The Western Hemisphere

Gallery: WAHS Boys Soccer v. CHS

Gallery: WAHS Boys Soccer v. CHS

August Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

Western to Pilot New Anonymous Reports System

Western to Pilot New Anonymous Reports System

August Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019

Principal Darah Bonham and the Albemarle County School Board announced a new pilot program at Western Albemarle High School on Friday. The county is trialling an app that allows students to report bullying and other potential safety hazards quickly and anonymously to administration. The Anonymous Alerts app [link]...

‘Anchor Days’ Eliminated from Next Year’s School Schedule

‘Anchor Days’ Eliminated from Next Year’s School Schedule

August Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

Western recently announced a big change in next year’s school schedule: Anchor Days, better known as Monday Schedules, will be phased out. The School Board distributed a survey to students at Albemarle County’s three high schools in mid-January asking their opinions on the current school schedule,...

Lime vs. Bird: An E-Scooter Review

Lime vs. Bird: An E-Scooter Review

August Lamb and William Lambert

April 18, 2019

Hallelujah, it’s raining… electric scooters??? It seems as though they appeared overnight just a few months ago, and in fact, they did! The City of Charlottesville approved a dockless scooter and e-bike pilot program on December 7th, 2018, and the following morning, one hundred electric-powered scoo...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Virginia Beats Texas Tech, 85-77 in Overtime to Capture First Title.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Virginia Beats Texas Tech, 85-77 in Overtime to Capture First Title.

April 15, 2019

Virginia went from zero to hero on the night of Monday, April 8 by defeating Texas Tech, 85-77 to capture their first national championship in men's basketball. Kyle Guy, De'Andre Hunter, and Ty Jerome all played lights out to secure the historic victory for the Cavaliers. At one point up by ten,...

For The Throne: “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Preview

For The Throne: “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Preview

Abigail Connelly, Copy Editor

April 9, 2019

There is no shortage of excitement and anticipation for the release of the final season of “Game of Thrones”. Fans are counting down the days until April 14th, eagerly reading fan theories and soaking up every possible clue from the released trailers and photo stills in preparation for the conclusi...

Mammal of the Month: The Echidna

Mammal of the Month: The Echidna

William Peritz, News Editor

April 9, 2019

If you’ve been following Mammal of the Month for a while, you may be wondering - where’s the platypus? I mean, at this point in the series they have to talk about it eventually, right? What a cool and interesting mammal it is, where can I find the platypus feature? Well as it turns out… that...

Opinion: Let’s Not Repeat 2016

Opinion: Let’s Not Repeat 2016

Grace Berigan, A&E Editor

April 9, 2019

The month-long government shutdown, Trump’s most recent presidential address, and his blossoming friendship with dictator Kim Jong Un have had me looking forward with a sense of desperation to the 2020 election. This election may result in four more years of Trump’s threatening, pouting, and appoi...

A Morning of Community Service

A Morning of Community Service

Julianne Kirby and Michal Kipnis

March 25, 2019

With spring break rapidly approaching later in the week, students spent their Monday completing tasks on and off campus for WAHS with a Cause, a school-wide community service project. Student were able to help their community in a variety of ways while also getting a nice break from the end-of-q...

Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

March 21, 2019

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...