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Teacher’s Pets

Teacher’s Pets

William Peritz, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017 • 86 views
Filed under Latitudes

Fenway has a tight schedule, and it will be respected. He needs a walk at precisely 6 a.m., by none other than his owner, Lynn Define. Define wakes up every morning with plenty of time to walk Fenway, her dog, and still make it to school. The dog then does whatever it is that he does until 8 pm on the...

Mammal Of The Month: May 2017

Mammal Of The Month: May 2017

William Peritz, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017 • 341 views
Filed under Latitudes

The main goal here at the Mammal of the Month writer’s desk is to shine a light into all corners of the mammal community and improve the reputation of the most underrated. On this note, get ready to learn all about bats and how great these creatures really are. First off, bats are huge. Not in size,...

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

Mammal Of The Month: Wombats

William Peritz, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017 • 90 views
Filed under Latitudes

Australia gets all the coolest animals. Emus, kangaroos, koalas, tasmanian tigers, blobfish, platypus, and, most importantly, wombats. Wombats are short, kinda fat little marsupials that live in groups called wisdoms, mobs, or colonies. They have many interesting features and uses, as well as some downsides,...

Which Desktop Item Are You?

Which Desktop Item Are You?

Matt Mandell, Latitudes Editor
March 18, 2017 • 64 views
Filed under Latitudes

Paperclip- Do you have trust issues? Can’t sustain a relationship and easily impressionable? You’re definitely a paperclip. You feel used and manipulated by the other desktop items...especially paperclip magnets. Stapler- Known for your intuition, empathy, and listening skills. Your friends se...

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

August Lamb and Talley Johnston
February 17, 2017 • 115 views
Filed under Latitudes, Opinion

Welcome back, Warriors, to Talley and August's annual article: "Under Official Review", where we actively seek out the best and brightest ads that the Super Bowl can offer. It's been a year since our inaugural issue when we made Hemisphere history with the critically acclaimed analysis of Super Bowl 50. One year later, and we're covering LI (pronounced "fifty one") with the same zesty critique as its ...

Mammal of the Month: Walrus

Mammal of the Month: Walrus

William Peritz, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017 • 79 views
Filed under Latitudes

The walrus is truly a majestic creature. They are extremely fat, complete with mustaches and of course, the iconic giant tusks. The Arctic natives put all of these qualities to good use in their frigid habitat. A walrus’s tusks might be the best and most useful part about them. They have a variety...

Super Seminars

Matt Mandel and Mark Ferguson
April 29, 2016 • 62 views
Filed under Latitudes, Showcase

There is no better feeling than sitting in class and hearing the intercom come on releasing all students to go to a school-wide assembly. Even if it is on something that doesn’t quite captivate you, we could all agree it’s probably better than class. Mark and Matt brainstormed a few suggestion...

An Ode to TAB Muffins

An Ode to TAB Muffins

Eme Massarelli
April 29, 2016 • 62 views
Filed under Latitudes

There seems to be a general consensus among the WAHS student body that the TAB muffins are freaking awesome. Personally—being a 4th quarter senior—the chocolate chip muffins are often my only motivation for showing up to first period, or at least the last five minutes. The tops are crispy, the bottoms...

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl 50

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl 50

August Lamb and Talley Johnston
February 17, 2016 • 87 views
Filed under Latitudes, Reviews, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again: A whole Sunday devoted to football, and America couldn't be more excited! While the game is the main focus for most people -- ourselves included -- there is one component that makes the Super Bowl the Super Bowl, and it’s the commercials. They're a huge part of the experience beca...

Romeo finally finds his new Juliet, Ms. Hoza

Romeo finally finds his new Juliet, Ms. Hoza

February 10, 2016 • 60 views
Filed under Latitudes

About me: I'm an African pygmy hedgehog and I was born on Valentine's Day, hence the name. I used to live with Dana Isaacs until November of this year when I moved in with Ms. Hoza and her psychology students. I may be a little spikey on they outside, but I'm a softie underneath. Age: 1 year, 2 months ...

Mockingjay Part 2: Doesn’t Soar To Meet Expectations

Mockingjay Part 2: Doesn’t Soar To Meet Expectations

Morgan Broadus, Photo Editor
January 11, 2016 • 61 views
Filed under Opinion, Reviews

On November 16th, 2015, ‘The Hunger Games’ series came to a much-anticipated end after the fourth and final film, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two’, hit theaters all around the world. After instantly claiming the number one spot in the box office, earning about $523.9 million within the...

Western Faculty

Matt Mandel, Latitudes editor
January 11, 2016 • 51 views
Filed under Latitudes

Last year, as the student body was sent off to enjoy the holiday, we were all graced with Dr. John Werner’s “Werner’s Corner”. Perhaps his most popular segment was where he informed his students of some his favorite holiday hacks such as “How to drive in the snow”. Now, with Dr. Werner gone,...