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Nova Miller Blends Modern Pop with Vintage Flair with Single ‘Do It To Myself’

Nova Miller's newest single titled 'Do It To Myself' is a bridge between old and new, and an inspiring anthem to self-love and acceptance. Photo Courtesy of Moxie.
February 3, 2020

Swedish vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nova Miller unveiled her debut single and visual Do It To Myself, a beautifully crafted anthem to self love and overcoming insecurity. From sleeping...

“9-1-1 Lone Star” is a Disgrace to Austin Culture

The two main characters of the show pose on a poster for
January 30, 2020

From the makers of the hit show “9-1-1” comes a sudo-spinoff “9-1-1 Lone Star”, taking the main characters Owen Strand (Rob Lowe) and his son TK Strand (Ronen Rubinstein) from the hustle and bustle...

Dance Department Leads Flash Mob

During both lunches, dance students put on a flash mob to attract interest in the dance department. Graphic by Keana Saberi.
January 28, 2020

The dance department performed a flash-mob during both lunches on Jan. 22 to encourage students to sign up for dance and show off the enjoyment being in dance can bring.The surprise performances awed the...

Orchestra Hosts Game Night

Orchestra students enjoy a game of Twister. There were multiple sets of Twister to play with.
January 28, 2020

Students gathered in the orchestra room after school on Friday, Jan. 24 for Orchestra Game Night to play games, eat food, and have fun with friends.  The event started out with a Kahoot game that...

Theater Students Amaze Audience with Production of ‘Chicago’

Surrounded by the rest of the cast, Liesel McMahan ‘21 performs a wild reenactment of her character's
January 25, 2020

Chicago, directed by Ms. Hannah Milam and performed by Westwood Theater, wowed the audience with its four showings on Thursday, Jan. 16, Friday, Jan. 17, and two shows on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Westwood...

Band Students Participate at TMEA Area Auditions

Jordan Van Gulick '20 is one of the nine students who advanced.
January 22, 2020

On Saturday Jan. 11, selected band students auditioned in the final phase of the All State Band audition process, at the Area Band Auditions at Duncanville High School. 23 of Westwood’s top musicians...

Choir Students Compete at TMEA Area Auditions

Students who placed at the TMEA Area auditions pose for a picture. Gabriel Paredes '23, Anouka Saha '21, and Ashley Howell '21 are in the front with Ananya Anand '20, and Laney McFadden '20 behind them. Photo Courtesy of Mr. Andre Clark.
January 17, 2020

On Saturday Jan. 11, choir students auditioned for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All State Choir after many months of preparation. The audition was held at Midway High School in Waco, Texas,...

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Encapsulates Winter Spirit

Beautiful lights are strung all across the shop providing ambient lighting, even in the dark night.
January 15, 2020

The cool winter breeze is all Austinites can feel outside Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, the famous coffee bar known for its Christmas light show. Founded in 1993, the Austin original coffee shop quickly...

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Brings Cherished Saga to a Satisfying Conclusion

The new film is the last of the current saga, ending the series on a good note. Photo Courtesy of @starwars.
January 10, 2020

Ever since Disney acquired the company Lucasfilm in late 2012, die hard Star Wars fans were eager to find out what the plans were for the future of the beloved franchise. Since then, it’s been an extremely...

Band Sets New Records at All Region Band Auditions

The results from the Phase 2 trumpet room. 10 Westwood trumpets made a region band and Sophia Castaneda '20 advanced to area.
January 9, 2020

Members of the band auditioned at the annual All Region Band Auditions at Cedar Ridge High School on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14. Phase 1 occurred on Friday where bigger instruments such as trumpets,...

Harry Styles’ New Release ‘Fine Line’ Wows Listeners

Harry Styles poses in the cpver of his new album, 'Fine Line', featuring unique music. Photo Courtesy of Harry Styles.
January 9, 2020

After a two-year wait, Harry Styles released his much anticipated new album, Fine Line, on Dec. 13. Once again, Styles is climbing his way up the charts with unique music which appeals to everyone. I...

‘Little Women’ Successfully Highlights Female Empowerment

Little Women, released on Christmas Day 2019, follows the story of four sisters through their journey to becoming their own self. Photo Courtesy of Little Women (@littlewomenmovie).
January 5, 2020

Set in the picturesque wintery bliss of Concord, Massachusetts, the beloved classic tale of Little Women underwent a transformation and brought an even further depth to Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel...

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