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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

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...

One of Disneys most recent live action films, Cinderella, featuring Lily James and Richard Madden

Disney Brings Classics to Life Through Live Action

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Drama Classes Travel for Henley Show-and-Tell

Olivia Gallmeyer, Staff Writer December 19, 2014

On Wednesday, December 17, a mixed class of dedicated thespian students took the long, rigorous journey across the street and into the Henley parking lot for a visit with their middle school counterparts....

Journalism Students Recommend Movies

Journalism Students Recommend Movies

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor December 5, 2014

Journalism students from The Western Hemisphere tell the camera their favorite movie and provide a riveting teaser to convince audiences to watch it. http://vimeo.com/113529889

Cult Classic Countdown

Cult Classic Countdown

Sarah Honosky, A&E Editor October 20, 2014

A Cult Classic TV show is the kind of television that people follow so passionately and obsessively that their sanity is often doubted. These aren’t necessarily the shows with the largest following,...

Book Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Eme Massarelli, Operations Editor October 19, 2014

The Five People You Meet In Heaven, written by Mitch Albom, takes place at an old amusement park called Ruby Pier, where maintenance man Eddie dies in a freak accident on his birthday. After his death,...