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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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Carlie Erlandson, Writer

Carlie Erlandson is currently attending her first year at West Potomac High School as a junior. Fresh from the mountains of Colorado, Carlie has just moved back home to Virginia for another two years, until hopefully moving out to California to attend UC Davis. She plans on majoring in botany to become the plant whisperer she’s always dreamed to be. Carlie bears an “overwhelming desire to share and spread news with the West Potomac student body”, which is why Journalism is so important to her. 

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Caffeine Culture Buzzes at West Po

Caffeine Culture Buzzes at West Po

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
June 2, 2022

Both Red Bull and coffee are in high demand as students finish the year and pull all-nighters trying to turn in late or missing work that’s long overdue. In order to complete all of their assignments,...

Testing Methods to Take Out Stress

Testing Methods to Take Out Stress

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
May 13, 2022

The end of the year is on its way, and with it comes the flurry of final exams, AP testing, graduation, prom, summer plans, and quite frankly, it’s incredibly stressful. It seems like there's not enough...

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Photo Credit: Carlie Erlandson

What You Need-to-Know About Russia and Ukraine

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
April 13, 2022

On February 22nd, 2022, Russia bombed the city of Donbas in what was supposed to be a lighting strike attack, and since then, Russia has been bombarding and creating destruction within the country of Ukraine....

Spanish Students Wow with Art

Spanish Students Wow with Art

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
April 13, 2022

Señora Martinez has been teaching at West Potomac for only one year, but was blown away by the artistic skills of her Spanish lll students. Recently, the Spanish department taught the students about famous...

New Curriculum Policy Causes Drop In Female P-Fit Enrollment

New Curriculum Policy Causes Drop In Female P-Fit Enrollment

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
March 14, 2022

Over the course of two years, the girls of West Potomac have lost a safe space to exercise during school after an attempt at gender-inclusivity backfired. Alana Yoder, senior, who took the girls P-fit...

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Punxsutawney Phil Strikes Again

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
February 2, 2022

     Groundhog day is a fun, slightly silly, holiday that takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2nd. The date was picked because it is the middle of the winter season, and...

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Red: What You Should Know

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
November 12, 2021

On November 12th, Taylor Swift will be re-releasing her Grammy winning album: Red. The album will contain 30 songs, including fan favorites such as Red, We Are Never Getting Back Together, and All Too...

The West Po Community Comes Together to Remember One of Our Own

The West Po Community Comes Together to Remember One of Our Own

Carlie Erlandson, Writer
October 19, 2021

On Wednesday, October 20th, the Hannah Graham Memorial Fund Exhibition Game will be held under the lights on the West Potomac High School softball field, and open to the community. The game will be preceded...

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