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Orchestra Students Perform at Pre-UIL

Orchestra Students Perform at Pre-UIL

By Ruhee Nemawarkar, Heritage Portraits Coordinator

March 3, 2019


Filed under Arts

Orchestra and band students had a concert at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to prepare for full orchestra UIL. The three orchestra and band levels began learning the set of pieces they performed four months ahead of time in order to prepare for UIL. “This conc...

Choir Holds Pre-UIL Concert to Showcase Music

Choir Holds Pre-UIL Concert to Showcase Music

By Bailey Armosky, Heritage Design Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Arts

Prior to their UIL competition, head director Mr. Andre Clark held a Pre-UIL Concert for the Varsity Women and Chamber Choirs on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Hope Presbyterian Church. The two groups showcased music they would be performing for judging at their UIL competition. The Varsity Women’s choi...

Angel Donuts and Treats Serves Delectable Delights

Angel Donuts and Treats Serves Delectable Delights

By Mary Miller, Executive Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Since opening its doors in 2012, Angel Donuts and Treats has been dedicated to serving delicious donuts, cake balls, coffee, and more at their location in “the Trails at 620” shopping center. The restaurant has one other location, a food truck on 620, and is dedicated to preserving the local ...

Band Students Showcase Their Skills in UIL Solo and Ensemble

Band Students Showcase Their Skills in UIL Solo and Ensemble

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Arts

Band students performed and competed at the annual UIL Region 26 Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, Feb. 23. This contest determined what score students would receive and whether they would advance to state. Students who advanced to state will perform for a judge at the Texas State Solo and En...

SunDancers Compete in Houston

SunDancers Compete in Houston

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Arts

After a season of hard work, SunDancers attended a contest on Sunday, Feb. 23, in Houston. The dancers left on Friday and returned on Sunday after a full weekend of team bonding, shopping, and dancing. “My favorite part of the trip was being with my team,” Kylie Chesebro ‘20 said. “It’s s...

Lackluster Oscars Fail to Shine

Lackluster Oscars Fail to Shine

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Aside from the controversy swarming around the awards show this year, the 91st Oscars delivered a balance of entertaining performances and intriguing wins and losses all at once. Though the atmosphere was full of laughter and comedy, there was still a wave of political nods as well as moments of empo...

Chamber Choir Competes in Madrigal Festival

Chamber Choir Competes in Madrigal Festival

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts

For the first time under choir director Mr. Andre Clark, Chamber Choir performed at Madrigal Festival on Feb. 23. The festival in San Antonio is a chance for varsity mixed choirs from across the state of Texas to compete and show off the music they have been working on. “To take this program ...

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Redefines Romantic Comedies

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Redefines Romantic Comedies

By Stephanie Shih, Managing Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Move over 27 Dresses, there’s a new romantic comedy in New York City. Everyone’s heard of the ideal romance: a guy and girl fall in love at first sight, but sometimes the guy is set to marry another girl, so the main character must go and stop the wedding for true love to triumph. Happily ever a...

SunDancers Host Annual Westwood Dance Classic

SunDancers Host Annual Westwood Dance Classic

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

SunDancers hosted the annual regional dance competition, Westwood Dance Classic (WDC) on Saturday, Feb. 10. Coming from over fifteen different schools and companies, students competed against each other in groups, solos, and duets. The event began at 7 a.m. and ended at 11 p.m., when the awards ...

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Builds Up Success

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ Builds Up Success

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Five years have passed since the first installment in The Lego Movie franchise, with two additional entries along the way. While the original movie is hailed as one of the more creative and unique movies to come out in the past 10 years, its other two spinoffs, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninja...

Band Students Perform in Symphonic Camp

Band Students Perform in Symphonic Camp

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Band held their third annual Symphonic Camp Clinic & Concert on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9. Guest directors were hired to help each band improve upon UIL pieces, as well as perform at a concert at the end of the camp, showcasing their work. Each band performed two pieces, on...

Dolce Neve Brings Italian Gelato to Austin

Dolce Neve Brings Italian Gelato to Austin

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Tucked into the heart of downtown Austin, Dolce Neve, located on South First street, is an authentic and artisanal gelato shop founded by Leo Ferrarese, his wife Francesca Silvestrini, and her brother Marco Silvestrini. Ms. Silvestrini received proper culinary training in Italy, and along with her Italian ...