The Western Hemisphere

A Celebration of Music

May 21, 2020

As time stands still on the bare streets from around the world, and millions of people are  forced to stay ...

Music Corner

Grace Berigan, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

Over break, finding myself with an unusual amount of time on my hands, I took the plunge into Spotify’s music recommendations. The results were a mixed bag, but I’ve found several worthy of The Western Hemisphere’s first Music Corner of 2020. First in the playlist, “Goodie Bag” by Still Woozy is a smooth blend...

Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Turns Heartbreak Into Harmony

Ariana Grande's

Sarah Capshaw, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Ariana Grande’s much anticipated fifth studio album “thank u, next” was released  February 8th, 20...

New Music: Vampire Weekend

Cover art for Vampire Weekend's newest album,

Mia Jevack, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2019

After a six year long hiatus, our preppy, indie kings have finally returned. After signing to Columbia...

Warriors in the Studio

Warriors in the Studio

Jack Reichert and Austin Davis

February 5, 2019

Soundcloud is a popular platform for music creators across the country, and Angelo Garano and Mark Barstow...

Editor’s Picks: Top 5 Albums of 2018

Mia Jevack, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2019

1. "Lush" by Snail Mail Nineteen-year-old, classically trained guitarist, Lindsey Jordan’s debut...

Top 10 Christmas Songs

Top 10 Christmas Songs

December 18, 2018

Do They Know It’s Christmas? - 1984 Version by Band Aid Big Bag by Tyler, The Creator O ...

Lopez’s album cover

WAHS Alum Sarah Lopez Releases EP

October 25, 2018

Former Western student and a crowd favorite at any and all WAHS events, Sarah Lopez, released her first...

Hozier returned after a long hiatus with his recent EP, “Nina Cried Power”

Review: Hozier’s New EP “Nina Cried Power”

October 25, 2018

Nina Cried Power was released on September 6th and was eagerly received by multitudes of fans both new...

Vile rocking out at Lollapalooza in 2016

Editor’s Picks: New Music

October 25, 2018

The 2018 calendar year has been good to the music world, especially past summer. Albums such as “...

Editor’s Picks: March

Mia Jevack, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2018

March saw new music ranging from singles to EPs to covers from bands like Beach Fossils, who came out with a cover of Yung Lean’s song “Agony” from his 2017 album “Stranger”. Car Seat Headrest came out with a re-recorded version of their 2011 album, “Twin Fantasy”. Along with Iron & Wine’s song “Bitter...

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Western to Create New Fine Arts Hall of Fame

March 30, 2018

Over the the summer of 2018, Western will be adding a Fine Arts Hall of Fame outside of the auditori...