The Western Hemisphere

  • Fall Drama Retrospective
  • Unintended Consequences Hits The Crozet Music Scene
  • An “I” Into Alternative Learning at WAHS
  • County Approves WAHS Cell Tower
  • Too Juul for School?
  • Fall Drama Retrospective

    Fall Drama Retrospective

    Eva Masserelli, Features Editor

    December 15, 2017

      The Western Drama department put on two fall plays this year. They performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, a show of comedic skits as the school play, while a one act play called Wit was their competition piece. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridge...

    Frank Kennedy and Benjamin Moskalski duke it out as Sampson and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

    Photo By: Olivia Gallmeyer

  • Unintended Consequences Hits The Crozet Music Scene

    Unintended Consequences Hits The Crozet Music Scene

    Sidney Jackson, Assistant News Editor

    December 15, 2017

    A new up-and-coming band has emerged at Western by the name of Unintended Consequences. They made their debut during this year’s Kinda Karaoke during spirit week, and left the crowd with gaping mouths. So far they have played at the Why I Run event, and have big plans for the future. The band con...

    Unintended Consequences performing at last month's Why I Run event

    Photo By: Darah Bonham

  • An “I” Into Alternative Learning at WAHS

    An “I” Into Alternative Learning at WAHS

    Brookelyn Shantler, Student Life Editor

    December 15, 2017

    Independent Study is an offered course at Western for students who wish to explore interests and develop independence throughout their learning. The mission is to design a course of study suited to the student and consult with a mentor experienced within the student’s interest. However,  independen...

  • County Approves WAHS Cell Tower

    County Approves WAHS Cell Tower

    Julianne Kirby, Assistant News Editor

    November 3, 2017

    It is generally understood that cellular service at Western is horrible. Most students know a few spots in the building where they can catch a bar or two, but communicating with anyone outside of the school can be a significant challenge even within these pockets of cellular relief. However, the county...

  • Too Juul for School?

    Too Juul for School?

    Caroline Lund, Staff Writer

    November 3, 2017

    Just so everyone knows, juuling in the bathroom is not at all discrete. Three people in one stall is a dead giveaway that something’s up, and no one thinks you’re in there sharing secrets. I know tons of people who juul, and I’m sure you do, too. In fact, I hear people asking for “more ...

    Photo By: August Lamb, Talley Johnston, and Caroline Lund

Winter Club Updates
“Aesthetic Warriors” Strike Again

“Aesthetic Warriors” Strike Again

January 19, 2018

A new decoration mysteriously appeared in October to adorn the halls of Western: two stairwells off ...

Glee Club Lifts Up New Voices

Glee Club Lifts Up New Voices

January 19, 2018

The leaders of the glee club are Erin Nelson, Liz Jahoda-Wassung, and Tristan Rose. The club aims to ...

FirstVote Club Encourages Conversation

FirstVote Club Encourages Conversation

January 19, 2018

FirstVote is a new political club that has begun meeting this year. Caroline Lund first had the idea...

Cross Country Sweeps State Championships
Golf Explained for Dummies

Golf Explained for Dummies

November 15, 2017

Marion Alcaro, a senior girl on the Western golf team sat down with a clueless-about-golf staff member...

Boys Cross Country Team Running Back To States

Boys Cross Country Team Running Back To States

November 3, 2017

The boy’s varsity cross country team is off to a very strong start. The team already has two wins o...

Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams Dominate in Regional Championship

November 3, 2017

This week in Lexington, Virginia, both the Western Albemarle boys and girls cross country teams won t...

The Shadow Warrior Hits the Shelves
Yearbook Goes to Dallas

Yearbook Goes to Dallas

January 19, 2018

An “I” Into Alternative Learning at WAHS

An “I” Into Alternative Learning at WAHS

December 15, 2017

“Unintended Consequences” Hits the Western Music Scene
Stranger Things

Stranger Things

January 19, 2018

Whether you’ve seen the memes, Instagram or Twitter posts, or even rewatched both seasons several ...

Top 5 Albums of 2017

Top 5 Albums of 2017

January 19, 2018

  Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator is his fourth album released this summer which included singles like “911”, ...

Murder on the Orient Express Review

Murder on the Orient Express Review

January 10, 2018

Recently, I went to see a new remake of Agatha Christie’s 1933 novel “Murder on the Orient Express.”...

Shhhould the Silent Study Hall Become Permanent?
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 do...

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...

Alt-Right Isn’t Alright

Alt-Right Isn’t Alright

November 4, 2017

The Unite the Right rally took place in Emancipation Park on August 12th and ended in the death of a counter-protester and intensified the division of...

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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