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20-year-old Stella Rose Bennett, who goes by the stage name BENEE released her debut album titled 'Hey u x' on Friday, Nov. 13. Photo courtesy of Kristina Valdez.

BENEE Captures Sentiments Surrounding the Pandemic with ‘Hey u x’

By Amy Simon, Reporter November 23, 2020

Following her hit single Supalonely, featuring Gus Dapperton, 20-year-old Stella Rose Bennett, who goes by the stage name BENEE, released her debut album, Hey u x on Friday, Nov. 13. BENEE’s nonchalant...

SunDancers Vivian Lang '21 and Josie Herrin '21 pose in front of the

SunDancers Honor Seniors With Elegant Dinner

By Triambika Dinakaran, Reporter November 23, 2020

On Thursday, Nov. 5th, the SunDancers held their annual Senior Night, as a part of Senior Week festivities. Dancers arrived at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex to perform at the varsity football game...

The Strand Book Store is an iconic New York City establishment, but has found itself struggling to survive during the pandemic. When the store's owner, Nancy Bass Wyden, issued a call for help, readers showed up in droves, spurring the viral movement #SaveTheStrand. Photo courtesy of 

Enduring the Test of Time: Strand Book Store Stages Comeback

By Hannah Ashtari, Assistant Community and World News Editor November 20, 2020

Founded in 1927, New York City’s Strand Book Store can be described as a book lover’s paradise. Three floors of sky-high colorful shelves, reading nooks, and a cluttered yet organized book utopia has...

British animated musical group Gorillaz released their seventh studio album, an experimental audiovisual project titled 'Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez,' on Friday, Oct. 23. Photo courtesy of Stereogum.

Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ Presents a Fragmented Look at 2020

By Oliver Barnfield, Reporter November 11, 2020

Gorillaz, the British animated musical group headed by Damon Albarn, have made a name for themselves as an eclectic and inventive musical collective. Mixing beautiful melodies performed by Albarn with...

American musician Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album, 'Positions', on Friday, Oct. 30, after announcing it only a few weeks before. Photo courtesy of @arianagrande.

‘Positions’ Catapults Ariana Grande into New Era

By Hannah Ashtari, Assistant Community and World News Editor November 7, 2020

In 2018, Ariana Grande, an American singer known for her impressive soprano vocals and catchy pop songs, experienced a year of both remarkable career highs and public personal loss. Just months after a...

National Arts Youth Alliance is a nonprofit led by Westwood students that aims to bring art supplies and more to children that may not have access to them. Photo courtesy of the National Arts Youth Alliance, graphic courtesy of Hannah Ashtari

Student-Led National Arts Youth Alliance Promotes the Benefits of Art

By Hannah Ashtari, Assistant Community and World News Editor November 5, 2020

In June, as the world was beginning to accept a new and consequential reality due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunny Dandapantula ‘22 founded a nonprofit, National Arts Youth Alliance (NAYA), by combining...

UPSAHL's Brutally Honest EP 'Young Life Crisis' Stuns Listeners

UPSAHL’s Brutally Honest EP ‘Young Life Crisis’ Stuns Listeners

By Amy Simon, Reporter November 2, 2020

Taylor Upsahl, also known as UPSAHL, released her sophomore EP titled Young Life Crisis on Friday, Oct. 30. The album is a reflection of the past year for UPSAHL, following a change in scenery with her...

Westwood Theatre held a production of three radio plays from Wednesday, Oct. 28 to Friday, Oct. 30. Photo courtesy @wwdramaclub

Westwood Theatre Brings a Spectacular Performance to Three 1940s Classic Radio Plays

By Amy Simon, Reporter November 1, 2020

Westwood Theatre wowed the audience with their virtual production of three radio plays from Wednesday, Oct. 28 to Friday, Oct. 30. The three plays, set in the 1940s, revolved around the three main characters,...

The iconic box art of the Nintendo 64. Photo Courtesy of retrojunk.com

Why the Nintendo 64 is the Best Classic Console

By Zach Maynes, Reporter October 31, 2020

For years, Nintendo was a household name after dominating the 1980s and early 90s market with their NES and Super NES consoles, but that completely changed once they made one of the worst business decisions...

Ellie strums her guitar, remembering the lessons Joel taught her. Photo courtesy of Gadgets 360.

‘The Last of Us Part Two’ Mingles Apocalypse and Adventure

By Zoejane Ostebo, Reporter October 30, 2020

In 2013, Naughty Dog, a well-known video game studio that created games such as Crash Bandicoot and Jax and Dexter, came out with The Last of Us. A story-based game, The Last of Us revolves around a smuggler...

The British poster for 'Creepshow' showcases the ghoulish mascot and the iconic tagline. Image courtesy of Film on Paper.

‘Creepshow’: A Hidden Halloween Classic

By Oliver Barnfield, Reporter October 29, 2020

Sometimes movies don’t have one story. In fact, they may have several. Because of the fragmented nature of their narratives, anthology films are a bit of a mixed bag. Since each story is unconnected...

Bea Miller performing at the O2 London Islington in 2019 after releasing her second album, 'Aurora.' Photo courtesy of Ravenn Cook.

Bea Miller Releases Subtle Album ‘Elated!’

By Amy Simon, Reporter October 26, 2020

Bea Miller, an American singer, songwriter, and actress began her career on season two of The X Factor, a British reality television music competition where she placed ninth overall at just 13 years old....

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