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Clubs and Honor Societies have had to adapt due to all virtual meetings.

How To Virtual Clubs and Honor Societies

Kimball Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

In the world of virtual classes and extracurriculars, WAHS students are finding ways to stay connected and develop their passions through various clubs and honor societies. Student-run clubs and honor...

Students learn to navigate a new bell schedule during virtual school.

New Year, New School

Maeve Ridings and Walker Martin February 19, 2021

After the decision made over the summer to maintain virtual learning and move to a 4x4 schedule instead of the block schedule, students and teachers were left to navigate a new type of learning. The 4x4...

The change in the structure and schedule of school allows students to work on asynchronous Fridays.

WAHS Students Working Year-Round at Local Restaurants

Darrah Sheehan, Student Life Editor February 19, 2021

With the pandemic resulting in canceled extracurricular plans and the change of the structure of school, many upperclassmen have decided to spend their free time working at local restaurants. Online school...

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.

While the World Stops, the Animals Keep on Moving

COVID-19 has already complicated the delicate human-animal balance of one small farm
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...

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...

WAHS Alum Experiences France

WAHS Alum Experiences Lockdown….in 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....

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....

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork

How to Stay Productive With Online Schoolwork

Apps and websites to ease your online learning process
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...

During quarantine, Beth Bryerton has made four crochet tops.

What Students Are Doing During Quarantine

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...

Cole Ruoto tutors another student as part of peer tutoring.

Peer Tutoring at WAHS

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...

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...

Kienzle arranges promotional materials for the Jim Hingeley campaign.

Campaign on the Brain

Senior Chloe Kienzle is more than a spectator to the political process
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...

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