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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

Lily 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)...

Evolution Of The Juul

Evolution Of The Juul

Frances Noll and Jack Reichert 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...

Sophomore Max Jung shares his ideas during a forum on school safety.

Students Discuss School Safety Procedures

Jessica Klees, News Editor 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...

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

Wellness Ambassadors Encourage Change

Jessica Klees, News Editor 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...

Signs in the library tell students about the all day study hall

Shhhould the Silent Study Hall Become Permanent?

Talley Johnston , Editor in Chief 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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