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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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Ali Ahmed, Writer

Ali Ahmed, a local artsy freshman, enjoys drawing, going on walks, and making comics. In his free time he either plays with his cat, doodles in his sketchbook, or works on his webtoon (Hollow Phantasm The Crimson Magus Incident). He also does jujitsu along with his older brother and likes to drink iced coffees–half decaf most of the time. His favorite food is sushi, favorite video game is Super Smash Bros Brawl (Project + mod), and his favorite anime is Steins; Gate.  

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Student Marie Wheeler painting with water colors

Wonderful paintings made by the Spanish 3 students

Ali Ahmed, Visual Editor
February 21, 2024

For kids taking Spanish 3 either right now or in the near future they’re required to do a series of paintings for the class based on five famous Spanish Painters. These five famous painters are Grecco,...

Mr. McMahon posing with the Wolverine at Back to School Night

A Q&A with Mr. McMahon

What was your previous title? My previous title was Director of Student Services. [And so] when they name our principal, that’ll be the position I go back to.    Could you remind us how...

Blossoming tree outside of the cafeteria by the junior lot

Construction Spruces Up the Parking Lot

Ali Ahmed, Staff Writer
May 8, 2023

After the new parking lot was built and finished in early September, Dustin, the construction company, planted 80 deciduous trees, 130 evergreen trees, and 681 shrubs throughout the campus which gives...

A sign discouraging students against parking lot misdeeds in West Potomacs lot, located behind the Gunston building.

New Parking Lot Causes Trouble For Staff

Benjamin Price, Ali Ahmed, and Miguel Tsang
March 17, 2023

During September 2022, the new parking lot behind the new building and Gunston was finally finished. This new parking lot was designed for staff and faculty to have more space for teachers to park. However,...

Regionals-bound students posing with  their winning projects
Photo: Ms. Scheel

Students Soar in Science Fair

Jaylan Post and Ali Ahmed
March 1, 2023

The West Potomac Science and Engineering Fair is a competition for students attending West Po. Students may be awarded regional competition participation in science fairs held at local public or private...

Freshman Lily Rasser and Maria Taha unleash their creativity during the diamond painting session
Photo: Janelle Kwiatia

Wellness Day Eases End-of-Semester Stress

Ali Ahmed, Writer
February 7, 2023

West Po’s first-ever Wellness Day on January 25 consisted of 4 sessions that students–and teachers–could choose from seems a resounding success. Sessions included everything from basketball to art...

Book Banning Trend Resurfaces

Book Banning Trend Resurfaces

Ali Ahmed
November 17, 2022

  Places from schools and libraries have been banning books for years according to Reader's Digest's Article on the top 30 banned books. Books like “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe which focuses...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Landis

Teacher Feature: Mr. Landis

Ali Ahmed
October 11, 2022

  Mr. Mike Landis has been a teacher for 20 years and been teaching at West Po for about 4 years. At West Po, he teaches World History/Geography 1 and Honors for 9th graders. Driven by wanting...

Hurricane Ian Hits The East Coast

Hurricane Ian Hits The East Coast

Ali Ahmed, Writer
October 6, 2022

Hurricane Ian landed in Florida as a category hurricane, going up the Atlantic ocean, already in the Carolinas and moving up north and hitting Virginia this past weekend, 10/2/22. Over 100 people in Florida...

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