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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

Senior Mural!

October 2, 2015

Check out this Timelapse of the seniors creating their mural to kick off Spirit Week.

Is TOPS At The Bottom?

Is TOPS At The Bottom?

Jessica Klees September 21, 2015

Everybody knows that all freshmen have to take TOPS. But the real question is, is the class helpful? TOPS has been taking place at WAHS for a long time and there have been many changes throughout the...

WAHS Let the Dogs Out

WAHS Let the Dogs Out

Olivia Gallmeyer May 30, 2015
A look at what may be the cutest senior prank ever

Coon Hunting with Owen

Ruby Neisser, Staff writer May 30, 2015

John Grinnell, known as Owen and has done very well in the “coon dog” hunting competitions, earning titles for several of his dogs. Grinnell  said “My oldest male (he is eleven years old), he has...

Grace Deal and Clare Paxton act in the senior movie.

A Fond Farewell to the Golden Days of Skits

Ben Donovan, Staff Writer October 19, 2014

One of the staples of Western Spirit Week, a series of skits put on by the students of each grade as well as by the faculty, has been removed from the docket of activities this year.The skits were replaced...

Juniors Dominate in Beat the Fanatic

Juniors Dominate in Beat the Fanatic

Annie Lorenzoni, Staff Writer October 17, 2014

Tension filled the cafeteria air today during lunch as the four grades battled it out for beat the fanatics. Questions were fired at the contestants as they desperately hit the buzzers to potentially blurt...

Sadie Hawkins: Are We Really Progressing?

Sadie Hawkins: Are We Really Progressing?

Olivia Gallmeyer, Staff Writer October 17, 2014

October has come,  and the Western halls are buzzing with murmurs of the universally loved celebration of crazy costumes and class pride we know as Spirit Week. However, this year the homecoming dance...

Meet Chay

Meet Chay

Garrett Hatmaker, Staff Writer June 9, 2014

Among the many groups of whom sit in the cafeteria, is one very unique band of skateboarders. The most notable character is most definitely Chavon Gassaway. He is also one of the most positive and lively...

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...

Dor Hananel and Sophie Salomon work on the design of their teams robot.

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...

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.