The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

Shivaram shares a unique story from her time covering Def Con in Las Vegas.
NPR Journalist Visits WAHS
Audrey Miracle, Editor in Chief • September 7, 2023

Deepa Shivaram drives into the overflowing parking lot of WAHS on a rainy morning,...

“The number one goal of schools is to educate the students who are the future of our country,” Berlin (front left) says.
Rebecca Berlin Joins Albemarle County School Board Mid-Term
Opal Kendall, Editor-in-Chief • June 5, 2023

When, after seven years on the Albemarle County School Board, David Oberg, who...

Fresh tiles by the 23niors overlook the senior patio.
Hidden Heroes of '23
Staff Reports July 21, 2023

WAHS Band competes at competition in Nashville. Odumosu can be found at the far-right in the front row.
Leri Odumosu: A Saxophone Superstar
Annabelle Mackey, Staff Writer • May 30, 2023

Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis once said that he imagines he’s playing the guitar...

Western Water Fountains
Western Water Fountains
Opal Kendall, Editor in Chief • July 6, 2023

One issue has long plagued the hallways of Western Albemarle High School. As each senior class graduates and moves on to bigger and better things, a new generation of Warriors...

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The new Barbie movie promises to attend to every detail that Barbie fans are waiting for.
"Barbie:" A Deep-Dive into Every Aspect of the Iconic Trailer
Ava Ellis, Staff Writer • June 5, 2023
This Spring, one trailer has taken the internet by storm. “Barbie”, a live-action reincarnation of the classic Barbie doll, is coming out this July. While many are disappointed that this movie will not be coming out for a few months, there is still much to be drawn from its infamous trailer. 
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Schmitz, in the center,  alongside basketball teammates, boosts the team/s energy.
Emma Schmitz: Rising Varsity Athlete
Emerson Ritter, Staff Writer • May 3, 2023

Emma Schmitz is a varsity basketball player in her freshman year, averaging...

Westerns crew team poses together after a regatta in October.
Rowers Return from Crew Trip to Florida
Charlotte Pelton, Writer • February 22, 2023

Craig Redinger, coach of the crew team, puts intense thought into his athletes...

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,...