The Western Hemisphere

Khalid’s “American Teen” Proves Relatable

Khalid’s “American Teen” Proves Relatable

Abby Lohr, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2017


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Spring has sprung and so have the hits for multiple new artists, one of whom is hitting the alternative pop scene with quite the bang. Khalid released his first hit single last year titled “Location”, and since then has been extremely successful dropping hits that grab listeners. “Ever since “Lo...

John Mayer’s “The Search for Everything”

John Mayer’s “The Search for Everything”

Matt Mandell, Latitudes Editor

May 4, 2017


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John Mayer’s new album, “The Search For Everything,” is exactly what it sounds like: Mayer pulls all his tricks out of his sleeve whether it’s blues rock, melancholy love songs, or his masterful country tone, you can find it on his newest release. His assortment of genres is what I see as Maye...

PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th

PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th

Julianne Kirby, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Showcase

The Senior Art Show will be hung on April 24 through the 28 in the cafeteria. The show will feature the work of students who have taken two or more years of visual arts, such as photography, ceramics, and art classes. There will be a reception on April 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 in the evening to recogniz...

High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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Once Upon a Mattress had four successful shows throughout Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last week. Those working on the musical included actors, singers, musicians, and technical theatre students. The shows were dedicated to Mr.Betthauser, and donations were taken towards a new scholarship in his n...

Kurt Vile Rocks Out at the Jefferson

Mia Jevack, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


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Watching Kurt Vile perform consists of 50% guitar skills and 50% hair. A couple weeks ago, I joined a huge crowd of cool looking 20 and 30 year olds that flooded the Jefferson to watch his show in awe. Vile is a singer/songwriter who hails from Philadelphia. He is most widely known for his solos and...

Coming to a Theater Near You

Coming to a Theater Near You

Abby Lohr, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


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With all the movie buzz resulting from Oscar season, new films are hitting the theaters every few weeks. It’s easy to get caught up in the must-see attitude related to the outpouring of movies, but no need to waste money on movies that aren’t worth it. Below are the names and release dates of a few...

Hidden Figures: An Instant Hit!

Hidden Figures: An Instant Hit!

Madeline Hamer, Copy Editor

March 7, 2017


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For many people, when they think about NASA in the 60s they think of white men working at the powerful space program. What many people aren’t aware of, is that there were many intelligent women (both white women and women of color) working at NASA that faced many difficulties in gaining the respect...

The Shins Are Back

The Shins Are Back

Ellie Bowen, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2017


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After five years of static, The Shins shattered the silence with a brand new single, “Dead Alive.” The first five seconds of the song will have you guessing what will happen next, but once it’s over you’ll be left in complete awe. The song carries a nostalgic essence, sounding quite similar to...

Fueling your Holiday Playlist

Fueling your Holiday Playlist

Madeline Hamer, Copy Editor

January 26, 2017


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With holidays rolling around, it’s finally time to again listen to some phenomenal holiday music. While some Scrooges feel like Christmas music can be played too early, it’s never too soon to listen to some merry tunes. Holiday music never fails to lift the moods of listeners.  Whether you ...

Interested in Podcasts? Give These a Listen

Alec Martin, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


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Over the last few years, podcasts have taken over car stereos and headphone sets all over the world. And for good reason to; from comedy to politics, podcasts offer a wide variety of entertainment for all listeners. For those of you who want to dive into the realm of podcasting, or just need something...

New Releases Worth the Ticket Price

Abby Lohr, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017


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When it comes to movies, trailers play an important part in helping me determine whether it’s worth the hefty $12 fee of watching it in a theater. Sure, the seats are comfy and the surround sound is mesmerizing, but a lot of the time I leave the theater regretting my purchase when I could’v...

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Eva Massarelli, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

Ms. Pitts, the drama director, was inspired to put on the play Rhinoceros this fall after reading the play multiple times and seeing the performance live at UVA. The WAHS drama department has been practicing since early September, meeting every day after school. Since the auditions were school-wide, ...