The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Abbie Nortons Church Salad

Abbie Norton’s Church Salad

Julianne Kirby, Staff Writer November 23, 2016
“It’s kind of a salad, but mostly a desert. My great aunt used to make this at every family gathering.”
Heons Peach Crisp

Heon’s Peach Crisp

Tim DeSimone, Co-Editor in Chief November 23, 2016
“This dish has been handed down for generations. We always have it, and here’s a story about why it matters to me.”
Morris familys Potato Casserole

Morris family’s Potato Casserole

Madeleine Andrews, Managing Web Editor November 23, 2016
“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.”
Macys Pumpkin Apple Pie

Macy’s Pumpkin Apple Pie

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor November 23, 2016
"I made this pie a while back. It’s a bit time consuming but it’s really good!"
Moore familys Cornbread Stuffing

Moore family’s Cornbread Stuffing

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer November 23, 2016
“ We make it every year, and it tastes really good.”
Senators cast their votes

House of WAHS

Tim DeSimone, and staff reports March 10, 2016

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...

Olivia Spencer

January 29, 2016

The illuminated tree of books in the library spreads cheer to hardworking students.

Have Yourself A Merry Little “Winter Break”

Lauren Kearns, Co Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2016

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...

Coon Hunting with Owen

Ruby Neisser, Staff writer May 30, 2015

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...

Under Pressure: Were All Tumbling Down

Under Pressure: We’re All Tumbling Down

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2015

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...

In a Different Direction

Valerie Hajek and Julia Elder, Staff Writers June 4, 2014

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...

Nina steering her laser with the help of the wind.

Life on Open Waters

Eme Massarelli April 25, 2014

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,”...