The Western Hemisphere

About Us

The Western Hemisphere is the student-run newspaper for Western Albemarle High School in Crozet, Virginia. It is published 5-6 times a year by the journalism class and is distributed to students, faculty and the community.

The Western Hemisphere serves as a public forum and seeks to inform, educate, and entertain the student body and local community. Opinions expressed in the newspaper are not necessarily representative of WAHS, the faculty, staff, or administration.

The Western Hemisphere is a member of the Virginia High School League, Quill & Scroll, the National Scholastic Press Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper is printed by Narrow Passage Press in Woodstock, Virginia.


Mailing Address:

The Western Hemisphere
Western Albemarle High School
5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Crozet, Virginia | 29932

Submit a story idea using the above email, or by using the form in the footer.



Annual subscriptions are available for $25.  If you would like to support The Western Hemisphere with a subscription to our print edition, please send us a letter. Include your name, a delivery address, and cash or a check of $25. Thank you for your support!

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Letters to the Editor:

The Western Hemisphere welcomes letters to the editor of any topic of concern to the Western community. All letters must be signed; works submitted without the author’s name will not be published. All materials are subject to editing for libel, obscenity, poor taste, spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and space. Submit letters to the physical address above, or to our email:

Try our online submission form below:



Advertise in The Western Hemisphere!

We welcome your ad in our newspaper, which is published 5-6 times each year. Circulation is 600-800 per issue and over 1000 for our end-of-year graduation edition. View our advertising package for more information, or contact our advertising department at the email below.

Download “WH Advertising Package”


Contact the Adviser:

Jill Williams, Western Hemisphere Adviser