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The student voice of West Potomac High School

The Wire

Phoebe Shultz, a staple of West Po journalism for 4 years, is headed to Clemson University in the fall.

Keep it Newsworthy, West Po

Phoebe Schultz
June 4, 2024

When I first signed up for journalism, I didn’t know what to expect. I added journalism as an elective after meeting with my counselor over a mess-up in my freshman-year schedule. Classes were slim pickings,...

Our Arts & Entertainment editor tried his hand at modeling this year. Hes off to Arizona State in the fall.

Journalism Kids are a Different Breed, Man

Jaylan Post
June 4, 2024

I’ve been at West Po for three long and exhausting years, so trying to tie my entire high school career and journalism into a bow like this is difficult. I’ve taken my last few months to reflect, not...

Mr. Ed Chapman retired from West Po after 15 years of teaching biology.

A Retirement Request: Vote

Mr. Ed Chapman, Guest Opinion Writer
June 3, 2024

When I moved to DC in 2009 from Richmond VA, I drew a circle on a map and decided to teach at a Virginia school within about a half hour commute of my house in Capitol Hill. WPHS won for obvious reasons. I...

After 3 years of high school journalism, Tsang will expand his knowledge and experience in college. Photo: Family Tsang

The Last Dance

Miguel Tsang, Editor-in-Chief
June 3, 2024

I had no idea we had a school newspaper until I got an urgent text from my friend Hana begging everyone in the group chat to check out her feature article on Madame Safavi, a French teacher who isn’t...

West Potomac playing Robinson

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...

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