Westwood Horizon

IB Seniors Present a Diverse Interpretation of Art

IB Seniors Present a Diverse Interpretation of Art

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

After a two-year long assignment, IB Art students were able to showcase their pieces in the IB Art Exhibition, which took place in the Lecture Hall throughout the week. The assignment was left fairly open-ended, with the guidelines being that the pieces had to be coherent either in style or i...

Band Prepares for Contest with Pre-UIL Concert

Band Prepares for Contest with Pre-UIL Concert

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Social Media Coordinator

April 12, 2019


Filed under Arts

Friends and family gathered to watch the band perform in the Pre-UIL concert in the band hall on Wednesday, April 3. The top two bands, Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony, worked countless hours both during and outside of school to ensure success for their UIL contest in late April. “I was pretty ne...

Students Explore Forms of Art through Escapade

Students Explore Forms of Art through Escapade

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

SunDancers, Warrior Pride, dance classes, cheer, and middle school dance programs shared the stage for Escapade on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 to celebrate their abilities and passion for performing. The show took place at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center (PAC), and the ...

Sara Bareilles’ ‘Amidst the Chaos’ Displays Musical Duality

Sara Bareilles’ ‘Amidst the Chaos’ Displays Musical Duality

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Folk and pop artist Sara Bareilles, known for writing hits such as Love Song, released her new album, Amidst the Chaos, on April 5. The album covers a large range of topics with empowering tunes which fit any mood and time. There is a large emphasis on Bareilles’ voice, which she doesn’t allow to be overpowere...

Students Advance in Band Solo Contest

Students Advance in Band Solo Contest

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts

The band hall bustled with excitement as students prepared for the annual band solo contest on Saturday, March 30. After the preliminary round, three students from each instrument section moved on to the semi-final round, which took place that afternoon. “Overall I feel prepared, but I’m a bit ...

I-CE-NY Brings New Experience to Austin

I-CE-NY Brings New Experience to Austin

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Loud voices echoed alongside the busy food court of Lakeline Mall as a long line of customers emerged out of one particular store, all waiting to purchase some delicious rolled ice cream. I-CE-NY, a New York based ice cream franchise, recently opened up a shop in Lakeline Mall on March 9. Featur...

Theater Students Perform Modern Greek Tragedy for UIL

Theater Students Perform Modern Greek Tragedy for UIL

By Rustin Mehrabani-Farsi, Extras Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Throughout March, Westwood Theater performed their UIL competition show Iphigenia 2.0., written by Charles Mee. The story follows Euripides’ original Greek tragedy about love and sacrifice, but told in a modern time period. The show was performed at UIL on Wednesday, March 13, publicly after school Fr...

‘Mister Miracle’ Comic Brings Breath of Fresh Air

‘Mister Miracle’ Comic Brings Breath of Fresh Air

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

To many people, DC superheroes extend to Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League only. While they are important and crucial to the DC universe, there is one hero that has just entirely changed the ballgame when it comes to the core of DC. Mister Miracle is written by Tom King and drawn...

Students Volunteer at Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin

Students Volunteer at Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin

By Srilekha Cherukuvada and Nivrithi Kuttuva

March 12, 2019


Filed under Arts

Students volunteered at the Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin (ICMCA), a non-profit organization supporting music lovers in Austin highlighting Indian dance and music, on Saturday, March 9. The concert featured Anoushka Shankar on the sitar with accompanists, and took place at the Riverbend C...

‘Captain Marvel’ Continues Marvel’s Movie Success

‘Captain Marvel’ Continues Marvel’s Movie Success

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

A vast amount of controversy has recently surrounded Marvel Studios’ latest movie Captain Marvel, with an onslaught of mass boycotts and false negative reviews due to accidentally distasteful comments from star Brie Larson. Because of this, the movie is receiving hate that it definitely doesn’t deserve, a...

Michelle Obama Promotes New Memoir ‘Becoming’

Michelle Obama Promotes New Memoir ‘Becoming’

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The air pulsed with anticipation and the crowd cheered as the lights began to dim. A slideshow illuminated the screen in the front of the stadium and, as music surrounded the audience, photos appeared on the screen. The pictures depicted the familiar face of Michelle Obama, along with her family membe...

‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ Succeeds as a Sequel

‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ Succeeds as a Sequel

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

With the last installment recently turning a year and a half old, Happy Death Day 2 U brings dark humor to the fast-paced thrills of horror. As main character Tree has to yet again navigate the sci-fi like world around her to escape her masked killer, she includes dark and snarky commentary on the shock f...