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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

“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...

White Hall’s Autism Sanctuary
White Hall’s Autism Sanctuary
Jack Steenburgh, Assistant Editor • April 14, 2023

Recently in White Hall, Autism Sanctuary, a new nonprofit organization has sprung...

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...

Just Tryin to Get Big
Just Tryin' to Get Big
Sophie Mathew, Staff Writer • April 24, 2023

While society portrays young women as the main victims of body image disorders,...

Teen Poet Laureate Sadie Adams (left),with fellow poets   Lillian Davis, Cal Hughes, Rachael Pond, Zoe Farris, and Cal Dagner (left to right).
Crozet Celebrates Inaugural Teen Poet Laureate Award
Martha Thompson, Staff Writer • June 5, 2023

This year, in partnership with Western’s creative writing program, Crozet’s local library created a Teen Poet Laureate program to celebrate local youth poets. The title of...

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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,...

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