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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

Mr. Grimes dressed as Lady Gaga ready for WAHS spirit week.

Mr. Grimes Reflects on Three Years at WAHS

Jack Steenburgh, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

Mr. Grimes, a former Mellow Mushroom employee and teacher at WAHS, teaches World History I for freshmen. He has been teaching at Western for three years, two in his own classroom, and one as a student-teacher....

WAHS Drama Presents Little Women

WAHS Drama Presents “Little Women”

Sephira Ainsworth, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

WAHS theater has persevered through the obstacles accompanying virtual and hybrid school. This spring they decided to put on the timeless classic: Little Women, the Musical. Written in 1868 by Louisa May...

Sophomore Thea Spitzner enjoys yoga and studying American Sign Language.

I Am Not Defined By My Disability

Thea Spitzner, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

My name is Theodora Spitzner and I am a student with an identified disability, Down’s Syndrome. But that’s not a complete definition of me.  I started preschool in the year of 2007 when I turned...

Suicide Squad: A Fail of the DC Universe

“Suicide Squad”: A Fail of the DC Universe

Maeve Ridings, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

In a haze of excitement from the newly dropped “The Suicide Squad” trailer, I decided to rewatch the original film “Suicide Squad” from 2016. I hoped that revisiting the David Ayer version would...

Brian ODea (left) and Walker Martin (right), respectively.

The Hat Piece

Brian O'Dea and Walker Martin May 18, 2021

This comprehensive list is our objective review of all types of hats. We left out religious headwear on purpose, and if you feel like we missed any important genre of hat then please notify the writers...

After having no season last year the baseball team is 3-0 and looking to improve on that record. Tonight will be their fourth home game of five for the whole season.

Undefeated Baseball Has a Senior Night Test Against Louisa

Brian O'Dea, Managing Editor May 10, 2021

With a strong crop of juniors, the baseball team has had a perfect start to the season and will have to prove they belong at the top of the Jefferson District standings. Tonight they play an undefeated...

What is Life Like Without Social Media?

What is Life Like Without Social Media?

Brian O'Dea, Managing Editor May 5, 2021

Speaking from experience, social media is an addiction, and from my observations, it has most of my peers hooked. Odds are if you use social media once, you also use it a lot. Not even accounting for age,...

Check out the Moo Thru at the new Dairy Market!

Food in Review: Ice Cream

Darrah Sheehan and Kimball Sheehan May 5, 2021

The Moo Thru: You might be slightly confused about why we are reviewing the Moo Thru because you know it to be a road trip stop located in Northern Virginia. However, the Moo Thru recently established...

In Myanmar, the Irrawaddy Dolphin has learned to participate in “cooperative fishing” with the fishermen in the area. This is a phenomenon that occurs nowhere else in the world.  
Credit: WWF

Extraordinary Endangered Animals: Irrawaddy Dolphin

Marja-Helena Barrett, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

The Irrawaddy Dolphin is a charismatic-looking beluga-like dolphin with a rounded face. An ancient Chinese text from AD 800 even referred to them as “river pigs”. These dolphins inhabit the coastal...

Human of WAHS: Turner Monroe

Human of WAHS: Turner Monroe

Lily Kline May 5, 2021

What is something you weren’t expecting coming into Western during online learning? “When we have [drama] rehearsals, we are only allowed 10 people in the gym or choir room, and it’s fine. I just...

Humans of WAHS: Diana Kim

Humans of WAHS: Diana Kim

Maeve Ridings May 5, 2021

Looking back on a year of COVID-19, what have you learned? “Looking back from the beginning of COVID-19 changed the way that I approached a lot of things. For one, I value time a lot more. Everything...

This species essentially spends its entire life underground. It uses a long tongue to eat ants and termites in its underground home.

Credit: Benjamin Tapley

Extraordinary Endangered Animals: Purple Frog

Marja-Helena Barrett, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

The purple frog, or the pig-nosed frog, looks like a grumpy purplish blob with a pointy nose. Scientists discovered this frog only 18 years ago in the Western Ghats of India, and it belongs to the family...

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