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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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Janelle Kwatia, Writer

Janelle Kwatia, a freshman, likes to hang out with friends and cook in her free time. She also enjoys listening to music and reading. She is trying out journalism class for the first time to see if it's something she would like to do in the future. She hopes to make new friends in journalism while also improving her writing skills.

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Officers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Credit: Nuri Vallbona/Reuters

“Never Again,” Again

Gracie Bobotek and Janelle Kwatia
May 26, 2023

Two weeks ago, there was a shooting at the McDonald’s on Richmond Highway–right here, where we live–where some kids nearby West Po heard the shots. That was after a few weeks where it seemed there...

Graphic created by Peter Rainey, emphasizing the production put on by West Po theatre this spring.

Lifting the Curtain of West Po’s Legally Blonde

Gracie Bobotek and Janelle Kwatia
May 8, 2023

While many students have seen West Po’s theater productions, only a few actually know the process, hard work, and creativity it takes to put on a show. Legally Blonde opens April 27, and we’re here...

Flyer promoting the New English Elective: LGBTQIA+ Perspectives in Literature

West Po adds a New Queer Elective for the Coming School Year

Janelle Kwatia and Gracie Bobotek
March 1, 2023

As you may or may not know, West Po is offering a new English elective: LGBTQIA+ Perspectives into Literature. The elective is being taught by Ms.Gervacio and Ms. Wheeler who are both English teachers...

Wellness Day schedule (Credit: Janelle Kwatia)

Why Wellness Day is Important

Janelle Kwatia and Gracie Bobotek
January 23, 2023

 Last week, Dr. Millard announced that West Po would be hosting its very first Wellness Day on the 25th, the last day of the quarter. Students would be able to go to activities they chose throughout the...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Neer

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Neer

Janelle Kwatia and Kniyannah Farmer
November 1, 2022

A Biology teacher at West Potomac, Mrs. Mackenzie Neer is in her first year of teaching but has been a substitute teacher in San Diego for four years. She earned her Masters of Education from Mercyhurst...

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