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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,...

Virginia Legislature Debates Important Issues In 2024 Session

Virginia Legislature Debates Important Issues In 2024 Session

Thomas Brown
February 16, 2024

The Virginia legislative session which began early last month is set to discuss many issues facing Northern Virginia from the new sports arena and entertainment district proposed at Potomac Yard, to new...

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...

Jeffrey States and Eric Evans pose for a picture at the Travis Manion Veterans Day Ceremony.

WP Recognizes Veterans Day with Travis Manion Ceremony

Emma Fetterolf and Jacqueline Henwood
November 10, 2023

The WP Travis Manion Club celebrated Veterans Day with a guest speaker and firemen this morning. The event began with the raising of the flag, and the chorus sang the national anthem. Jim O’Farrel,...

Dunne Selected as Mount Vernon School Board Rep, Senate and House of Delegates Now Majority Democrat

Dunne Selected as Mount Vernon School Board Rep, Senate and House of Delegates Now Majority Democrat

Nora Fitzpatrick, Reporter
November 9, 2023

Local voters had the opportunity to weigh in on predominant issues in the community by voting for new Local Office, House of Delegate and Virginia Senate representatives Tuesday. Virginia Democrats won...

The election action moves to the normal voting locations after early voting was held at the Government Center. There are many signs to encourage voters.

Zimmerman Vies for Mount Vernon District School Board Seat

Josephine Keller, Staff Writer
November 7, 2023

It's finally Election Day in Virginia, though the sheer amount of political promotional signs on Government Center property have been announcing election day for weeks. All the State Delegate and State...

The election action moves to the normal voting locations after early voting was held at the Government Center. There are many signs to encourage voters.

Dunne Vies For Mount Vernon District School Board Seat

Nora Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer
November 7, 2023

It's finally Election Day in Virginia, though the sheer amount of political promotional signs on Government Center property have been announcing election day for weeks. All the State Delegate and State...

What You Need to Know About Carrie the Musical

What You Need to Know About Carrie the Musical

Ali Ahmed '26
October 18, 2023

West Po Wolverines: Carrie the Musical is a new show developed by the West Po theater department “Beyond the Page”, which will be shown from October 26th to November 4th. It is a theater adaptation...

HLC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

HLC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sara Lainez and Miguel Tsang
September 29, 2023

Have you noticed the positive Spanish messages on the sidewalk? How about the banner outside Door 1? Noticed anything different about the morning announcements? Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September...

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Seniors Look Forward to Capitals Off-Season Opener

Jaylan Post, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 11, 2023

West Po Seniors are buzzing with excitement as Seniors get ready to watch the Washington Capitals take on the Buffalo Sabres at the Capital One Arena on Sunday, September 24. This event looks to be an...

An Inspirational Career: Ms. Matthewson

An Inspirational Career: Ms. Matthewson

After being with West Po for 17 years, Mrs. Mary Mathewson has decided to say goodbye. She's made such a positive change on students and faculty members throughout her years. However, now Mathewson is...

Mr. Feinstein will continue to have a lasting impact on the West Po community
Credit: Miguel Tsang

Feinstein’s Farewell

As the 2023 school year comes to a close, history teacher Mr. Jeffrey Feinstein has unfinished business outside of the teaching world. Feinstein has been known to be one of the most influential history...

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