The Western Hemisphere

Human of WAHS: Turner Monroe

Human of WAHS: Turner Monroe

Lily Kline May 5, 2021

What is something you weren’t expecting coming into Western during online learning? “When we have [drama] rehearsals, we are only allowed 10 people in the gym or choir room, and it’s fine. I just...

Humans of WAHS: Diana Kim

Humans of WAHS: Diana Kim

Maeve Ridings May 5, 2021

Looking back on a year of COVID-19, what have you learned? “Looking back from the beginning of COVID-19 changed the way that I approached a lot of things. For one, I value time a lot more. Everything...

Humans of WAHS

May 5, 2021

Ivy resident Towles Lawson has used his hobby of motorized skateboarding to get through the pandemic.

Skating Through the Neighborhood

William DeSimone, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Once in a while, the people who live off Dick Woods Road in Ivy get to see an electric skateboarder flying down the street. Wearing his biker helmet and holding a controller in his hand, his dog chases...

Dive

Dive

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor March 9, 2020

The boys dive team captured their third state championship in a row at St. Catherines High School in Richmond, VA this weekend. The girls dive team also secured their eighth state championship in the past...

Riding

Riding

Sidney Jackson, Editor-In-Chief March 9, 2020

From mucking out stalls to learning new jumps, the life of an equestrian is never dull. Senior Kathleen Hughes has been doing it for over seven years. She started riding in kindergarten, but did not...

Dance

Dance

Eva Massarelli, Editor-In-Chief March 9, 2020

Most people know that dance requires dedication and skill, but many do not realize that it serves as a source of stability for many dancers. There are many dancers at Western, including Ashna Nizsche,...

Hockey

Hockey

Lee Marcel, Staff Writer March 9, 2020

Ice hockey is a fast paced and very physical sport. It requires agility and quick thinking skills, not to mention a highly skilled player needs to be quick on ice. Enter Rush Higginbotham, a ninth grader...

Skateboarding

Skateboarding

Edgar Batcheller , Staff Writer March 9, 2020

When it comes to skateboarding and the culture that it entails, senior Landon Sears is your guy. Landon has been skateboarding for roughly four years and his off-and-on career has brought about a new passion...

Real connection starts with the ability to respect differences and communicate openly.

Agree to Disagree: Fostering Respect through Civil Discourse

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor February 11, 2019

Conversations regarding foreign and national affairs aren’t always easy to partake in, especially considering their tendency to transform peaceful interactions into war zones of passive aggression. Regardless...

The Government Takes On Juul

The Government Takes On Juul

Jessica Klees, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2018

The federal government began investigations into the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes last year. Recently, however, some more severe measures have been enacted. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...