The Western Hemisphere

Not the Time to Draw the Line

Jack Tueting, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

In 2010, Republicans nationwide were swept into power. Anti-Obama sentiment was high, the Tea Party had peaked and Democrats who traditionally voted stayed home for the midterms. As a result, the House of Representatives granted the GOP over 60 new seats, bringing them into the majority, in conjunction with a six-seat Republican...

Campaign on the Brain

Kienzle arranges promotional materials for the Jim Hingeley campaign.

Sidney Jackson, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

For the past five months, senior Chloe Kienzle has been working hard on Jim Hingeley’s campaign for...

Local polls took place at Western on Election Day.

Virginia State Government Turns Blue

December 18, 2019

November 5th, 2019 became a historic day for Virginia after Democrats won control of the state government....

Graphic by Julianne Kirby

Opinion: Let’s Not Repeat 2016

April 9, 2019

The month-long government shutdown, Trump’s most recent presidential address, and his blossoming fri...

Real connection starts with the ability to respect differences and communicate openly.

Agree to Disagree: Fostering Respect through Civil Discourse

February 11, 2019

Conversations regarding foreign and national affairs aren’t always easy to partake in, especially ...

Art by Julianne Kirby

Kavanaugh: I’m Disappointed, But Not Surprised

November 1, 2018

After a few infuriating weeks, Brett Kavanaugh, an accused sexual abuser, has been appointed to one of th...

Scene at Lanetown Road

Train Carrying Lawmakers Hits Truck in Crozet

January 31, 2018

  An Amtrak train carrying several Republican lawmakers collided into a garbage truck at Mary...

The Western

Winter Club Updates

January 19, 2018

Even in the dead of winter, Western's clubs have remained hot with action and activity. Take a look at...

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FirstVote Club Encourages Conversation

January 19, 2018

This new political club has encouraged bipartisan discussion on tough topics

Caroline Davies attended the march with her family to show support for women's rights.

WAHS Students Take Political Action

March 2, 2017

      On the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands all over the wo...