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Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sutton Young’s Predictions for the NCAA Tournament   EAST: Duke, Duke, Duke, and Duke. If all goes as according, Duke will be in Minneapolis in two weeks. The return of Zion Williamson propelled them to an ACC Tournament title, and once again proved they are the team to beat. In all hone...

Seniors Launch Western’s 15th Annual Model Congress

Seniors Launch Western’s 15th Annual Model Congress

Staff Reports

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Being a senior at WAHS comes with many new opportunities and responsibilities as compared to previous grades. One of the largest, if not largest, is Western’s annual Model Congress event, which is 15 years old today. Seniors, through their U.S. Government classes,  are sent to organize a simulation...

Slideshow: Singing Valentines

Slideshow: Singing Valentines

William Lambert, Photography Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Slideshows, Student Life

The best photos from Valentines Day....

Rece Davis: “(UVA) is a great place for us to come.”

Rece Davis: “(UVA) is a great place for us to come.”

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the fourth time in the last five years, ESPN's College GameDay paid a visit to John Paul Jones Arena. With Virginia (#3) and Duke (#2) both ranked in the top three prior to the match-up, it was pretty clear, GameDay would be returning to the Commonwealth. Rece Davis, the host of GameDay, says Virginia...

Agree to Disagree: Fostering Respect through Civil Discourse

Agree to Disagree: Fostering Respect through Civil Discourse

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Conversations regarding foreign and national affairs aren’t always easy to partake in, especially considering their tendency to transform peaceful interactions into war zones of passive aggression. Regardless of your political views, involving yourself in controversial discussions with people you dis...

Thinking Outside the Gym

Thinking Outside the Gym

Rachel Schweitzer, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Western Albemarle has worked to expand our athletic resources, including the construction of an auxiliary gym, but this is not enough to provide for all teams. “Having the two gyms is really helpful,” cheerleader Tiffany Smith says, “but still, in the end, it’s not enough space.” Indoor ...

Students and Admin Present Parking Possibilities

Students and Admin Present Parking Possibilities

William Peritz, News Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Parking has been a source of frustration and mild inconvenience for several juniors and seniors that are allowed to drive their cars to school. It can be a challenge to secure a parking pass for yourself, due to the relatively low number of spots available. Once a spot is obtained, it can also be difficult...

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


Filed under Latitudes, Multimedia, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

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 ...

Iconic Individuals Showcase Their Fashion

Iconic Individuals Showcase Their Fashion

Sophie Creager-Roberts, A&E Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase, Student Life

Gregory Brogan (9) *outfit pictured: pants from AE, shoes Steve Madden, jacket = vintage Dolce, shirt from Banana Republic Who do you consider to be your style icon and why? “I don’t know. I really don’t look to a certain person.” What are your favorite stores to shop at? “American Eagle, Cal...

Georgia Davidson Aims for Olympic Trials

Georgia Davidson Aims for Olympic Trials

Sophie O'Donnell, Social Media Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...