Westwood Horizon

Orchestra Students Encapsulate Winter in Concert

Orchestra Students Encapsulate Winter in Concert

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts

Orchestra students from three different orchestra levels showcased their talents in the Winter Concert held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Hope Presbyterian Church. Each orchestra performed three different selections, with a harp duet in the middle, for family and friends. “We did really well, consi...

Cupprimo’s Classic Cupcakes Charm Customers

Cupprimo’s Classic Cupcakes Charm Customers

By Mary Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Since Cupprimo opened its doors in 2008 it has become a staple for those looking for a sweet treat in the Spicewood community. Cupprimo offers both cupcakes and coffee, and has been featured on the popular Food Network show Cupcake Wars, as well as in many local publications. The shop, located ju...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Exceeds Expectations for Sequel

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Exceeds Expectations for Sequel

By Dia Jain, Reporter

November 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Filled with intrigue, suspense, and laughter, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald checked all the boxes. The movie was released on Nov. 16 and exceeded fans' expectations through both the characters’ personalities and multiple plot twists. Coming into the movie with low expectations, I was de...

‘Overlord’ Overjoys Audiences with Zombie Fun

‘Overlord’ Overjoys Audiences with Zombie Fun

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

November 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

World War II? Check. Zombies? Check. Explosive action and an original story that makes for one heck of a ride? Definitely check. From start to finish, Overlord did not hesitate to deliver gut-wrenching, World War II zombie fun. For an action/horror movie, the film dodged a lot of cliche movie bullets an...

‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’ Develops a Remarkable Narrative

‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’ Develops a Remarkable Narrative

By Bernice Chen, Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“Knowing something is a bad idea does not always decrease the odds that you will do it.” - April May, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Following in the footsteps of his brother John Green, internet creator and educator Hank Green has released his debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. The boo...

Imagine Dragons Creates New Sound with ‘Origins’

Imagine Dragons Creates New Sound with ‘Origins’

By Anouka Saha, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Famous rock and alternative band Imagine Dragons released their new album, Origins, on Nov. 9. While not as experimental as Evolve had been, the band did find a unique way to incorporate electronic and synth music with the sounds which launched them to fame in 2012 with Demons and Radioactive. Imagine Dra...

Choir Hosts Pre-Area Audition

Choir Hosts Pre-Area Audition

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

Choir students from all over the Austin area traveled to Westwood on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in order to compete in the Pre-Area TMEA Choir auditions that would determine their next placement for the Area auditions. “Yesterday was a positive experience, and for me, it was a time where I could grow an...

Theater Students Artfully Portray ‘The Coloring Book’

Theater Students Artfully Portray ‘The Coloring Book’

By Sarah Wang, Yearbook Designer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Performed by the Theater Department, students presented an adaptation of Bradley Walton’s The Coloring Book that had the adept ability to avidly entertain and teach the minds of young children about the wrongs of racism and caste systems in today’s society. The show was directed by Ms. Lydia Coa...

Kerbey Lane Cafe Remains Local Austin Favorite

Kerbey Lane Cafe Remains Local Austin Favorite

By Anouka Saha, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

An Austin staple, Kerbey Lane Cafe once started out as a small restaurant run out of a house on Kerbey Lane. Now, it has expanded to seven locations across the city. The 24-hour cafe is a favorite among many locals, and is seen as a fun environment to relax and enjoy some good food. When my ...

Two Westwood Parents Feature in Local Play About Societal Issues

Two Westwood Parents Feature in Local Play About Societal Issues

By Dia Jain, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Intriguing, astonishing, and impactful barely begin to describe the fantastic play that two Westwood parents, Mr. Manoj Jain and Ms. Asmita Kashikar, starred in. A local play, Khamosh! Adaalat Jaari Hai (Silence! The court is in session!), was presented on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Hyde Park Theater. Mr. Jain...

Westwood Learning Community Concert Unifies Choir Programs

Westwood Learning Community Concert Unifies Choir Programs

By Anouka Saha, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

Representatives from choirs of all schools in the Westwood Learning Community performed their music at a choir concert on Nov. 1 at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). For many students, singing in this concert is a different experience from past performances “This isn’t my first vertical c...

Band Competes in UIL Area D Marching Contest

Band Competes in UIL Area D Marching Contest

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter, Instagram Manager

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band participated in the UIL Area D Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. After having drawn one of the earliest performance times, the band arrived at school at 6 a.m. so they could depart soon enough to warm up and mentally prepare...