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Band Takes on BOA Super Regional Competition

Band Takes on BOA Super Regional Competition

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Warrior Band attended the Bands of America (BOA) Super Regional in the San Antonio Alamodome on Saturday, Nov. 3. The band practiced long and hard hours for their final competition of the season and wanted to make it a memorable experience. “It’s sad thinking about the fact that t...

Warrior Pride Puts on Halloween Social

Warrior Pride Puts on Halloween Social

Nuha Momin, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under A & E

Warrior Pride held their Halloween party on Friday, Nov. 3, which was a time for all of the girls to gather, celebrate, and enjoy a fun holiday together. During the party, members wore their costumes, brought food for one another, and played games such as foosball and ice hockey. Warrior Pri...

Choir Hosts Vertical Concert with Feeder Schools

Choir Hosts Vertical Concert with Feeder Schools

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

The Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center (PAC) was buzzing with current and future students for the Westwood Learning Community Choir Concert on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The performance featured current students as well as elementary and middle schools in Westwood’s feeder pattern to encourage a s...

Things get Stranger in ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

Things get Stranger in ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

Becca Halaney, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Duffer Brothers upped the hype for Halloween by dropping the second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things on Oct. 27. The first season of the science-fiction horror show taking place in the mid-1980s hit the web like fire, carrying a nuanced sense of mystery and nostalgia for a simpler time. ...

Intersection Dance Show Unites District

Intersection Dance Show Unites District

Nuha Momin, Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts

Round Rock ISD hosted their annual fall show, Intersection, featuring various dance programs on Oct. 28. To allow more students and family members to attend, the show featured multiple performances throughout the day at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Students worked on the dances for approximate...

Fall Show ‘Dearly Beloved’ Takes Texas Twist

Fall Show ‘Dearly Beloved’ Takes Texas Twist

Becca Halaney, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Westwood theater department presented 2017’s fall show, Dearly Beloved, performed Oct. 26-28, and it was a roaring success. Dearly Beloved is a comedy set in rural Texas centering around a trainwreck of a Gone with the Wind-themed wedding. The zany cast of characters (including but not limited to a stresse...

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans with Performance at Local Neighborhood

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans with Performance at Local Neighborhood

Donatella Voss, Photo Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Country singer Dierks Bentley surprised a local neighborhood on the morning of Oct. 17 with a live performance. Riverside Drive residents woke up to a block party which began at 5 a.m. and was featured on Good Morning America. “It was cool that we were aired on national television and that such...

‘Happy Death Day’ Proves to be Killer

‘Happy Death Day’ Proves to be Killer

Becca Halaney, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Does anything come close to the teenage nostalgia that comes with October than slasher-comedy films? Rather, can fresh takes on this genre compete with the legacy of the originals that dominated the ‘80s and ‘90s? The movie Happy Death Day, directed by Christopher B. Landon, answers that question with ...

Warrior Pride Hosts Day of Dance Master Class

Warrior Pride Hosts Day of Dance Master Class

Nuha Momin, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the JV dance team, Warrior Pride, held the Day of Dance Master Class, inviting students of all ages to learn from three choreographers. The money collected from this fundraiser will help provide Pride with more costumes and fun events for the team. Every dancer paid $30, whil...

ACL Showcases Both New and Popular Artists

ACL Showcases Both New and Popular Artists

Sarah Wang, Reporter

October 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Events

On Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8, the first weekend of the annual Austin City Limits (ACL) occurred, featuring famous artists and bands at Zilker park. The second weekend will be happening from Friday, Oct.13 to Sunday, Oct. 15. The ACL line-up featured artists and bands with a variety o...