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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

Katherine Innes is one of several teachers who have taken to collecting their students phones in buckets instead of hanging pockets.
Away for the Day: A Second Look at the Cell Phone Policy
Lucy Shadel, Staff Writer • April 10, 2024

It’s the fall of 2023. Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is taking the world by storm...

House Minority Whip Connor Spano listens as a bill is proposed on the House floor.
Gallery: Model Congress 2024: Morning Floor Sessions
Cooper Shelton and Millie Wiegard March 15, 2024

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Art Fest in the West to be Held March 22nd
Wyatt Witt, Section Editor • March 15, 2024

Art Fest in the West, a local fundraising event for Arts in Western Education, is coming up on Friday, March 22nd from six to nine PM. There...

Above: Affectionately known as “Scotty Jeff” by students, Jefferies is regarded just as well 
by them as by his colleagues.
Unsung Hero Of Western: Scott Jeffries
Isabella Stewart, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024

Your feet quietly trudge down the hallway, and you rub your eyes wondering why...

McLernan stands in the caafeteria just after the breakfast rush
Unsung Heroes of Western: Richard McLernan
Maria Kinnan, Assistant Editor • November 13, 2023

Richard McLernan wakes up every morning, excited to go to his job. His favorite...

House Minority Whip Connor Spano listens as a bill is proposed on the House floor.
Gallery: Model Congress 2024: Morning Floor Sessions
Cooper Shelton and Millie Wiegard March 15, 2024

Senate Majority Leader Opal Kendall announces the next proposed bill at the Senate Judiciary meeting.
Finally Legal: Model Congress Celebrates Its 18th Year at Western
Audrey Miracle and Staff Reports March 15, 2024

If you walked into Ms. Miracle or Mr. Richmond in the last four weeks, you would have seen groups of seniors huddled into subcommittees, working...

Ensemble rehearses for their dances with props.
"Addams Family" Musical Makes Spring Spooky
Olivia Moore, Assistant Editor • April 10, 2024

School plays are the spectacle of the spring season, and this year’s play, run by the drama department, is “Addams Family”. The musical, a spooky, heart-felt story following...

Art Fest in The West Photo Gallery
Art Fest in The West Photo Gallery
Cooper Shelton, Staff Writer • April 10, 2024

WAHCappella sings a sea shanty Jolly Sailor Bold. (L to R: Audrey Scialla, Lily Davis, Lucy Shadel, Jacob Walton, Jake Beard, Arthur Hobbs, and Noah Shaw).
WAHS Got Talent '24
Ike Noth and Reid Keller February 26, 2024
A junior girls group (L to R: Ava Nauman, Elsie MacCleery, Caroline Grist, Lucy Vigilante, Ella Pinto, Emily See, Gigi Hathaway, Jean-Nika VDW, Mackenzie Kinnan)  sings Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars for their singing valentine.
Singing Valentines Gallery
Cooper Shelton, Staff Writer • February 20, 2024
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Napoleon looks onward towards the battlefield, with the French army by his side.
Real or Not? Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” Review
Wyatt Witt, A&E Editor • February 19, 2024

The film “Napoleon” oversimplifies the history of the Napoleonic Wars. It really felt like a movie and not a history lesson, which was good for some scenes. The battle scenes...

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Piper, the small poodle mix, will be joining WAHS and the counseling team this week. She was a hit 
during her first Warrior period and is coming back every Thursday for the rest of the year. Piper is a 
therapy dog that will help improve and uplift the Western spirit
Therapy Dog to Visit WAHS Weekly
Audrey Miracle, Editor-in-Chief • February 15, 2024

Veomle sports a 11 game-point-average and 5 rebounds per game.
Kate Voelmle: Balancing Success in the Classroom and on the Court
Jack Connelly, Assistant Editor • February 19, 2024

Kate Voelmle has been a crucial part of Western’s Girls Varsity Basketball...

While no longer on the table for this year, it still is a looming schedule choice.
7+1 Period: A Way to Relieve Stress or a New Thing to Stress About?
Ike Noth, Assistant Editor • February 15, 2024

7+1 is a concept for a new(ish) schedule that ACPS is trying to propose as a...

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