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

Warriors Bring Home the Win at Regional Science Fair

Abby Lohr and Valerie Hajek April 23, 2014

Several Western students came home victorious from the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair. On March 12, Western students were top contenders and got to share their vast knowledge of science with other...

History Day winners pose with their prizes.

WAHS Dominates History Day

Tim Dodson , News Editor April 11, 2014

Dozens of WAHS students spent the last few months creating documentaries, websites, performances, exhibits and monologues in their AP European History and American Studies classes. They presented their...

Senator Kristen Richey discusses a bill on the Senate floor.

Seniors Embrace Chance to Govern in Model Congress

Tim Dodson, News Editor March 11, 2014

Bills related to fracking, marijuana, industrial hemp, D.C. voting rights, the death penalty, data transparency and electric cars were among those passed in either the House or Senate this morning and...

ACE Team Clinches State Title

Tim DeSimone March 1, 2014

  How high will they climb? Ranked 4th in the nation, and now 3A State Champions, Western Albemarle ACE team is proving they’re ready to play with the top. Led by seniors Angela Li,  Zachary Mandell,...

Singing Valentines 2014

Singing Valentines 2014

Zach Mandell, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2014

February is without a doubt the bleakest month of the school year. The cold and the snow are no longer a novelty. The AP tests are approaching yet there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. That's...

First Annual Pie Eating Contest

First Annual Pie Eating Contest

Annie Lorenzoni, Staff Writer December 20, 2013

Friday, Dec. 13 was the first annual pie eating contest held here at WAHS. Leadership students organized this event, "just for fun." Many people from the student body came to the choir room to enjoy tasting...

New Crozet Library Brings Community Together

New Crozet Library Brings Community Together

December 18, 2013

Train depot station. Green Olive Tree. A small white building across the train station. For numerous years, the Crozet Library has searched scrutinously for a home, constantly looking for the ideal location...

The History and Thievery of Bagels

The History and Thievery of Bagels

Tim DeSimone, Staff Writer December 13, 2013

Bagel sale popularity is soaring in Western. The favored TAB treat has people lining up everyday, and the smell can be traced all around the cafeteria. Everywhere students look, people have bagels in their...

Fairytale Valiant Comes to Life

Fairytale “Valiant” Comes to Life

December 13, 2013

While all of the students were dreading that first day of school after a relaxing summer, Western teacher Sarah McGuire was excitedly preparing for her book to be sold. Her book, “Valiant,” is a retelling...

School Board Ends Class Rank

School Board Ends Class Rank

Tim Dodson, News Editor December 13, 2013

After two months of discussion and deliberation, the Albemarle County School Board voted at their November 14 meeting  to end class rank for the 2014 - 2015 school year and beyond. By a unanimous vote,...