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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

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'In the Heights' released on June 9, 2021, epitomizes the notion of the American Dream with glorious and sometimes somber tunes. Photo courtesy of IMDb.com

Celebrating Heritage and Identity in Captivating Song, ‘In The Heights’ Explores the Triumphs and Shortcomings of Representation

By Keana Saberi, Editor in Chief July 12, 2021

Though relatively unknown compared to the vastly famous Hamilton, In the Heights, crafted by one of Broadway’s most triumphant creatives Lin-Manuel Miranda, has an extremely crucial story to share, and...

Film director Robert Altman had a varied and fascinating career, and in this article we explore the second half of his 1970s work.

Robert Altman: The Greatest Director of the ‘70s (Part Two)

By Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor June 4, 2021

This piece is part two of a two part series. Read the first installment here.    California Split (1974) California Split is similar to Thieves Like Us in its lack of experimentation...

Film director Robert Altman had a varied and fascinating career, and in this article we explore the first half of his 1970s work.

Robert Altman: The Greatest Director of the ‘70s

By Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor May 25, 2021

This piece is part one of a two part series.    Very few filmmakers in the history of the art form have made movies that were thoughtful, entertaining, and consistent. It seems that most modern...

After years of releasing singles and EPs, Dodie finally released a full-length album on May 7. The music was just as soft and insightful as expected, and provided a fantastic listening experience. Photo courtesy of Dodie.

Dodie’s New Album Proves to be a Fantastic Debut

By Anouka Saha, Opinions Editor May 21, 2021

After years of releasing EPs and singles, English singer-songwriter Dodie finally released her first full-length album, Build a Problem. Including both new songs and previously released singles with an...

Kurapika, while a likeable character in season one of 'Hunter x Hunter', blossoms into a fan favorite due to the focus on him and his character growth in season three. Photo courtesy of Mad House Studios.

With a Compelling Storyline, ‘Hunter x Hunter’ Season 3 Anchors Its Spot As a Fan Favorite

By Reagan Babbitt, Reporter May 17, 2021

Hunter x Hunter Mega Review Part 3: Season 3 When I think of series-defining seasons in Hunter x Hunter, I immediately think of seasons two, three, and five. Season two introduced “Nen”, which on...

The Warrior Pride auditions welcomed new members to the ensemble dance team. Photo courtesy of Warrior Pride

Warrior Pride Welcomes New Members

By Lucia Santaolalla, Dreamcatcher Editor in Chief May 14, 2021

Warrior Pride auditions were held starting Thursday, April 15 and continued over a period of three consecutive days. Prospective members danced together in congruence  to Say Geronimo by Sheppard. Over...

Linda, Katie, Aaron, and Rick Mitchell are seen in their iconic car being followed by robots in 'The Mitchells vs. the Machines'. Image courtesy of IMDB.

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Takes Viewers On a Heartwarming Family Adventure

By Silvia Ciacci, Reporter May 14, 2021

In the movie The Mitchells vs. The Machines, “the world's weirdest family” the Mitchells, are an energetic family of five. Following husband and wife Rick and Linda, their daughter Katie, son Aaron,...

Little Mix takes home the Best British Group Award at the Brits, becoming the first British girl group to do so. Photo courtesy of @littlemix.

Little Mix Makes History As First Girl Group to Win Best British Group Award

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor May 13, 2021

A scatter of emotions filtered through my brain as I sat down at my desk, blissfully watching the Brit Awards on Tuesday, May 11. I was greeted by a plethora of artists, including Harry Styles, Taylor...

'Black Panther', 'Kim's Convenience', and 'Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda' are just a few examples of good representation in media. As a society it is important for us to think critically about the people we see portrayed, and be careful about the generalizations we make. The duty of being conscious about representation also falls to the creators though, and they need to be held accountable for mistakes.

The Impact of Representation in Media

By Anouka Saha, Opinions Editor May 10, 2021

Dan Povenmire is probably most well known for the Disney show Phineas and Ferb, and his voicing of the main villain Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Recently he has also made a name for himself on TikTok by responding...

'Nightmares and Dreamscapes' is the true definition of a mixed bag, and today we rank all of the stories contained. Art by Suntup Editions, graphic by Oliver Barnfield.

Ranking the Stories in Stephen King’s ‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’

By Oliver Barnfield and Zach Maynes May 5, 2021

After the phenomenal success of Night Shift, Skeleton Crew, and Different Seasons, Stephen King was ready to make another short story anthology. Much of the collection would end up being odds and ends,...

Lee Isaac Chung's 'Minari', starring Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung, and more, beautifully captures the Korean American experience.
Photo courtesy of @minarimovie on Instagram.

‘Minari’ Explores Korean American Roots

By Yunoo Kim, Community & World News Editor April 29, 2021

Minari (2020), directed by Lee Isaac Chung, received numerous awards in the past few months, but not without being subject to controversy. The Golden Globes recently received criticism over the film being...

Synchronic is the latest mind-bending film available on Netflix. Photo courtesy of CineMaterial.

The Underrated Sci-Fi Film, ‘Synchronic’, Takes a New Spin on Time Travel

By Amira Boutros, Dreamcatcher Assistant Editor April 28, 2021

The film Synchronic, released in 2019, is one of those perplexing films that isn’t quite what you expect it to be. What you first believe is infinitely less fascinating than what is revealed. On the...

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