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A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

A(P)ril Showers May Bring a 5

Madeleine Andrews, Managing Web Editor
May 4, 2017 • 105 views
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

There comes a time when the joy of Spring Break has faded away, and students are left with the daunting fact that Advanced Placement exams are charging towards them. All year students have taken their AP classes and faced the stress, knowing that by the end of May the class would slow down. But when...

Slice of Home: Thanksgiving Recipes from Students

Slice of Home: Thanksgiving Recipes from Students

Eva Massarelli and Tim DeSimone
November 23, 2016 • 91 views
Filed under Features

In this online Feature, we explore recipes from home. Compiled here are a short collection from Western students, some handed down for generations. We hope that they may find a place at your table this Holiday season.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer
November 23, 2016 • 50 views
Filed under Features

“It’s special to me because I don’t have to make it and it tastes really good.”

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Abbie Norton’s Church Salad

Abbie Norton’s Church Salad

Julianne Kirby, Staff Writer
November 23, 2016 • 48 views
Filed under Features

“It’s kind of a salad, but mostly a desert. My great aunt used to make this at every family gathering.”

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Heon’s Peach Crisp

Heon’s Peach Crisp

Tim DeSimone, Co-Editor in Chief
November 23, 2016 • 44 views
Filed under Features

“This dish has been handed down for generations. We always have it, and here’s a story about why it matters to me.”

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Morris family’s Potato Casserole

Morris family’s Potato Casserole

Madeleine Andrews, Managing Web Editor
November 23, 2016 • 47 views
Filed under Features

“It’s important to me because we’ve done it ever since I remember. Every single year we have it, even when my sister got her wisdom teeth out the day before Thanksgiving.”

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Macy’s Pumpkin Apple Pie

Macy’s Pumpkin Apple Pie

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor
November 23, 2016 • 46 views
Filed under Features

"I made this pie a while back. It’s a bit time consuming but it’s really good!"

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Moore family’s Cornbread Stuffing

Moore family’s Cornbread Stuffing

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer
November 23, 2016 • 47 views
Filed under Features

“ We make it every year, and it tastes really good.”

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House of WAHS

House of WAHS

Tim DeSimone, and staff reports
March 10, 2016 • 81 views
Filed under Features, Model Congress, News, Showcase

It’s that time of year again. Model Congress is an annual event at Western when seniors throw on ties or a dress and emulate their elected officials in Washington. The event is always fun to watch and keep up with, so The Western Hemisphere will be keeping our readers up to date with all the gossi...

Have Yourself A Merry Little “Winter Break”

Have Yourself A Merry Little “Winter Break”

Lauren Kearns, Co Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2016 • 64 views
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

For many, the day after Thanksgiving is the official beginning of the holiday season. Local radio stations begin their continuous carols, Barrack’s Road puts up its decorations, and the smells of baking cookies, pine needles, and cinnamon scented candles start to fill the air. But there is one other...

Coon Hunting with Owen

Ruby Neisser, Staff writer
May 30, 2015 • 47 views
Filed under Features, Student Life

John Grinnell, known as Owen and has done very well in the “coon dog” hunting competitions, earning titles for several of his dogs. Grinnell  said “My oldest male (he is eleven years old), he has his grand night champion and my four year old female is just a night champion.” From a very young...

Under Pressure: We’re All Tumbling Down

Under Pressure: We’re All Tumbling Down

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief
January 7, 2015 • 58 views
Filed under Features

In an academic environment driven by the prospect of success and getting into a prestigious college or university, it is far too common for students, parents, and teachers to lose sight of the true purpose of education: to allow students to pursue what they are passionate about. When this happens, students lo...