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Band Students Participate at TMEA Area Auditions

Band Students Participate at TMEA Area Auditions

By Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer

January 22, 2020

On Saturday Jan. 11, selected band students auditioned in the final phase of the All State Band audition process, at the Area Band Auditions at Duncanville High School. 23 of Westwood’s top musicians auditioned and nine of them walked out of the audition room with the title: All State Musician, the ...

Choir Students Compete at TMEA Area Auditions

Choir Students Compete at TMEA Area Auditions

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Reporter

January 17, 2020

On Saturday Jan. 11, choir students auditioned for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All State Choir after many months of preparation. The audition was held at Midway High School in Waco, Texas, with students from other regions all coming with the same intention of making it among the top voca...

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Encapsulates Winter Spirit

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Encapsulates Winter Spirit

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

January 15, 2020

The cool winter breeze is all Austinites can feel outside Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, the famous coffee bar known for its Christmas light show. Founded in 1993, the Austin original coffee shop quickly rose to fame as a popular Instagram hotspot. Its 10th annual Christmas light show ran from the end o...

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Brings Cherished Saga to a Satisfying Conclusion

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Brings Cherished Saga to a Satisfying Conclusion

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

January 10, 2020

Ever since Disney acquired the company Lucasfilm in late 2012, die hard Star Wars fans were eager to find out what the plans were for the future of the beloved franchise. Since then, it’s been an extremely bumpy road with all Star Wars content released since then either being a smash hit or extremely ...

Band Sets New Records at All Region Band Auditions

Band Sets New Records at All Region Band Auditions

By Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer

January 9, 2020

Members of the band auditioned at the annual All Region Band Auditions at Cedar Ridge High School on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14. Phase 1 occurred on Friday where bigger instruments such as trumpets, trombones, flutes, and clarinets auditioned. If they placed high enough in their room, they advance...

Harry Styles’ New Release ‘Fine Line’ Wows Listeners

Harry Styles’ New Release ‘Fine Line’ Wows Listeners

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

January 9, 2020

After a two-year wait, Harry Styles released his much anticipated new album, Fine Line, on Dec. 13. Once again, Styles is climbing his way up the charts with unique music which appeals to everyone. I went into Styles’ new album not knowing what to expect. I had listened to his One Direction era ...

‘Little Women’ Successfully Highlights Female Empowerment

‘Little Women’ Successfully Highlights Female Empowerment

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

January 5, 2020

Set in the picturesque wintery bliss of Concord, Massachusetts, the beloved classic tale of Little Women underwent a transformation and brought an even further depth to Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel and previous renditions of the film. Mingling themes of female empowerment and the love and strength pr...

Christmas Classics: ‘Klaus’

Christmas Classics: ‘Klaus’

By Shawkin Kabir, Reporter

December 30, 2019

One of the traditions that make the holiday season special is the classic movies everyone enjoys year after year. However, the best movies at times are the ones that combine new stories with views of old holiday classics. Netflix’s 2019 movie, Klaus, does just that by putting a new spin on a staple ...

Christmas Classics: ‘The Princess Switch’

Christmas Classics: ‘The Princess Switch’

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Reporter

December 29, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to switch lives with someone, even if it was just for a couple of days? With the holidays approaching, The Princess Switch features this unique, captivating storyline of two strangers, who just happen to look identical, deciding to switch lives for a few days t...

Christmas Classics: ‘The Knight Before Christmas’

Christmas Classics: ‘The Knight Before Christmas’

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

December 27, 2019

When people mention being saved by a knight in shining armor, it’s usually not in the literal sense. But for high school teacher Brooke, that’s exactly what happened  While not the most engaging or well-made movie, The Knight Before Christmas is a lighthearted rom-com which brings a smile to your f...

Christmas Classics: ‘Arthur Christmas’

Christmas Classics: ‘Arthur Christmas’

By Maya Gangadharan, Photographer

December 19, 2019

When the holidays arrive there’s no doubt that once you turn your television on you’ll be bombarded with Christmas movies and specials on almost every channel. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, Shrek the Halls, Home Alone, you name it. Now there are some people who really love this, getting cozy and just...

Choir Hosts Hot Chocolate House Performance

Choir Hosts Hot Chocolate House Performance

By Jake Schlanger, Reporter

December 19, 2019

Choir officers hosted the first Hot Chocolate House for students during both lunches on Friday, Dec. 13. During the event, choir members sang a variety of songs while hot chocolate was served to the audience members. The performance was planned and run by Neal Gandhi ‘20 and Sejal Jain ‘20. ...