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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...

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...

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...

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...

Students Tour Europe with Texas Ambassadors of Music

Students Tour Europe with Texas Ambassadors of Music

Rustin Mehrabani-Farsi, Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts, School News

Seven Westwood band students selected by their directors had the opportunity to go on a 16-day music tour of Europe over the summer. There, they, along with other band students from across the state, played their music for everyone to hear. “Every other year, an organization called the Texas ...

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 condu...

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...