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Choir Performs Pre-UIL Concert

The men in Chorale Mixed clap as part of one of their pieces. The group consists of the Chorale Mixed choir merged with the Concert Men.
March 10, 2020

The choir program gathered at Hope Presbyterian Church on Thursday Feb. 27 for their Pre-University Interscholastic League (UIL) concert. The choirs performed songs which are a part of their UIL program...

Students Showcase their Talents at Pre-UIL Concert

Elliot Kim '21 plays his solo in 'Carnival Overture'. The Symphony Orchestra has been practicing this song since the beginning of the first semester.
March 4, 2020

In preparation for their University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition on Tuesday, March 3, orchestra and band students performed their Pre-UIL concert on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Raymond...

Students Excel at VASE Competition

Arundhati Subramanian '21, Rosie Deal '22, and Marina Oquendo '22 rest in the cafeteria after being judged. The gallery walk in the gym was going to start in a few minutes.
March 3, 2020

Art students went to Cedar Ridge High School on Saturday, Feb. 22 for an art competition called Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). They talked to judges about an art piece they made during the school...

‘Birds of Prey’ Exceeds Viewer’s Expectations

Main character, Harley Quinn, laughs in the middle of a grocery store. Photo Courtesy of @birdsofprey Instagram.
February 26, 2020

Highly anticipated since 2018, DC’s newest movie, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) was released on Feb. 7 and turned out to be pretty fun and way better than I expected....

Students Receive Superior Scores in Solo and Ensemble Competition

Apoorva Gobburu '22 and Devanshi Verma '22 pose prior to performing. Both soloists advanced to state Solo and Ensemble.
February 25, 2020

After a few months of preparation, on Friday, Feb. 22 students taking private voice lessons at school performed at the 2020 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 26 Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest...

‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ Proves to be Sweet Seasonal Sequel

Lara Jean and Peter share a melancholy scene at the Portland Aquarium. Photo Courtesy of @toalltheboysnetflix.
February 20, 2020

Love is in full bloom in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, coming out just before Valentine’s Day as a sequel to the popular teenage romance film To All the Boys I Loved Before. It is an adaptation...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Brings Smiles to Viewers’ Faces

After delaying the movie's release, Paramount worked hard to recreate a design that would please fans of the iconic character. Photo Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
February 19, 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog has been a gaming icon for decades, ever since his debut in 1991. Originally set to release in November of 2019, this movie received mass backlash from the internet over Sonic’s design...

Warrior Pride and SunDancers Compete at Austin Classic

Ashley Zhang '20 poses after the split contagion in the SunDancer Exhibition piece. The routine included the drill team's iconic line kicks.
February 16, 2020

For the annual dance competition, the SunDancers partnered with MA Dance Competition to host the first Austin Classic (AC) on Saturday, Feb. 8. Schools from the surrounding Austin area pooled to Westwood...

Oh Wonder Spreads Message of Positivity with New Album

Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West pose for a picture with their new album. This is their third studio album together. Photo Courtesy of @ohwondermusic.
February 14, 2020

Oh Wonder, the alt-pop duo from London made up of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, released their new album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, on Friday, Feb. 8. This is their third album as a pair...

‘Parasite’ Latches on to Audience Despite Language Barrier

Dong-ik, the father of the rich Parks, glances behind him before sharing a rumor with his wife. Photo Courtesy of @parasitemovie.
February 13, 2020

Praise for Director Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite (2019) has swarmed the movie industry, still growing as the film sweeps awards across multiple platforms. Despite being entirely in Korean, it received the...

Local Artist Sophia Johnson Discusses Austin’s Music Scene

SophiaJohnson - Nashitha Azeez
February 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, students in the International Baccalaureate program (IB) were invited to participate in a Flex Q&A session featuring local guitarist and vocalist Sophia Johnson. As an interactive...

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