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(Fall)ing for Sweaters

(Fall)ing for Sweaters

Abby Lohr

November 9, 2015

As the crisp, but not quite cold weather starts to arrive, it’s time for girls to look in their closets and find those fall essentials. Leaves are changing colors and apple-picking is starting, but aren’t our sweater choices more important? There are so many different styles of sweaters that it...

Students Summer Program Takes Her Across the World

Mary Campbell's  five week summer program brought her to Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ellie Bowen

October 9, 2015

Western junior, Mary Campbell Spencer, was fortunate enough to have spent her summer in not one, but three different countries over the span of five weeks. The majority of her time was spent in the Outback of Australia, and the rest spent in various parts of New Zealand and Fiji. Spencer explains how her ...

Student Musicians

Student Musicians

Sarah Rainey, Web Editor in Chief

April 20, 2015

Neighbors You Know Neighbors You Know, made of seniors Bianica Baker, Ian Wright, and Jack Marcus, was founded in December of 2012 when they decided to combine their talents and form a band. Lead singer, Bianica Baker explains, “We all knew of each other and how well we could play/sing and thought,...

What We’re Listening to: The Civil Wars

What We're Listening to: The Civil Wars

Abby Lohr, Staff Writer

April 20, 2015

Formed in 2008, the Civil Wars have the kind of music that you can put on repeat for hours without regret. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Joy Williams and John Paul White have the type of voices that overlap in perfect harmony; it’s like they were made for each other. In their 2011 album ‘Barton ...

Students Participate in Wired Playwriting Event

Students Participate in Wired Playwriting Event

Ruby Neisser, Staff Writer

April 20, 2015

Imagine trying to write a script, make props, and perform a play all in one day! On January 8th a group of students, 11 of them from Western Albemarle High School, (as well as others from Monticello and Albemarle high schools) went to Monticello High School for a drama event where they did just that....

Disney Brings Classics to Life Through Live Action

One of Disney's most recent live action films, Cinderella, featuring Lily James and Richard Madden

Eme Massarelli and Morgan Broadus

April 20, 2015

“These remakes will never capture the magic of my childhood” Eme Massarelli Recently, Walt Disney Films has begun planning and producing live-action remakes of Disney animated classics. The first was “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), directed by Tim Burton, and featured an all-star cast of Joh...

Top Ten Slumber Party Movies

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor

April 15, 2015

It seems like no one really has slumber parties anymore, or maybe they are and I’m just not getting invited. But either way, and as incentive to bring them back, here are the top ten slumber party movies of all time. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the middle school nostalgia. 1. High School Musical Rece...

Orphan Black: Sci-fi’s Biggest Success

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor

March 9, 2015

Sci-fi is a hard genre to get a hold on. And while many shows will advertise that they hit the perfect Sci-fi mark, I can guarantee you that they will be lying. Only one show has, in our era of television and media, successfully pulled off all the nuances of a modern Sci-fi. The show’s writing never...

A Reflection on the 2015 Golden Globes

February 25, 2015

If you've recently been in a women's locker room or any local coffee shop, you've probably heard some excited chatter about a seemingly distant and irrelevant event called The Golden Globes. Although typically considered the poor man's Oscars, this year the Golden Globes proved to be a controversial...

Celebrity Crushes

Celebrity Crushes

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor

February 4, 2015

The WAHS journalism class dishes on their celebrity crushes with mildly amusing results.

Journalism Students Discuss Favorite Characters

Journalism Students Discuss Favorite Characters

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor in Chief

January 23, 2015

The staff of The Western Hemisphere discuss their favorite fictional characters with only some mild confusion as to the meaning of the word "fiction." http://vimeo.com/116580571

Mixed on Mockingjay

Mixed on Mockingjay

Morgan Broadus and Madeline Hamer

December 19, 2014

Mockingjay: Part 1 Surpasses Expectations by Madeline Hamer The fire in Hunger Games hasn’t been extinguished just yet. “Mockingjay: Part 1,” the third movie of the Hunger Games trilogy, strayed away from the similar basic layout of the first two movies which focused on fighting in the arena. In...