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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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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...

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,...

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