The Western Hemisphere

While the World Stops, the Animals Keep on Moving

A few of Jack's 15 cows cool off in a creek.  These may or may not include his cows named Edie Windsor, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Joe Biden.
COVID-19 has already complicated the delicate human-animal balance of one small farm
May 29, 2020

While the coronavirus-induced quarantine has closed schools across the country, including our very own Western Albemarle, students have been attempting to balance the freedom and restrictions of staying...

A New Era of Sports

A New Era of Sports
May 21, 2020

William Montes-Bradley sits down at one of the many computers in the Esports room. Smiling at his two friends, Iain and Eli, he pulls out his ps4 controller and boots up Rocket League. They join a public...

WAHS Alum Experiences Lockdown….in France

WAHS Alum Experiences Lockdown....in France
May 13, 2020

Like many Americans stuck abroad in foreign countries due to Covid-19, WAHS alum, Michael DeSimone (who’s coincidentally my brother), went to Besançon, France, a sister-city of our very own Charlottesville....

Review: Online Workouts

Review:  Online Workouts
May 7, 2020

With sports practices cancelled and gyms closed, people are forced to workout at home to stay fit. Below are four great online programs that offer a range of workouts to keep you busy during quarantine....

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork
Apps and websites to ease your online learning process
May 7, 2020

It might seem that we are alone during quarantine, and while we are physically, we are all going through similar problems with online learning. When students are in an in-person learning environment, they...

What Students Are Doing During Quarantine

During quarantine, Beth Bryerton has made four crochet tops.
April 29, 2020

Western is filled with creative thinkers and doers, but just taking one small friend group, it is easy to see their imaginations at work. From building a garden to learning how to crochet, students are...

Peer Tutoring at WAHS

Cole Ruoto tutors another student as part of peer tutoring.
March 13, 2020

Peer Tutoring is a new program here at WAHS, but not for Albemarle County. Albemarle High School has offered a Peer Tutoring class for a couple of years now and due to the success of the program, Western...

Drama Tackles Two Performances and VTA

Drama Tackles Two Performances and VTA
December 18, 2019

The theatre group has been very busy this fall. Three weeks ago, they took their annual trip to VTA and spent a weekend doing workshops and bonding. The Virginia Theatre Conference (VTA) is held annually...

Campaign on the Brain

Kienzle arranges promotional materials for the Jim Hingeley campaign.
Senior Chloe Kienzle is more than a spectator to the political process
December 18, 2019

For the past five months, senior Chloe Kienzle has been working hard on Jim Hingeley’s campaign for Albemarle Commonwealth’s attorney. She served as a volunteer and then an intern on the campaign trail...

Telesnickis Tell All

Erik and Andrew Telesnicki-Kranz both work as lifeguards at the Y and travel extensively.
Globe-trotting brothers share tales from across the world
December 16, 2019

Erik and Andrew Telesnicki-Kranz moved to Crozet from Indiana last year. The brothers both work at both The YMCA and Duner’s restaurant and travel frequently. The Telesnicki-Kranzes explained that...

From Berlin to Crozet

From Berlin to Crozet
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...

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

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

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