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The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Hozier returned after a long hiatus with his recent EP, “Nina Cried Power”

Review: Hozier’s New EP “Nina Cried Power”

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor October 25, 2018

Nina Cried Power was released on September 6th and was eagerly received by multitudes of fans both new and old. Hozier’s first album, simply titled “Hozier,” has remained popular since its initial...

Vile rocking out at Lollapalooza in 2016

Editor’s Picks: New Music

Mia Jevack, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2018

The 2018 calendar year has been good to the music world, especially past summer. Albums such as “Hive Mind” from The Internet, “Negro Swan” from Blood Orange, and “Be the Cowboy” from Mitski...

Top 5 on PBS KIDS

Top 5 on PBS KIDS

Eva Massarelli, Features Editor October 2, 2018

Top 5 Shows on PBS KIDS “Arthur” “Fecth! with Ruff Ruffman” “Cyberchase” “Between the Lions” “Clifford the Big Red Dog” “Arthur” is by far the best show on PBS...

Editor’s Picks: March

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 16, 2018

March saw new music ranging from singles to EPs to covers from bands like Beach Fossils, who came out with a cover of Yung Lean’s song “Agony” from his 2017 album “Stranger”. Car Seat Headrest...

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Brookelyn Shantler, Student Life Editor March 30, 2018

Over the the summer of 2018, Western will be adding a Fine Arts Hall of Fame outside of the auditorium to honor past students and teachers who have made contributions to the arts. It is a way of recognizing...

Chloe Horner (Elle) initiates a selfie with Delta Nu girls at a preview performance at the Old Trail Lodge

Gallery: Spring Musical “Legally Blonde”

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2018

The spring musical Legally Blonde opened on Thursday, March 15, and will run through March 17. Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of sorority girl turned law student...

Erin Nelson (left) as Paulette and Chloe Horner as Elle work on a scene with Apollo

Canine Actors Break a Paw in “Legally Blonde”

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2018

Among the talented cast of more than 50 actors gracing the stage in Legally Blonde, there’s two standout stars that must be talked about— and no, we’re not talking about Elle and Emmett. This year’s...

Editors Picks: January

Editor’s Picks: January

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 2, 2018

Recently, we've all been graced with new music coming from artists such as Kali Uchis, who just put out her new single "After the Storm" featuring 70s funk singer Bootsy Collins and rapper Tyler, the Creator....

The members of Unintended Consequences perform at Why I Run.  From left to right: Kirsten Casteel (saxophone), Alex Benson (bass), Eamon Dougherty (keyboard), Kathleen Hughes (drummer), Zach Thorne (guitar), Illiana Roèsso (lead vocals), and Josiah Luftig (guitar).

“Unintended Consequences” Hits the Western Music Scene

Sidney Jackson, Assistant News Editor January 19, 2018

A new up-and-coming band has emerged at Western by the name of Unintended Consequences. They made their debut during this year’s Kinda Karaoke during spirit week, and left the crowd with gaping mouths....

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Natalie Raab, Staff Writer January 19, 2018

Whether you’ve seen the memes, Instagram or Twitter posts, or even rewatched both seasons several times, almost everyone has heard of Stranger Things. Set in the town of Hawkins during the 80’s the...

Top 5 Albums of 2017

Top 5 Albums of 2017

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 19, 2018

  Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator Flower Boy by Tyler the Creator is his fourth album released this summer which included singles like “911”, “Boredom”, and “See You Again”. This album...

The cast of this Agatha Christie adaptation, starring Kenneth Branagh

Murder on the Orient Express Review

Jessica Klees, News Editor January 10, 2018

Recently, I went to see a new remake of Agatha Christie’s 1933 novel “Murder on the Orient Express.” According to IMDb, there have been film adaptations made of the famous book in 1974, 2001, and...