The Western Hemisphere

2020-2021 Staff

Kathryn Steenburgh
Editor-in-Chief

Kathryn Steenburgh

Kathryn is a senior in her third year of journalism. She is a co-editor-in-chief. Outside of journalism, she is active in theatre and drama, and is in a number of productions every year. She plays the piano and trombone, and has...

Abigail Connelly
Editor-in-Chief

Abigail Connelly

Abigail Connelly is a senior and is in her fourth year of Journalism. She is co-editor-in-chief. When she’s not drowning in homework, she’s out on the trails hiking, road or mountain biking, writing poetry, reading, or listening...

Kimball Sheehan
Editor-in-Chief

Kimball Sheehan

Kimball is a senior entering her fourth year of Journalism. She is co-Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of the Food Review section. A fun fact about Kimball is that she was born in New Zealand and has dual citizenship there. In her...

Brian O'Dea
Managing Editor

Brian O’Dea

Brian is a senior and in his third year of Journalism. He is the managing editor of the Western Hemisphere. He is the captain of the golf team for the second year in a row. He loves to watch the New York Islanders and Mets. In...

Will Jackson
Managing Editor

Will Jackson

Will Jackson is a junior and is in his fourth year of Journalism. He runs for the Cross Country and Track teams and enjoys history and spikeball.

Harrison Miracle
News Editor

Harrison Miracle

Harrison is a junior and this is his third year of journalism. He is the News Editor and loves writing movie reviews. Outside of school, he loves playing the guitar, watching tv shows, and lifting.

Darrah Sheehan
Student Life Editor

Darrah Sheehan

Darrah is a junior and this is her second year in Journalism. She is Editor of the Student Life Section and co-founder of the Food Review Section. A fun fact about Darrah is that she has never won Bingo before. When she is not...

Walker Martin
Opinion Editor

Walker Martin

Walker is a senior and this will be his second year in Journalism. He is editor of the opinion section and is overall a chill guy. He runs year-round for Western. When he's not running, he spends his free time reading and getting...

Maxwell Creager-Roberts
Art Director

Maxwell Creager-Roberts

Maxwell Creager-Roberts is a junior in his second year of journalism. He is the art director. While he's not keeping his head above all his homework, he likes to hang out with friends, go to practice, cook a little, and play video...

Lily Kline
Staff Writer

Lily Kline

Lily is a freshman entering their first year of journalism as a staff writer. They enjoy lying in bed doing nothing some days or exploring the woods other days. They enjoy reading, writing, and taking pictures on top of the mou...

Staff Writer

Grace Shook

Grace Shook is a sophomore and is starting her first year of journalism. She is a staff writer. She likes to be active and likes to spend a lot of time outside as long as it is warm out. She plays lacrosse and also sometimes ...

Tatiana Bird
Staff Writer

Tatiana Bird

Tatiana is a Sophomore in her first year of Journalism. She is a staff writer and contributes most often to the Sports section. Tatiana is an athlete who participates in soccer and basketball, and she hopes to write about both...

Staff Writer

Marja-Helena Barrett

Marja is a junior and this is her first year taking Journalism at Western. Her name means "berry" in Finnish, and in her free time you can find her with her nose in a book, spending time with her friends, or dancing. She also...

Sephira Ainsworth
Staff Writer

Sephira Ainsworth

Sephira is a freshman in her first year of journalism. She is passionate about equality and human rights. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, learning new things, and hanging out with her friends.

Jack Steenburgh
Staff Writer

Jack Steenburgh

Jack is a freshman and this is his 1st year in journalism. He enjoys traveling with his family, biking and rowing, spending time outside, spending time with his dogs, and seeing his friends.

Thea Spitzner
Staff Writer

Thea Spitzner

Thea has Down syndrome, which is also called trisomy 21. She is writing for the Student Life section and giving people with disabilities a voice and also giving climate change attention.

Maeve Ridings
Staff Writer

Maeve Ridings

Maeve is a senior in her first year of journalism as a staff writer. She enjoys writing, reading, and keeping up with the news. When she’s not at school, Maeve likes to travel, volunteer, and cook. A fun fact about her is that...

Staff Writer

Walter Moak

Walter is a senior and first-year student journalist. He is extensively involved in music and runs for the WAHS cross country and track teams.

Opal Kendall
Staff Writer

Opal Kendall

Opal is freshman entering her first year in Journalism as a Staff Writer. Outside of school she can be found cooking, reading, or spending time with her friends and family. She is passionate about current events and politics....

Will DeSimone
Staff Writer

Will DeSimone

DeSimone is a junior in his third year of Journalism. He's a thrower for the track and field team at WAHS and enjoys hanging out with his friends. A fun fact about him is that he vacations to Maine every summer.

Jack Tueting
Staff Writer

Jack Tueting

Jack is a sophomore in his second year of journalism. He is an assistant editor-at-large, and a news writer. He is an animal enthusiast, and can often be found hanging out with his many sheep, cows, chickens, guinea fowl and ducks....

Lee Marcel
Staff Writer

Lee Marcel

Lee is a junior and in their 3rd year of Journalism. They enjoy writing and history. When they're not worrying about school, they love to watch Marvel movies and go down the occasional Tumblr rabbithole. They also love photography,...

Alex Noth
Staff Writer

Alex Noth

Alex Noth is a freshman who likes football and basketball. He moved from Chicago.