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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

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...

A selection of work by senior James Buetow

PSA: Senior Art Show To Open on April 24th

Julianne Kirby, Staff Writer April 20, 2017

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,...

 Stuart Schill (Sir Harry) and Ryann Sheehy (Lady Larken) sing a duet at the beginning of the musical.

High Praise for Once Upon a Mattress

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Staff Writer March 28, 2017

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...

Kurt Vile Rocks Out at the Jefferson

Mia Jevack, Staff Writer March 7, 2017

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....

Coming to a Theater Near You

Coming to a Theater Near You

Abby Lohr, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2017

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...

American musical recording artist, actress, and model Janelle Monáe, left, American actress and singer Taraji P. Henson, American actor, film director, and producer Kevin Costner, and American actress Octavia Spencer arrive on the red carpet for the global celebration of the film Hidden Figures at the SVA Theatre, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 in New York. The film is based on the book of the same title, by Margot Lee Shetterly, and chronicles the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson -- African-American women working at NASA as “human computers,” who were critical to the success of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission in 1962. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Hidden Figures: An Instant Hit!

Madeline Hamer, Copy Editor March 7, 2017

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...

The Shins Are Back

The Shins Are Back

Ellie Bowen, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 26, 2017

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...

Fueling your Holiday Playlist

Madeline Hamer, Copy Editor January 26, 2017

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...