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West Po students making Black History Month bracelets during lunch.

The Club Hub-Bub: The Black Student Union

Owen Mclenithan, Staff Writer
February 16, 2024

February is Black History Month and the Black Student Union (BSU) is getting ready to work during lunches doing African American trivia and making bracelets every Friday for the month.  The president...

Freshman Swims at States This Weekend

Freshman Swims at States This Weekend

Addison Hood, Reporter
February 14, 2024

"They wouldn't even let me on the swim team because I needed help to swim one lap without basically drowning," Hadley Petronello, freshman, said. Much has changed since that 6-year-old summer season...

Seasonal depression affecting students mental health.

Keeping Busy to Prevent Seasonal Depression

Katie Olson, Writer
February 14, 2024

During this winter season as the holidays are just ending, students of West Potomac High School might be starting to feel symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder more commonly known as Seasonal Depression...

Fantasy Football Fallout

Fantasy Football Fallout

Thomas Greene
February 12, 2024

Around this time of the year, the last thing any student want to be is the loser of their fantasy football league. Fantasy football leagues are a group friends or other participants that draft a team full...

Snow Day Policy Reinstated

Snow Day Policy Reinstated

Rhett Butler
February 12, 2024

We’ve had some snow already and there may be some more in the forecast, and students, teachers and staff are all thinking the same thing: Is school canceled or not? FCPS awarded the first snow day in...

The Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs have been absent from West Potomac since 2020

The Disappearance of the Young Republicans and Young Democrats Clubs

Thomas Argroves, Owen Mclenithan, and Finn Johnson
February 12, 2024

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...

Temporary graphic until the event

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...

Mrs. Janet Babic, pictured with her family, started the year off as the school based technology specialist, and has now become the Administrative Principal for English.

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Babic

Emma Fetterolf, Writer
February 6, 2024

Janet Babic has been at West Potomac High School for six years; she came from Hayfield High School in 2018. At Hayfield Mrs. Babic taught all kinds of history from world history to US history. In addition...

Period 1 Championship Basketball Game

Freshman Basketball Unit

Delaney Dean, Thomas Argroves, and Finn Johnson
January 18, 2024

The freshmen class have been participating in a basketball unit in the gym for the past month. The teams were split into groups of 5-7 in each class. Each team had a coach/captain, assistant coach, equipment...

Photo Credit: Rhett Butler

Consequences of Bathroom Destruction

Rhett Butler and Sebastian Zornes
January 3, 2024

If you are a boy with a class in the new building–or Quander, Gunston or Springbank, you’ve probably been stalled on your way to the bathroom at least once this year as at least one or two of the main...

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

Sadie Regardie, Writer
December 15, 2023

The New Year is right around the corner and before you know it, the clock will tick 12 and become 2024. Each year people around the world create a new year's resolution that tends to last only a month....

The INOVA Bloodmobile.

West Potomac Academy Hosts Blood Drive

Emma Fetterolf, Staff Writer
December 15, 2023

Student’s in West Po Academy’s medical classes helped hosted a blood drive Friday, December 1, in the academy parking lot supported by INOVA hospital. The students worked to publicize the event and...

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