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‘Cars 3’ Makes Its Final Lap

‘Cars 3’ Makes Its Final Lap

Faith Song, Extras Editor
July 13, 2017
Filed under A & E, Entertainment

It’s been a good 11 years since the first Cars movies hit the theaters. With the debut film making a whopping $464.2 million, it seemed almost logical for the Pixar producers to make a sequel, Cars 2. The follow-up film, however, was not taken well by the audience; according to critics, the film wa...

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar Finds Popularity

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar Finds Popularity

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief
July 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Austin has finally caught up with the conveyor belt sushi craze as Kula Revolving Sushi Bar opened a location in early May. Tucked away in the Crescent shopping center on Airport Boulevard, eager diners from across the area have made their way to try this unique restaurant Despite the grand opening being two months ago, Kula...

Riley Nelson ’17 Pursues Theater at Northwestern University

Riley Nelson ’17 Pursues Theater at Northwestern University

Jenny Xu, Executive Editor
May 28, 2017
Filed under A & E, Showcase

The familiar chiming of the 4:15 p.m. bell fills the air, and Riley Nelson ‘17 hurriedly navigates her way to the black box for rehearsals. It’s become a regular occurrence for her now, especially in the weeks leading up to a show. For Nelson, theater has become a way of life -- hours spent runn...

Seniors Showcase Artwork

Seniors Showcase Artwork

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under A & E

Senior artwork took over the library patio for the last few weeks of school to showcase the talent of the students and give them an opportunity to display their artwork for peers to see. Students were able to display a variety of styles of art, ranging from sketches to sculptures. Many of the arra...

Band Hosts Spring Concert

Band Hosts Spring Concert

Ethan Lao
May 25, 2017
Filed under A & E, Arts

Members of the Westwood Band performed in their annual spring concert on Monday, May 21. The concert was filled with emotions since this was the last concert the soon-graduating seniors would be playing in. Leading up to the concert, two student teachers, Mr. Castro and Mr. Kwaku, helped prepare and condu...

Orchestra Performs Annual Spring Concert, Honors Retiring Conductor

Orchestra Performs Annual Spring Concert, Honors Retiring Conductor

Nicolle Duvall, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under A & E

For their final performance of the year, Orchestra presented 13 musical works in the annual Spring Concert on Friday, May 5. Works written by students were performed and conducted by all four orchestras: Concert (5 and 6), Philharmonic, and Symphony, as well as Harp Ensemble. The concert consisted o...

Band Announces Leadership Team

Band Announces Leadership Team

Ethan Lao, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Arts

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band leadership team was announced on Thursday, May 21. There were two positions people could apply for: drum major and section leader. While some got the leadership positions they were aiming for, others were upset about what they were unable to achieve. The drum majors...

Alisha Rawal ’19 Awarded Gold Seal for Artwork

Alisha Rawal ’19 Awarded Gold Seal for Artwork

Anna Chuo, Assistant A&E Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under A & E, Arts

Art students convened in San Antonio on April 29 to participate in the annual Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE). While there, the art that students had created were judged. Out of over 3,200 entries, 10 students were awarded Exemplary Medals, and Alisha Rawal ‘19 received the highest honor, a Gold Seal...

SunDancers Hold Pinning Ceremony

SunDancers Hold Pinning Ceremony

Haley Haverda, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts

On Monday, May 15, the SunDancers held their pinning ceremony, where the old officers say goodbye and pass down their positions to the new officers. Starting this week the new officers will be able to carry out their new roles and run the team. “I’m really excited,” Major Jenna Weatherbie ‘18 said. ...

Author Sherri L. Smith Encourages Students to Discover Stories

Author Sherri L. Smith Encourages Students to Discover Stories

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under A & E

All day on May 9, classes gathered to learn about young adult author Sherri L. Smith. Throughout the meeting, Ms. Smith walked students her journey of becoming a writer, her inspiration, and her life. Having always been surrounded the stories of family and friends growing up, Ms. Smith decided at the ag...

Art Students Visit San Antonio Art Museums

Art Students Visit San Antonio Art Museums

Suchi Misra and Callie High
May 1, 2017
Filed under A & E, Arts, Video

On April 27, the Art Department went on a field trip to San Antonio. They visited the San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay Museum. The students rode on a charter bus and had a comfortable ride to San Antonio, only having to pay a fee of $25. “I got to sit with my friends and the charte...