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Megan Futty’s food blog lists her healthy recipes with more detail. Her first blog post is a recipe for chocolate chip banana bread. Here is the link to her blog page:

Food for Thought: Student Blogs Promote Healthier Eating During the Quarantine

Kimball Sheehan, Assistant Editor May 18, 2020

Worried about developing unhealthy eating habits during the quarantine?  Here are two food accounts to keep you healthy and fit, created by WAHS students Megan Futty and Katie Carter. Their recipes are...

WAHS Students Stay Connected Through “Quarantine Madness”

WAHS Students Stay Connected Through “Quarantine Madness”

Kimball Sheehan, Assistant Editor May 7, 2020

Amber Parker decided to create an Instagram account for quarantine games. Since everyone has been so bored being quarantined at their houses, she created this account to bring people together and play...

The combination of a cute yellow window sill and freshly made pasta is something you simply cannot miss when walking by.

Food in Review: Italian Restaurants

Darrah Sheehan, Kimball Sheehan, and Michal Kipnis March 13, 2020

Luce: Tucked off of the Downtown Mall on 2nd Street is the cutest yellow take-out pasta restaurant ever! You might be confused about why we described Luce as yellow, and that’s because it's painted...


Mammal of the Month: Markhor

William Peritz, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2020

If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that the picture drew you in. Just take a good long look, it only gets better the longer you stare at it. The big, tall horns spiraling up to...

We’re not drooling, you are.

Food in Review: Mexican Restaurants

Darrah Sheehan, Kimball Sheehan, and Michal Kipnis January 25, 2020

For the first issue ever of Food in Review, we chose the most popular ethnic food type of Western Albemarle High School students. Despite the vast differences between Crozet and a big city like New York...

Don't Ask Me About College!

Don’t Ask Me About College!

Students having to deal with classes and applications shouldn't have to deal with the stress of personal inquiries.
Grace Berigan, Editor in Chief December 18, 2019

The questions began as early as my freshman year. Since then, they’ve only gotten worse. It’s the dreaded go-to of nosy adults everywhere: “So where are you going to college?” The truthful response...

Rival e-scooters Lime (left) and Bird (right) parked in Charlottesville's Court Square.

Lime vs. Bird: An E-Scooter Review

Who will take the crown, or helmet in this case??
August Lamb and William Lambert April 18, 2019

Hallelujah, it’s raining… electric scooters??? It seems as though they appeared overnight just a few months ago, and in fact, they did! The City of Charlottesville approved a dockless scooter and e-bike...

The glorious echidna shows off its fantastic beak

Mammal of the Month: The Echidna

William Peritz, News Editor April 9, 2019

If you’ve been following Mammal of the Month for a while, you may be wondering - where’s the platypus? I mean, at this point in the series they have to talk about it eventually, right? What a cool...

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LIII

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LIII

August Lamb, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2019

Welcome back, dear readers, to the fourth installment of Under Official Review, your one stop shop for the best ads aired during the biggest sporting event of the year! This year’s Super Bowl was actually...

(From left) Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Gahring, Mr. Kompelien, Mr. Posovsky, Mr. Ball, Mr. Walsh, and Mr. Denny

Staff Celebrates No-Shave November

Sidney Jackson, Managing Editor December 18, 2018

No-shave November, sometimes known as 'Movember', is a month-long event in which men surrender their razors and let their hair flow freely. Though many guys see this event  as a friendly competition...

A pangolin walks around, looking like a dinosaur.

Mammal of the Month: Pangolin

William Peritz, News Editor October 25, 2018

Well here we are, two years later. Everyone’s favorite mammal-appreciation series returns for its third season, which means, fun fact: it’s older that the shelf life of canned applesauce. It’s true....

Mammal of the Month: Porcupine

Mammal of the Month: Porcupine

William Peritz, Latitudes Editor November 3, 2017

Welcome to the running series known as Mammal of the Month, returning for a second of many years to the Western Hemisphere. Once per issue, we’ll take a journey deep into the mammalian world, focusing...

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