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Are Embryos Children? Alabama’s Supreme Court Says They Are

Are Embryos Children? Alabama’s Supreme Court Says They Are

Addison Hood, Reporter
March 14, 2024

Alabama's Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos or the initial phase of fertility created and stored in IVF (In vitro fertilization) are children under the law in Alabama on Friday, February...

Inflation and this years Black Friday

Inflation and this year’s Black Friday

Claudia Bunea and Catherine Dabbieri
November 23, 2022

Black Friday is an exciting time for most families. This coming Friday, November 25, many people are scrambling to buy their holiday gifts for lower prices. Black Friday has been a tradition since the...

The cast of Heathers, posing for their promotions of the show, which you can find on Instagram.
Kendall Grady, Abigail Aziz, Christine O’Hara. (Left to Right)

Heathers: The Cult Classic Strutting to West Potomac

Vivian Baxter, Writer
January 31, 2019

Heathers is a Broadway production inspired by the original film placed in the 80’s, and is now being brought to West Potomac High School this week by our school’s theater department. The...

Science Alert!

Vivian Baxter, Writer
December 13, 2018

NASA has reported that tonight the space rock 3200 Phaethon is causing a meteor shower at around 9 PM to 7 AM. Slooh Observatory will be recording a stream of the shower at 6 PM as well if you are...

(Courtesy @WestPoCI via Twitter) The 2016-2017 Combating Intolerance Class.

Combating Intolerance Students Honored with FCPS Student Peace Award

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
March 31, 2017

West Potomac’s elective Combatting Intolerance, taught by history teacher Robert Kerr, received a Peace Award at the Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County for the work the class has done. The aim...

Interim Principal Dale Rumberger talking to students. (Courtesy West Potomac High School Website)

Getting to Know Your Interim Principal, Dale Rumberger

Nina Raneses, Editor in Chief
March 21, 2017

Week after week, West Potomac’s boys’ varsity basketball team left fans on the edge of their seats. It’s impossible to miss the energetic and ever-spirited student section, as interim principal Dale...

FCDOT Holds Public Meeting at Groveton Elementary

FCDOT Holds Public Meeting at Groveton Elementary

Jonathan Milam, Reporter
February 21, 2017

In order to better accommodate a growing biking community and promote alternate means of transportation, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT),...

(Courtesy Emma Bass and Liz Brodie) House Democrats at the steps.

West Potomac Students Support House Democrats’ Sit-In on Capitol Hill

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
June 28, 2016

From Wednesday, June 22 to Thursday, June 23, House Democrats initiated a sit-in on the floor of the House Chamber in a protest for gun control legislation. The sit-in came only a little over a week after...

Summer Bucket List 2016

Summer Bucket List 2016

Jenni Wheaton, Sports Editor
June 5, 2016

Summer is approaching fast with only two and a half weeks left of school, and instead of turning towards the computer or TV, head outside for adventures and colorful memories. Here is a 2016 Summer Bucket...

FCPS School Board, Board of Supervisors Designate May as Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Month

FCPS School Board, Board of Supervisors Designate May as “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most” Month

Duncan Hoag, Co-Editor in Chief
May 22, 2016

Recently, the Fairfax County School Board and the Board of Supervisors voted to designate May as “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most” month for the the tenth consecutive year. They made the decision in...

Beyond the Page Theatre Company Earns Nine Cappie Nominations for Starlight Express

Beyond the Page Theatre Company Earns Nine Cappie Nominations for Starlight Express

Jenni Wheaton, Sports Editor
May 22, 2016

Last week, Beyond the Page Theatre Company won nine Cappie nominations for their spring musical, Starlight Express. The Cappies is a “critics and awards program” for high school theater departments,...

Princess for A Night Provides Prom Dresses for Local High School Girls

Princess for A Night Provides Prom Dresses for Local High School Girls

Duncan Hoag, Co-Editor in Chief
May 15, 2016

The Princess for a Night (PFAN) project is an annual effort made by members of the community to donate used dresses which can be obtained free of charge for girls who are in need of a prom dress. Amy Bowman...

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