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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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West Po students making Black History Month bracelets during lunch.

The Club Hub: The Black Student Union

Owen Mclenithan, Staff Writer
February 16, 2024

February is Black History Month and the Black Student Union (BSU) is getting ready to work during lunches doing African American trivia and making bracelets every Friday for the month.  The president...

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Review- Percy Jackson and The Olympians

Jaylan Post and Miguel Tsang
February 16, 2024

Global book series, Percy Jackson wrapped up the first season of their TV series on January 30th, wrapping up the 8-episode series following the events of the first book, The Lightning Thief. Percy...

Freshman Swims at States This Weekend

Freshman Swims at States This Weekend

Addison Hood, Reporter
February 14, 2024

"They wouldn't even let me on the swim team because I needed help to swim one lap without basically drowning," Hadley Petronello, freshman, said. Much has changed since that 6-year-old summer season...

Social media consumes students during class.

Save Yourself From Social Media

Ireland Mcgee, Staff Writer
February 14, 2024

Social media is this one big digital place where everyone can share information. Lots of people find joy and happiness from social media and don't actually realize the negative effects of it. It has some...

Seasonal depression affecting students mental health.

Keeping Busy to Prevent Seasonal Depression

Katie Olson, Writer
February 14, 2024

During this winter season as the holidays are just ending, students of West Potomac High School might be starting to feel symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder more commonly known as Seasonal Depression...

The Grammy that is awarded to the winner of each category. Graphic courtesy of the recording academy.

The Grammys 2024

The Grammys are a highly anticipated event that typically happens every February. The Grammys celebrate the spectacular work of artists, producers, and dancers in the music industry. Awards are given to...

Taylor Swifts Eras Tour earned more than $1 billion so far with another year to go.

A Fan’s View of Taylor Swift Through the Eras

Katie Olson
February 12, 2024

Taylor Swift is one of the most accomplished and successful singer/songwriters across the globe. Why, you may ask? Swift is mainly known for her 10 albums that include her debut, Fearless, Speak Now,...

The Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs have been absent from West Potomac since 2020

The Disappearance of the Young Republicans and Young Democrats Clubs

Thomas Argroves, Owen Mclenithan, and Finn Johnson
February 12, 2024

As of 2020, the Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs disappeared from the West Po clubs roster after running from 2001-2020. There was also a Democratic Socialist club for a short time, but it’s...

Junior Eli Kopp aiming at a competition

Junior Eli Kopp Shoots His Shot

Miguel Tsang, Co Editor In-Chief
February 12, 2024

Having competed in rifle since his freshman year, varsity marksman Eli Kopp went head-to-head  in the USA Shooting Junior Olympics the weekend of January 13, placing 13th in the state.     “I...

Mrs. Janet Babic, pictured with her family, started the year off as the school based technology specialist, and has now become the Administrative Principal for English.

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Babic

Emma Fetterolf, Writer
February 6, 2024

Janet Babic has been at West Potomac High School for six years; she came from Hayfield High School in 2018. At Hayfield Mrs. Babic taught all kinds of history from world history to US history. In addition...

The Wire’s Top 10 Album Picks for 2023

The Wire’s Top 10 Album Picks for 2023

Andrew Rapchak and Jaylan Post
January 22, 2024

With it's diverse and innovative music sphere, this year has been defined by a lot of unique and amazing albums. With new artists bursting onto the scene and older artists expanding their style, this year...

Nick Saban Retires After a 51-Year Coaching Career

Nick Saban Announces Retirement From Alabama Football

Adler Howell, Sports Editor
January 18, 2024

Nick Saban, arguably the greatest coach in college football history, announced he’ll be stepping down from Alabama football. The seven time national champion retired after 17 seasons coaching Alabama...

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