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  • Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI
  • The Shins Are Back
  • Max Jung:  Teacher in the Making
  • Wrestling Looks to Continue Hot Streak
  • Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law
  • Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

    Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

    August Lamb and Talley Johnston

    February 17, 2017

    Welcome back, Warriors, to Talley and August's annual article: "Under Official Review", where we actively seek out the best and brightest ads that the Super Bowl can offer. It's been a year since our inaugural issue when we made Hemisphere history with the critically acclaimed analysis of Super Bowl 50. One year later, and we're covering LI (pronounced "fifty one") with the same zesty critique as its ...

    *The Super Bowl LI Logo is property of NFL Communications and the National Football League. The Western Hemisphere claims no ownership of the above logo.

  • The Shins Are Back

    The Shins Are Back

    Ellie Bowen, Arts & Entertainment Editor

    January 26, 2017

    After five years of static, The Shins shattered the silence with a brand new single, “Dead Alive.” The first five seconds of the song will have you guessing what will happen next, but once it’s over you’ll be left in complete awe. The song carries a nostalgic essence, sounding quite similar to...

  • Max Jung:  Teacher in the Making

    Max Jung: Teacher in the Making

    Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer

    January 24, 2017

    Unlike most freshmen, Max Jung already has a plan for his future career. Jung is interested in a career path that allows him to help other people, and to be able to pass on his knowledge and influence his community. Teaching enables him to combine both. This year, he will have the opportunity to do just...

    Jung practicing his teaching skills.

    Photo By: Sidney Jackson

  • Wrestling Looks to Continue Hot Streak

    Wrestling Looks to Continue Hot Streak

    Conor O'Dea, Staff Writer

    January 24, 2017

    The WAHS varsity wrestling team began their tournaments this season on December 3rd. This year, six returning seniors from last year’s team that finished 9th in the region. They have two wrestlers ranked in the top ten of the state in each of their weight classes, so they are poised to have a successful...

    At practice, wrestlers learning new techniques

    Photo By: Ben Masselli

  • Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law

    Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law

    Jessica Klees, Copy Editor

    January 4, 2017

    The Practical Law class might sound like it could be dull, but it is quite the opposite. Recently the class has been going on many exciting field trips to learn about how the criminal justice system really works. In October, Practical Law students took a tour of the Albemarle County Police Department....

    The Practical Law class learned about what police officers and detectives really do at their trip to the Albemarle County Police Department

News

Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law

Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law

Jessica Klees, Copy Editor

The Practical Law class might sound like it could be dull, but it is quite the opposite. Recently the class has been going on many exciting field trips to learn about how the criminal justice system really...

January 4

WAHS Remembers Coach Myriam Pitts

WAHS Remembers Coach Myriam Pitts

January 4

Myriam Pitts passed away on Monday, November 7, after struggling with both breast and bone cancer. After...

ESA Students Help at Local IRC Garden

ESA Students Help at Local IRC Garden

January 3

With land waiting to be cared for at the International Rescue Committee’s Community Garden in Charlottesville,...

Mini Med-School is a hit with WAHS students

Mini Med-School is a hit with WAHS students

December 16

The Mini Med School is a new program offered to students at Western that has sparked enormous interest...

Sports

Preview in a Podcast: UVA vs. UNC

Alex Lehmbeck and Ben Masselli

https://soundcloud.com/westernhemisphere/preview-in-a-podcast-uva-unc

February 16

Preview in a Podcast: Boys Bball vs. Powhatan

January 27

https://soundcloud.com/westernhemisphere/preview-in-a-podcast-wahs-vs-powhatan

Youth Track Excels with New and Returning Runners

Youth Track Excels with New and Returning Runners

January 26

With a strong returning roster led by great experience, the WAHS girls varsity indoor track and field...

Wrestling Looks to Continue Hot Streak

Wrestling Looks to Continue Hot Streak

January 24

The WAHS varsity wrestling team began their tournaments this season on December 3rd. This year, six returning...

Student Life

Max Jung:  Teacher in the Making

Max Jung: Teacher in the Making

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer

Unlike most freshmen, Max Jung already has a plan for his future career. Jung is interested in a career path that allows him to help other people, and to be able to pass on...

January 24

Cool Girl of the Month: Catherine Adams

Cool Girl of the Month: Catherine Adams

January 3

Governor’s School Follow Up

Governor’s School Follow Up

October 24

A&E

The Shins Are Back

The Shins Are Back

Ellie Bowen, Arts & Entertainment Editor

After five years of static, The Shins shattered the silence with a brand new single, “Dead Alive.” The first five seconds of the song will have you guessing what will...

January 26

Interested in Podcasts? Give These a Listen

January 24

Over the last few years, podcasts have taken over car stereos and headphone sets all over the world....

New Releases Worth the Ticket Price

January 3

When it comes to movies, trailers play an important part in helping me determine whether it’s ...

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

November 17

Ms. Pitts, the drama director, was inspired to put on the play Rhinoceros this fall after reading the pl...

Opinion

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

August Lamb and Talley Johnston

Welcome back, Warriors, to Talley and August's annual article: "Under Official Review", where we actively seek out the best and brightest ads that the Super Bowl can offer. It's been a year since our inaugural issue when we made Hemisphere history with the critically acclaimed analysis of Super Bowl 50. One year later, and we're covering LI (pronounced "fifty one") with the same zesty critique as its ...

February 17

My Two Cents on Cents

My Two Cents on Cents

January 24

There are many problems facing America today: how to resolve racial tensions, how to combat the rising rates of obesity, how to stop those creepy clowns...

Midterms: Make a Decision

Midterms: Make a Decision

January 4

Midterms: A word often associated with stress and all-nighters that occurs in one of the worst weeks of your life. But now it’s not just one week. This...

Checking it out: Wegmans

Checking it out: Wegmans

December 16

The new 5th Street Station shopping center is home to many businesses; some well established in Charlottesville, and some new. There is no doubt however...

Latitudes

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

August Lamb and Talley Johnston

Welcome back, Warriors, to Talley and August's annual article: "Under Official Review", where we actively seek out the best and brightest ads that the Super Bowl can offer....

February 17

Mammal of the Month: Walrus

Mammal of the Month: Walrus

January 24

The walrus is truly a majestic creature. They are extremely fat, complete with mustaches and of course,...

Super Seminars

April 29

There is no better feeling than sitting in class and hearing the intercom come on releasing all students to...

Weather by Dark Sky

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