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Max Jung: Teacher in the Making

Max Jung:  Teacher in the Making

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017 • 84 views
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Unlike most freshmen, Max Jung already has a plan for his future career. Jung is interested in a career path that allows him to help other people, and to be able to pass on his knowledge and influence his community. Teaching enables him to combine both. This year, he will have the opportunity to do just...

Cool Girl of the Month: Catherine Adams

Cool Girl of the Month: Catherine Adams

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor
January 3, 2017 • 80 views
Filed under 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 senior Catherine Adams, this year’s Emily Couric Leadership Scholarship nominee and a captain of the varsity girls’ swim and dive team. Read on as Cathe...

Governor’s School Follow Up

Governor’s School Follow Up

Brookelyn Shantler, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016 • 79 views
Filed under Student Life

This summer, several exceptional Western students attended Governor's School.  Before the start of the summer, the Western Hemisphere interviewed two of the students attending Governor’s School, juniors Meg Richey and Maygan Reynolds.  Now, they’re back to share the experience. Every year Mrs....

2016 Homecoming Court

2016 Homecoming Court

August Lamb, Photo Editor
October 18, 2016 • 131 views
Filed under Multimedia, Slideshows, Student Life, Uncategorized

A gallery of Western's 2016 Homecoming Court

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Emma Bittle Gets New Digs

Emma Bittle Gets New Digs

Talley Johnston, Student Life Editor
October 17, 2016 • 67 views
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Emma Bittle, a junior and third year ESA student, has chosen to live out of a duffel bag and in a tent for ten weeks. So far she has two weeks down and eight to go. We all know that ESA students enjoy learning about dirt, rocks, and nature but we never thought it would become this extreme. “I wan...

Vote: Julian Waters for School Board

Vote: Julian Waters for School Board

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 145 views
Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

Balancing the heavy load of schoolwork with college applications, involvement with your school, and planning your campaign for school board takes a multi-talented person; and that is just what Julian Waters is. Waters’ interest in model planes and drones encouraged him to start the Model Aviation...

Sarah Brewster Flies Towards Her Pilot’s License

Sarah Brewster Flies Towards Her Pilot’s License

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer
October 11, 2016 • 77 views
Filed under Student Life

Sitting in the cockpit, Sarah Brewster navigates her way through the sky while practicing speaking on the intercom and maneuvering with the various controls. Ever since Brewster was 11, she has been involved in the Civil Air Patrol; a year from this moment, she’s hoping to become a certified pilot. ...

Spirit Week Kicks Off With Murals

Spirit Week Kicks Off With Murals

Staff Writers
October 9, 2016 • 31 views
Filed under Spirit Week

Friday was mural day.  Whose won?

Sophie Peng Reigns as Queen of Chess

Sophie Peng Reigns as Queen of Chess

Jessica Klees
September 14, 2016 • 47 views
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

While eleventh-grader Sophie Peng might seem quiet on the outside, she possesses a special talent that sets her apart from most other high schoolers. When Sophie moved from China to America in the eighth grade, she had already become very good at the game of chess. In fact, she was a national champion. So...

French Week

French Week

Pauline Gilbert
November 23, 2015 • 34 views
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

This year, for the first time, WAHS organised the national French week from November 4th to November 10th. “This is the first time I did it” Mrs. Cone, the new French teacher said, “and I was happy to see how involved some students were.” Indeed, even though she helped at some points, the ...

Warriors At Work In The Real World

Warriors At Work In The Real World

Lucie Taylor
October 14, 2015 • 64 views
Filed under Latitudes, News, Student Life

Noelle Stith is a WAHS senior who is interning at the Curatorial Department of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello this year. “It’s a cool opportunity to get a backstage look at Monticello,” she said. Every Sunday she works in the house keeping records of artifacts and their condition, as well as...

The Girls with the Accents: Three WAHS Exchange Students Share Their Perspectives on America

Lauren Kearns, co Editor-in-Chief
October 9, 2015 • 58 views
Filed under News, Student Life

“American high school is actually similar to how it is shown in the movies,” said Pauline Gilbert, one of the newest members of the senior class, “Well, I haven’t seen anyone singing or dancing on the cafeteria tables.” She then laughed before adding, “Or at least not yet…I would not be ...