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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

Frank Kennedy and Benjamin Moskalski duke it out as Sampson and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet

Fall Drama Retrospective

Eva Masserelli, Features Editor December 15, 2017

  The Western Drama department put on two fall plays this year. They performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, a show of comedic skits as the school play, while a one act...

Unintended Consequences performing at last months Why I Run event

Unintended Consequences Hits The Crozet Music Scene

Sidney Jackson, Assistant News Editor December 15, 2017

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 Hype Sweeps the Halls

“Stranger Things” Hype Sweeps the Halls

Natalie Raab, Staff Writer December 15, 2017

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...

Taylor Swifts Singles Receive Mixed Reviews

Taylor Swift’s Singles Receive Mixed Reviews

Sophie O'Donnell, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

With the new release of Taylor Swift’s singles, “Look What You Made Me Do” and “... Ready For It?” and highly anticipated “Reputation” album set to drop in November, the new version of...

Pictured: Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of Tennis

Tennis Takes the Stage

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 3, 2017

With less than 100 people packed into the tiny but unique venue that is The Southern Cafe and Music Hall, on a humid August night, you could feel the energy in the room before husband-wife duo, Tennis,...

A Review of Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A Review of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Ben Kunkel, Staff Writer October 30, 2017

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was released in theaters in September.  It takes place in the UK after the events of the first movie. The movie is about the fall of a Secret Service, known as “Kingsman”...

The Perfect Soundtrack For Your Summer

India Mawn and Mia Jevack June 1, 2017

Summer is the season of warm weather, days at the beach, and car rides with the windows down. This playlist is perfect to capture all of those moments. 1. “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes This...

Pictured: Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of Tennis

Music You Should Be Listening To: Tennis

Mia Jevack, Staff Writer May 12, 2017

Tennis is a husband wife indie-pop/lo-fi duo made up of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley who both hail from Denver. The two started the band Tennis after an 8 month long sail on the Atlantic Ocean which...

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

Mud & Grit: The Battle of Crozet Coffee

Grace's Pick There is heavy competition between Mudhouse and Grit Cafe. When it comes down to it, the superior coffee shop is hard to determine because a person’s preference is based upon their priorities....

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

Paffles: You’ve Gotta Try This

Madeline Hamer, Copy Editor May 11, 2017

Iron Paffles and Coffee opened April 18th in Charlottesville. You may be asking yourself, “What’s a paffle?” A paffle is puff pastry that is baked on a waffle iron. Iron is located on Water Street...

Khalids newest album American Teen dropped on March 3

Khalid’s “American Teen” Proves Relatable

Abby Lohr, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2017

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”,...

John Mayers newest album The Search for Everything came out last month on April 14

John Mayer’s “The Search for Everything”

Matt Mandell, Latitudes Editor May 4, 2017

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...