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‘It’ Remake Frightens New Generation of Moviegoers

‘It’ Remake Frightens New Generation of Moviegoers

Chayce Wellings, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“We all float down here.” It is the perfect combination of The Goonies and A Nightmare on Elm Street. The movie is a rollercoaster of laughs and scares balanced to create an overall fantastic film. The film follows a group of kids dubbed as the Loser’s Club, which consists of seven kids: Bill,...

New Drum Majors Take on Leadership Roles

New Drum Majors Take on Leadership Roles

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

September 16, 2017


Filed under Arts

The field goes quiet, the students alert and listening for the director’s instructions. A steady breath is heard across the ensemble as they prepare themselves to play. Sweat drips down their faces and determination shines in their eyes. The drum majors lift their hands, ready to lead the band. Drum...

Apple Revamps Traditional Technology with iPhone X

Apple Revamps Traditional Technology with iPhone X

Sarah Wang, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Four new Apple products were released on Sept. 12: the iPhone 8 and 8+, the Apple Watch 3, the 4K Apple TV, and the new iPhone X. The release was held at the newly-built company auditorium, Apple Park, which seats over 10,000 people. Prices are hefty for the iPhone X with the lowest at $999 (with ...

Theater Hosts Fall Show Auditions

Theater Hosts Fall Show Auditions

Becca Halaney, Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

The Black Box is silent except for the murmuring of nervous actors. The lights shine hot and bright onto the stage, scarred by spike tape and scuffs from set-pieces. Whispered bits and pieces of monologues intermingle with the performers commiserating with one another in their anxiety. This is t...

Netflix Tells a ‘Death (Note)’ Defying Story

Netflix Tells a ‘Death (Note)’ Defying Story

Faith Song, Extras Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

I came across Death Note while browsing through my Netflix channel, and it is by far one of the most interesting yet twisted movies I’ve ever seen. Though I have yet to see the anime series, the movie, according to critics, exceeded expectations; every twist and turn scripted by Charley Parlapanide...

‘The Merciless’ Improves Upon Classic Horror Genre

‘The Merciless’ Improves Upon Classic Horror Genre

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Women's Sports Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Danielle Rollins’ novel, The Merciless, is a terror book full of twists and turns featuring three ‘popular’ girls who believe a classmate is possessed. Its gut-wrenching plot points made me shudder when reading them and I’m still haunted by their images.  The book’s main character, Sofia F...

New Band Members Receive Blockheads

New Band Members Receive Blockheads

Katie Harris, Reporter

September 5, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

Band, like many organizations, has its own time tested traditions. From getting through band camp together to kidnapping new members in the middle of the night, traditions keep students feeling like a part of something bigger. The Blockhead ceremony is no different. The Blockhead ceremony consists ...

Choir Members Look Forward to New Year

Choir Members Look Forward to New Year

Bailey Armosky, Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, choir suffered a major loss after a lack of funding led to budget cuts. The cuts had been predicted to decrease the number of choirs, as well as remove the position of Assistant Director and the student held Officer positions. However, choir members protested the ch...

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Proves to be a Hit

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Proves to be a Hit

Clementine Larrouilh, Reporter

September 2, 2017


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

Nick Fury and Deadpool band together in the R-rated action film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, playing their equally violent counterparts, Darius Kincaid and Michael Bryce. As can be expected of a movie starring both Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, the film was entertaining from beginning to end, ma...

Warrior Pride Kicks Off School Year with Social

Warrior Pride Kicks Off School Year with Social

Haereen Lee, Reporter

September 2, 2017


Filed under A & E

On Thursday, Aug. 17, Warrior Pride convened for ice cream and a meeting where parents and members enjoyed the sweet treat while the new leadership was introduced. Afterwards, members were taken outside to meet each other before the start of a new school year. The meeting started with the new director o...

Mr. Andre Clark Leads Choir in New Direction

Mr. Andre Clark Leads Choir in New Direction

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts

A motorcycle-riding, middle-aged man with a slightly serious face stands at the front of the classroom with a hidden secret; he has a deep passion for teaching music. Houston native Mr. Andre Clark introduces a new and exciting face to Westwood’s Choir Program this year. But don’t be fooled ...

SunDancers Build Teamwork Skills on School Trip

SunDancers Build Teamwork Skills on School Trip

Brooke Weatherbie, Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, School News

As a way to team build, the SunDancers traveled to John Newcombe Ranch in New Braunfels on Friday, Aug. 11. The team performed a series of trust exercises to test communication and teamwork skills, and also participated in several ropes course obstacles. The main goal of going to the ranch was to b...