The Western Hemisphere

In a Different Direction

Valerie Hajek and Julia Elder, Staff Writers

June 4, 2014

Ashley Fox Many students head straight to college after high school, but senior Ashley Fox will be traveling another path.  After hearing the recommendations of her brother’s good friend, Ashley decided that taking a half gap year this fall semester to travel to Indonesia would be a perfect fit fo...

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2014

Walking next to him, you would have thought that Dor Hananel was a regular person. Looking at him, you would immediately notice his well-worn blue jeans, New Balance tennis shoes, a black, green, or dark blue zip-up hoodie with an ordinary t-shirt underneath. He walks through the halls of school with...

Spirit Week 2013: Music and Trivia

Spirit Week 2013:  Music and Trivia

Cata Chernavvsky-Sequeira, Staff Photographer

October 27, 2013

Seniors clinched first place in Beat the Fanatics, edging out juniors with a last minute streak.

Spirit Week 2013: Pep Rally

Spirit Week 2013:  Pep Rally

Patrick Andrews, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2013

Spirit Skits 2013: Do they really improve spirit?

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2013

Something this year struck me about the Spirit Week skits. It may have been because I was in one for the first time or because I just happened to notice it more clearly, but the skits don’t improve school spirit for all people. The skits tend to make fun of the grades above and below them - that’s...

2013: Students Start the Spirit Week Competition

2013:  Students Start the Spirit Week Competition

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2013

During lunch, students from all grades gathered in their respective corners of the cafeteria and started the scramble to complete their murals. The freshman class struggled to cover their red paper with white chalk to create an Arctic scene while the seniors excelled in turning their black background...