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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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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...

Photo Credit: Miguel Tsang

A Place to Study, Print and Relax

Miguel Tsang and Jaylan Post
November 7, 2022

You walk to a narrow corner surrounded by a brick wall. As the soft glow of the overhead alarm illuminates you, you open the double doors. The left door is jammed, so you move to the right one. The door...

Educate to Stop the Hate

Educate to Stop the Hate

Mollie Shiflett, Former Editor-in-Chief Class of '22
November 3, 2022

Kanye West did a thing. Again. It started in the beginning of October, when West took to Instagram to accuse Sean “Diddy” Combs, of being under the influence of “Jewish people” in an attempt to...

The Modern Classroom Trial

Haskew Pearson, Guest Contributor
May 27, 2022

A couple of years ago, an innovative West Potomac High School teacher felt as if he was not connecting with his students so he decided to try a new approach to instruction known as Modern Classroom. Essentially,...

West Po Grub Misses the Sweet Spot

Isabella Gatuso, Guest Editorial Writer
April 13, 2022

My first positive impression of West Potomac High School was the grub. On my very first day of freshman year, the cafeteria served a stunning chicken cordon bleu. Lunch lines were separated by culture,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

The Generational Problem of Race in Our Schools

The Generational Problem of Race in Our Schools

Mia Slone, Business Manager
June 12, 2017

Inequalities have existed in our society for thousands of years; from kings versus the serfs in medieval times, to slavery and gender inequality. We still face implications of past prejudices today. Given...

Students at University of Oklahoma Protesting Recent Racist Sigma Alpha Epsilon Video. Photo courtesy of

School Pride and Prejudice: Hatred on College Campuses

Jenelise Sutton, Reporter
March 13, 2015

College searches-one of the many joys of being a high school Junior. When my parents told me to begin researching schools back in September, I compiled a long list of schools based on size, location, and...

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