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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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The student voice of West Potomac High School

The Wire

Jaylan Post

Jaylan Post, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Jaylan Post, senior, is in his third year of Journalism and hopes to continue his important work as an editor and writer. He uses the class as a way to refresh his knowledge on news and writing. He enjoys basketball, volleyball, and cooking in his free time. He also enjoys a large variety of music, TV shows, and movies.

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Our Arts & Entertainment editor tried his hand at modeling this year. Hes off to Arizona State in the fall.

Journalism Kids are a Different Breed, Man

Jaylan Post
June 4, 2024

I’ve been at West Po for three long and exhausting years, so trying to tie my entire high school career and journalism into a bow like this is difficult. I’ve taken my last few months to reflect, not...

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Kendrick v Drake and the Global Reach of “Not Like Us”

Two heavy hitters in hip hop, Kendrick Lamar and Drake have seemingly had an underlying and bubbling beef since 2013, a year marked by Kendrick's bold artistry being shown with his feature in Big Sean’s...

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West Potomac Class Hosts 3rd Annual Album Release Party

Jaylan Post
May 17, 2024

Head over to the Kogelman Theater on May 17th at 6:30, where West Potomac High School’s fivetwofive. are hosting their 2024 album release listening party for their new album, Growing Pains. fivetwofive....

West Po faces off against Fairfax in the March 21 home match.

Tennis Season in Full Swing

Miguel Tsang and Jaylan Post
April 5, 2024

   With matches having started the week of March 11, the tennis season is now in full swing. While of course, athletes and coaches have been hard at work, training for tennis is wildly different than...

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Blue Lips: ScHoolboy Q’s Triumph

Andrew Rapchak and Jaylan Post
March 19, 2024

ScHoolboy Q’s history in the music industry has been a clear example of growth, with him evolving his capabilities with his music every album. This was shown clearly with his new album “Blue Lips”....

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The Ramadan Experience

Miguel Tsang and Jaylan Post
March 12, 2024

Most know Ramadan as a time of fasting for Muslims, but there’s more to it than that. Ramadan is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and is observed as a holy month due to it being the...

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Percy Jackson and The Olympians – TV Show Review

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...

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Echo: A Solid New Chapter In the MCU

Jaylan Post and Miguel Tsang
January 24, 2024

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has returned with an unlikely gem in its new series: Echo. With the series being the tenth series apart of the MCU, Echo follows the aftermath of the 2022 series, Hawkeye....

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...

Five College Tips from the Wires Editors

Five College Tips from the Wire’s Editors

Miguel Tsang, Phoebe Schultz, and Jaylan Post
November 22, 2023

For many West Po seniors, it’s not just their last fall season of high school, it’s also college application season. In our final year of high school, The Wire editors have tried our best to live in...

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Seniors Look Forward to Capitals Off-Season Opener

Jaylan Post, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 11, 2023

West Po Seniors are buzzing with excitement as Seniors get ready to watch the Washington Capitals take on the Buffalo Sabres at the Capital One Arena on Sunday, September 24. This event looks to be an...

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...

The Juneteenth Flag

A Powerful Symbol for a Beautiful Day

Jaylan Post, Assistant Social Issues Editor
June 2, 2023

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, signifies the liberation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The timing of emancipation varied in different regions of the Southern...

Angel Reese: Unapologetically Black

Jaylan Post, Writer
May 2, 2023

The LSU Women’s Basketball team won the 2023 NCAA National Championship game over Iowa, 102-85 on April 2nd, 2023, headlined by incredible performances by multiple players with the likes of Caitlin Clark,...

Photo taken by Phoebe Schultz of Emmie Butler

Admin Cracks Down on Door Opening

Jaylan Post and Miguel Tsang
April 20, 2023

This morning, April 19, Dr. Millard came onto the loudspeaker to discuss today’s lockdown drill, and the current situation of safety at West Po. In her announcement, she also introduced stricter penalties...

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...

Serving Up Volleyball for All

Serving Up Volleyball for All

Jaylan Post, Assistant Social Issues Editor
February 9, 2023

Imagine this: the game is at 14-13, with both teams having won two sets each. West Po has been in the fight for their life in the final set, and the crowd, like normal, is on their feet for our incredible...

The Wires Top 10 Album Picks for 2022

The Wire’s Top 10 Album Picks for 2022

Jaylan Post, Assistant Social Issues Editor
February 8, 2023

   Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. - Kendrick Lamar.   Kendrick Lamar, arguably the greatest artist of all time, came out swinging in 2022 with the release of his single “The...

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Abbott Elementary: A Beyond Promising New Comedy

Jaylan Post, Writer/Social Issues Co-Editor
November 24, 2022

Recent primetime comedies haven’t hit as of late. Modernizing stories just ends up feeling like pandering a lot of the time and are prone to spout cringe-worthy humor. Abbott Elementary is an exception...

Atlanta Is The Greatest Show Of All Time

Atlanta Is The Greatest Show Of All Time

Jaylan Post, Writer/Social Issues Editor
November 17, 2022

The greatest. We all search for it. Whether it's sports, media, music, or food we all try to search for the best things. Culture is built on this infatuation with comparisons, Michael Jordan v Lebron,...

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A Place to Study, Print and Relax

Miguel Tsang and Jaylan Post
November 7, 2022

You walk to a narrow corner surrounded by a brick wall. As the soft glow of the overhead alarm illuminates you, you open the double doors. The left door is jammed, so you move to the right one. The door...

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Upcoming Concerts in the Area (Sept. 2022)

Jaylan Post, Social Issues Editor
September 15, 2022

The West Po Wire has had a spotify list for a while but barely any musical stories as of late. To broaden our music horizons, here is a list of concerts coming to the DMV area in the back end of September.    Wu-Tang...

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Uncharted: A National Treasure

Jaylan Post, writer
May 5, 2022

Uncharted is a quality Tom Holland epic where Treasure Island’s treasure hunting meets the comedy of The Other Guys. As someone who’s played every Uncharted game multiple times, I can absolutely say...

Boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk:  Photo Published in USA Today.

Famous Ukrainians Return to Fight, Inspire Local Students with Their Courage

Jaylan Post and Jordin Thomas
April 13, 2022

The Russian Federation and Ukraine are currently in a state of war: the Russo-Ukrainian War began in February-March 2014 when Russia invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. This event took...

Students, Staff, Faculty invited to the West Po Bracket Challenge

Students, Staff, Faculty invited to the West Po Bracket Challenge

Jaylan Post, Writer
March 16, 2022

The West Po Wire invites students, staff, and faculty to join the 2022 West Potomac Bracket Challenge.  The links and naming conventions for the West Po Bracket Challenge are available on the Class...

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Teacher Feature: Ms. Yeboah

Jaylan Post
January 11, 2022

The future is shaped by the younger generation, and the younger generation is shaped by their teachers. That teacher, whether it’s a man or woman, related to you or not, shapes you for the rest of your...

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Kwanzaa: The History and Choice to Celebrate

Jaylan Post, Writer
December 15, 2021

African American culture is generally celebrated during February, considering it's been deemed  “Black History Month,” but black culture could, and should be celebrated every month.  Dr. Maulana...

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