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Senior Last Words

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann and Brookelyn Shantler
June 1, 2017 • 72 views
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

When I was younger I wanted to be… An astronaut In charge A chef A doctor A teacher Rich A teacher A professor A lawyer My biggest fear about Western was... Lots of people and not knowing anyone I wasn’t that scared, I was more excited Making friends because I came from England How...

Suiting Up for Prom

Suiting Up for Prom

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor
May 11, 2017 • 137 views
Filed under Student Life

What's it like to be a girl wearing a suit at prom? Our News Editor Olivia Gallmeyer shares her experience

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Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

Jessica Klees, Copy Editor
May 11, 2017 • 111 views
Filed under Student Life

Katie Miller is a new student at WAHS who has a very interesting story, but may be known to others by another name: Katie Surprise. Coming from a school in Atlanta where there were usually multiple people with the same name, Miller started using her middle name (Surprise) to differentiate herself. Her...

Students With Talent

Students With Talent

Eva Massarelli and Sidney Jackson
May 11, 2017 • 88 views
Filed under Student Life

Some of the most creative individuals are hidden in the depths of Western hallways. Three that stood out of the crowd were junior James Krasner with his electronic music, sophomore India Mawn with her up and coming fashion empire, and freshman Beth Bryerton with her intense dedication to dance. These...

Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor
May 11, 2017 • 98 views
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

In this interview series, the Western Hemisphere is taking a look at some of the talented and driven women of WAHS. This time, we talked to junior Maygan Reynolds, alumni of the Governor’s School for Humanities and Western’s resident poet laureate. Here, Maygan debriefs on her recent contest wins,...

India’s Interviews: A New Podcast Series

India’s Interviews:  A New Podcast Series

India Mawn, Podcast Editor
March 30, 2017 • 127 views
Filed under Student Life

In this podcast series, India Mawn interviews students that you might've seen, but need to know. Today's podcast guest is senior Hanna Clark. Enjoy a conversation on hair, family, and a little barn out in the woods.   https://soundcloud.com/westernhemisphere/a-conversation-with-hanna-clark

Keepin’ It S’well

Keepin’ It S’well

Abby Lohr, Co- Editor in Chief
March 30, 2017 • 97 views
Filed under Student Life

You probably know them as the water bottles that sound like a bomb being set off whenever they hit the floor. However, they’ve taken over Western as the water bottle of choice. “I drop mine all the time, but it still hasn’t broken,” says senior Katherine Krese, referring to her S’well bottl...

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

Jeffrey Dodson, Beat Writer
March 18, 2017 • 76 views
Filed under Student Life

When a course elective or advanced placement opportunity isn’t offered by a school, many students, often times, take it upon themselves to explore their own interests through an independent study. For one student, her interest peaked with the topic of “Philosophy in Education.” Overtime this interest...

MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

August Lamb, Photo Editor
March 9, 2017 • 151 views
Filed under Model Congress, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Slideshows, Student Life

As Model Congress 2017 rolls around again, The Western Hemisphere provides continuous coverage of its happenings. Here are the photos from this morning.

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WAHS Students Take Political Action

WAHS Students Take Political Action

Jessica Klees, Copy Editor
March 2, 2017 • 72 views
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

      On the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands all over the world marched to support women’s rights and issues. Western students were not an exception. From the protest in Washington to the march of support at Ix Art Park in Charlottesville, g...

Johnny Riordan Immerses Himself in Japanese Culture

Johnny Riordan Immerses Himself in Japanese Culture

Talley Johnston, Student Life Editor
March 2, 2017 • 76 views
Filed under Student Life

Over the summer Johnny Riordan participated in the High School Diplomats in America program, a cultural exchange that brings American and Japanese students together. HSD is just the first version of the United States High School Diploma Program (USHSD). “It is a great experience of exchanging ideas...

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor
March 2, 2017 • 169 views
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

In this new interview series, the Western Hemisphere is taking a look at some of the talented and driven women of WAHS. This time, we talked to junior Meg Richey, runner-up in the national Search for Hidden Figures contest. Read on as Meg discusses not only her scholarship win, but the woes and wonders...