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A Morning of Community Service

A Morning of Community Service

March 25, 2019

With spring break rapidly approaching later in the week, students spent their Monday completing tasks on...

Revolutionary Science: Gene Modifications

Revolutionary Science: Gene Modifications

February 7, 2019

In recent years, CRISPR, a gene editing technology that can make specific changes to the DNA of plants an...

Drama Department Announces Spring Musical

Drama Department Announces Spring Musical

January 31, 2019

The WAHS drama department has announced that this year’s spring musical will be The Sound of Musi...

JUUL Stifled by New Federal Regulations

JUUL Stifled by New Federal Regulations

January 31, 2019

Juul has banned most of their flavored e-cigarette pods from retail stores in an attempt to prove to...

County Council Seeks to Improve Schools

County Council Seeks to Improve Schools

January 31, 2019

Once a month, the eight students on the County Student Advisory Council- two freshmen, two sophomores,...

Robotics Qualifies for States

Robotics Qualifies for States

January 29, 2019

WAHS Robotics just participated in qualifiers for States but will be attending another qualifier in mid-January....

Updates on the Library

Updates on the Library

January 29, 2019

The WAHS library is planning to have many speakers visit the school in the coming months. There have...

Crozet Cell Tower Gets Approval

Crozet Cell Tower Gets Approval

January 29, 2019

A proposed cell tower to be built at Western was approved by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors...

Evelyn Garey Awarded for Acting and Activism

Evelyn Garey Awarded for Acting and Activism

December 18, 2018

Senior Evelyn Garey’s theatrical performance earned her the Best Actor award for the VHSL performance ...

Staff Celebrates No-Shave November

Staff Celebrates No-Shave November

December 18, 2018

No-shave November, sometimes known as 'Movember', is a month-long event in which men surrender their ra...

“The Hate U Give” Forum Sparks Discussion

“The Hate U Give” Forum Sparks Discussion

December 6, 2018

"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas has sparked discussions and forums centered around the topic of ra...

The Government Takes On Juul

November 1, 2018

The federal government began investigations into the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes last year....