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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Students at Western have become more sneaky following the new cell phone policy.
Teachers Appreciate New Cell Phone Policy
Martha Thompson, Staff Writer • January 6, 2023

The new cell phone policy implemented this year has affected the learning environment...

Math teacher Mr. Gauss uses his Promethean board to do interactive notes with his class.
Promethean: Worth It?
January 6, 2023

This school year Albemarle County Public Schools purchased new Promethean boards...

Class of 2022: Seniors Share Last Words
Class of 2022: Seniors Share Last Words
Darrah Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief • June 2, 2022

The WAHS Class of 2022 has had anything but a traditional high school experience....

New Faces at Western
New Faces at Western
Harrison Miracle, Editor-in-Chief • November 8, 2021

Greta Slaats cast her first ballot this past November
WAHS to the Polls
Jack Tueting, Editor in Chief • January 6, 2023

For many WAHS students, the appearance of vibrantly colored leaves and crisp autumn air denotes some particularly notable school activities. Homecoming, spirit week, and the end...

Mclernan hopes to bring back many popular treats to Western lunch.
Where Did the Muffins Go?
Claire McMahon, Sports Editor • January 6, 2023
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The F-35 was the newest plane introduced in the sequel, it was used during a scene in which Maverick had to outrun the F-35 in a F-14.
Is Top Gun: Maverick Top Dog?
Wyatt Witt, Staff Writer • January 6, 2023

 “I feel the need, the need for speed”. Chills. Top Gun is an 80s classic must watch. But you might be asking, “Is the Sequel worth watching?” The answer is yes! The...

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Sullivan ran the two mile at Fork Union Military Academy last year. His personal record for the event is 9:45.
Senior Nate Sullivan is on Track for Success
Quinn Eliason, Staff Writer • January 4, 2023

Western Albemarle High School’s boys cross country team is known statewide...

Thomas Heilman is a 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships gold medalist in the 100-meter butterfly, 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and 4×100-meter medley relay.
Thomas Heilman Smashes Records
Noah C, Staff Writer • January 4, 2023

When thinking about the greatest swimmers in the world, Western sophomore Thomas...

Across the state, students, like these at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, organized walkouts to protest Youngkin’s new model policies.
Get Them Out of Here: Youngkin’s Model Policies Violate the Rights of Trans Students
Opal Kendall, Editor-in-Chief • January 4, 2023

Trigger Warning: This article contains brief mentions of self harm and suicide. In...

Claire McMahon shares the discrimination and harassment she experiences while reporting on sports for the Western Hemisphere.
Claire McMahon: Pretty Young Thing
Claire Mc, Sports Editor • January 4, 2023

Women in sports fields are often unrepresented, disproportionately reported,...

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