The Western Hemisphere

From Jazz Singers at HMS to Early Bird Choir at WAHS, Bella James Pursues Her Passion in Singing

From Jazz Singers at HMS to Early Bird Choir at WAHS, Bella James Pursues Her Passion in Singing

Aleena Patel, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Walking into the choir room at WAHS, 9th grader Bella James gets ready to start the day with some voca...

Local Student Activist Zyahna Bryant Publishes Book

Local Student Activist Zyahna Bryant Publishes Book

April 9, 2019

Since August 2017, it has been impossible for many to think of Charlottesville without remembering the...

Thomas Jackson’s “Growth” Hits Shelves

Thomas Jackson’s “Growth” Hits Shelves

October 25, 2018

Senior Thomas Jackson’s debut poetry collection, “Growth” was released on September 27th. It had...

Fresh Faces All Around: Assistant Principal Teresa Tyler Joins WAHS Community

Fresh Faces All Around: Assistant Principal Teresa Tyler Joins WAHS Community

October 25, 2018

What is something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to? It could be any...

Fresh Faces All Around: Assistant Principal Will Schaffer Joins WAHS Community

Fresh Faces All Around: Assistant Principal Will Schaffer Joins WAHS Community

October 25, 2018

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? The first thing that c...

Looking Through the Lens at Annalee Durland-Jones

Looking Through the Lens at Annalee Durland-Jones

March 31, 2018

Annalee Durland-Jones got her first camera at the age of seven, but became interested in photography years...

Students With Talent

Students With Talent

Eva Massarelli and Sidney Jackson

May 11, 2017

Some of the most creative individuals are hidden in the depths of Western hallways. Three that stood...

Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

Cool Girl of the Month: Maygan Reynolds

May 11, 2017

In this interview series, the Western Hemisphere is taking a look at some of the talented and driven...

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

Avery Jordan Explores Interest in Education Philosophy

March 18, 2017

When a course elective or advanced placement opportunity isn’t offered by a school, many students,...

Get to Know the New Choir Teacher

Get to Know the New Choir Teacher

March 7, 2017

Amber Blakovich was born and raised in New Jersey. She has an adorable 3-year-old beagle named Copper....

Johnny Riordan Immerses Himself in Japanese Culture

Johnny Riordan Immerses Himself in Japanese Culture

March 2, 2017

Over the summer Johnny Riordan participated in the High School Diplomats in America program, a cultural...

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

March 2, 2017

In this new interview series, the Western Hemisphere is taking a look at some of the talented and driven...