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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 ...

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. ...

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...

SunDancers Shine at Choreography Showcase

SunDancers Shine at Choreography Showcase

Nicole Souydalay, Page Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

After Escapade in February, SunDancers performed at their own choreography showcase on Tuesday, April 25. From 6:30-8 p.m. family and friends gathered to watch the product of the dancers’ hard work. Some SunDancers created the choreography with the fellow participants they decided to perform with...

Band Participates in UIL

Band Participates in UIL

Alisha Khurana and Audrey Snider
April 27, 2017
Filed under Arts

The hard work of all four concert bands payed off on April 18 as Wind Ensemble, the top band, concluded the week of UIL performances. Shortly after winter break, the bands began the challenging pieces they worked on to display their musical ability. The band played Symphony for Band by Vincent Pe...

Warrior Pride Showcases Choreography at Extravaganza

Warrior Pride Showcases Choreography at Extravaganza

Emily Chang, Executive Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Arts

Warrior Pride concluded the year with their annual showcase, Warrior Pride Extravaganza on April 21 in the Small Gym. The dance team performed group dances from throughout the year (a contemporary dance to “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, a hip hop to “Pep Rally” by Missy Elliott, and a novelty ...

Choir Brings Home Four Sweepstakes Awards at UIL

Choir Brings Home Four Sweepstakes Awards at UIL

Kate Lee, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Bringing home four sweepstakes awards, Westwood choirs competed at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) on Wednesday, April 4. An annual event for high school choirs all across Texas, UIL consists of two evaluations -- one for sight-reading, and the other for performance. Four choirs from Westwood parti...

President Trump Proposes Eliminating Support for Arts

President Trump Proposes Eliminating Support for Arts

Kate Lee, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Politiculture, Showcase

On March 16, President Donald Trump made his first budget proposal for 2018, suggesting to increase defense spending by $54 billion and balancing that amount with, among other cuts, removing federal support for the arts, becoming the first president to propose eliminating the National Endowment for the ...

Theater Competes at UIL One Act Competition

Theater Competes at UIL One Act Competition

Simone Heim, News Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under A & E, Arts

The Westwood Theater Department took their University Interscholastic  League (UIL) one act play, Blue Stockings, to competition this Tuesday, bringing home the best actress award. The cast and crew have been working on their show for two months, even rehearsing over spring break. “We have the...

Performers Share Culture at Taste of Asia

Performers Share Culture at Taste of Asia

Amy Vo, Assistant A & E Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

The annual event Taste of Asia, a showcase of Asian culture hosted by Project Graduation, took place in the Westwood cafeteria on Friday, Mar. 3. Students and parents, as well as attendees outside of the Westwood community, took the opportunity to explore Asian foods and performances while also contrib...