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From Berlin to Crozet

From Berlin to Crozet

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Managing Editor

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 hosts, junior Nathaniel Salomon, explained the program’s foundations at Western. “Mr. Broderson ...

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

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

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Managing Editor

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 chicken filets, meatballs, hummus, flatbread, pita, and a variety of hearty veggies. This well-rounded...

High School Diplomats: The Experience of a Lifetime

High School Diplomats: The Experience of a Lifetime

Cordelia O'Connell, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Last summer, I had the opportunity to be a participant in the High School Diplomats Program. This program, sponsored by AIG and the Freeman Foundation, allows 40 American high school students from across the United States to come together at Princeton University and participate in a unique, ten-day cultural e...

What Makes Max Morrison

What Makes Max Morrison

Alex Noth, Staff writer

May 30, 2019

Life is not always fair.  We have all heard that saying but sometimes it goes beyond not fair.  A little more than a year ago Max Morrison had surgery on his left knee because he had torn his ACL and meniscus while wrestling.  And for a guy who loves the outdoors this really affected him. “We ...

The Art Enthusiast

The Art Enthusiast

Jackson Evanow

May 30, 2019

With the final few strokes of her pencil, Cecily Wilson, a freshman at Western, has completed her doodle of a face with no body attached. Moss is growing on one side. She closes her notebook and returns to her classwork, already planning another piece in her head. “Art has always been something...

Making Waves of Art

Making Waves of Art

Rachel Schweitzer, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

The best photos from Valentines Day....

Singing Valentines Break Record

Singing Valentines Break Record

William Lambert, Photography Editor

February 14, 2019

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

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...