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

1:1 Initiates Its Second Year

1:1 Initiates Its Second Year

Olivia Gallmeyer October 9, 2015

From the introduction of new principal Darah Bonham, to a library in the middle of renovations, this school year has brought with it many changes, and technology is no exception. The 1:1 Initiative, first...

Benedictine Military School Teacher Takes On Western

Gabrielle Eng September 30, 2015

From the tight ship of Benedictine Military School to the free flowing halls of Western, Mrs. Tew (previously Ms. Bowie) talks about her big change. She switched jobs, made the big move from Richmond and...

Model UN club leaders pose with poster, awaiting arrival of interested students

Club Fair Sparks Interests Among Students

Abby Lohr September 27, 2015

The club fair is always a huge event at WAHS, full of good food, bumping music, and enthusiastic students sharing their clubs with one another. Lines of people waiting to sign up for their favorite clubs...

Western Welcomes a New French Teacher

Western Welcomes a New French Teacher

Pauline Gilbert September 21, 2015

This year, Western is home to a few new teachers including Mrs. Cone, who arrived from her former high school to teach French. She answered some questions to let you get to know her better.   She...

Librarian Melissa Techman poses with new library Twitter page

Library Seeks Visual Appeal with Help of Crews

Abby Lohr September 11, 2015

In the midst of the construction in the media center, librarian Melissa Techman has created two crews to help with the appeal of the library to make it more inviting to students. The social media crew...

New Library Checks In

New Library Checks In

Madeleine Andrews September 11, 2015

Just by walking past the library you can see the raised ceiling and new tiling, and even more noticeably, the absence of the towering bookshelves. The newest change to our building, designed to improve...

Irrelevant Lockers Scheduled to be Demolished

Irrelevant Lockers Scheduled to be Demolished

Talley Johnston September 11, 2015

Every year when students enter the school, the first thing that they see are the empty, dirty, ugly, orange lockers that line the walls. Students walk past them with their heavy backpacks filled with all...

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Matt Mandell September 11, 2015

It is never easy suffering a loss on your home opener. Unfortunately for Western, last Friday Brookville got the best of the Warriors in a 34-20 back and forth battle. In this case, the final score...

WAHS Broadcasts First Live Streamed Announcements Via the Internet

WAHS Broadcasts First Live Streamed Announcements Via the Internet

August Lamb, Staff Writer September 1, 2015

It’s Friday, August 28th, just a week and a half after the beginning of school, and new principal Darah Bonham has already made history at Western. At the start of fourth period, all teachers were instructed...

Oh, The Places They’ll Go!

June 3, 2015

Congratulations to the class of 2015! Check out this StoryMap to see where our seniors are heading to next. Roll over the left side to see locations on the map and use the arrows or click on the boxes...

Darah Bonham Appointed as New Principal

Tim DeSimone, Assistant News Editor May 30, 2015

While most Warriors are closing up backpacks and cleaning out desks, one man is ready to dive headfirst into the front office and take the reigns. Darah Bonham from Monticello High School will be filling...

Carter Announces Retirement

Carter Announces Retirement

Ruby Neisser, Staff Writer May 30, 2015

Mr. Thom Carter, who currently the sports marketing, is retiring after 34 years of teaching. Over the years he has taught sports marketing one and two, principal business marketing one and two, accounting,consumer...