The Western Hemisphere

Boys Cross Country Represent WAHS at Nike Cross Nationals

Boys Cross Country Represent WAHS at Nike Cross Nationals

Austin Davis, Edgar Batcheller, and Francis Hajek

December 5, 2019

Ever since the start of the 2019 season, the boys cross country team has salivated at the thought of winning the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional meet in Cary, North Carolina. Although it initially didn’t look possible when elite runner Stuart Terrill went down with a stress fracture, their ho...

From Berlin to Crozet

From Berlin to Crozet

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

For two and a half weeks, 17 students from the Paulsen Gymnasium (High School) in Berlin, Germany, stayed with host families of Western students to experience life as an American student.  One of the hosts, junior Nathaniel Salomon, explained the program’s foundations at Western. “Mr. Broderson ...

The Ultimate Question: Mezeh, Cava, or Med-Bar?

The Ultimate Question: Mezeh, Cava, or Med-Bar?

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

  Each Friday at lunch, a variety of Mediterranean style dishes are offered in the Western Cafeteria, commonly referred to as “Med Bar” by students. Choices in this decadent meal include seasoned chicken filets, meatballs, hummus, flatbread, pita, and a variety of hearty veggies. This well-rounded...

Club Profiles

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, A&E Editor

November 8, 2019

Western’s 61 new and returning club leaders gathered together on September 20th to plan for the upcoming year. Many of these leaders have big plans for this year, from hosting speakers to entering global competitions. Some are carrying on the work of past students, while others are laying their own fou...

High School Diplomats: The Experience of a Lifetime

High School Diplomats: The Experience of a Lifetime

Cordelia O'Connell, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Last summer, I had the opportunity to be a participant in the High School Diplomats Program. This program, sponsored by AIG and the Freeman Foundation, allows 40 American high school students from across the United States to come together at Princeton University and participate in a unique, ten-day cultural e...

Charlottesville Participates in Global Climate Walkout

Charlottesville Participates in Global Climate Walkout

Abigail Connelly, News Editor

November 6, 2019

12-year-old Gudrun Campbell, a student at Walker Upper Elementary School and co-founder of the Cville Youth Climate Strike Network, led a Climate Strike on September 21st. Participants marched to the Freedom Wall and crowded together tightly to hear Campbell speak, some even climbing on top of structu...

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LIII

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl LIII

August Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019

Welcome back, dear readers, to the fourth installment of Under Official Review, your one stop shop for the best ads aired during the biggest sporting event of the year! This year’s Super Bowl was actually Super Boring and Super Disappointing. I’m not here to hate on the Pats, but this was the lowest ...

Georgia Davidson Aims for Olympic Trials

Georgia Davidson Aims for Olympic Trials

Sophie O'Donnell, Social Media Editor

January 31, 2019

For the first time in Olympic history, Kumite, a form of karate will be offered during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Junior Georgia Davidson is striving towards her goal of qualifying for a spot on the Olympic team. Davidson began training at an Olympic development center this past October in order t...

Evelyn Garey Awarded for Acting and Activism

Evelyn Garey Awarded for Acting and Activism

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor

December 18, 2018

Senior Evelyn Garey’s theatrical performance earned her the Best Actor award for the VHSL performance of “Tuna Fish Eulogy”. She performed with the Western Drama group at Monticello High School in late October, later putting on a public performance at Western on November 9th. Garey is fami...

New Tri-Lab Stirs Discussion

New Tri-Lab Stirs Discussion

Eva Massarelli, Feature Editor

November 1, 2018

The modern tri-lab was built over the summer to offer a collaborative lab experience to students at Western Albemarle High School. The purpose of the lab is to get a variety of classes to work together outside the confinements of a traditional class setting. The open space allows for guest speakers and...

Parking? I’ll pass…

Parking? I’ll pass…

Jessica Klees, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

Parking this year has been extremely frustrating -- for me, and for the rest of the school. This year’s school changes, such as getting rid of part of the staff parking lot and population growth, have made parking very difficult. As a senior, I need to arrive at WAHS at least 30 minutes early to...

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

Walker Martin, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018

The Western Albemarle cross country program is having a great season from both the boys and girls teams.  The boys’ team is led by juniors, Joe Hawkes and Jack Elliason, who are currently ranked first and second in the 5000 meter race in Virginia.  The boys team was ranked second in Milestat’s, ...