The Western Hemisphere

Super Seminars

Matt Mandel and Mark Ferguson

April 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

WAHS Goes All Natural for No-Shave November

WAHS Goes All Natural for No-Shave November

Talley Johnston

November 23, 2015

As you walk around WAHS, you may have noticed more scruff than usual. In general, the WAHS student body shows a large amount of support every year for No-Shave November. No-Shave November is a non-profit, online organization devoted to cancer awareness.  People who are growing out their own hair are ...

Violet Crown Offers A New Movie Experience

Violet Crown Offers A New Movie Experience

Lucie Taylor, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

The Violet Crown Cinema opened on Friday, October 30th in the spot formerly occupied by the Regal theater that closed nearly a year ago. Violet Crown Cinemas has two other locations in Austin, TX and Santa Fe, NM. I went to see "Truth" there to check out the place and try to answer some of the q...

Warriors At Work In The Real World

Warriors At Work In The Real World

Lucie Taylor

October 14, 2015

Noelle Stith is a WAHS senior who is interning at the Curatorial Department of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello this year. “It’s a cool opportunity to get a backstage look at Monticello,” she said. Every Sunday she works in the house keeping records of artifacts and their condition, as well as...

The Other Side of the Story: WAHS Student Returns from Year in Germany

The Other Side of the Story: WAHS Student Returns from Year in Germany

Pauline Gilbert

October 12, 2015

Just as many Europeans come to the United States, many American students also go to Europe as exchange students! That’s what WAHS student Lauren Kearns did, last year, by spending a whole year in Berlin, Germany. “I couldn’t speak any German, but I had always been fascinated by Germany,” she ...

Trivia Crack: An Infographic

Sam Lesemann, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2015

Trivia Crack, the new quiz app, is an addiction. People love it, and it's shot up the charts on Android Store and the App Store. However, Trivia Crack is far from a repository of human knowledge. The questions are often easy, weirdly specific, or just plain wrong and everyone who plays cheats or lies...

Book Review: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Eme Massarelli, Operations Editor

October 19, 2014

The Five People You Meet In Heaven, written by Mitch Albom, takes place at an old amusement park called Ruby Pier, where maintenance man Eddie dies in a freak accident on his birthday. After his death, Eddie must face the five people who had a major impact on his life. Through a series of flashbacks, Eddie ...