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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Some fabulous Western Hemisphere writers, Olivia Gallmeyer (left) and Jessica Klees pose before heading to prom

Suiting Up for Prom

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor May 11, 2017
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

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...

Students With Talent

Students With Talent

Eva Massarelli and Sidney Jackson May 11, 2017

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...

Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor May 11, 2017

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...

Indias Interviews:  A New Podcast Series

India’s Interviews: A New Podcast Series

India Mawn, Podcast Editor March 30, 2017

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...

The Swell Bottle is sleek, and comes in many styles.

Keepin’ It S’well

Abby Lohr, Co- Editor in Chief March 30, 2017

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...

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

Jeffrey Dodson, Beat Writer March 18, 2017

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...

Members of the Ways and Means House Committee listen in on a proposed bill. L-R: Nate Riley, Ryan Albie, and AJ Donovan.

MoCo Committee Meetings: The Photos

August Lamb, Photo Editor March 9, 2017
As Model Congress 2017 rolls around again, The Western Hemisphere provides continuous coverage of its happenings. Here are the photos from this morning.
Caroline Davies attended the march with her family to show support for womens rights.

WAHS Students Take Political Action

Jessica Klees, Copy Editor March 2, 2017

      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....

Johnny Riordan with Japanese students over the summer.

Johnny Riordan Immerses Himself in Japanese Culture

Talley Johnston , Student Life Editor March 2, 2017

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...

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor March 2, 2017

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...

Jung practicing his teaching skills.

Max Jung: Teacher in the Making

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer January 24, 2017

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...