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Halloween Horror Month: ‘Psycho’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Psycho’

By Serenity McIntosh, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Complex, powerful, and revolutionary, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho paved the way for screen slashers and modern horror films. With themes of corruption, identity, and the consequences of greed, Psycho is the blueprint for the archetypal slasher suspense thriller. The way Hitchcock plays with opposin...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Halloween’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Halloween’

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding, and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six year old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes, the devi...

Round Rock ISD Dance Students Perform Together at Intersection

Round Rock ISD Dance Students Perform Together at Intersection

By Risha Sur, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Round Rock ISD 's 36 high schools and middle schools gathered at the Performing Arts Center for Intersection on October 27th. All of the dances from Westwood were choreographed by dance teachers Ms. Marla Valk, Ms. Katherine Gunderson, and Ms. Jessica Steedley. The students were very well-prepa...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Scream’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Scream’

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The iconic image of the Ghostface Killer has been the face of horror for years, and it all began with the classic horror film Scream. Scream does something that many films are too afraid to do: address other movies in the movie. The entire film, even beginning with the first scene with the girl alone in her house ...

Band Celebrates Halloween with Spooky Festivities

Band Celebrates Halloween with Spooky Festivities

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Band students celebrated Halloween festivities at a party on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The Halloween party was a fun way for students to get their minds off of the marching season and was an opportunity to relax with friends. The band officers decorated the band hall with spooky figures and spider w...

Amy’s Ice Cream: Austin’s Quirky Ice Cream Shop

Amy’s Ice Cream: Austin’s Quirky Ice Cream Shop

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Austin’s favorite ice cream shop, Amy’s Ice Cream, has been expanding across Texas rapidly, with creamy and rich flavors that have become well-known and liked amongst customers. Founded by Amy Simmons, this is a great place to go with friends to experience the eccentric Austin lifestyle. T...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The slew of low-budget slasher films that was the 1980s birthed something truly special and very unique from the typical killer with a mask and screaming beautiful women fright fests: A Nightmare on Elm Street. Unlike its slasher counterparts, such as Halloween or Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced ...

Students Perform at Homecoming Despite Rain

Students Perform at Homecoming Despite Rain

By Anouka Saha, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts

The fine arts departments, including choir, band, SunDancers, Warrior Pride, along with American Sign Language students, performed at the Homecoming game against Vandergrift on Oct. 19. Though the weather was cold and rainy, students were still excited about the game and organizations still perfo...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Exorcist’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Exorcist’

By Victoria Novoa

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, was more than just another scary movie. In 1973, hundreds of people across the country were lining up to watch the movie that had the scariest reputation. It was known to make people physically sick, light headed, and caused viewers to run out of the cinema i...

Bruno Mars Astounds Fans at Formula 1 Concert

Bruno Mars Astounds Fans at Formula 1 Concert

By Dia Jain, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Bruno Mars blew the crowd away at his Formula 1 concert at Circuit of the Americas on Saturday, Oct. 20. His 24K Magic album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2018, and thousands of people got to witness it live on the racetrack. He brought many to tears and to their feet dancing, all in ...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Poltergeist’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Poltergeist’

By Toni Trankaroff, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Poltergeist (1982), written by Stephen Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper, leaves the viewer with an entertaining thrill and a taste of sweet nostalgia. This exciting yet subtle, creepy, and nightmare-inducing film is regarded as a cult classic. It became the eighth highest-grossing film in 1982 for sev...

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Thrills with Deception

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Thrills with Deception

By Hayden Swanson, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Bad Times at the El Royale, released on Oct. 12, is a thriller directed by Drew Goddard, who notably directed Cabin in the Woods back in 2011. It stars Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Cynthia Erivo, and Nick Offerman. Each character shows up one by ...