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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

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....

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...

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