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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

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...

Gallery: Little Women

Gallery: Little Women

Lily Kline, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

Review:  Star Wars:  Bad Batch

Review: ‘Star Wars: Bad Batch’

Will Jackson, Managing Editor June 2, 2021

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is an animated television series released on Disney+. Premiering May 4, 2021 it serves as a sequel to the acclaimed “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” television show. The series...

WAHS Drama Presents Little Women

WAHS Drama Presents “Little Women”

Sephira Ainsworth, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

WAHS theater has persevered through the obstacles accompanying virtual and hybrid school. This spring they decided to put on the timeless classic: Little Women, the Musical. Written in 1868 by Louisa May...

Suicide Squad: A Fail of the DC Universe

“Suicide Squad”: A Fail of the DC Universe

Maeve Ridings, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

In a haze of excitement from the newly dropped “The Suicide Squad” trailer, I decided to rewatch the original film “Suicide Squad” from 2016. I hoped that revisiting the David Ayer version would...

Nomadland: An Oscar Worthing Win

“Nomadland”: An Oscar Worthing Win

Maeve Ridings, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

I will not debate that Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” is breathtakingly beautiful.  It is a wonderful meditation of life in grief and how those feelings are fueled by the economy and society.  However,...

Moxie: Progressive or Performative?

“Moxie”: Progressive or Performative?

Maeve Ridings, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

My expectations for the film “Moxie” were high based on my love for the book and Amy Poehler’s involvement. However, I was incredibly disappointed, and unfortunately Netflix seems to have missed...

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Covids Best Comedy

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”: Covid’s Best Comedy

Harrison Miracle, News Editor May 11, 2021

The sequel to the 2006 classic mockumentary "Borat" was a spectacular and wildly inappropriate way to end 2020. Similar to the first one, it follows Kazakh journalist Borat and his interesting journey...