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.

Jack Tueting, Staff Writer

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 home with concentration on schoolwork. Sometimes that means placing a phone across the room, or for...

A New Era of Sports

A New Era of Sports

Jackson Evanow, Staff Writer

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 match and get to gaming.  “This is a really new and fun experience,” says Will, a sophomo...

WAHS Alum Experiences Lockdown….in France

WAHS Alum Experiences France

William DeSimone, Staff Writer

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. Michael went to teach English at a French high school and middle school in late September of...

Review: Online Workouts

Review:  Online Workouts

Sophie O'Donnell, Social Media Editor

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. You can find them on YouTube. Each program offers videos for a range of abilities and promotes overa...

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork

Jordan Stone, Staff Writer

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 are being held accountable by teachers to do work. It’s harder to procrastinate and get distract...

What Students Are Doing During Quarantine

During quarantine, Beth Bryerton has made four crochet tops.

Eva Massarelli, Editor-In-Chief

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 finding ways to fill their time in quarantine. One such student, senior Delaney Crotteau, has been using her ar...

Peer Tutoring at WAHS

Cole Ruoto tutors another student as part of peer tutoring.

Aleena Patel and Lily Marcel

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 integrated the program into student’s inventory. The tutors are students grades 10 through 12. This...

Drama Tackles Two Performances and VTA

Drama Tackles Two Performances and VTA

Kimball Sheehan, Assistant Opinion Editor

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 in Norfolk where schools from all over Virginia perform their one-acts. This year, Western’s theatre ...

Campaign on the Brain

Kienzle arranges promotional materials for the Jim Hingeley campaign.

Sidney Jackson, Editor-in-Chief

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 for two months before being promoted to White Hall district organizer. This role was not an...

Telesnickis Tell All

Erik and Andrew Telesnicki-Kranz both work as lifeguards at the Y and travel extensively.

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, A&E Editor

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 being brothers and coworkers gives them more flexibility at their jobs. Both agreed, however, that...

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...