The Western Hemisphere

Morris family’s Potato Casserole

Morris family’s Potato Casserole

Madeleine Andrews, Managing Web Editor

November 23, 2016


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.”

Macy’s Pumpkin Apple Pie

Macy’s Pumpkin Apple Pie

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor

November 23, 2016


Filed under Features

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

Moore family’s Cornbread Stuffing

Moore family’s Cornbread Stuffing

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer

November 23, 2016


Filed under Features

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

House of WAHS

House of WAHS

Tim DeSimone, and staff reports

March 10, 2016


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


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


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


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...

In a Different Direction

Valerie Hajek and Julia Elder, Staff Writers

June 4, 2014


Filed under Features, Student Life

Ashley Fox Many students head straight to college after high school, but senior Ashley Fox will be traveling another path.  After hearing the recommendations of her brother’s good friend, Ashley decided that taking a half gap year this fall semester to travel to Indonesia would be a perfect fit fo...

Life on Open Waters

Life on Open Waters

Eme Massarelli

April 25, 2014


Filed under Features

As  a native to North Carolina, Nina Willms is no stranger to the sailing and beach life culture. “I’ve gone to Camp Seafarer for Girls since I was very young, and that’s where I started sailing,” Willms said. The thrill of being out on the open water, and having to constantly stay alert...

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Student Life

Walking next to him, you would have thought that Dor Hananel was a regular person. Looking at him, you would immediately notice his well-worn blue jeans, New Balance tennis shoes, a black, green, or dark blue zip-up hoodie with an ordinary t-shirt underneath. He walks through the halls of school with...

Student and Faculty Thoughts on Cheating and Cyberbullying

Student and Faculty Thoughts on Cheating and Cyberbullying

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2013


Filed under Features

You know the big blue bird and the all too familiar white “f.” You’ve tweeted, retweeted, chatted, “snapchatted,” “facebooked,”  blogged, Skyped, commented, posted, liked, disliked, friend requested, hashtagged, instagrammed and pinned items to your favorite boards. Be honest, you’ve...