The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Lauren Kearns
Lauren Kearns, the co-Editor in Chief of the Western Hemisphere, is a seventeen year old writer, life-enthusiast, and proud user of the Oxford comma. Similar to her favorite TV heroine, Leslie Knope, she is a “yellow haired female who likes waffles and news” and strives to make every day of her life more exciting than the last. Currently in her third year on the Journalism staff (not including a one year hiatus spent living in Berlin), Lauren enjoys writing for her blog, keeping up-to-date on the British royal family, playing tennis, speaking German, and reading The New York Times. Someday she hopes to see the Northern Lights and write a book, but for now, she is trying to keep her goals within reason. “I just want to help make the Western Hemisphere the best student-run newspaper in Albemarle County,” Lauren said, “Or maybe in the entire world – whichever comes first.”

Lauren Kearns, Co-Editor in Chief

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Mar 11, 2016
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Mar 02, 2016
WAHS Mormon Community Shares their Story (Story)
Jan 11, 2016
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Jan 11, 2016
The Fall of Facebook: The decline of the social media giant pressures student leaders to transition to different platforms (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
The Girls with the Accents: Three WAHS Exchange Students Share Their Perspectives on America (Story)
Jun 02, 2014
One on One with Eric Warfel (Story)
Dec 13, 2013
Erin Redgrave Breaks Boundaries (Story)