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Band Succeeds at UIL Competition

Band Succeeds at UIL Competition

By Ayesha Middya, Reporter

October 20, 2019

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band has performed yet another successful rendition of this year’s show, Believe. On October 19, the annual University Interscholastic League (UIL) Marching Competition was held at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. UIL is an annual event where bands in the region...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Beetlejuice’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Beetlejuice’

By Yunoo Kim, Reporter

October 19, 2019

“Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!”  You’re bound to say its name. Most will describe Beetlejuice as a comedy rather than a thriller or slasher film, but it is still one of Tim Burton’s spellbinding Halloween movies. Premiering three decades ago in 1988, Beetlejuice is a classic that h...

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Falls Short of Expectations

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Falls Short of Expectations

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

It has been six years now since AMC’s award winning television series Breaking Bad came to a climactic end, leaving several questions unanswered and prompting fans to crave more. Creator Vince Gilligan finally fulfilled their dreams with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, a Netflix exclusive epilogue to ...

‘Trap’ Captivates Audience with Intriguing Mystery

‘Trap’ Captivates Audience with Intriguing Mystery

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

October 16, 2019

Audience members during Westwood Theatre’s four showings of Trap on Thursday, Oct. 11, Friday, Oct. 12, and two shows on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Westwood Black Box, experienced a wave of exhilaration and excitement as they enjoyed the performance. All four showings were sold out, indicating a su...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Coraline’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Coraline’

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

October 16, 2019

Based on the Neil Gaiman novella of the same name, Coraline remains a must-watch movie over a decade after its release, with its stunning animation and intriguing plot. Though it’s an animated film, one must not think it’s a lighthearted film for children. Coraline is incredibly dark despite its P...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Sleepy Hollow’

By Emily Malone, Photographer

October 11, 2019

A more horrific twist on a story we were all told as children Tim Burton's adaptation of Sleepy Hollow deals with murder, a deal with the devil, and revenge on a town. Hitting the theaters in 1999 the movie is described on Google as a gothic/fantasy and you could not use any more perfect words to descri...

Choir Students Succeed at Region Auditions

Choir Students Succeed at Region Auditions

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

October 8, 2019

Right after school ended on Oct. 8, choir students headed to Stony Point High School to participate in Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) region auditions. Grouped with other schools in the area, the vocalists competed for a chance to move on to the next round of auditions and sing in the regio...

Band Continues to Make History at Bands of America Houston

Band Continues to Make History at Bands of America Houston

By Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer

October 8, 2019

On Saturday October 5, the Westwood Warrior Marching Band performed in their second competition of the marching season at the Bands of America (BOA) Houston Regional at Legacy Stadium in Katy. This was the first time the Westwood band competed in a Texas regional event that wasn’t held in Austin....

Discover Bubble Tea Shops Around Austin

Discover Bubble Tea Shops Around Austin

By Sathvik Allala, Marketing Director

October 7, 2019

Orchestra Presents Sounds from British Isles in Fall Concert

Orchestra Presents Sounds from British Isles in Fall Concert

By Joanne Liu, Yearbooker

October 6, 2019

Orchestra held their first concert of the year, Sounds from the British Isles, on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC).  At this fall concert, the four orchestras performed pieces featuring Irish and English music that they prepared since the beginning of the year.  ...

Bands Showcase Talent at Festival of Bands

Bands Showcase Talent at Festival of Bands

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Social Media Coordinator

October 5, 2019

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band performed at the annual RRISD Festival of Bands on Monday, Sept. 30. Almost 5,000 people came together to support the work of students, both in middle school and high school, in the instrumental music programs within their district. “I really love Festival of Ban...

‘Ad Astra’ Amazes Viewers with Intriguing Plot

‘Ad Astra’ Amazes Viewers with Intriguing Plot

By Claire Janson, Photographer

October 3, 2019

Being a common fan for space fiction and up-coming technology, I had a feeling that Ad Astra was going to have an in-depth backstory and some major action scenes. The movie was rated 83% by Rotten Tomatoes, and an 80% by Metacritic which had the viewers on the edge of our seats the whole time. This dra...