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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 ...

Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

May 6, 2017

With a steadily growing metropolitan population, now estimated at over 150,000 permanent residents, Charlottesville and Albemarle County have considered implementing a light rail system in our region within the past decade, attempting to make one of the nation’s most desirable regions into one of the most progressive. Although talks have lost steam in recent years, light rail would provide an environmentally friendly way to ease traffic around the city.

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Keepin’ It S’well

Keepin’ It S’well

Abby Lohr, Co- Editor in Chief

March 30, 2017

Filed under Student Life

You probably know them as the water bottles that sound like a bomb being set off whenever they hit the f...

Girls Tennis Finds Their Stride

Girls Tennis Finds Their Stride

March 28, 2017

2017 has been a year of change for Western girl’s tennis. After returning just three players from last ye...

Swim Teams Finish Second and Fourth at States

Swim Teams Finish Second and Fourth at States

March 19, 2017

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

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017

Filed under Sports

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

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

March 18, 2017

When a course elective or advanced placement opportunity isn’t offered by a school, many students,...

Bracketology: Our Picks

Bracketology: Our Picks

March 18, 2017

The odds of having a perfect bracket are already near impossible. Using a host of unusual analytics,...

Wacappellas Hit New Highs

Wacappellas Hit New Highs

March 7, 2017

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

Big Class Makes Tiny House

Big Class Makes Tiny House

March 2, 2017

Kevin Matheny’s block three shop class has been working hard since the beginning of the year on their...

Student Volunteers Excited About New Crozet Library

Student Volunteers Excited About New Crozet Library

September 9, 2013

For WAHS senior Mary Swanson, there’s no love lost for the old Crozet library. “What I’m going ...