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The Making of West Potomac Theater’s Billy Elliot

Jordan Nixon, Journalist
May 9, 2017

  West Potomac Theater’s production of the play Billy Elliot was one for the books. With complex mechanics and the lead role being a non high school student, the theater program expanded their...

(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...

What is a “Springbanker?”

Evelyn Dibbell and Matthew Hanley
March 7, 2017

The moment you walk into Springbank you are hit with the smell of paint, the sound of music, and the joyful laughter of students exploring the fine arts. Springbank is home to most of the unique fine arts...

Photos taken by Lifetouch.

Principal Alexander Case and Assistant Principal Michelle Lyttle on Leave

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
February 14, 2017

Principal Alexander Case and Assistant Principal Michelle Lyttle have been put on leave, Fairfax County Public Schools confirms. There are no details at the moment, though the county has told local news...

(Courtesy BSU and Varsity Girls Basketball) Left: The Black Student Union with their Black History Month rock. Right: The Varsity Basketball Senior girls with their commemorative rock.

Lack of Organization For Rock Painting Causes Miscommunication

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
February 12, 2017

February is Black History Month, and the Black Student Union painted the rock in front of the school on January 31 as part of their celebration and demonstration of pride to the rest of the school. Members...

Aleixo and her family (Courtesy Margarita Aleixo)

Senior Margarita Aleixo Learns of Her True Background

Andrea Lugo and Cami Santa Anna
January 29, 2017

We’ve all been there. You’re in a group of people, and suddenly the topic of your cultural/ethnic origin comes up. Slowly but surely, everyone starts naming off the halves and quarters and eighths...

Tis the Season, But Not for Everyone

‘Tis the Season, But Not for Everyone

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
December 18, 2016

The holiday season is in full swing with one of the year’s biggest holidays, Christmas, only days away. Stores are pushing predominantly Christmas themed items, yet a large portion of the nation and...

(Courtesy Focus Features)

Movie Review: “Loving”

Johanna Echeveria, Reporter
December 16, 2016

The film “Loving” was released on November 4. The movie was based on the story of an interracial couple who fell in love, wanted to get married and eventually build a family. However, it all took...

A Musical Kick-Off to the Holiday Season

A Musical Kick-Off to the Holiday Season

On December 8, the West Potomac Band performed their annual winter concert. Many of the musical selections were holiday-themed, from classic pieces such as selections from the “Nutcracker” to modern...

(Staff Photo) Science teacher Kevin Chavers.

Teacher Feature – Kevin Chavers

Cami Santa Anna, Reporter
November 21, 2016

This September, the West Potomac Science department welcomed Kevin Chavers. Chavers teaches biology, a subject in which he strives to help others understand and appreciate his passion. He looks forward...

(Courtesy TotallyHistory) Freedom of Want by Norman Rockwell

An Angsty Teen’s Guide to Thanksgiving

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
November 21, 2016

Well, it’s that time of year again, Wolverines! Thanksgiving is this week which means most of us will be out of school, doing a lot of eating, and not doing a lot of school work. However, for a lot of...

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