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Surprise Mexican Folk Dance Performance

Surprise Mexican Folk Dance Performance

By Emily Chang, Executive Editor September 19, 2014

In a flurry of bright colors and elaborate costumes, students from Stony Point High School and Round Rock High School performed folklórico, or Mexican folk dance, on the stage of the cafetorium during...

If I Stay: Better Book or Movie?

If I Stay: Better Book or Movie?

By Ishani Pandya, Heritage Editor in Chief September 17, 2014

As an avid movie watcher and an even more avid reader, I was thrilled to hear that they were making a movie adaptation of If I Stay by Gayle Forman and directed by R.J. Cutler, but apprehensive as to how...

Band students march at Kelly Reeves Stadium. Their theme for this year is

Band Marches into Fall

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief August 26, 2014

Summer ended early for band students this year. On July 31, members of the marching band returned to school. For the following 3 weeks, they spent countless hours practicing their marching routine...

Divergent: A Better Book or Movie?

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief April 10, 2014

Wow. That might be the only way to describe the newly-released Divergent movie. While reviews of the movie have stayed on the lower side, most fans of the book series absolutely loved the movie, myself...

A Wonderful Check-in at The Grand Budapest Hotel

A Wonderful Check-in at The Grand Budapest Hotel

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief April 2, 2014

Wes Anderson has a repertoire of unique films, some of which demand an acquired taste. The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and Fantastic Mr. Fox are some of Anderson’s better known works. Anderson’s...

You’ve Been Challenged by Ellen: Twitter at the Oscars

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief March 21, 2014

Five years ago, the idea of a social media site where people could post their opinions in seconds was just a seed waiting to be watered. Today, Twitter exists, which has expanded to become one of the...

Endless Love, Not Your Average Chick-Flick

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief February 14, 2014

Endless Love, starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde, is set to release on Friday, February 14. The movie is a remake of the 1981 film starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. Although the remake...

An Absolutely Awesome Read

By Lanie Catuogno January 21, 2014

By Rohini Kumar, Journalism 1 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is young adult novel written by Sherman Alexie. It is the story of Junior, a teen who lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation....

A ‘Legendary’ New Dystopian Series

By Lanie Catuogno January 17, 2014

By Emily Chang, Journalism 1 Legend by Marie Lu is the first installment of a new dystopian series. Amidst other big hits like,  The Hunger Games and Divergent, Legend is a breath of fresh air. Marie...

Book Club Begins with ‘Thief’

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief November 8, 2013

Westwood’s newest club, Book Club, met for the first time on Wednesday, October 30. Together, the members of the club decided to begin by reading The Book Thief.  Sophomore Marwa Gujarathi, president...

Characters, Issues Grow Up With Riordan’s Readers

By Lanie Catuogno November 6, 2013

BY EMILY CHANG, JOURNALISM 1Books transport the reader into an entirely different world. Most books make a good name because of their authors; the authors find a way to manipulate words into images and...

Boycotting “Ender’s Game”

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief November 4, 2013

  November 1, the movie Ender’s Game opened in theaters across the nation. Fans of the book of the same name by author Orson Scott Card and have been eagerly awaiting it, although many are calling to...

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