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  • High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress
  • Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings
  • Bracketology: Our Picks
  • Model Congress 2017
  • MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos
  • High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

    High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

    Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Staff Writer

    March 28, 2017

    Once Upon a Mattress had four successful shows throughout Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last week. Those working on the musical included actors, singers, musicians, and technical theatre students. The shows were dedicated to Mr.Betthauser, and donations were taken towards a new scholarship in his n...

    Stuart Schill (Sir Harry) and Ryann Sheehy (Lady Larken) sing a duet at the beginning of the musical.

    Photo By: Jacob Chang-Rascal

  • Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings

    Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings

    Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor

    March 23, 2017

      “It’s so soft!” “This is the most beautiful thing.” “I’m kind of scared, it’s a lot of responsibility!” These remarks and many more oohs, aahs, and excited high-pitched squeals were heard Tuesday afternoon as the WAHS Digital Imaging and Photography classes met four special guests. Courtney...

  • Bracketology: Our Picks

    Bracketology: Our Picks

    Staff Writers

    March 18, 2017

    The odds of having a perfect bracket are already near impossible. Using a host of unusual analytics, and a whole lot of UVA bias, our "bracketology" experts have put their heads together to produce these winning formulas. Let these brackets be your guide to winning whatever pool you're a part of. Jeff Dodson ...

    Photo By: August Lamb

  • Model Congress 2017

    Model Congress 2017

    Olivia Gallmeyer and Staff Reports

    March 9, 2017

    The senior government classes' annual Model Congress event took place on March 9, 2017, as seniors dressed to the nines, come to debate their bills in a simulation of the legislative officials in Washington. From committees to floor sessions, the Western Hemisphere has you covered with all-day updates. Committee Ses...

    Fun outfits are spotted in the House Environment & Energy committee discussion. Pictured L-R: Jarett Smith and Chris Derby.

    Photo By: August Lamb

  • MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

    MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

    August Lamb, Photo Editor

    March 9, 2017

    As Model Congress 2017 rolls around again, The Western Hemisphere provides continuous coverage of its happenings. Here are the photos from this morning. READ MORE »»

    Members of the Ways and Means House Committee listen in on a proposed bill. L-R: Nate Riley, Ryan Albie, and AJ Donovan.

    Photo By: August Lamb

News

Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings

Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor

  “It’s so soft!” “This is the most beautiful thing.” “I’m kind of scared, it’s a lot of responsibility!” These remarks and many more oohs, aahs, and excited high-pi...

March 23

Model Congress 2017

Model Congress 2017

March 9

The senior government classes' annual Model Congress event took place on March 9, 2017, as seniors dressed...

MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

March 9

Wacappellas Hit New Highs

Wacappellas Hit New Highs

March 7

Every so often, you may find yourself whistling, humming, and tapping to a song that you just can’t...

Sports

Girls Tennis Finds Their Stride

Girls Tennis Finds Their Stride

Ben Masselli, Co-Sports Editor

2017 has been a year of change for Western girl’s tennis. After returning just three players from last year and just two returning starters, the Warriors are off to a hot start. They kicked off t...

March 28

Swim Teams Finish Second and Fourth at States

Swim Teams Finish Second and Fourth at States

March 19

The Western Albemarle Swim and Dive teams had a productive day at States last week. The boys finished...

Eleri Hayden Leaves A Legacy

Eleri Hayden Leaves A Legacy

March 19

As WAHS girls basketball senior Eleri Hayden prepared for her final regular season home game of her career,...

Ingram Soars Past Scoring Record

Ingram Soars Past Scoring Record

March 18

Some would say Ryan Ingram, the all-time Western Albemarle leading scorer, was a pleasant surprise. Ingram...

Student Life

Popular Trends

Abby Lohr, Co-Editor in Chief

You probably know them as the water bottles that sound like a bomb being set off whenever they hit the floor. However, they’ve taken over Western as the water bottle of ...

March 21

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

March 18

MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

March 9

A&E

High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Staff Writer

Once Upon a Mattress had four successful shows throughout Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last week. Those working on the musical included actors, singers, musicians, and t...

March 28

Kurt Vile Rocks Out at the Jefferson

March 7

Watching Kurt Vile perform consists of 50% guitar skills and 50% hair. A couple weeks ago, I joined a...

Coming to a Theater Near You

Coming to a Theater Near You

March 7

With all the movie buzz resulting from Oscar season, new films are hitting the theaters every few weeks....

Hidden Figures: An Instant Hit!

Hidden Figures: An Instant Hit!

March 7

For many people, when they think about NASA in the 60s they think of white men working at the powerful...

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

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

William Peritz, Staff Writer

Australia gets all the coolest animals. Emus, kangaroos, koalas, tasmanian tigers, blobfish, platypus, and, most importantly, wombats. Wombats are short, kinda fat little...

March 24

Which Desktop Item Are You?

Which Desktop Item Are You?

March 18

Paperclip- Do you have trust issues? Can’t sustain a relationship and easily impressionable? You’re definit...

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

February 17

Welcome back, Warriors, to Talley and August's annual article: "Under Official Review", where we actively...

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