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Band Winter Olympics Unifies Students

Band Winter Olympics Unifies Students

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter, Instagram Manager

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

The officers of  Westwood Band held the annual Band Winter Olympics on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the band hall. The Winter Olympics consisted of several activities where each instrument section competed for points. Although there was no significant prize for winning, Band Olympics was created so all the s...

Christmas Classics: ‘Die Hard’

Christmas Classics: ‘Die Hard’

By Hayden Swanson, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

When you think of classic Christmas movies, it’s unlikely that Die Hard comes to mind. With the entirety of the movie taking place on Christmas Eve, however, it could be considered one. Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, and James Shigeta, this movie is highly re...

Christmas Classics: ‘The Santa Clause’

Christmas Classics: ‘The Santa Clause’

By Mary Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Ranked as the seventh highest grossing Christmas movie of all time, The Santa Clause, directed by John Pasquin, continues to excite children and adults alike over 20 years after its release. The film combines heartwarming family bonds with charming humor to keep its audience coming back year after year. ...

Christmas Classics: ‘Home Alone’

Christmas Classics: ‘Home Alone’

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Known as a holiday classic, Home Alone evokes themes of holiday nostalgia, warmth, and happiness. The story follows the humorous endeavors of Kevin McCallister as he serves vigilante justice to two con men, Harry and Marv, who plan to rob his house. While the premise of the movie may seem childish and unre...

MUSE Holds First Official Concert for Charity

MUSE Holds First Official Concert for Charity

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

Members of the MUSE club held their first official band event of the school year on Sunday, Dec. 9. The performance was held at the Domain in front of iPic Theaters where there was a stage for the young musicians to perform on. “I think the MUSE event was a great way to spread awareness to the...

Choir, Orchestra Combine to Deliver Holiday Songs

Choir, Orchestra Combine to Deliver Holiday Songs

By Bailey Armosky, Yearbook Photo Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts

While in the past members of the orchestra program have been the accompaniment for choir concerts, this year the choir and Symphony orchestra held a joint Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center. The combination of the two groups and selection of music perfor...

Halal Bros Brings Authentic Flavor to Austin

Halal Bros Brings Authentic Flavor to Austin

By Mary Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

Since its grand opening in 2010, Halal Bros has focused on serving the finest Middle Eastern food that Austin has to offer. The restaurant has something for everyone, serving vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as their signature wraps and rice plates. From a food truck on Seventh St. to several ...

Christmas Classics: ‘Love Actually’

Christmas Classics: ‘Love Actually’

By Victoria Novoa

December 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

December is not only the holiday season, it's also the season of cute, cheesy, holiday movies. Though there's a lot of them to choose from, Love Actually should be on the top of your list. If you want a movie that will make you cry, laugh, smile, cry some more, and give you a warm holiday feeling, Love A...

Band Showcases Holiday Cheer at Winter Concert

Band Showcases Holiday Cheer at Winter Concert

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Band brought festive cheer with the music in their holiday concert at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 6. All four bands performed for family and friends after only three weeks of practice, which began as soon as marching season ended. “The concert was re...

SunDancers Hold Auditions

SunDancers Hold Auditions

By Sarah Wang, Yearbook Designer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts

SunDancer hopefuls began an arduous four-day process of auditioning for the elite dance team, from Monday, Nov. 26, to Thursday, Nov. 29. Results for the auditions were announced on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Weeks before the actual auditions, the auditionees and their parents attended  a required par...

Christmas Classics: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

Christmas Classics: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a staple in holiday movies ever since its debut in 1964, when it solidified its place in television Christmas specials. The childlike charm that comes along with Rudolph and the magic he brings to Christmas is unforgettable, as is the story of his origins. ...

MUSE, HOSA Volunteer to Spread Christmas Cheer

MUSE, HOSA Volunteer to Spread Christmas Cheer

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts

Students from MUSE and HOSA teamed up to volunteer at the Renaissance Retirement Home from 12-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Students in MUSE performed Christmas pieces while HOSA students painted holiday decorations on the windows. “We’re really grateful to have this opportunity to perform for...