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The Western Hemisphere

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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Members of the Constitutional Affairs Committee vote on a bill.
Model Congress 2023 Photo Gallery
Audrey Miracle, Emerson Ritter, and Olivia Moore March 16, 2023

A Senate committee votes on a bill, determining whether or not it will be able to move on to the Senate floor.
Model Congress Returns to Western for a 17th Year
Opal Kendall and Staff Reports March 16, 2023

Model Congress is, perhaps, the pinnacle of history and civic education at Western....

Eddie Slater, Kaki Harris, Wasif Mohi and other leadership students give a memorable opening act to this years WAHS Got Talent.
WAHS Got Talent Photo Gallery
Audrey Miracle, Assistant Editor • March 20, 2023

MacCleery says her biggest supporter is her sister, who plays with her.
Elsie MacCleery Has Found the Key to Success
Audrey Miracle, Assistant Editor • February 17, 2023

For sophomore Elsie MacCleery, golf is all about finding the perfect shot. However,...

We the People placed first at regionals and fourth in states.
We the People Club: “A duty as citizens to engage in government”
Rachael Pond, Staff Writer • March 3, 2023

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union-...” Whoa, whoa, whoa- hold up. Play back the tape. We’re not talking about that “We the People,”...

Greta Slaats cast her first ballot this past November
WAHS to the Polls
Jack Tueting, Editor in Chief • January 6, 2023
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Love Island UK cast of 2018
Love Island Might Just be Your Cup of Tea
Zoey Sauerwein, Assistant Editor • February 22, 2023

Despite its status as a trashy British reality show, “Love Island” is a series that deserves a mention. First aired in  2015, the show’s premise is based on the idea that...

The F-35 was the newest plane introduced in the sequel, it was used during a scene in which Maverick had to outrun the F-35 in a F-14.
Is Top Gun: Maverick Top Dog?
Wyatt Witt, Staff Writer • January 6, 2023
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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...

The Play for Preemies showcase is held annually.
Varsity Girls Basketball Wins Game in Play for Preemies Showcase
Maria Kinnan, Staff Writer • February 22, 2023

The Play for Preemies Showcase is an annual charity event played by all-girls...

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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