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

Executive Council Election Results Announced

May 2, 2014

The Executive Council for 2014-2015 was announced today.   Current members Cara O'Connor, Oscar Diaz, Chance Masloff, and Tim Dodson were re-elected. Junior Abby Wheat and sophomore Ian O'Donnell were...

Senator Kristen Richey discusses a bill on the Senate floor.

Model Congress Death Match 2014

Sam Lesemann, Staff Writer April 30, 2014

With a great pomp and circumstance, Republican President Carroll Bickers officially signed into law five separate bills at the end of Model Congress. The day had been a steady stream of debates, votes...

Students Mattie Weikle and Alex Kingsley directed and starred in Relatively Normal.

WAHS Film Festival Showcases Student Talent

Tim Dodson , News Editor April 30, 2014

The WAHS Film Festival showcased eight original student films on April 24, ranging from a 40 second movie to a “Cereal Killer” horror film. Following the 45 minutes of movies, judges Jason Robinson...

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...