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Horses at A Place to Be, a nonprofit organization where senior Juliette Burcham (on horse) will be SHOUTing, provides stress-relief to children in foster care.

SHOUTing Out Loud: Seniors Look Forward to Unique, Meaningful SHOUT Experiences

Claudia Santa Anna, Senior Editor
May 19, 2017

SHOUT (Students Helping Others United Together), which runs from June 1 to 14 this year, provides for unique but meaningful experiences for seniors in their final weeks before graduation. Instead of attending...

Photo credit to Michael Brambha

Wolverines Talk Culture: Students Celebrate Nowruz

Cami Santa Anna and Maliah Hawkins
April 7, 2017

Students often treasure the things that connect them with their heritage. In seniors Sarah Sauers and Michael Bambha’s case, that would be Nowruz. Nowruz is also spelled many ways, including Nooruz,...

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...

Skinner-Richardson with her four siblings.

21st Century Reunion: Senior Amber Skinner-Richardson Reconnects With Biological Father She Never Met Via Facebook

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
February 27, 2017

Senior Amber Skinner-Richardson knew little to nothing about her biological father until this past weekend, when with the help of Facebook, she was able to speak to him for the first time in her life. “My...

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 Micha Streuli) Streuli visiting Gettysburg.

Q&A with Swiss Exchange Student Micha Streuli

Andrea Lugo, Reporter
November 9, 2016

This school year, West Potomac welcomed a number of foreign exchange students, one being junior Micha Streuli from Switzerland. Although difficult at times, he was quick to adapt himself to the school’s...

The logo of Generation Global, formerly named Face2Faith

Generation Global Connects World Religion Students

Spencer Bao, Reporter
November 9, 2016

Ever wanted to meet another high school student from across the world? On October 31st, Mr. Coe arranged to meet with a class from London through a program called “Generation Global”, originally called...

(Staff photo) Students celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Spanish teachers Yamalie Colon and Sonia Castano.

Hispanic Leadership Club Celebrates Heritage Month with School-Wide Parade

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
October 3, 2016

Filling the halls of Quander with loud music and good energy, the Hispanic Leadership Club (HLC) hosted one of multiple parades on Friday in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month that will continue this week....

(Courtesy ifreespirit51 via flickr) The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Class of 2016

Finding My Free Spirit

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
July 16, 2016

From June 18-23, I had the honor of representing the state of Virginia among this year’s class of 51 Free Spirit scholars at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, an honor that I...

(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...

Muslim Students Fast for Ramadan Holy Month

Muslim Students Fast for Ramadan Holy Month

Andrea Lugo and Wingel Caburian
June 6, 2016

As Summer approaches and the weather gets hotter and hotter, most students would want to indulge in sweet and tasty treats. This isn’t the case, however, for many of the Muslim students at our school,...

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