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West Potomac Wire Bracket Challenge Update

West Potomac Wire Bracket Challenge Update

Jackson Baker, Sports Editor
April 8, 2024

The West Potomac Wire Women’s Bracket Challenge came to a close on Sunday afternoon. This year’s bracket challenge winner is Stef Waigand who is in the Hollo-Gand homeroom. Waigand had an 88.6% correct...

Image Credit- SUNY Broome The Buzz

Eid al-Fitr Marks a Day Off this Wednesday

Miguel Tsang, Editor-In-Chief
April 8, 2024

If you noticed we don’t have school this Wednesday, that’s because April 10th marks Eid al-Fitr, or the end to the holy month of Ramadan in Islam. This is the first year FCPS students have had Eid...

The lunar eclipse, and Ms. Terry’s birthday, will occur on April 8.

Solar Eclipse Coming to America (and Alexandria)

Abdulahi Somane
April 6, 2024

Get ready with your eclipse glasses because earth will be experiencing a total eclipse on April 8. From anywhere between a few seconds or a few minutes, the moon will completely cover the sun, leaving...

Are Embryos Children? Alabama’s Supreme Court Says They Are

Are Embryos Children? Alabama’s Supreme Court Says They Are

Addison Hood, Reporter
March 14, 2024

Alabama's Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos or the initial phase of fertility created and stored in IVF (In vitro fertilization) are children under the law in Alabama on Friday, February...

Photo- Shawn Thew (Reuters)

Stakes Are High For Biden’s Third State of the Union Address

Miguel Tsang
March 8, 2024

Just last night, President Biden delivered his third State of the Union address to congress. Behind him on the left was VP Kamala Harris, and new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, who took office last...

Photo Credit: Julia Nikhinson

Upcoming Virginia Primary: Who’s on the Ballot and How to Vote

Thomas Brown, Student Issues Editor
February 29, 2024

Super Tuesday is coming next week and Virginia along with many other states will hold their presidential primaries. Many West Potomac seniors will have the opportunity to vote in this race so we’ve...

Virginia Legislature Debates Important Issues In 2024 Session

Virginia Legislature Debates Important Issues In 2024 Session

Thomas Brown, Student Issues Editor
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...

Social media consumes students during class.

Save Yourself From Social Media

Ireland Mcgee, Staff Writer
February 14, 2024

Social media is this one big digital place where everyone can share information. Lots of people find joy and happiness from social media and don't actually realize the negative effects of it. It has some...

Swimmers practice as their temporary home, George Washington Recreation Center

Swim & Dive Team Finds a New Home

Emma Fetterolf, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024

West Potomac’s swim and dive team faced a new challenge this season, as their home pool, Mount Vernon Rec Center, went under renovation. For now, the swim and dive team hosts meets and practices at George...

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...

Puaxsutawaney Phil predicted an early spring today. Photo credit: USA Today

Groundhog Day: Phil says an Early Spring

Sadie Regardie and Katie Olson
February 2, 2024

Here we are on February 2nd and the results of Groundhog Day are in. Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, for 2024 didn't see his shadow meaning that there will be more spring instead of winter this year. Groundhog...

The New Building was planned and designed to ease West Pos overcrowding issues.

Who’s Going to Name that Building?

Jaqueline Henwood and Leila Freimanis
February 2, 2024

The staff of The Wire has sent out a Google Form to all Advisory Teachers. We challenge each advisory to come up with a new name for the building that we’ll share with the administration. Advisory teams...

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