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

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....

Lauren Kearns standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

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,...

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...

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,...

Music Reviews: Walk The Moon and HAIM

Music Reviews: Walk The Moon and HAIM

Morgan Broadus October 19, 2014

Walk The Moon: Forming in 2008, Walk The Moon started out as a young, indie-pop band from the roots of Cincinnati, Ohio. Members Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman have taken...

A diverse array of everyones favorite gelatin-based snack.

Jell-O Haikus

Ian Mckechnie June 4, 2014

Jell-o, how are you? I ate a lot of Jell-o And wrote some haikus They won’t be useful, Practically speaking. But, still, I hope you enjoy Postscript: These are weird I wrote them in exam week Do...

College Corner: Appalachian State University

Zach Mandell, Editor-in-Chief February 14, 2014

Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina has “mountains, rivers, lakes, flowers, snow, wildlife, rednecks, moonshine, football, baseball, rock climbing, backpacking, and hiking,” according...

Death of a Squirrel

Death of a Squirrel

This autumn has brought an increasing amount of tiny obstacles to be seen scattered across the road. These obstacles are more commonly known as squirrels. The bodies of these miniscule creatures can be...

Pizza Rolls: Heavens Preferred Pseudo-Italian Snack

Pizza Rolls: Heaven’s Preferred Pseudo-Italian Snack

Abby Wheat December 13, 2013

If you’re anything like me, you thoroughly enjoy junk food. And not just your run of the mill potato chips and soda. Real, chemically generated, possibly cancer-inducing junk food. Totino’s Pizza Rolls...

In Staunch Defense of the Bagel Bite

In Staunch Defense of the Bagel Bite

Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, Staff Writer November 25, 2013

There is no sight more beautiful than that of a bagel bite coming fresh out of the microwave oven. The bagel bite is the epitome of what after-school snacks should be and why anyone would settle for a...