The Wire

Thoughts from the Editor

Ruth Dean, Witer

February 14, 2020

Last year in English, my teacher assigned a project where we had to research something that we deemed a problem in the world, then represent it in creative way and teach it to the class. Someone presented about inflation in Venezuela,...

In Support of the Cumulative Quarterly Test

Erin Althouse, Guest Contributor

February 14, 2020

The math department and the students within it have battled over the concept of retakes in class for years at West Potomac. As many may know, the decision that has been settled upon is one all encompassing test at the end of every...

The Limits of the Cumulative Quarterly Test

Silas Wright and Luke Schroeder

February 14, 2020

The Algebra 2 Honors classes at West Potomac have a special system for retaking tests called the Cumulative Quarterly Test (CQT) system. Unlike most classes, which allow corrections and retakes for a certain amount of points,...

Photo from Senior Nicole Booth. Junior girls before last year's powder puff.

Powder Puff is Kicked Out

October 10, 2019

Selfish Selflessness

Samapti Barua, Guest Editorial Contributor

May 10, 2019

Several teenagers cleaned the filthy Potomac River last November with one thought in mind: themselves. They weren’t worried about the water pollution problem, but with finishing required high school community service hou...

Hold On to History

Brendan Gill, Guest Editorial Contributor

May 10, 2019

Those who don't own the past are bound to repeat it. We should not just learn history from pages and movies; it's the job of antiques to be teachers of generations. Society looks at significant individuals, not the everyday objec...

The Propaganda Problem

Abby Maher, Guest Editorial Contributor

May 10, 2019

It was 2 am; a sermon came on TV. I watched as Joel Osteen spoke to his church members. He was awkward, fidgety, and couldn’t go a second without blinking, lacking any decorum expected from an orator, yet, he captivated the ...

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