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Club Fair Sparks Interests Among Students

Club Fair Sparks Interests Among Students

Abby Lohr
September 27, 2015 • 30 views
Filed under News, Showcase

The club fair is always a huge event at WAHS, full of good food, bumping music, and enthusiastic students sharing their clubs with one another. Lines of people waiting to sign up for their favorite clubs creates a scene of chaos, especially for the freshman. For the upperclassman, the club fair is a chance for ...

Western Welcomes a New French Teacher

Western Welcomes a New French Teacher

Pauline Gilbert
September 21, 2015 • 11 views
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This year, Western is home to a few new teachers including Mrs. Cone, who arrived from her former high school to teach French. She answered some questions to let you get to know her better.   She has been teaching for twenty years now. She began at the University of Virginia, then at the Tandem...

Library Seeks Visual Appeal with Help of Crews

Library Seeks Visual Appeal with Help of Crews

Abby Lohr
September 11, 2015 • 10 views
Filed under News, Showcase

In the midst of the construction in the media center, librarian Melissa Techman has created two crews to help with the appeal of the library to make it more inviting to students. The social media crew is for tech-savvy students, interested in posting pictures of artwork on the library Twitter, Instagram,...

New Library Checks In

New Library Checks In

Madeleine Andrews
September 11, 2015 • 7 views
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Just by walking past the library you can see the raised ceiling and new tiling, and even more noticeably, the absence of the towering bookshelves. The newest change to our building, designed to improve student’s and teacher’s experience at Western, is unfinished but is coming to a close. According...

Irrelevant Lockers Scheduled to be Demolished

Irrelevant Lockers Scheduled to be Demolished

Talley Johnston
September 11, 2015 • 8 views
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Every year when students enter the school, the first thing that they see are the empty, dirty, ugly, orange lockers that line the walls. Students walk past them with their heavy backpacks filled with all their books that are needed for that day. Some question why the school does not clear them out and...

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Matt Mandell
September 11, 2015 • 5 views
Filed under News, Sports

It is never easy suffering a loss on your home opener. Unfortunately for Western, last Friday Brookville got the best of the Warriors in a 34-20 back and forth battle. In this case, the final score does not justly tell the tale of the contest. Right before the break, the Warrior defense was test...

WAHS Broadcasts First Live Streamed Announcements Via the Internet

WAHS Broadcasts First Live Streamed Announcements Via the Internet

August Lamb, Staff Writer
September 1, 2015 • 28 views
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s Friday, August 28th, just a week and a half after the beginning of school, and new principal Darah Bonham has already made history at Western. At the start of fourth period, all teachers were instructed by administration to open an esoteric link in their email accounts. The link revealed a live strea...

Oh, The Places They’ll Go!

June 3, 2015 • 50 views
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Congratulations to the class of 2015! Check out this StoryMap to see where our seniors are heading to next. Roll over the left side to see locations on the map and use the arrows or click on the boxes on the map to navigate....

Darah Bonham Appointed as New Principal

Tim DeSimone, Assistant News Editor
May 30, 2015 • 14 views
Filed under News, Showcase

While most Warriors are closing up backpacks and cleaning out desks, one man is ready to dive headfirst into the front office and take the reigns. Darah Bonham from Monticello High School will be filling the role as Western’s 12th principal. Leaving behind his Associate Principal job at MHS, Mr....

Carter Announces Retirement

Carter Announces Retirement

Ruby Neisser, Staff Writer
May 30, 2015 • 9 views
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Mr. Thom Carter, who currently the sports marketing, is retiring after 34 years of teaching. Over the years he has taught sports marketing one and two, principal business marketing one and two, accounting,consumer math, personal finance, pre Algebra, intro to business. Once he retires he wants to...

Mrs. Roberts Leaving Western after Years of Service

Mrs. Roberts Leaving Western after Years of Service

Matt Mandell, staff writer
May 30, 2015 • 8 views
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Mrs. Roberts, the attendance goddess, is calling it quits along with the class of 2015. Word is, she is a little tired of hearing all of the excuses generated by the tardy Western students. Everything from, “I couldn’t find my toothbrush,” “My dog licked a toad, and I had to clean up the aftermath,”...

Old Sinks are Drained Away

Old Sinks are Drained Away

Madeleine Andrews, Staff Writer
May 30, 2015 • 2 views
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Students may have noticed that some of the bathrooms have new “push” faucets. This new style was installed in the cafeteria and C-Wing bathrooms during spring break, while contractors could work undisturbed by the school day. The installment came as a surprise to students, who have been using the...