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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Oberg enjoys getting out and spending time with the students of ACPS

David Oberg: The Man in the Chicken Onesie

Tatiana Bird, Editor-In-Chief September 19, 2022

Students of Albemarle county often hear whisperings of the mystical beings we refer to as “School Board Members”. These faceless deities make the decisions that affect the lives of students, decisions...

Denny Barberio: A Look into the Life of That One Really Good Substitute

Denny Barberio: A Look into the Life of That One Really Good Substitute

Opal Kendall, Assistant Editor June 3, 2022

Denny Barberio might be the most multi-faceted person I’ve ever met. He is a musician. He is a teacher. He is a producer. He is a theatre kid. He is a sound expert. He is a grandfather. He is a gardener....

Gallery: WAHS Got Talent

Audrey Miracle, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

Executive Council President Nicole Bilchick (right) serves as a bridge between administration and students. She will pass her role as EC President to Michael Mitchell (left) for the 2022-2023 school year.

Executive Council President Nicole Bilchick: the Glue of Western’s Leadership Program

Darrah Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2022

Nicole Bilchick is your typical Western senior, busy and overworked with her in and out of school commitments. Free time is not something that she has a lot of. “My schedule is pretty packed with...

What is the Passion of Writing?

What is the Passion of Writing?

Lily Kline, Staff Writer January 26, 2022

Writing is a passion for many people, including myself. It is a hobby where you can forge entire worlds, draft daring stories, or ink dramatic lines for yourself or others. “It’s a way to showcase...

Habitat for Humanity club members participate in Rake-a-Thon to raise money for Habitat.

Club Leaders Return To In-Person Meetings

Margaret Lee, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

61 new and returning club leaders were able to finally gather together and discuss upcoming game plans for the 2021-2022 club year, in-person. With the elimination of online Zoom meetings and the idea...

Drum Majors on Falling in Love With Conducting

Drum Majors on Falling in Love With Conducting

Shannon McCance, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Against the sharp lights of the stadium, marching band drum majors Mason Rothenberger and Grace Nolasco stood facing opposite sides of the band. With the halftime shows finished for the season, they keep...

Robotics club has to program their robot from scratch.

Robotics Prepares to Compete in Challenge

Alex Noth, Editor-In-Chief January 14, 2022

If you were to enter classroom A109 on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday afternoon, you would be hard pressed to find a teacher or supervisor. With the Robotics Club being self-led, there is little teacher...

“Horse Girls” included an exclusively female cast.

Drama Takes the Stage by the Reins

Zoey Sauerwein, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

The Western drama department’s one Act Show, "Horse Girls," came in second place out of six at the annual VHSL One-Act competition. This year, Western hosted the first level of the competition. The...

Elke Beaumont and Bella Tesoriere

Spirit Week Gallery: Theme Day

Darrah Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Seniors are going to miss the chocolate chip muffins from WAHS

Class of 2021: Seniors Share Last Words

Darrah Sheehan and Kimball Sheehan June 1, 2021

The WAHS Class of 2021 has certainly experienced the highs and lows of high school, and they even survived through a pandemic during their junior and senior years. While seniors have not had the opportunity...