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Winter Club Updates

Winter Club Updates

January 19, 2018


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Even in the dead of winter, Western's clubs have remained hot with action and activity. Take a look at what some of these student-led organizations have been working on.

“Aesthetic Warriors” Strike Again

“Aesthetic Warriors” Strike Again

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2018


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This guerrilla art group has been responsible for new art adorning the hallways

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Glee Club Lifts Up New Voices

Glee Club Lifts Up New Voices

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Interactives Editor

January 19, 2018


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This new student vocal group brings fun to the forefront

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FirstVote Club Encourages Conversation

FirstVote Club Encourages Conversation

Julianne Kirby, Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018


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This new political club has encouraged bipartisan discussion on tough topics

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New Club Focuses on Language Learning

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Interactives Editor

December 15, 2017


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The Polyglot Club is a club dedicated to learning some about different languages. The club is new this year and was started by Quinn Loftus. She said that the club, “started as a Socratic discussion of languages and shared interest and has developed into experiencing languages through linguistic hi...

ESA Galapagos Trip

ESA Galapagos Trip

Natalie Raab, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017


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The senior ESA class reminisce about their trip to the Galapagos. A ten-day trip, eight of which spent on the islands of the Galapagos, were “cool and a really fun experience” Sophie Peng said. This tight knit group of seniors has been together since freshman year and celebrated their three years...

County Approves WAHS Cell Tower

County Approves WAHS Cell Tower

Julianne Kirby, Assistant News Editor

November 3, 2017


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It is generally understood that cellular service at Western is horrible. Most students know a few spots in the building where they can catch a bar or two, but communicating with anyone outside of the school can be a significant challenge even within these pockets of cellular relief. However, the county...

Superintendent Moran Announces Retirement

Superintendent Moran Announces Retirement

August Lamb, Photo Editor

November 3, 2017


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Dr. Pamela Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools since 2006, has announced her decision to retire at the conclusion of this school year. After 13 years at the helm of the county schools, Moran will be handing the reins to current Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Matthew Haas. Of all 19...

Global Studies Students Learn Around the World

Global Studies Students Learn Around the World

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Assistant Student Life Editor

November 3, 2017


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The shift from monotone cinderblock and rows of desks to removable walls, dry-erase tables, rolly chairs, and skylights, has given traditional classrooms a fresh and spacious feel. After many months of preparation and planning, the new 9th grade Global Studies course is up and running for the class of...

Ralph Northam Wins Mock Election

Ralph Northam Wins Mock Election

From Staff Reports

November 2, 2017


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In the second day of the 2017 WAHS mock election, all three Democratic candidates prevailed.   12th grade government students worked hard to put together their own version of the election for their fellow students to vote in this week. As curious students filed into the Global Studies area ...

Women’s Studies Offers Students a New Perspective

Women’s Studies Offers Students a New Perspective

Jessica Klees, News Editor

October 30, 2017


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A new addition to the multitude of courses offered at WAHS is a class that some students might question, but others feel is very necessary: Women’s Studies. Taught by English teacher Monica Laux, Women’s Studies explores historical and current issues surrounding gender, in the United States and...

English Department Looks at Literature

English Department Looks at Literature

Olivia Gallmeyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2017


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How do the books read in English classes get chosen?

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