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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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 for over 60 different majors. She noticed one of the...

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 the basketball game between Lightridge Unified and the Lightridge...

A bunch of novels are in a trash can and are on fire.

Senate bill forces new Loudoun policy covering sexually explicit material

Panchami Rangaraju, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

A new policy, titled “Policy 5055,” has gone into effect in English Departments across Loudoun County.  The stated goal of the policy is to let parents know in advance if there is going to be sexually...

Dr. Ryan Hitchman, wearing a blue and yellow jacket, waves to someone out of frame.

Dr. Ryan Hitchman: The man, the myth, the Lightridge legend

Alexis Ford, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

Looking through the door of Principal Ryan Hitchman’s office, one thing stands out. In the center of the room is a yellow checkered diner table. The table belonged to his grandmother. When she passed...

A stack of books about various religions sits on a table,

Op-Ed: College Board history standards are outdated and inaccurate

Panchami Rangaraju, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

  Magic spells. You might associate these words with wizards, fantasy novels, and video games. However, these words were written in a Pre-AP class Nearpod detailing “Hindu core beliefs.”  The...

Two hands tied together with a white graduation cord

Students and administration reach agreement on new graduation cord policy

Oluwatoni Ikhile, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

Lightridge students, led by senior Claire Hutchison,  launched a protest against a graduation policy which restricted the number and type of cords a student can wear at graduation.  After a series of...

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.

Students fear new Youngkin transgender policy

Panchami Rangaraju and Lalitha Aravind December 5, 2022

On September 16, 2022, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order which laid out a new model policy designed to restrict the liberties of transgender students. If the policy is enacted...

A sad phone sits in jail

Lightridge launches new cellphone policy.

Ashlynn Cherian, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2022

Cellphones seem to be causing a distraction in Lightridge classes. Earlier this year, Principal Ryan Hitchman and Lightridge administration enacted a policy banning cellphones during instructional time. Hitchman...

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