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Christmas Classics: ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’

Christmas Classics: ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

December 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Inside of a snowflake, like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe. That story is the tale of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Originally a storybook with the same title by Dr. Seuss, this classic narrative is a staple of the American Christmas mythos. It encapsulates all t...

Christmas Classics: ‘Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas’

Christmas Classics: ‘Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas’

By Clementine Larrouilh, Horizon Editor in Chief

December 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Sometimes when the holiday spirit overtakes the senses, people tend to go a bit overboard, a common theme expressed all throughout the celebrated Disney film Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. Both a moral warning and a delight to revisit, Mickey never ceases to stun his audience with simple stories ...

K-Pop Club Featured on Award Show

K-Pop Club Featured on Award Show

By Katie Chung, Video Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

In the early hours on Thursday, Nov. 29th, a direct message was sent to the inbox of Kpop Club’s Instagram page, asking for a very special request. Melinda Barrett ‘20, Social Media Manager of K-Pop Club, opened the message from a user that claimed to be on the production team of the 2018 Mnet Asian Mus...

Christmas Classics: ‘The Polar Express’

Christmas Classics: ‘The Polar Express’

By Cj Groom, Reporter

December 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The Polar Express, an undeniable holiday classic, has been capturing attention of all ages since its release in 2004. The suspense-packed plot in addition to lifelike graphics and timeless humor keep viewers on the edge of their seats, no matter how many times they’ve seen it before. The film mana...

Seniors Shine with Directorial Debut

Seniors Shine with Directorial Debut

By Rustin Mehrabani-Farsi, Extras Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

Given the opportunity to put on a performance of their very own, theater students Trevor Wyatt ‘19 and Simon Thomas ‘19 directed their fellow students in a play called 13 Ways To Screw Up Your College Interview, on Dec. 13-15. The play was a comedy and follows two college interviewers trying to fill...

Band Winter Olympics Unifies Students

Band Winter Olympics Unifies Students

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Social Media Coordinator

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

The officers of  Westwood Band held the annual Band Winter Olympics on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the band hall. The Winter Olympics consisted of several activities where each instrument section competed for points. Although there was no significant prize for winning, Band Olympics was created so all the s...

Christmas Classics: ‘Die Hard’

Christmas Classics: ‘Die Hard’

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

When you think of classic Christmas movies, it’s unlikely that Die Hard comes to mind. With the entirety of the movie taking place on Christmas Eve, however, it could be considered one. Starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, and James Shigeta, this movie is highly re...

Christmas Classics: ‘The Santa Clause’

Christmas Classics: ‘The Santa Clause’

By Mary Miller, Executive Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Ranked as the seventh highest grossing Christmas movie of all time, The Santa Clause, directed by John Pasquin, continues to excite children and adults alike over 20 years after its release. The film combines heartwarming family bonds with charming humor to keep its audience coming back year after year. ...

Christmas Classics: ‘Home Alone’

Christmas Classics: ‘Home Alone’

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Known as a holiday classic, Home Alone evokes themes of holiday nostalgia, warmth, and happiness. The story follows the humorous endeavors of Kevin McCallister as he serves vigilante justice to two con men, Harry and Marv, who plan to rob his house. While the premise of the movie may seem childish and unre...

MUSE Holds First Official Concert for Charity

MUSE Holds First Official Concert for Charity

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

Members of the MUSE club held their first official band event of the school year on Sunday, Dec. 9. The performance was held at the Domain in front of iPic Theaters where there was a stage for the young musicians to perform on. “I think the MUSE event was a great way to spread awareness to the...

Choir, Orchestra Combine to Deliver Holiday Songs

Choir, Orchestra Combine to Deliver Holiday Songs

By Bailey Armosky, Heritage Design Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts

While in the past members of the orchestra program have been the accompaniment for choir concerts, this year the choir and Symphony orchestra held a joint Winter Concert on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center. The combination of the two groups and selection of music perfor...

Halal Bros Brings Authentic Flavor to Austin

Halal Bros Brings Authentic Flavor to Austin

By Mary Miller, Executive Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

Since its grand opening in 2010, Halal Bros has focused on serving the finest Middle Eastern food that Austin has to offer. The restaurant has something for everyone, serving vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as their signature wraps and rice plates. From a food truck on Seventh St. to several ...