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Witt and Whitten Retire after Combined Seventy-One Years

Witt and Whitten Retire after Combined Seventy-One Years

Madeleine Andrews and Talley Johnston

Chuck Witt After 33 years of teaching at the high school that he attended, math teacher and track coach Chuck Witt has decided to retire. He is known for his jokes and sarcastic humor that are heard th...

June 1, 2017

Concussions in ACPS

Concussions in ACPS

May 11, 2017

For student athletes, the constant shadow of injury is a cautious reminder of the dangers of their sport....

Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

May 6, 2017

LRT, or Light Rail Transit, has been increasing in popularity in cities all over the United States sinc...

A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

May 4, 2017

There comes a time when the joy of Spring Break has faded away, and students are left with the daunting fact...

Sports

Slideshow: Collegiate @ WAHS Varsity Football

Slideshow: Collegiate @ WAHS Varsity Football

August Lamb, Photo Editor

The Warriors faced Collegiate School of Richmond on Sept. 15th. See the whole game in photos...

September 20, 2017

Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

May 19, 2017

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

May 11, 2017

When you think of sports at Western, most people think of the trifecta: football, basketball, and lacrosse....

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

May 11, 2017

Colby Wren has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He started at the age of four and...

Student Life

Senior Last Words

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann and Brookelyn Shantler

When I was younger I wanted to be… An astronaut In charge A chef A doctor A teacher Rich A teacher A professor A lawyer My biggest fear about Western was... L...

June 1, 2017

Suiting Up for Prom

Suiting Up for Prom

May 11, 2017

Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

May 11, 2017

A&E

The Perfect Soundtrack For Your Summer

India Mawn and Mia Jevack

Summer is the season of warm weather, days at the beach, and car rides with the windows down. This playlist is perfect to capture all of those moments. 1. “Blister in the ...

June 1, 2017

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

May 12, 2017

Tennis is a husband wife indie-pop/lo-fi duo made up of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley who both hail fr...

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

May 11, 2017

Grace's Pick There is heavy competition between Mudhouse and Grit Cafe. When it comes down to it, the ...

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

May 11, 2017

Iron Paffles and Coffee opened April 18th in Charlottesville. You may be asking yourself, “What’s...

Opinion

The Pledge of Allegiance: An American Tradition?

India Mawn and Mia Jevack

Written in 1892 by socialist preacher Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance was not originally intended to be used by only the US, but for any nation that wanted to. It began as "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice...

May 11, 2017

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

February 17, 2017

Welcome back, Warriors, to Talley and August's annual article: "Under Official Review", where we actively seek out the best and brightest ads that the...

My Two Cents on Cents

My Two Cents on Cents

January 24, 2017

There are many problems facing America today: how to resolve racial tensions, how to combat the rising rates of obesity, how to stop those creepy clowns...

Midterms: Make a Decision

Midterms: Make a Decision

January 4, 2017

Midterms: A word often associated with stress and all-nighters that occurs in one of the worst weeks of your life. But now it’s not just one week. This...

Latitudes

Teacher’s Pets

Teacher’s Pets

William Peritz, Staff Writer

Fenway has a tight schedule, and it will be respected. He needs a walk at precisely 6 a.m., by none other than his owner, Lynn Define. Define wakes up every morning with plenty...

May 11, 2017

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...

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

March 24, 2017

Australia gets all the coolest animals. Emus, kangaroos, koalas, tasmanian tigers, blobfish, platypus,...

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