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Orchestra Students Dominate All-Region Audition

Orchestra Students Dominate All-Region Audition

By Anouka Saha, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts

On Saturday, Oct. 13, orchestra students competed against other schools for spots in the All-Region Orchestra. Out of the 72 spots available, 46 orchestra students placed high enough to make the All-Region Orchestra. No other school was able to send that many people to the region orchestra, and this ...

Theater Students Bring Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ to Stage

Theater Students Bring Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ to Stage

By Sarah Wang, Yearbook Designer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The Theater Department’s production of Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night was a talented combination of mistaken identity, love triangles, and humorous drunkards. The show was directed by Ms. Lydia Coats and showed outside at the amphitheater on Thursday, Oct. 11, Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct....

Ballet Austin’s ‘The Firebird’ Illuminates Stage with Powerful Femininity

Ballet Austin’s ‘The Firebird’ Illuminates Stage with Powerful Femininity

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

The Long Center was jam packed, filled to the brim with people waiting, all on the edge of their seats. The air was silent with an expectancy that lingered among the audience. Everyone's eyes gazed down at the orchestra, who were poised and ready to perform. The velvet curtain hid the stage that was ...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Alien’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Alien’

By Clementine Larrouilh, Campus News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Ever since it’s film debut in 1979, Alien has inspired many sequels and has influenced pop culture throughout the decades. The classic served as a model for sci-fi horror during the ‘80s and ‘90s, not surprising since it was directed by the legendary Ridley Scott. Scott is an acclaimed sci-fi ...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

By Cj Groom, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The Silence of the Lambs (1991), based on the book by Thomas Harris, is a cult classic horror film. Directed by Jonathan Demme, this psychological thriller is a timeless piece of art, the type that gives you chills down your spine instead of jumpscares. The eerie calmness and unpredictability of the m...

Orchestra Presents Diverse Music at Fall Concert

Orchestra Presents Diverse Music at Fall Concert

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts

Orchestra showcased their classical pieces of music at their traditional Fall Concert at The Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Camerata, Concert, Philharmonic, and Symphony orchestras were all under the lead of Director Joshua Thompson and Associate Director Justin Anderson. The stude...

‘Venom’ Fails to Deliver in Theaters

‘Venom’ Fails to Deliver in Theaters

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Venom stars Tom Hardy as the titular anti-hero and follows the story of hardened journalist Eddie Brock and his discovery of a corrupt company’s plan to “advance” the human race. At first glance, Venom sounds like a different type of superhero movie; it revolves around an anti-hero, it isn’t set in a unive...

Festival of Bands Unites Middle and High School Students

Festival of Bands Unites Middle and High School Students

By Ethan Lao, Yearbook Designer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts

The ninth annual Festival of Bands took place at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex on Monday, Oct. 1. At the event, all the middle school and high school bands in RRISD got the unique opportunity to both showcase their work and watch what others have been working on. Last year, there were t...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Shining’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Shining’

By Lizzie Deal, Managing Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Based off the Stephen King novel The Shining, the 1980 movie adaptation has plagued TV screens since its release. The intense psychological thriller delves not so much into jumpscares, but thrives in creating suspense and delaying what the audience knows is inevitable, which gave rise to its consider...

Voodoo Doughnuts: An Authentic Austin Experience

Voodoo Doughnuts: An Authentic Austin Experience

By Mary Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Voodoo Doughnuts, located on 6th Street, was founded by Kenneth Pogson and Tres Shannon in 2003. Though the first location opened up in Portland, Oregon, the quirky artwork, loud music, and eccentric flavor choices scream “Keep Austin Weird.” When I arrived on a Sunday at around 10:30 a.m....

Band Presents Show ‘Celestial Motions’ at BOA Austin

Band Presents Show ‘Celestial Motions’ at BOA Austin

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter, Instagram Manager

October 3, 2018


Filed under Arts

For their first competition of the season, the Westwood Warrior Marching Band debuted their 2018 show entitled Celestial Motions at Bands of America Austin (BOA) on Saturday, Sept. 29. “I was so excited going into the competition,” Connor Galley ‘20 said. “We had an awesome rehearsal in the morning and...

Taylor Swift Connects With Fans on ‘Reputation Stadium Tour’

Taylor Swift Connects With Fans on ‘Reputation Stadium Tour’

By Keya Sampat, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Thousands of people filled the NRG stadium for Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour on Sep. 29 in Houston. Her Reputation album is taking the world by storm, and has broke many records including the fastest selling album to hit number one on iTunes. On the night of the concert, the atmosphere was filled wit...