The Western Hemisphere

  • Accomplished Artist Makes Her Mark
  • Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury
  • Wigs For Warriors Hits Its 4th Year
  • Seniors Debate Gun Control, Preschool, and More at MoCo 2018
  • Accomplished Artist Makes Her Mark

    Accomplished Artist Makes Her Mark

    Jessica Klees

    June 21, 2018

    Senior Gayathri Prakash is known for her style and bubbly personality. She is a talented artist and was featured in the Senior Art Show. Prakash also is interested in fashion, animals, and volunteering to help the community. Before she gets her diploma, the Western Hemisphere asked some questions to find ou...

    Gayathri Prakash with her fellow senior artists at the Senior Art Show. From left to right: Laura Bendick, Gayathri Prakash, Zoe Clay, and Emma Schmidt.

    Photo By: Kelly Burnette

  • Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury

    Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury

    Will Jackson, Staff Writer

    May 26, 2018

    Torrential rain and apocalyptic winds did not prevent Western from taking home its first gold medal last weekend at the distinguished Stotesbury Cup.  The Freshmen Women’s Quadruple sculling boat, consisting of Ellie Ward, Mary Robertson, Kate Landis and Sloan Strong, won the gold medal in a boat na...

    Photo By: Jim Shannon

  • Wigs For Warriors Hits Its 4th Year

    Wigs For Warriors Hits Its 4th Year

    Madeleine Andrews, Editor in Chief

    May 16, 2018

    With scissors in hands and ponytails tied tight, volunteers from every grade stepped up to participate in the fourth annual Wigs for Warriors event. A record number of 43 people donated at least eight inches of their hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths, helping provide free wigs for those who are battling...

  • Seniors Debate Gun Control, Preschool, and More at MoCo 2018

    Seniors Debate Gun Control, Preschool, and More at MoCo 2018

    Abigail Coon and Staff Writers

    March 13, 2018

    At Model Congress 2018, President Bickers signed six bills into law, as follows: SB 002, increasing federal preschool access; HR 612, allowing the families of deceased soldiers to receive compensation during government shutdowns; HR 506, implementing air pollution regulations; HR 555, reclassifying marijuana...

    Eleanor Hawkes discusses HB 700, Alex Benson's bill, as Benson looks on. The bill prohibits businesses or companies from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and was signed into law by President Bickers later that day

    Photo By: Diana Kim

Wigs For Warriors Hits Its 4th Year
Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

March 30, 2018

Over the the summer of 2018, Western will be adding a Fine Arts Hall of Fame outside of the auditorium...

Sophomores Reflect on the College Search

Sophomores Reflect on the College Search

March 30, 2018

Having escaped the stresses of starting a new school but having not quite reached the stress of looking...

Students Discuss School Safety Procedures

Students Discuss School Safety Procedures

March 28, 2018

There has been a strong response in our community to the events of February 14, in which a gunman killed...

Accomplished Artist Makes Her Mark

Students Weigh In: Yanny or Laurel?

May 18, 2018

Looking Through the Lens at Annalee Durland-Jones

Looking Through the Lens at Annalee Durland-Jones

March 31, 2018

Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury
Gallery: WAHS Basketball State Championship

Gallery: WAHS Basketball State Championship

March 12, 2018

After an amazing season and conference and regional tournament wins, Western Albemarle Boys Basketball...

Indoor Track Teams Secure State Championships

February 28, 2018

The Western Albemarle boy’s and girl’s indoor track team both took home the title of 3A state champions...

Boy’s Basketball Postseason Preview

Boy’s Basketball Postseason Preview

February 7, 2018

The Western Albemarle’s boys varsity basketball team played their last regular season game this Tuesday....

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame
Gallery: Spring Musical “Legally Blonde”

Gallery: Spring Musical “Legally Blonde”

March 16, 2018

The spring musical Legally Blonde opened on Thursday, March 15, and will run through March 17. Based...

Canine Actors Break a Paw in “Legally Blonde”

Canine Actors Break a Paw in “Legally Blonde”

March 16, 2018

Among the talented cast of more than 50 actors gracing the stage in Legally Blonde, there’s two standout...

Editor’s Picks: January

Editor’s Picks: January

February 2, 2018

Recently, we've all been graced with new music coming from artists such as Kali Uchis, who just put out...

Promposals: Cute or Coercive?
Shhhould the Silent Study Hall Become Permanent?

Shhhould the Silent Study Hall Become Permanent?

January 19, 2018

The stereotype of a high school library is dark, dusty, dead silent room staffed with librarians who are always “shhhhh”ing students if they even breathe....

A Pocketful of Cuteness: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

A Pocketful of Cuteness: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

January 10, 2018

My remaining college deadlines are looming. The spring musical is about to start. The due date for that AP Lit essay is fast approaching. And yet, I don’t...

A PSA On PDA

A PSA On PDA

November 4, 2017

Dear Students, “Students should show self-respect and a sense of self-pride and refrain from inappropriate physical displays of affection. Excessive...

Mammal of the Month: Porcupine
Teacher’s Pets

Teacher’s Pets

May 11, 2017

Fenway has a tight schedule, and it will be respected. He needs a walk at precisely 6 a.m., by none other...

Mammal Of The Month: May 2017

Mammal Of The Month: May 2017

May 4, 2017

The main goal here at the Mammal of the Month writer’s desk is to shine a light into all corners of...

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