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

One to None

One to None

Sam Lesemann and Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, Staff Writers June 4, 2014

Do me a favor. Put the paper down, and count the number of chairs in the room you’re reading this in. Done? Now count the number of outlets. Probably around four, compared to twenty to thirty desks?...

A Laptop For Every Freshman, Pros of the 1:1 Initiative

Abby Wheat and Zach Mandell June 4, 2014

When discussing education policy, it is important to consider that the world is a rapidly changing place. Thanks to Al Gore’s invention of the internet, the world of knowledge is at our fingertips, and...

Dont Make Everything Pink

Don’t Make Everything Pink

Abby Wheat, Staff Writer April 25, 2014

As a high school junior interested in engineering, I am bombarded with emails and letters asking me to consider various STEM programs simply because I am female. Obviously, I am glad that so many colleges...

In Defense of Miley Cyrus

Abby Wheat, Staff Writer December 13, 2013

I don’t know what I was expecting when I decided to watch Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video for the first time, but a lack of revulsion certainly was not it. As I watched her naked body swing...

A Rant on Class Rank

A Rant on Class Rank

Zach Mandell October 27, 2013

Walking on the Corner a few weeks ago, next to the campus of the University of Virginia, I overheard a very memorable conversation between two young gentleman that I presumed were students at Mr. Jefferson’s...

Spirit Skits 2013: Do they really improve spirit?

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2013

Something this year struck me about the Spirit Week skits. It may have been because I was in one for the first time or because I just happened to notice it more clearly, but the skits don’t improve school...