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‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Captures True High School Experiences

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Captures True High School Experiences

By Emily Malone, Photographer

December 15, 2019

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is a story about a socially awkward boy named Charlie in his freshman year in high school who struggles with on and off depression. He befriends two seniors who are brother and sister and from there he tells the reader about his roller-coaster of a yea...

Choir Ends Year with Winter Concert

Choir Ends Year with Winter Concert

By Ayesha Middya, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The Westwood Choir's Winter Concert brought about Christmas spirit at the Hope Presybterian Church on Dec. 10. The Westwood Choir department contains different groups within the organization, including Concert Women, Chamber, Varsity Woman and Concert Men to name a few.  “The different group...

Christmas Classics: ‘Elf’

Christmas Classics: ‘Elf’

By Yunoo Kim, Reporter

December 10, 2019

It’s nearing Christmas, and you’re doing some sluggish, last minute shopping. Out of the blue, an adult man, fully dressed as an elf, comes up to you and asks if you have seen his father. What would you do? As absurd as it may sound, this is the plot of Elf, a 2003 Christmas comedy film starr...

Band Showcases Talent at Winter Concert

Band Showcases Talent at Winter Concert

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Social Media Coordinator

December 9, 2019

Following a very successful marching season, the Westwood Band hosted their annual winter concert on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Westwood cafeteria. The concert consisted of performances from all four of their concert bands: Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. Additionally, s...

Orchestra Performs at Winter Concert

Orchestra Performs at Winter Concert

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

December 7, 2019

Orchestra performed at their traditional winter concert on Dec. 4 at Hope Presbyterian Church with a series of varied pieces to showcase their artistic capabilities and capture the holiday spirit. The program featured four out of the five orchestra ensembles: Camerata, Concert, and both Philharmonic gr...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Inspires Viewers with Kind Message

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Inspires Viewers with Kind Message

By Shawkin Kabir, Reporter

December 5, 2019

When people look back at their childhood, everyone has their own separate memories and experiences that shaped and influenced their lives today. However, sometimes there are cultural figures so great that many people share a commonality through the impact these figures had. The best demonstration of ...

‘Frozen II’ Blows Audience Away

‘Frozen II’ Blows Audience Away

By Yunoo Kim and Nashitha Azeez

December 2, 2019

As winter approaches, a chilling new film from Disney blows into theaters; Frozen II was released nearly six years after the widely acclaimed animated film Frozen took the world by storm. Highly anticipated due to its stunning predecessor, the movie has had wild success in the box office, bringing in $430 m...

Environmentally Conscious ‘The Treasures of El Mundo’ Amazes Audiences

Environmentally Conscious ‘The Treasures of El Mundo’ Amazes Audiences

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

November 21, 2019

Written by Ruth Cantrell,  "The Treasures of El Mundo” wowed the audience in the Westwood Theatre's rendition of the play, which was performed on Monday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center (PAC). Directed towards a younger audience, the actors and ac...

Mimi Bay Elevates Indie Genre with Album ‘daydreams’

Mimi Bay Elevates Indie Genre with Album ‘daydreams’

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Swedish singer, songwriter, and producer Mimi Bay begun her music career with the release of her debut album I Will Be Okay in 2017. With a melodic voice and sweetly lilting lyrics, her songs can best be described as entrancing ballads, with words reminiscent of poetry being scribbled away in a notebo...

Chamber Choir Performs with UT’s Concert Chorale

Chamber Choir Performs with UT’s Concert Chorale

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

November 20, 2019

Westwood Chamber Choir performed with University of Texas at Austin’s (UT’s) Concert Chorale on Nov. 16. In recent years, Dr. Suzanne Pence, the conductor of the Concert Chorale, has been inviting a high school choir to be a guest artist at one of the college choir’s performances. This year, ...

Layton Greene Releases Emotional EP ‘Tell Ya Story’

Layton Greene Releases Emotional EP ‘Tell Ya Story’

By Catharine Li, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Talented R&B and hip-hop artist Layton Greene became an overnight sensation in 2017 for her mix of Kodak Black's "Roll in Peace.” Originally from St. Louis, Greene always grew up with a passion for music, despite a tumultuous home life, her story is told in her first extended play record, Tell Ya S...

Orchestra Members Compete at All-State

Orchestra Members Compete at All-State

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

November 18, 2019

All-State, a highly sought after position among high school orchestra players in Texas, results were recently released on Sunday, Nov. 10. The competition itself consisted of mastering seven or eight pieces that will be recorded for judges to review and thereafter rank the players.  Auditions a...