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WAHS Remembers Mr. Betthauser

WAHS Remembers Mr. Betthauser

Tim DeSimone and Staff Writers

With piano chords and guitar strums, mourning students lifted the memory of teacher Eric Betthauser above the choir room and into the halls. It was a time of reflection and togetherness for students s...  Read More »

Nov 28

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

November 17, 2016

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

Clinton wins WAHS Mock Election by 2 Votes

Clinton wins WAHS Mock Election by 2 Votes

November 11, 2016

The Mock Presidential and House election results are in, with two democratic wins: Hillary Clinton for...  Read More »

New Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2022

New Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2022

October 20, 2016

  According to the “Profile of a Virginia Graduate” bill passed by the General Assembly ...  Read More »

Sports

New Ship, Same Waters

New Ship, Same Waters

Evan Hajek, Staff Writer

Before tryouts had even started, the Western Albemarle swim team was already hard at work. The team had started out of season training about a month before the week of tryouts. Out of season training is a lot...  Read More »

Nov 29

Boys Basketball Hopes for Another Historic Season

Boys Basketball Hopes for Another Historic Season

November 22, 2016

After a strong finish to last season, the boys basketball team, led by Coach Darren Maynard, returns a...  Read More »

Preview in a Podcast:  WAHS Playoff Football – 1

Preview in a Podcast: WAHS Playoff Football – 1

November 11, 2016

https://soundcloud.com/westernhemisphere/preview-in-a-podcast-wahs-playoff-football-1 ...  Read More »

Preview in a Podcast — WAHS vs. AHS Football

Preview in a Podcast — WAHS vs. AHS Football

November 3, 2016

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

Student Life

Governor’s School Follow Up

Governor’s School Follow Up

Brookelyn Shantler, Staff Writer

This summer, several exceptional Western students attended Governor's School.  Before the start of the summer, the Western Hemisphere interviewed two of the students attending ...  Read More »

Oct 24

2016 Homecoming Court

2016 Homecoming Court

October 18, 2016

Emma Bittle Gets New Digs

Emma Bittle Gets New Digs

October 17, 2016

Vote: Julian Waters for School Board

Vote: Julian Waters for School Board

October 17, 2016

A&E

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Eva Massarelli, Staff Writer

Ms. Pitts, the drama director, was inspired to put on the play Rhinoceros this fall after reading the play multiple times and seeing the performance live at UVA. The WAHS drama de...  Read More »

Nov 17

Frank Ocean’s New Album

Frank Ocean’s New Album

October 24, 2016

With it being four years since the debut of Frank Ocean’s last album, it’s safe to say that his loy...  Read More »

Opinion

Johnny Riordan’s Experience with High School Diplomats

Johnny Riordan, Contributing Writer

This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a unique Japanese-American Exchange Program: High School Diplomats held at Princeton University. High School Diplomats sponsors 40 Japanese Students and 40 American Students to a 10-day diplomatic exchange. This program was unlike anything else I have...  Read More »

Nov 8

Dress Code: Worth the Controversy?

Dress Code: Worth the Controversy?

October 27, 2016

Dress code is a phrase that is usually synonymous with sexism and slut shaming, yet here at Western it seems irrelevant. Many dress codes are directe...  Read More »

Latitudes

Super Seminars

Matt Mandel and Mark Ferguson

There is no better feeling than sitting in class and hearing the intercom come on releasing all students to go to a school-wide assembly. Even if it is on something that doesn’t quite captivate you, we could all agree it...  Read More »

Apr 29

An Ode to TAB Muffins

An Ode to TAB Muffins

April 29, 2016

There seems to be a general consensus among the WAHS student body that the TAB muffins are freaking awesome....  Read More »

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