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‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ Hooks Audiences

‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ Hooks Audiences

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

February 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is a Netflix documentary series that not only tells the widely known story of the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy, but also gives insight into the deranged man’s mind using archival footage and tape recordings of his time in jail. The docuseries was ...

Students Audition for Dance Competition in Los Angeles

Students Audition for Dance Competition in Los Angeles

By Katie Chung, Video Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

Eight students made their way to Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 25 to compete in an upcoming dance competition and show hosted by JTBC, a prominent South Korean broadcast company. The students went as KCROOKD, an informal dance group that they created with friends several years ago, and competed as rep...

Musical Theater Students Present Production of ‘Legally Blonde’

Musical Theater Students Present Production of ‘Legally Blonde’

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Presented by the Westwood Theater, the musical adaptation of Amanda Browns’ Legally Blonde creates an impressive mesh between high school naivety and the hardship stemming from true love and heartbreak. Directed by Ms. Hannah Milam, the musical was shown on Thursday, Jan. 31, Friday, Feb. 1, and Sa...

Band Students Participate in Region 26 Band Clinic and Concert

Band Students Participate in Region 26 Band Clinic and Concert

By Ethan Lao, Yearbook Designer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts

Region 26 band students performed in the annual All Region Band clinic and concert on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26. After auditioning in December, the students who placed high enough had the opportunity to work with clinicians for two days and put on a concert at Weiss High School, performi...

Students Explore Music on Trip to Disney

Students Explore Music on Trip to Disney

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Social Media Coordinator

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts, Showcase

As a way to shed light on new musical experiences, Westwood Band, choir, and orchestra students attended Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida from Jan. 16 through Jan. 21. While being able to enjoy the experiences of being in the happiest place on earth, they would also be learning about Disney and it...

Calpurnia Gives Electrifying Performance in Downtown Austin

Calpurnia Gives Electrifying Performance in Downtown Austin

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

January 20, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The air is buzzing with an excitement that pulses like the soft music thumping in the background from one of the speakers. It begins to drizzle, growing in intensity, the temperature falling, and a chill breeze swaying through the crowd. The crowd swarms around the stage, flooded with teens fille...

‘Escape Room’ Unlocks Mystery

‘Escape Room’ Unlocks Mystery

By Cj Groom, Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Creepy and deceiving, Escape Room is a fresh and relatable psychological thriller. Released on Jan. 4, the movie has received mixed reviews from critics and movie-goers alike. While it may not be totally realistic, Escape Room is the story of six daring strangers coerced into participating in an esca...

Honest Mary’s: A Great Way to Kick Off the New Year

Honest Mary’s: A Great Way to Kick Off the New Year

By Mary Miller, Executive Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

As the new year begins and resolutions are put in place, finding a nutritious meal on the go can be a challenge. Honest Mary’s, a fast-casual eatery located in the Great Hills Market shopping center, strives to make healthy eating a more accessible option by serving grain bowls packed with loc...

‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Backfires with New Feature

‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Backfires with New Feature

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

January 5, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The streaming platform Netflix has recently begun experimenting with interactive content, where the viewer can determine how the story unfolds. They began with small titles such as Puss in Boots: Trapped in an Epic Tale, Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, and other similar titles, and later expanded to ...

Christmas Classics: ‘A Christmas Story’

Christmas Classics: ‘A Christmas Story’

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

December 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

A Christmas staple for many, A Christmas Story is a movie known for the hilarious shenanigans of a little boy named Ralphie (played by Peter Billingsley and voiced by Jean Shepard). Set in the 1940s, it follows his struggle to get what he wants for Christmas and gives a good look inside the creative m...

Christmas Classics: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

Christmas Classics: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

December 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Tim Burton’s 1993 classic stop-motion The Nightmare Before Christmas is a dark fantasy musical which tells the story of how the holidays began. Despite the evil personalities of the monsters who run the town of Halloween, this film touches on topics like finding love and goodness in the world, as we...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Changes the Formula for Spider-Man

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Changes the Formula for Spider-Man

By Catherine Wiesehuegel, Reporter

December 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is unlike any other Spider-Man movie to date. With it’s playful, bass heavy soundtrack, authentic family dynamics, and unique animation style, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse finally brings the energy and authenticity to a Spider-Man film that fans have bee...