Tech open house. The room was full of tables containing information...

Peter Kims economics classes covered the windows of the 1400-1700 connector hallway with notes, graphs, and formulas.
Econ classes practice distribution of study materials
Cohen Wilson, Staff Writer • March 19, 2024

Lightridge’s economic classes have found a new and creative way to review unit materials. The windows in the connecting passage between the...

Band director Jonathan Philip conducts the Wind Ensemble to their Virginia Honor Band title.
Concert bands hit high notes at assessments
Jenna Hong, Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

On March 7 and 9, Lightridge concert bands performed at Rock Ridge High School for their yearly assessment. All four ensembles left the stage...

Iftar dinner flyer photo provided by the Muslim Students Association
Community prepares for Ramadan
Sara Yusuf, Social Media Manager • March 8, 2024

As February comes to an end and March begins, the holy month Ramadan approaches. “Ramadan is a sacred month for Muslims in which we believe...

 Moss Nicklas, and Imogene Sigler rehearsing Remembering You, written by Taylor Melanson  and directed by Jude Cabral.
The Boltfest show must go on
Panchami Rangaraju and Lalitha Aravind February 5, 2024

Lightridge’s theater department kicked the new year off with BoltFest, its second annual winter show. BoltFest is a festival style event that...

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...

Miles Lipscomb, Brittany DelSignori talk with Jason White in between classes.  White is not only the head of the department where Lipscomb and DelSignori work, but also taught them when they were in high school.
Jason White's legacy of learning
Sara Yusuf, Staff Writer • January 26, 2024

Over his thirty year teaching career Jason White, the Head of the Lightridge English Department, has had some terrible classes. One particular...

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...

The addition of several vending machines on campus has left students unsatisfied.
Op-Ed: Vending machines leave students with a bad taste in their mouths
Joaquin Raffy Dalugdug, Cooper Won, and Kurt Vaughan January 30, 2024

Starting this school year, Lightridge High School has seen the addition of a series of new vending machines scattered throughout the school....

More and more students are cutting themselves off from real world interactions in favor of a life online.
Op-Ed: Social media isn't social
Jenna Hong, Staff Writer • January 26, 2024

When was the last time you checked your screen time? What apps are you using the most daily? Social media has become a normal part of being...

 Lightridge lunch ladies Fakhar Nisa, Elizabeth Chaves and Shazma Taqeer may look nice -and, honestly, they are- but a new proposal seeks to bring them the knock out level of respect that they deserve.
Guest Op-Ed: Knuckle sandwich
Sophie Armstrong, Guest writer • December 15, 2023

Sometimes, only by accident, I meet their eyes with my own. Glossed over, I make out my reflection distorted with a muted hostility. They feel...

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....

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.

Twenty Questions with Rhapsody Barbrow
Twenty Questions with Rhapsody Barbrow
Amber Baptista and Kailani Marantan March 22, 2024

Lightridge News reporter Amber Baptista sat down with History Department Chair and SCA sponsor Rhapsody Barbrow for twenty questions.

Staff on the Street: New faculty interviews
Staff on the Street: New faculty interviews
Jessica Abuya, Sara Yusuf, and Kailani Marantan October 17, 2023

Lightridge added forty new teachers to the staff for the 2023-24 school year.  Lightridgenews.com interviewed some of these new faculty members.

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