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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

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Alt-Right Isn’t Alright

Grace Berigan, Opinions Editor November 4, 2017

The Unite the Right rally took place in Emancipation Park on August 12th and ended in the death of a counter-protester and intensified the division of our country. Having gone to Charlottesville on that...

Too Juul for School?

Too Juul for School?

Caroline Lund, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

Just so everyone knows, juuling in the bathroom is not at all discrete. Three people in one stall is a dead giveaway that something’s up, and no one thinks you’re in there sharing secrets. I know...

Western opens up the season tonight at home.

Powderpuff Problems

Talley Johnston and Caroline Lund November 3, 2017

Powderpuff is the same every year. The same girls sign up, make a big deal about it, and it’s pretty much a given that the seniors will win. But why do we see the same girls on the field every single...

A Sticker Trend that is Not Peeling Away

A Sticker Trend that is Not Peeling Away

Madeleine Andrews, Editor in Chief October 30, 2017

This sticky trend is covering all surfaces of students’ lives… literally. The origin of this social statement was born on the bumpers of our cars. Now, stickers are popularly slapped onto our water...

The Pledge of Allegiance: An American Tradition?

India Mawn and Mia Jevack May 11, 2017

Written in 1892 by socialist preacher Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance was not originally intended to be used by only the US, but for any nation that wanted to. It began as "I pledge allegiance...

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Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LI

August Lamb and Talley Johnston February 17, 2017

Welcome back, Warriors, to Talley and August's annual article: "Under Official Review", where we actively seek out the best and brightest ads that the Super Bowl can offer. It's been a year since our inaugural...

A herd of useless pennies that should be demolished

My Two Cents on Cents

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor January 24, 2017

There are many problems facing America today: how to resolve racial tensions, how to combat the rising rates of obesity, how to stop those creepy clowns. But today, I am going to tell you about one particular...

Midterms: Make a Decision

Midterms: Make a Decision

Franny Noll, Staff Writer January 4, 2017

Midterms: A word often associated with stress and all-nighters that occurs in one of the worst weeks of your life. But now it’s not just one week. This year, the WAHS faculty made the decision to change...

The produce section at Wegmans, what customers see when they first walk in

Checking it out: Wegmans

August Lamb, Web Editor December 16, 2016

The new 5th Street Station shopping center is home to many businesses; some well established in Charlottesville, and some new. There is no doubt however that the most-hyped attraction at the mall is Wegmans....

Johnny Riordan, junior at WAHS

Johnny Riordan’s Experience with High School Diplomats

Johnny Riordan, Contributing Writer November 8, 2016

This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a unique Japanese-American Exchange Program: High School Diplomats held at Princeton University. High School Diplomats sponsors 40 Japanese Students...

Dress Code: Worth the Controversy?

Dress Code: Worth the Controversy?

Franny Noll, Staff Writer October 27, 2016

Dress code is a phrase that is usually synonymous with sexism and slut shaming, yet here at Western it seems irrelevant. Many dress codes are directed toward girls only and target certain styles that...

The iPhone 7 (top) and 6s (bottom)


August Lamb and William Peritz October 17, 2016

Ever since the iPhone 6S was released last September, the rumors have been flying about Apple removing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, which was just released a few weeks ago. Well, it happened, and...

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