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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

A Tres Reyes decoration in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico;
Photo: Miguel Tsang

The Unseen Importance of El Día de los Tres Reyes

Miguel Tsang, Public Affairs and School Issues Editor
January 5, 2023

When someone brings up the day of  “January 6th,” chances are some very specific images come to mind. You probably remember where you were or what you were doing when you tuned in to the footage of...

Alum Reports from 1st Semester at College

Alum Reports from 1st Semester at College

Ethan Brodie, Former Editor-in-Chief of West Po '22
November 7, 2022

The overwhelming, yet exciting feeling of being in a completely new environment, the stress of another paper, the rush of joy as the class canceled email hits my inbox. These are just some of the feelings...

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