The Western Hemisphere

ESA Hits its Fourth Year

ESA Hits its Fourth Year

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann, Interactives Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

This fall, the first class of ESA students started their senior year. Now, for the first time students in all four grades are enrolled in ESA. These students have taken two sciences every year as part of the academy. There were originally 24 students in the first class, but with some students taking i...

SPCA Fetches Hurricane Harvey Survivors

SPCA Fetches Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Sidney Jackson

November 3, 2017


Filed under Student Life

On September 4th, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA sent four faculty members down to BARC, the city of Houston’s animal shelter and adoption agency, to retrieve pets left behind after hurricane Harvey. The staff took the Compassionate Care-A-Van down to Houston and came back with 70 new additio...

Spirit Week Kicks Off

Spirit Week Kicks Off

Brookelyn Shantler, Student Life Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Spirit Week

During lunch bundles of students dressed in various class colors filled the cafeteria with laughter, song, and spirit. Students of all grades huddled in their class's respective corners frantically coloring their murals. While the freshmen scrambled to complete their first mural, the seniors remained cal...

Senior Last Words

Rosie Dougherty-Herrmann and Brookelyn Shantler

June 1, 2017


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


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

Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

Katie Miller “Surprises” With Her Story

Jessica Klees, Copy Editor

May 11, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.