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  • Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds
  • A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5
  • PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th
  • High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress
  • Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings
  • Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

    Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

    Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor

    May 11, 2017

    In this interview series, the Western Hemisphere is taking a look at some of the talented and driven women of WAHS. This time, we talked to junior Maygan Reynolds, alumni of the Governor’s School for Humanities and Western’s resident poet laureate. Here, Maygan debriefs on her recent contest wins,...

  • A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

    A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

    Madeleine Andrews, Managing Web Editor

    May 4, 2017

    There comes a time when the joy of Spring Break has faded away, and students are left with the daunting fact that Advanced Placement exams are charging towards them. All year students have taken their AP classes and faced the stress, knowing that by the end of May the class would slow down. But when...

  • PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th

    PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th

    Julianne Kirby, Staff Writer

    April 20, 2017

    The Senior Art Show will be hung on April 24 through the 28 in the cafeteria. The show will feature the work of students who have taken two or more years of visual arts, such as photography, ceramics, and art classes. There will be a reception on April 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 in the evening to recogniz...

    A selection of work by senior James Buetow

    Photo By: Julianne Kirby

  • 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...

News

Concussions in ACPS

Concussions in ACPS

Tim Desimone, Editor-in-Chief

For student athletes, the constant shadow of injury is a cautious reminder of the dangers of their sport. A broken bone or pulled muscle could be the end of a season, or at a minimum a painful process...

May 11, 2017

Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

May 6, 2017

LRT, or Light Rail Transit, has been increasing in popularity in cities all over the United States sinc...

A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

May 4, 2017

There comes a time when the joy of Spring Break has faded away, and students are left with the daunting fact...

Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings

Make Way for Digital Imaging Ducklings

March 23, 2017

  “It’s so soft!” “This is the most beautiful thing.” “I’m kind of scare...

Sports

Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

August Lamb, Photo Editor

Pictures from the Boys Varsity Soccer match against Charlottesville High School.

May 19, 2017

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

May 11, 2017

When you think of sports at Western, most people think of the trifecta: football, basketball, and lacrosse....

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

May 11, 2017

Colby Wren has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He started at the age of four and...

Girls’ Soccer Dominates Competition

Girls’ Soccer Dominates Competition

May 11, 2017

The WAHS varsity girls soccer team has continued their dominant start to the season all the way into...

Student Life

Suiting Up for Prom

Suiting Up for Prom

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor

What's it like to be a girl wearing a suit at prom? Our News Editor Olivia Gallmeyer shares her experience

May 11, 2017

Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

May 11, 2017

Students With Talent

Students With Talent

May 11, 2017

A&E

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

Mia Jevack

Tennis is a husband wife indie-pop/lo-fi duo made up of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley who both hail from Denver. The two started the band Tennis after an 8 month long sail on ...

May 12, 2017

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

May 11, 2017

Grace's Pick There is heavy competition between Mudhouse and Grit Cafe. When it comes down to it, the ...

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

May 11, 2017

Iron Paffles and Coffee opened April 18th in Charlottesville. You may be asking yourself, “What’s...

Khalid’s “American Teen” Proves Relatable

Khalid’s “American Teen” Proves Relatable

May 4, 2017

Spring has sprung and so have the hits for multiple new artists, one of whom is hitting the alternat...

Opinion

The Pledge of Allegiance: An American Tradition?

India Mawn and Mia Jevack

Written in 1892 by socialist preacher Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance was not originally intended to be used by only the US, but for any nation that wanted to. It began as "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice...

May 11, 2017

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

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...

My Two Cents on Cents

My Two Cents on Cents

January 24, 2017

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, 2017

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...

Latitudes

Teacher’s Pets

Teacher’s Pets

William Peritz, Staff Writer

Fenway has a tight schedule, and it will be respected. He needs a walk at precisely 6 a.m., by none other than his owner, Lynn Define. Define wakes up every morning with plenty...

May 11, 2017

Mammal Of The Month: May 2017

Mammal Of The Month: May 2017

May 4, 2017

The main goal here at the Mammal of the Month writer’s desk is to shine a light into all corners of...

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

March 24, 2017

Australia gets all the coolest animals. Emus, kangaroos, koalas, tasmanian tigers, blobfish, platypus,...

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