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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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Finn McCool, Social Issues Editor

Finn McCool is a junior at West Po. She has always had a passion for writing and reporting, and how the way news is reported can affect how people take in new information. She is passionate about politics, language, and schooling curriculums and work in education.

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Youngkin’s Executive Order Addressed

Finn McCool, Writer
June 2, 2022

Governor Youngkin recently issued an executive order calling for parent notification of education involving sexual conduct in Virginia schools. This decision has been made in many states as a nationwide...

Some activists are writing to the Florida governor to protest the bill critics have dubbed, “Don’t Say Gay.” Photo: Screen shot of Capital City Pride’s Facebook Page

Some States Take Aim at LGBTQ Rights

Finn McCool, Social Issues Editor
April 13, 2022

A new wave of K-12 related anti-LGBTQ laws are being put in motion across the country. Of these is the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, which opponents have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill...

Instagram Accounts At West Po

Instagram Accounts At West Po

Finn McCool, Writer
March 14, 2022

A fad has been sweeping the school, in the form of anonymous Instagram accounts. These accounts are usually based around a theme, where pictures of students are submitted by typically anonymous photographers...

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Joe Rogan’s Misinformation Dilemma

Finn McCool, Social Issues Editor
February 23, 2022

Joe Rogan, a podcaster who has run his show The Joe Rogan Experience since 2009, has been called out for spreading COVID misinformation on his December 31st episode with Dr. Robert Malone. Spotify has...

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Opinion: The Dangers of Online Alt-Right Politics

Finn McCool, Writer
March 9, 2021

  Why are some young people falling victim to the fear-mongering and conspiracies of the Alt-Right? The tunnels of algorithms and steps towards far-right radicalization is a phenomenon of online...

Photo credit to Ms. Smith.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Smith

Finn McCool, Writer
March 9, 2021

A math teacher, Ms. Smith’s teaching philosophy is distinct and based in understanding and interaction with her students. “[She wants students] to use what they know to build on the content and be...

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Amy Coney Barrett Joins the Supreme Court, Brings Conservative Majority with Her

Finn McCool, Writer
December 17, 2020

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 3rd Supreme Court appointment and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement, Amy Coney Barrett. Justice Barrett was recently confirmed into the Supreme Court...

Finn McCool

Finn McCool, Writer
November 5, 2020

Finn McCool is a sophomore at West Po in his first year of journalism. He has always had an interest in writing and the reporting process and how it impacts the way we receive information, and journalism...

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