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Famous Ukrainians Return to Fight, Inspire Local Students with Their Courage

Jaylan Post and Jordin Thomas
April 13, 2022

The Russian Federation and Ukraine are currently in a state of war: the Russo-Ukrainian War began in February-March 2014 when Russia invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. This event took...

News seen after school on CNN of inside the Capitol building. Photo credit to Ruth Dean

Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Students and Teachers Recount the Day

Ruth Dean, Writer
January 8, 2021

After the events of Wednesday’s insurrection by the attendees of the pro-Trump rally on the Capitol, students still remain shocked. At around 2:25 p.m., rioters broke their way into the Capitol building...

Wheres My Love?

Where’s My Love?

Kwabena McGaney-Osei, Writer
February 19, 2019

Hearts, cherubs, and the “L”-Word. February 14th, the day many across the world staple as Valentines Day. About 16 countries celebrate the Day of Lovers, but in the United States, it’s safe to say...

June 8, 2018

As students get ready for a cram-packed weekend of studying, finalizing projects, and revising their work, they can see the end in sight, even through the stress.  “Finals are very stressful because...

13 Reasons Why: The New Introduction

13 Reasons Why: The New Introduction

Rimshaw Hassan, Reporter
May 24, 2018

Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, was released on Friday, May 18th, with 13 new episodes that students have been waiting for. The show has been criticized by many health experts for promoting suicidal thoughts...

Snow, School, Students: A Struggle

Ruth Dean, Reporter
January 25, 2018

January comes with many holidays to start with, but the three snow days and a two hour delay are really adding up to the stress put on students who are worrying about their grades for this quarter. Freshman...

A Wonder of A Movie: Review

A Wonder of A Movie: Review

Leigh Kovalsky, Reporter
January 9, 2018

This emotional movie was based on a bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio. The sad but wonderful story really touches your heart and makes you stop and be grateful for everything good going on in your life....

Courtesy: Mount Vernon Gazette

Class of 2016 Offers Post-Grad Advice to 2017

Claudia Santa Anna, Senior Editor
June 18, 2017

"My advice is to join the Quidditch team and get BIG. Seriously though I would suggest making time to work out. Sometimes you get super busy or stressed and you start to prioritize other things over...

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...

The view from our seats for the inauguration

I Was There: Witnessing the 58th Presidential Inauguration

Hugh Moffitt, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 24, 2017

Early in the morning of January 20th, 2017, I boarded a train and headed into DC to witness America’s 58th Presidential Inauguration. I was with two of my friends, and through one of their parent’s...

What Its Like To Be a First-Time Voter

What It’s Like To Be a First-Time Voter

Claudia Santa Anna, Senior Editor
November 2, 2016

ThIt’s strange to be a first time voter in the 2016 election. My comparative government class has taken on a sense of urgency to me. When I read the newspaper in the morning, I always look for articles...

(Courtesy ifreespirit51 via flickr) The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Class of 2016

Finding My Free Spirit

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
July 16, 2016

From June 18-23, I had the honor of representing the state of Virginia among this year’s class of 51 Free Spirit scholars at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, an honor that I...

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