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Making Waves of Art

Making Waves of Art

Rachel Schweitzer, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


Filed under Student Life

The arts at Western continue to develop and inspire the next designers, painters, and creators of today. This includes senior Eli Jessee, making his mark in a unique way. Jessee was inspired by his uncle’s art as a child and was moved to draw, saying, “I would just sit and draw in these spiral no...

Paige Toms Never Quits

Paige Toms Never Quits

Lily Marcel, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


Filed under Student Life

Paige Toms is always moving. At the start of the school year, she was the goalie for the JV field hockey team at Western. Overlapping with field hockey, she plays travel volleyball for the Crozet team up until the end of spring. Right after the volleyball season is over, she jumps into the pool and is ...

From Jazz Singers at HMS to Early Bird Choir at WAHS, Bella James Pursues Her Passion in Singing

From Jazz Singers at HMS to Early Bird Choir at WAHS, Bella James Pursues Her Passion in Singing

Aleena Patel, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


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Walking into the choir room at WAHS, 9th grader Bella James gets ready to start the day with some vocal warm-ups in the Early Bird Choir. They start out the hour-long class doing some scales and then transition into practicing some of the songs they are working on for an upcoming competition. One of...

Twin-terviews Expose Pros and Cons of Twin Life

Twin-terviews Expose Pros and Cons of Twin Life

Natalie Raab, Student Life Editor

April 9, 2019


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Zach Farmer How do you think your life is different with a twin? “I’d be bored a lot more.” Do you have twin telepathy? “No.” What’s the longest you have been away away from each other? “A week for basketball camp.” Are you friends/do you get along? “Not real...

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....

Singing Valentines Break Record

Singing Valentines Break Record

William Lambert, Photography Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Student Life

The annual day of Singing Valentines has hit an all time high with seventeen groups participating this year. Along with the increase in numbers every group sold out of their performances. A slideshow of pictures from the day will be available soon!  

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...

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...

Warriors in the Studio

Warriors in the Studio

Jack Reichert and Austin Davis

February 5, 2019


Filed under A&E, Student Life

Soundcloud is a popular platform for music creators across the country, and Angelo Garano and Mark Barstow have joined in on the new craze with hopes to make it big. Garano, better known as King AG the 57th, is now a junior, but his inspiration for hip-hop began in 5th grade. Garano gained inspiration...

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...

WAHS Alum Sarah Lopez Releases EP

WAHS Alum Sarah Lopez Releases EP

Sophie Creager-Roberts, A&E Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Former Western student and a crowd favorite at any and all WAHS events, Sarah Lopez, released her first EP on the 21st of September. Her interest in performing music began in third grade after participating in the elementary school talent show alongside her friend whom she loved to jam out to Taylor...

Thomas Jackson’s “Growth” Hits Shelves

Thomas Jackson’s “Growth” Hits Shelves

Sidney Jackson, Managing Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Senior Thomas Jackson’s debut poetry collection, “Growth” was released on September 27th. It had been a long nine months in the making, but the time has finally come. It is now available in several countries on Amazon. You can access it here. The book explores subjects of mental health, especially that of high school students. It is a very personal a...