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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

Are you the mom of your friend group? Youre probably a stapler!

Which Desktop Item Are You?

Matt Mandell, Latitudes Editor March 18, 2017

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...

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Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

August Lamb and Talley Johnston February 17, 2017

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...

Mammal of the Month: Walrus

Mammal of the Month: Walrus

William Peritz, Staff Writer January 24, 2017

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Romeo finally finds his new Juliet, Mrs. 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....

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...

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...

Silas Frayser (left) and Billy Livermon (right) are two seniors who are participating in 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,...

The Violet Crown’s restaurant and bar takes cinema concessions to a whole new level

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...

Leather made from stingrays.

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....