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  • Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Preview
  • Evelyn Garey awarded for acting and activism
  • School celebrates No-shave November
  • Winter Break: The Great Netflix Binge
  • “The Hate U Give” Forum Sparks Discussion
  • Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Preview

    Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Preview

    Walker Martin, Brian O'Dea

    December 29, 2018

    The boys basketball team’s season is just underway, but they have already established one of their main goals for the season: win the Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Classic. The Holiday Hoops Classic is a high school basketball tournament happening over winter break, (December 27-29) that includes high schoo...

    The Western basketball team competes in last year's state final.

  • Evelyn Garey awarded for acting and activism

    Evelyn Garey awarded for acting and activism

    Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor

    December 18, 2018

    Senior Evelyn Garey’s theatrical performance earned her the Best Actor award for the VHSL performance of “Tuna Fish Eulogy”. She performed with the Western Drama group at Monticello High School in late October, later putting on a public performance at Western on November 9th. Garey is fami...

    Evelyn Garey (third from left) played Cherry in the one act play “Tuna Fish Eulogy” alongside 16 cast members.

    Photo By: Chanti Anderson

  • School celebrates No-shave November

    School celebrates No-shave November

    Sidney Jackson, Managing Editor

    December 18, 2018

    No-shave November, sometimes known as 'Movember', is a month-long event in which men surrender their razors and let their hair flow freely. Though many guys see this event  as a friendly competition with buddies to see who can grow the longest or bushiest beards, the real reason behind No-shave N...

    (From left) Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Gahring, Mr. Kompelien, Mr. Posovsky, Mr. Ball, Mr. Walsh, and Mr. Denny

    Photo By: Sidney Jackson

  • Winter Break: The Great Netflix Binge

    Winter Break: The Great Netflix Binge

    Harry Cowen, Staff Writer

    December 18, 2018

    Winter break is always a perfect time for binging Netflix and trying to forget about midterms, so here are some of my new favorite shows to binge: “Narcos: Mexico” is the newest spinoff of the successful “Narcos” series, following the creation of the modern day Sinaloa Cartel. Similar to th...

    Netflix's hit show "Narcos: Mexico" is a continuation of the original show, which was set in Colombia.

  • “The Hate U Give” Forum Sparks Discussion

    “The Hate U Give” Forum Sparks Discussion

    Rachel Schweitzer, Staff Writer

    December 6, 2018

    "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas has sparked discussions and forums centered around the topic of racial discrimination in America. Students at Western planned to meet in the library to further build on this subject, run by faculty members Ms. Laux and Ms. Archey, as well as Mr. Hughes’ Big Idea Club....

Evelyn Garey awarded for acting and activism
School celebrates No-shave November

School celebrates No-shave November

December 18, 2018

No-shave November, sometimes known as 'Movember', is a month-long event in which men surrender their...

“The Hate U Give” Forum Sparks Discussion

“The Hate U Give” Forum Sparks Discussion

December 6, 2018

"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas has sparked discussions and forums centered around the topic of racial...

The Government Takes On Juul

The Government Takes On Juul

November 1, 2018

The federal government began investigations into the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes last year....

WAHS Alum Sarah Lopez Releases EP
Thomas Jackson’s “Growth” Hits Shelves

Thomas Jackson’s “Growth” Hits Shelves

October 25, 2018

Fresh Faces All Around: Assistant Principal Teresa Tyler Joins WAHS Community

Fresh Faces All Around: Assistant Principal Teresa Tyler Joins WAHS Community

October 25, 2018

Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Preview
Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

October 12, 2018

The Western Albemarle cross country program is having a great season from both the boys and girls teams....

Austin Shifflett Runs for 4 Touchdowns in Big Win Over Charlottesville

Austin Shifflett Runs for 4 Touchdowns in Big Win Over Charlottesville

October 2, 2018

The Western Albemarle football team took early precautions due to Hurricane Florence prior to their big...

Scholastic Bowl Preps for New Season

Scholastic Bowl Preps for New Season

October 2, 2018

With a second place finish at States last year still fresh on their mind, the Scholastic bowl team sets...

Top 10 Christmas Songs
Winter Break: The Great Netflix Binge

Winter Break: The Great Netflix Binge

December 18, 2018

Winter break is always a perfect time for binging Netflix and trying to forget about midterms, so here...

Rap’s Most Recent Beef: Machine Gun Kelly Challenges Eminem

Rap’s Most Recent Beef: Machine Gun Kelly Challenges Eminem

November 20, 2018

On August 31, 2018, Eminem released a surprise album titled “Kamikaze.” The album was designed to...

Review: Hozier’s New EP “Nina Cried Power”

Review: Hozier’s New EP “Nina Cried Power”

October 25, 2018

Nina Cried Power was released on September 6th and was eagerly received by multitudes of fans both new...

Has Christmas Become Too Corporate?
Kavanaugh: I’m Disappointed, But Not Surprised

Kavanaugh: I’m Disappointed, But Not Surprised

November 1, 2018

After a few infuriating weeks, Brett Kavanaugh, an accused sexual abuser, has been appointed to one of the most important positions in the country: The...

Parking? I’ll pass…

Parking? I’ll pass…

November 1, 2018

Parking this year has been extremely frustrating -- for me, and for the rest of the school. This year’s school changes, such as getting rid of part of...

Freedom of Speech: On and Off the Field

Freedom of Speech: On and Off the Field

October 9, 2018

The release of Nike’s ad featuring Colin Kaepernick has caused a variety of different reactions. Some people have highly criticized Nike for producing...

School celebrates No-shave November
Mammal of the Month: Pangolin

Mammal of the Month: Pangolin

October 25, 2018

Well here we are, two years later. Everyone’s favorite mammal-appreciation series returns for its third...

Mammal of the Month: Porcupine

Mammal of the Month: Porcupine

November 3, 2017

Welcome to the running series known as Mammal of the Month, returning for a second of many years to the...

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