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West Potomac Class Hosts 3rd Album Release Party

Jaylan Post
May 17, 2024

Head over to the Kogelman Theater on May 17th at 6:30, where West Potomac High School’s fivetwofive. are hosting their 2024 album release listening party for their new album, Growing Pains. fivetwofive....

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End Of Year Schedule

Josephine Keller, Associate Editor
May 16, 2024

This school year's end is approaching fast, with the final day on June 12th. Class of 2024's graduation will take place the day prior, June 11th, at 2 p.m.   SHOUT begins on May 28th...

Ms. Wheeler is a beloved English teacher

Teacher Feature: Ms. Wheeler

Addison Hood, Reporter
April 17, 2024

Ms. Amy Wheeler, or Ms. Wheeler, as her students call her, didn't originally want to be a teacher.    She went to college for communications and public relations, but her drive to help her...

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New English Electives Struggling to Get Off the Ground

Josephine Keller, Associate Editor
March 8, 2024

Of the many courses offered in the course catalog at West Potomac, not all courses actually run the following school year. Two of these courses are LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Literature and Black Perspectives...

Student Marie Wheeler painting with water colors

Wonderful paintings made by the Spanish 3 students

Ali Ahmed, Visual Editor
February 21, 2024

For kids taking Spanish 3 either right now or in the near future they’re required to do a series of paintings for the class based on five famous Spanish Painters. These five famous painters are Grecco,...

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District Choir Comes to West Potomac

Josephine Keller, Associate Editor
February 8, 2024

District choir, an event for select students around District 10 to perform in an ensemble, is being hosted at West Potomac this year. The choral students participating had to complete an audition to...

Neither the Young Democrats or the Young Republicans have clubs at West Potomac. Photo Credit: UIC Today

The Disappearance of Young Republicans and Young Democrats Clubs

As of 2020, the Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs disappeared from the West Po clubs roster after running from 2001-2020. There was also a Democratic Socialist club for a short time, but it’s...

A tardy sweep table located in the hallway of the down stairs New Building.

On Time Or Off The Team: West Po Athletics Adopts A New Attendance Policy

Phoebe Schultz, Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2023

This school year, West Po Athletics has cracked down on attendance policies, enforcing strict consequences for student-athletes who obtain many class cuts and/or unexcused tardies. In order to participate...

Spanish Students celebrating diversity and art through activities
Credit: Sara Lainez-Ramires.

Celebrando Cultural Hispana

Sara Lainez-Ramires, Staff Writer
June 2, 2023

Por años West Po ha trabajado mucho para poder incluir más la cultura hispana en nuestra comunidad. Este año Ms.Terri y West Po Diversity han trabajado muy fuerte para poder incluir nuestras culturas...

DE vs. AP: Which Class Should You Take?

DE vs. AP: Which Class Should You Take?

Phoebe Schultz, Editor in Chief
June 2, 2023

   Many new Dual Enrollment (DE) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are being added to the West Po course selection this upcoming 2023-2024 school year. DE and AP classes are alike in that they both...

One of West Potomacs favorite people, Felicia Solomon is leaving after decades of service. Photo courtesy of West Potomac journalist Catherine Dabbieri.

Students Say Goodbye To A West Potomac Legend

Since 1985, Felicia Solomon has been dedicated to helping the West Po community. This April, Felicia has decided to say goodbye to the Wolverines. Ever since her first day, she's been inspired by the amount...

During the last Wellness Day, students had a myriad of choices from painting rocks to listening to Tom Petty to sushi making.

Wellness Day Part II

Annie Ghaffari and Mercedes Henwood
March 17, 2023

Wellness Day Part II Sign-Ups Coming the Week of March 23 After the success of the first ever West Po Wellness Day at the end of the second quarter, organizers have planned a second Wellness Day,...

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