The Western Hemisphere

  • The Government Takes On Juul
  • Evolution Of The Juul
  • New Tri-Lab Stirs Discussion
  • Kavanaugh: I’m Disappointed, But Not Surprised
  • Parking? I’ll pass…
  • The Government Takes On Juul

    The Government Takes On Juul

    Jessica Klees, Editor-in-Chief

    November 1, 2018

    The federal government began investigations into the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes last year. Recently, however, some more severe measures have been enacted. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing regulations for vape production, especially for young people. In a statement released...

    Photo By: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

  • Evolution Of The Juul

    Evolution Of The Juul

    Frances Noll and Jack Reichert

    November 1, 2018

    The nicotine craze isn’t new to the world of high school, but what is different now is the small rectangular “Juul.” The Juul has started a giant, unstoppable trend across high schools and universities in America. Vapes became relevant in our community around 2 or 3 years ago. Before then, none...

    Photo By: Julianne Kirby

  • New Tri-Lab Stirs Discussion

    New Tri-Lab Stirs Discussion

    Eva Massarelli, Feature Editor

    November 1, 2018

    The modern tri-lab was built over the summer to offer a collaborative lab experience to students at Western Albemarle High School. The purpose of the lab is to get a variety of classes to work together outside the confinements of a traditional class setting. The open space allows for guest speakers and...

  • Kavanaugh: I’m Disappointed, But Not Surprised

    Kavanaugh: I’m Disappointed, But Not Surprised

    Grace Berigan, A&E Editor

    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 Supreme Court. This is yet another example of how the current administration does not respect women. The United States is undergoing tremendous social...

    Art by Julianne Kirby

  • Parking? I’ll pass…

    Parking? I’ll pass…

    Jessica Klees, Editor-in-Chief

    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 the staff parking lot and population growth, have made parking very difficult. As a senior, I need to arrive at WAHS at least 30 minutes early to...

    Due to the lack of space, cars regularly have to park in the grass

    Photo By: Julianne Kirby

The Government Takes On Juul
Evolution Of The Juul

Evolution Of The Juul

November 1, 2018

The nicotine craze isn’t new to the world of high school, but what is different now is the small rectangular...

New Tri-Lab Stirs Discussion

New Tri-Lab Stirs Discussion

November 1, 2018

The modern tri-lab was built over the summer to offer a collaborative lab experience to students at Western...

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

What is something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to? It could be any...

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

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success
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...

Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury

Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury

May 26, 2018

Torrential rain and apocalyptic winds did not prevent Western from taking home its first gold medal last...

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

Editor’s Picks: New Music

October 25, 2018

The 2018 calendar year has been good to the music world, especially past summer. Albums such as “Hive...

Top 5 on PBS KIDS

Top 5 on PBS KIDS

October 2, 2018

Top 5 Shows on PBS KIDS “Arthur” “Fecth! with Ruff Ruffman” “Cyberchase” “Between...

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

March 30, 2018

Over the the summer of 2018, Western will be adding a Fine Arts Hall of Fame outside of the auditorium...

Kavanaugh: I’m Disappointed, But Not Surprised
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...

Opinion: Don’t Appoint Kavanaugh!

Opinion: Don’t Appoint Kavanaugh!

October 4, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant Supreme Court position, has sparked tremendous controversy. Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme...

Mammal of the Month: Pangolin
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...

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...

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