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Why ACPS closes for Winter Weather

Why ACPS closes for Winter Weather

March 11, 2020

From a student’s perspective, no school means a relaxing day off. For parents, it often means having...

AP vs. IB

AP vs. IB

March 9, 2020

Western offers a variety of AP classes which students can choose from, but AP is not the only system...

Individualism Meets High School: The ACPS Center Model

Individualism Meets High School: The ACPS Center Model

January 27, 2020

Two years ago, Albemarle County was faced with an issue: overcrowding in high schools was causing disruptions...

Peer Tutoring at WAHS
Drama Tackles Two Performances and VTA

Drama Tackles Two Performances and VTA

December 18, 2019

Campaign on the Brain

Campaign on the Brain

December 18, 2019

Boys Cross Country Represent WAHS at Nike Cross Nationals

Boys Cross Country Represent WAHS at Nike Cross Nationals

December 5, 2019

Ever since the start of the 2019 season, the boys cross country team has salivated at the thought of...

Boys and Girls Cross Country Crush it at States

Boys and Girls Cross Country Crush it at States

November 20, 2019

The Western Albemarle boys Cross Country has created a dynasty. Over the past few years they have been...

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason

May 30, 2019

Jack Eliason is a junior and runs year-round for WAHS.  He currently holds the 10th fastest time in...

“The Mandalorian” Review

Music Corner

March 9, 2020

Over break, finding myself with an unusual amount of time on my hands, I took the plunge into Spotify’s...

Fresh Flicks for Summertime

Fresh Flicks for Summertime

May 30, 2019

A Dog’s Journey, May 17th Calling all dog lovers! A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose,...

David Sedaris’s most recent release: Theft by Finding Diaries

David Sedaris’s most recent release: Theft by Finding Diaries

May 21, 2019

David Sedaris’s Theft by Finding Diaries 1977-2002 is unlike any of his previous publications. Including...

There’s No Place Like Home

Not the Time to Draw the Line

March 11, 2020

In 2010, Republicans nationwide were swept into power. Anti-Obama sentiment was high, the Tea Party had peaked and Democrats who traditionally voted stayed...

Deteriorating Track Poses Risk To Athletes

Deteriorating Track Poses Risk To Athletes

March 9, 2020

The track at Western is in a rough state. After years of use from not just the students, but hundreds of different people, the track is slowly degrading.  “The...

Does Registering Early for AP Tests Lead to Higher Scores?

Does Registering Early for AP Tests Lead to Higher Scores?

March 9, 2020

A decision in 2018 by the College Board to require early downpayment for AP exams has led to much frustration for high school students and administrators...

Mammal of the Month: Markhor
Don’t Ask Me About College!

Don’t Ask Me About College!

December 18, 2019

The questions began as early as my freshman year. Since then, they’ve only gotten worse. It’s the...

Lime vs. Bird: An E-Scooter Review

Lime vs. Bird: An E-Scooter Review

April 18, 2019

Hallelujah, it’s raining… electric scooters??? It seems as though they appeared overnight just a...

Writers Find a Haven at Writer House
Drama Department Announces Spring Musical

Drama Department Announces Spring Musical

January 31, 2019

JUUL Stifled by New Federal Regulations

JUUL Stifled by New Federal Regulations

January 31, 2019

Robotics Qualifies for States

Robotics Qualifies for States

January 29, 2019

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