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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

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Playing in thumb position, Noah Kim 23 extends his bow to project sound outwards. The cellos and low strings were prominently featured in Romeo and Juliet, with a descending theme across the concert hall that moved the story along.

Students Shine at Region 26 Orchestra Concert, an Evening Illuminating Musical Achievement

By Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 23, 2021

High school musicians from schools across North and East Austin were alike in an anticipatory grace, sitting poised as they diligently revised difficult excerpts from their selections just minutes...

On Nov. 12, Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated version of Red. An expressive vignette of heartbreak, Red (Taylors Version) intensifies the magic of the acclaimed album. Graphic by Hadley Norris.

All Too Unwell: ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ Resurfaces Decade-Old Emotions

By Aanika Hirode, Reporter November 23, 2021

  Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, and wild. These were only a few of the multitude of feelings that overcame fans as they listened to Red (Taylor’s Version) for the first...

The band performs at the Bands of America (BOA) San Antonio competition. They placed 17th in the 4a class and 20th overall at the competition. I enjoyed getting the experience and I feel like it was just a really good performance that we all had, Keira Humphries 24 said. Photo courtesy of Westwood Band.

Westwood Warrior Marching Band Takes the Big Stage at BOA San Antonio Preliminaries

By Hannah Jourdan and Hannah McDonough November 21, 2021

On November 5, the Westwood Warrior Marching Band placed 17th in the 4A class and 20th overall in the Bands of America (BOA) San Antonio competition at the AlamoDome.  “It was a blast for everyone...

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, results were released for the TMEA All-State Orchestra clinic and convention. Just over 200 students were selected this year, with 12 Westwood students earning this prestigious honor. Graphic by Riya Patil.

Westwood Students Victorious in TMEA All-State Orchestra Auditions

By Riya Patil, Reporter November 19, 2021

On October 29th and 30th, orchestra students auditioned for a spot in the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Orchestra ensembles. Students started preparing the audition material...

These 139 choir students sang their way into the next round of the TMEA competitions. The Region Mixed Chor was directed by Mr. Nicholas Likos. They brought a powerful voice to the table and received an equally strong standing ovation from their audience.

Choir Sets a Confident Tone for Future Auditions with TMEA Region Concert

By Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Director November 17, 2021

High school choir is an intense environment that makes the Region 26 Choir Concert such a fantastic experience for students, as instead of being against each other, the best perform together. On Saturday,...

After being set to premiere in late 2020, Dune held off until Friday, Oct. 22 for its debut. The film was a sci-fi action narrative highlighting the tale of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). Graphic by Amoli Agarwal. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers.

Epic Sci-Fi Film ‘Dune’ Sands Down to a Lackluster Experience

By Amoli Agarwal, Campus News Editor November 17, 2021

After the blockbuster film Dune premiered on Friday, Oct. 22, I couldn’t wait to watch the beginning of a new epic sci-fi saga I knew I was sure to love. The enthralling trailers snagged my interest...

Dune, starring Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, premiered in theatres Friday, Oct. 22. Image Courtesy of IMDb.

‘Dune’: A Classic Sci-Fi Story Brought to the Screen

By Mallory Milner, Reporter November 11, 2021

The blockbuster film Dune (2021) directed by Denis Villeneuve made its premiere in theatres on Friday, Oct. 22. This film was an immersive and stunning cinematic success that remained truthful to Frank...

Megan Thee Stallion made a deal with the devil in delivering her new album. The album art is impeccable, compelling the Hotties to immerse themselves in the new Megan aesthetic. Photo courtesy of New York Post, graphic by Eshaan Chopra.

Megan Thee Stallion Devilishly Delivers a Little ‘Something for Thee Hotties’

By Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Director November 5, 2021

Lucifer’s minion Megan Thee Stallion stabbed her grammy-winning pitchfork of talent into her listeners’ music libraries once again. On Friday, Oct. 29, Megan surprised her audience with the unexpected...

Blue Banisters was originally titled Rock Candy Sweet, but was changed after Del Rey modified the albums track list and overall sound. Graphic by Shreya Selvaraju.

‘Blue Banisters’ Brings a New Lana Del Rey to Light

By Shreya Selvaraju , Reporter November 3, 2021

Lana Del Rey released her eighth studio album, Blue Banisters on Friday, Oct. 22. Her second album of 2021, Blue Banisters comes seven months after the divisive Chemtrails Over The Country Club. Trading...

Westwood Choir Fall Concert (VIDEO)

By Rosie Deal, Executive Editor October 29, 2021

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