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A Basic Guide to Irans 2017 Presidential Election

A Basic Guide to Iran’s 2017 Presidential Election

Shahtaj Ali, Editor
May 18, 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran will hold its 12th presidential election, along with its local elections on May 19. Reformist incumbent Hassan Rouhani will be running for a second term, at one point declaring...

Wellness Spirit Week

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
March 22, 2017

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Movie Review: “Lion”

Shahtaj Ali, Editor
March 6, 2017

“Lion” is a movie whose themes of loss, love, and family are universal even though its settings may not be. Based on a real story, and spanning two decades, the film tells the story of Saroo (Sunny...

Photo Credit: Lily Vita of Beyond the Page Theatre Company

“Night of the Living Dead” Review

Shahtaj Ali and Kristina Gulczewski
January 31, 2017

It was a chilly autumn evening in rural Pennsylvania. Scattered leaves covered the ground. The setting sun imparted a crimson and violet hue upon the rows of tombstones as Barbara (Kat Amato) and her brother...

All About Erging

All About Erging

Madison Davis and Shahtaj Ali
January 3, 2017

November 28th marked the first day of winter conditioning for many sports, introducing to crew members, the ergometer. What originally started off as a medieval torture device slowly became a way for rowers...

Courtesy of Barb Miller

“Who Am I?” Vol 32 Issue 1

Shahtaj Ali, Editor
November 2, 2016

Barb Miller, of administrative services, was featured in this issue's "Who Am I?" You can read the full interview here. -Where were you born? I was born here in Fairfax. I was raised in Woodbridge...

Courtesy of the West Potomac Board twitter

Start on Time Initiative Brings Changes to 2016-17 School Year

Shahtaj Ali and Nina Raneses
September 12, 2016

  Following significant pushback from students and community members that prompted a petition that received over 1000 signatures in less than 24 hours, this year’s new bathroom...

Courtesy of PBS SoCal

Celebrating Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Shahtaj Ali, Editor
May 15, 2016

[View the story "Celebrating #APAHM" on Storify]

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Movie Review: Zootopia

Shahtaj Ali, Editor
May 9, 2016

From the most massive lion to the smallest bunny, the city of Zootopia is a place where animals of all shapes and sizes can thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the...

The Best of 2015

It's almost 2016, and The Wire is celebrating. 2016 marks a new year in our newspaper's history, and we are excited. Though you might be glad 2015 is ending, the year did have great moments to look...

Students pose in front of the plaque commemorating the 1951 strike.

AP U.S. History Takes A Trip to the Moton Museum

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
April 27, 2016

  The Robert Russa Moton High School is a national historic landmark home to the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and it recently had its hallowed halls walked by some of West Potomac’s...

Womens History Month 2016: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women’s History Month 2016: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
March 11, 2016

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fought her way through adversity and hardship to  reach her seat on the Supreme Court. With a career spanning almost half a century, Justice Ginsburg has continuously...

Rigby has dedicated his entire teaching career to advocate for LGBT+ rights in an educational environment.

Latin Teacher Robert Rigby Dedicates Career to LGBT+ Rights Advocacy

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
January 7, 2016

Latin teacher Robert Rigby has recently been making headlines with his interviews given to the Washington Post about the school system’s proposed new addition to the current nondiscrimination policy which...

SGA Holiday Spirit Week Is A Success

SGA Holiday Spirit Week Is A Success

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
December 19, 2015

West Potomac students finished off their final week before winter break with a holiday themed spirit week. Students were able to show their school pride by coming in their comfiest clothes, warmest flannel,...

(Left) Julia George, Grade 11,  (Middle) Lindsay Freewalt, Grade 11, (Right) Allie Puskar, Grade 11

SGA Holiday Spirit Week Kicks Off With Comfy and Cozy Day

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
December 14, 2015

West Potomac High School kicked off its pre-winter break spirit week with Comfy Cozy Day. It encouraged students to come in their comfiest clothes to showcase their school spirit. A wide range of students,...

First Annual West Potomac Ghost Tours Tell Students of Spooky Past

First Annual West Potomac Ghost Tours Tell Students of ‘Spooky’ Past

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
November 25, 2015

West Potomac High School’s students recently had the pleasure of being regaled with spooky stories about their school on Nov. 4 and 5, during Wolverine Time. Teachers Kelsey McGlynn, Mary Mathewson,...

Model United Nations Preps for Another Great Year

Model United Nations Preps for Another Great Year

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
September 23, 2015

West Potomac’s Model United Nations club held its interest meeting September 16th, in Room 410 at 3 PM. The meeting covered the purpose of MUN, how often meetings will be held, and what their goals are...

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