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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Above is one of the sixteen pages erroneously inserted into this years yearbook by the company who handles the printing of the annual.
Yearbook staff steps up to solve printer problem
Aziza Khikmatillaeva, Staff Writer • June 3, 2024

When the yearbook staff was preparing the yearbooks for distribution last week they discovered a problem. Sixteen pages of Lightridge's yearbook...

Senior and Congressional Debate captain Nardos Mengesha made it to the semi-final round at Nationals.
Three debate captains make it to the national tournament
Jenna Hong, Staff Writer • June 3, 2024

Three debate captains represented Lightridge High School at the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament. The 2024 NCFL Grand National Tournament...

During the second half of the year its hard to get seniors to focus on anything.
Senioritis is in season
Cambria Riggs, Staff Writer • May 30, 2024

Senior students took full advantage of the “senior skip day” on March 18th. A total of 266 students didn't attend school on this day, which...

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...

 Katie Nutt, LeAnne Howard, Torrey E. Taussig talk to local high school students at the NATO focused  Black Professionals in International Affairs event.  Photo courtesy of the Black Professionals in International Affairs.
Students meet with NATO officials
Sabry Tate, Managing Editor • June 11, 2024

Last month Lightridge students joined high school students from all around Northern Virginia got the opportunity to meet people whose work involves...

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...

Once a quarter, Lightridge students practice locking the school down.
Op-Ed: How efficient are lockdown drills?
Sara Yusuf, Social Media Manager • May 28, 2024

Lockdown drills in school are a normal occurrence throughout the school year. And yes, they may benefit you in the state of emergency. But are...

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...

Sophomore pitcher Dylan Herr fires from the mound.
Baseball improves over last season
Aidan Ryan, Staff Writer • June 7, 2024

Lightridge Varsity Baseball finished the regular season with the best record in school history finishing the regular season with a 17-5 record....

Junior Dylan Lewis stretches over the bar in the high jump.
Second Spring Sports Photo Roundup
Amber Baptista, Staff Writer • June 7, 2024

The 2024 Spring sports season wrapped up with several Lightridge squads advancing deep into state tournament play. Click on the gallery below...

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...

SAVY Pod Episode Six: Off to College
SAVY Pod Episode Six: Off to College
Vy Bui and Saara Islam June 11, 2024

In this extended episode, the hosts reflect on a year of friendship and podcasting, the conflicting feelings around Vy going off to college and...

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. ...

Student on the Street: Friendship
Student on the Street: Friendship
Amber Baptista and Kailani Marantan May 30, 2024

Lightridge News talked to students and staff about how friendship really is magic.

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...