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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Everything Everywhere All at Once: A Chaotic Masterpiece

Everything Everywhere All at Once: A Chaotic Masterpiece

Tatiana Bird, Staff Writer June 3, 2022

A24’s latest cinematic release, Everything Everywhere All at Once, is among the most ambitious films of the past decade. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once...

Jack Steen’s Rap Reviews

Jack Steen’s Rap Reviews

June 3, 2022

The past months have had many anticipated and unexpected album releases from a variety of artists. These albums showed refreshing new sides of familiar artists and improvements on newly formed genres and...

Comically Queer: Heartstopper Review

Comically Queer: Heartstopper Review

Lee Marcel, Editor in Chief May 9, 2022

  “Heartstopper” is a revolutionary queer show that you can watch with the whole family. The Netflix exclusive show based on the iconic comics by Alice Osemen has a 100% on rotten tomatoes...

Natasha Jacques, Elke Beaumont, and Lily Clark rock out an Abba number in the musical  Mamma Mia.

WAHS Drama Presents “Mamma Mia”

Audrey Miracle and Margaret Lee April 22, 2022

Set your sails for Greece: this year’s musical “Mamma Mia” is sure to be an incredible production, which opens tonight. Based on the 2008 movie, the show follows the story of Sophie, who is engaged...

Death on the Nile: Movie Review

Death on the Nile: Movie Review

Audrey Miracle, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Based on the famous book written by Agatha Christie, “Death on the Nile” is a classic murder mystery that features a quality cast and incredible cinematography. Set in 1937, “Death on the Nile”...

Scream Review

Scream Review

Harrison Miracle, Editor in Chief March 16, 2022

The fifth installment of Scream released just at the start of this year, and gave myself and many others hope for the future of horror-slasher films. As someone who was newly introduced to the Scream franchise...

Review:  Dune

Review: “Dune”

Alex Noth, Editor-In-Chief March 14, 2022

With a runtime of a little over two and a half hours, Dune is certainly one of the longer movies you will see. Despite this, I thought the movie was excellent. But no doubt the best part of the movie was...

Review: “Brightside” by the Lumineers

March 14, 2022

This album review of The Lumineers’ Brightside details not only the album overall, but also each song that was released. Caroline and Claire discuss their thoughts on the band’s new sound, appreciation,...

No Time to Die

Lee Marcel, Editor-In-Chief January 31, 2022

Daniel Craig officially retired his arguably most iconic role in the 5th installment of his James Bond saga: ‘No Time To Die’. While the movie was delayed for more than a year and a half, I believe...

Faces cover art created by Mac Miller’s brother, Miller McCormick

Mac Miller’s Faces Album Review

Jack Steenburgh, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Mac Miller’s death on September 7th, 2018 was a tragedy which shocked fans, friends, and family of the rapper. A common debate seen surrounding many other rappers’ deaths sparked the management of...

Library Announces Arrival of New Books

Library Announces Arrival of New Books

Audrey Miracle, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Looking for a fun new book to read but don't know what you want? Here's a sneak peak at new books being added to the library. New Fiction: Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram       ...

Review:  Invincible

Review: ‘Invincible’

Another Robert Kirkman comic series came to the screen this year with Amazon Prime Video’s "Invincible", and similar to Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead,” its debut has not disappointed. With the first...