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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Senior Matayo Robinson was a crowd favorite with his dance moves.

WAHS Got Talent

Grace Berigan, Staff Writer March 6, 2017

Contestant Erin Nelson was flooded with excitement as she began her duet with Rebekah Carroll, and commented on her experience in the arts and past talent shows. “I tried out (for the talent show)...

The musical, Once Upon A Mattress, will be performing March 16, 17, and 18.

Once Upon a Musical

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Staff Writer March 2, 2017

Students are working hard on putting together the spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.” The musical is a retelling of “The Princess and the Pea.” To prepare for the show, students work on directing,...

The Summer Job Search

The Summer Job Search

Eva Massarelli, Staff Writer March 2, 2017

Looking for a summer job? Hopefully this helps you find out how to get a job that suits you. How to get a summer job: Connections can help you get a job, so ask some family friends to look out...

The tiny house will be raffled away at the end of the year.

Big Class Makes Tiny House

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer March 2, 2017

Kevin Matheny’s block three shop class has been working hard since the beginning of the year on their latest project: The Tiny House. Tiny Houses are the latest trend in alternative living and home building....

The Practical Law class learned about what police officers and detectives really do at their trip to the Albemarle County Police Department

Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law

Jessica Klees, Copy Editor January 4, 2017

The Practical Law class might sound like it could be dull, but it is quite the opposite. Recently the class has been going on many exciting field trips to learn about how the criminal justice system really...

WAHS Remembers Coach Myriam Pitts

WAHS Remembers Coach Myriam Pitts

Grace Berigan, Staff Writer January 4, 2017

Myriam Pitts passed away on Monday, November 7, after struggling with both breast and bone cancer. After being a world language teacher, she founded the Western Albemarle Rowing Team in 2007. Her devotion...

ESA Students Help at Local IRC Garden

ESA Students Help at Local IRC Garden

Madeleine Andrews, Web Editor January 3, 2017

With land waiting to be cared for at the International Rescue Committee’s Community Garden in Charlottesville, leave it to the ESA freshmen class to lend a hand and truly connect to their studies. The...

WAHS students explore UVAs Pegasus

Mini Med-School is a hit with WAHS students

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer December 16, 2016

The Mini Med School is a new program offered to students at Western that has sparked enormous interest in those hoping to pursue a career in medicine. Western’s program was modeled after a Mini Med School...

WAHS Remembers Mr. Betthauser

WAHS Remembers Mr. Betthauser

Tim DeSimone and Staff Writers November 28, 2016

With piano chords and guitar strums, mourning students lifted the memory of teacher Eric Betthauser above the choir room and into the halls. It was a time of reflection and togetherness for students suffering...

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Eva Massarelli, Staff Writer November 17, 2016

Ms. Pitts, the drama director, was inspired to put on the play Rhinoceros this fall after reading the play multiple times and seeing the performance live at UVA. The WAHS drama department has been practicing...

Clinton wins WAHS Mock Election by 2 Votes

Clinton wins WAHS Mock Election by 2 Votes

August Lamb, Web Editor November 11, 2016
The results of the 2016 Western Albemarle High School Mock Election
New Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2022

New Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2022

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor October 20, 2016

  According to the “Profile of a Virginia Graduate” bill passed by the General Assembly in April, freshmen entering Western in the near future may have new state-regulated graduation requirements. Currently,...