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Will the Explosion in the Popularity of Women’s Sports Spread to the Stands?

Jill Humphries and Olivia Jones
April 5, 2024

  Behind every record broken, championship won, point scored, and accolade received by successful grown women, is a little girl dreaming and setting goals for herself in the future. Whether it’s watching...

Disinformation Continues to Fuel Anti-LGBTQ+ Sentiment

Disinformation Continues to Fuel Anti-LGBTQ+ Sentiment

Josephine Keller, Associate Editor
April 4, 2024

The LGBTQ+ community has gained greater recognition in recent years. Movies and TV shows feature queer characters with greater frequency and less pushback, Gay-Straight Alliances have changed to the more...

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...

Dungeons and Dragons is a game combining story-telling and mechanics. Several official rule books have been published by the company Wizards of the Coasts that now owns the franchise.

D&D is More Than a Game, it’s an Adventure

Josephine Keller, Associate Editor
February 12, 2024

Most of the people in my life are familiar with Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) likely because of the long tangents I go on about whatever D&D podcast has caught my attention, or the new campaign...

Will the Gun Violence Ever End?

Will the Gun Violence Ever End?

Nora Fitzpatrick, Assistant Editor
February 2, 2024

A cross country coach, a future Navy Seal, and a swimmer with dreams of the Olympics were among the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 5 years ago on February 14, 2018....

Caution is definitely encouraged when choosing which bathroom to use. Students should consider both location and timing when skipping to the loo.

The Ultimate Bathroom Survivial Guide

Thomas Argroves, Finn Johnson, and Owen McLenithan
December 15, 2023

The Ultimate Bathroom Survival Guide Despite an outstanding custodial staff who works to keep things sparkling, bathrooms at  West Po are still notorious for being dirty, broken or even dangerous.  Even...

Five College Tips from the Wires Editors

Five College Tips from the Wire’s Editors

Miguel Tsang, Phoebe Schultz, and Jaylan Post
November 22, 2023

For many West Po seniors, it’s not just their last fall season of high school, it’s also college application season. In our final year of high school, The Wire editors have tried our best to live in...

Senior, Ben Price, will be heading to Chapman University this fall.

Benjamin Price: Senior Sign-Off

Benjamin Price, Assistant Editor in Chief
June 2, 2023

Most of our senior sign-offs have a message to them, something to say about how they want the school to change or their concerns about the world they’re going into, but I want to take a different approach...

Officers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Credit: Nuri Vallbona/Reuters

“Never Again,” Again

Gracie Bobotek and Janelle Kwatia
May 26, 2023

Two weeks ago, there was a shooting at the McDonald’s on Richmond Highway–right here, where we live–where some kids nearby West Po heard the shots. That was after a few weeks where it seemed there...

Image taken from @westpohs on April 11

Courtyard Conundrum

Miguel Tsang, Public Affairs & School Issues Editor
May 8, 2023

When they first finished up the construction on the new wing of the school. I was looking forward to visiting the courtyard that was built between the Gunston connector and the new building. We were told...

Angel Reese: Unapologetically Black

Jaylan Post, Writer
May 2, 2023

The LSU Women’s Basketball team won the 2023 NCAA National Championship game over Iowa, 102-85 on April 2nd, 2023, headlined by incredible performances by multiple players with the likes of Caitlin Clark,...

30 Students Surveyed, Each Color Represents a Different Answer: Light Blue: Keep the Baby; Dark Blue: Give up for Adoption; Red and pink: try to harm self to induce miscarriage; Orange: kill themselves

Women Remain Strong Even When Stripped of Rights

Reese Haggerty, Contributor
March 7, 2023

Women's history month has just begun, which gives us women the opportunity to make our voices heard especially loud. Because this month is about celebrating women throughout history and all of the struggles...

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