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Dive

Dive
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
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
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
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
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...

Agree to Disagree: Fostering Respect through Civil Discourse

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

Evolution Of The Juul

Evolution Of The Juul
November 1, 2018

The nicotine craze isn’t new to the world of high school, but what is different now is the small rectangular “Juul.” The Juul has started a giant, unstoppable trend across high schools and universities...

Students Discuss School Safety Procedures

Sophomore Max Jung shares his ideas during a forum on school safety.
March 28, 2018

There has been a strong response in our community to the events of February 14, in which a gunman killed seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students, as well...

Wellness Ambassadors Encourage Change

From left: Francesca Gibson, Alice Ferrall, Claire Aminuddin, and Olivia Gallmeyer hanging out at the YADAPP conference this past summer.
March 16, 2018

There is a club at WAHS that has recently been making some huge changes surrounding student well-being, specifically involving drugs and alcohol this year. Wellness Club’s mission is to bring representation...

Shhhould the Silent Study Hall Become Permanent?

Signs in the library tell students about the all day study hall
January 19, 2018

The stereotype of a high school library is dark, dusty, dead silent room staffed with librarians who are always “shhhhh”ing students if they even breathe. However, the library at Western is the opposite....

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