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The Generational Problem of Race in Our Schools

The Generational Problem of Race in Our Schools

Mia Slone, Business Manager
June 12, 2017

Inequalities have existed in our society for thousands of years; from kings versus the serfs in medieval times, to slavery and gender inequality. We still face implications of past prejudices today. Given...

An Open Letter to West Potomac

An Open Letter to West Potomac

Mia Slone, Business Manager
June 7, 2017

As four of the best and worst years of my life come to a close, I stand back and reminisce on the memories I’ve created sitting in these classrooms and walking these halls. This time last year, everyone...

Profile: Jeffrey Petit-Freres

Profile: Jeffrey Petit-Freres

Jordan Nixon, Reporter
June 1, 2017

Jeffrey Petit-Freres, a senior at West Potomac, is known to excel in academics. What most people don’t know is that he is also a very skilled violinist. Petit-Freres has played this violin since he was...

Letters were sent to voice concerns on the ruling.

Northern Virginia Jehovah’s Witnesses React to Russian Supreme Court Ruling

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
May 18, 2017

A recent Russian Supreme Court ruling forbade Jehovah’s Witnesses from practicing their religion, as they were deemed to be an “extremist group.” Jehovah’s Witnesses across the world, including...

(Courtesy @WestPoCI via Twitter) The 2016-2017 Combating Intolerance Class.

Combating Intolerance Students Honored with FCPS Student Peace Award

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
March 31, 2017

West Potomac’s elective Combatting Intolerance, taught by history teacher Robert Kerr, received a Peace Award at the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County for the work the class has done. The aim...

Interim Principal Dale Rumberger talking to students. (Courtesy West Potomac High School Website)

Getting to Know Your Interim Principal, Dale Rumberger

Nina Raneses, Editor in Chief
March 21, 2017

Week after week, West Potomac’s boys’ varsity basketball team left fans on the edge of their seats. It’s impossible to miss the energetic and ever-spirited student section, as interim principal Dale...

(Staff photo)

Women of West Potomac: Nicole Borghard

Jordan Nixon
March 12, 2017

Nicole Borghard teaches history and leadership at West Potomac, where she started working five years ago after she graduated from graduate school. Borghard helps students in her leadership class to organize...

Photos taken by Lifetouch.

Principal Alexander Case and Assistant Principal Michelle Lyttle on Leave

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
February 14, 2017

Principal Alexander Case and Assistant Principal Michelle Lyttle have been put on leave, Fairfax County Public Schools confirms. There are no details at the moment, though the county has told local news...

(Courtesy BSU and Varsity Girls Basketball) Left: The Black Student Union with their Black History Month rock. Right: The Varsity Basketball Senior girls with their commemorative rock.

Lack of Organization For Rock Painting Causes Miscommunication

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
February 12, 2017

February is Black History Month, and the Black Student Union painted the rock in front of the school on January 31 as part of their celebration and demonstration of pride to the rest of the school. Members...

Aleixo and her family (Courtesy Margarita Aleixo)

Senior Margarita Aleixo Learns of Her True Background

Andrea Lugo and Cami Santa Anna
January 29, 2017

We’ve all been there. You’re in a group of people, and suddenly the topic of your cultural/ethnic origin comes up. Slowly but surely, everyone starts naming off the halves and quarters and eighths...

Tis the Season, But Not for Everyone

‘Tis the Season, But Not for Everyone

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
December 18, 2016

The holiday season is in full swing with one of the year’s biggest holidays, Christmas, only days away. Stores are pushing predominantly Christmas themed items, yet a large portion of the nation and...

(Courtesy Focus Features)

Movie Review: “Loving”

Johanna Echeveria, Reporter
December 16, 2016

The film “Loving” was released on November 4. The movie was based on the story of an interracial couple who fell in love, wanted to get married and eventually build a family. However, it all took...

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