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Finished blockheads cheerfully drying in the sun patiently waiting for their owners to pick them up.

Blockhead Tradition Unites Band Students

September 26, 2020

Over the past five weeks, volunteers have been working very hard to finish the blockheads, yard signs made for the band program specifically gifted to the freshman class and other new members. Blockhead...

Captain Tony Ayala '21 directing the warm-up.

Color Guard Hosts First Practice of the Year

September 24, 2020

Weeks upon end, Color Guard anticipated when they were going to practice. At last, Color Guard reunited on Sept. 10th after school, with approximately fifteen people showing up to the optional practice....

Students Excel at Vision+Voice Poetry Contest

September 22, 2020

Over these past several months, as life during a pandemic seems to only get harder, people have turned to art for comfort, and the Vision+Voice program, based in Austin strives to cherish and celebrat...

The inaugural

‘Art Heals Festival’ Advocates for Healing Justice

September 4, 2020

In a year that has been devastating for the mental health of many, communities of color have been disproportionately impacted due to inequalities in both the healthcare system and the world. Nonprofit...

SunDancers gather on zoom for the first day of line camp, before school starts, to discuss the year. At line camp, the dancers practice some of their routines as well as team bonding exercises.

SunDancers Dance on Despite Pandemic

September 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Aug.11, the SunDancers started their first virtual rehearsals. Each dancer prepared to start this year differently than ever done before, with a zoom link, and an open dance floor, to lear...

The birds group together as they explore through yet another valley. Kevin Murray '20 appears to reveal the next secret. Once reaching a different valley they don't know what to expect.

‘The Conference of Birds’ Brings New Perspectives of Life to Audience

March 11, 2020

The Westwood Theatre’s class struck the audience with amazement as they performed a shortened version of The Conference of Birds on Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, in the Westwood black box. Th...

The men in Chorale Mixed clap as part of one of their pieces. The group consists of the Chorale Mixed choir merged with the Concert Men.

Choir Performs Pre-UIL Concert

March 10, 2020

The choir program gathered at Hope Presbyterian Church on Thursday Feb. 27 for their Pre-University Interscholastic League (UIL) concert. The choirs performed songs which are a part of their UIL pro...

Elliot Kim '21 plays his solo in 'Carnival Overture'. The Symphony Orchestra has been practicing this song since the beginning of the first semester.

Students Showcase their Talents at Pre-UIL Concert

March 4, 2020

In preparation for their University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition on Tuesday, March 3, orchestra and band students performed their Pre-UIL concert on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond...

Arundhati Subramanian '21, Rosie Deal '22, and Marina Oquendo '22 rest in the cafeteria after being judged. The gallery walk in the gym was going to start in a few minutes.

Students Excel at VASE Competition

March 3, 2020

Art students went to Cedar Ridge High School on Saturday, Feb. 22 for an art competition called Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). They talked to judges about an art piece they made during the school yea...

Apoorva Gobburu '22 and Devanshi Verma '22 pose prior to performing. Both soloists advanced to state Solo and Ensemble.

Students Receive Superior Scores in Solo and Ensemble Competition

February 25, 2020

After a few months of preparation, on Friday, Feb. 22 students taking private voice lessons at school performed at the 2020 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 26 Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest ...

Ashley Zhang '20 poses after the split contagion in the SunDancer Exhibition piece. The routine included the drill team's iconic line kicks.

Warrior Pride and SunDancers Compete at Austin Classic

February 16, 2020

For the annual dance competition, the SunDancers partnered with MA Dance Competition to host the first Austin Classic (AC) on Saturday, Feb. 8. Schools from the surrounding Austin area pooled to W...

SophiaJohnson - Nashitha Azeez

Local Artist Sophia Johnson Discusses Austin’s Music Scene

February 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, students in the International Baccalaureate program (IB) were invited to participate in a Flex Q&A session featuring local guitarist and vocalist Sophia Johnson. As an interacti...