Westwood Horizon

Band Makes History at Bands of America Austin

Band Makes History at Bands of America Austin

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Social Media Coordinator

October 2, 2019

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band attended their first annual competition, Bands of America (BOA) Austin, on Sept. 28. Their show is entitled Believe, which depicts a winter theme and explores the magic of the holiday season. “Our show is really impactful this year,” Marc Mathieu ‘20 said. “We really w...

Orchestra Hosts Annual Ice Cream Social

Orchestra Hosts Annual Ice Cream Social

By Serena Manwani, Reporter

September 30, 2019

Many orchestra students, hungry after a long day of school, waited in a long line to get ice cream during the annual Orchestra Ice Cream Social on Friday, Sept. 27 after school from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.. It consisted of numerous volunteers and booster members helping to serve ice cream of all var...

Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorico Performs During Lunch

Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorico Performs During Lunch

By Jake Schlanger, Reporter

September 28, 2019

The Round Rock ISD Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorico group put on a traditional Spanish dance performance in the cafeteria during lunch on Thursday, Sept. 3. Dressed from head to toe in traditional Spanish clothing, the students performed a number of different dances throughout first and second lunc...

Choir Celebrates Autumn at Fall Concert

Choir Celebrates Autumn at Fall Concert

By Yunoo Kim, Reporter

September 26, 2019

To welcome the arrival of autumn, Westwood Choir’s voices echoed at the Fall Concert on Tuesday, Sept. 24. It was their first choir concert of the school year, and was held in Hope Presbyterian Church. The golden-lit church was filled with family and friends of choir members from various sections. ...

Band Makes Region High at All Region Jazz Auditions

Band Makes Region High at All Region Jazz Auditions

By Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer

September 24, 2019

On the morning of September 21, seven band students participated in the audition process at the All Region Jazz Auditions at John B. Conally High School in Pflugerville. Four of them advanced to the Area Jazz Auditions for a chance to go to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All State ...

Zero Degrees Serves Slow Fast Food Fusion Experience

Zero Degrees Serves Slow Fast Food Fusion Experience

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

September 24, 2019

A blast of cool air and loud noises from the kitchen hit us immediately as we strolled into Zero Degrees on one of the Grand Opening days, Sept. 22. Zero Degrees, an Asian-Hispanic fusion chain, specializes in eccentric drinks and hot snacks. Launched in 2013 in Orange County, California, it has since grow...

Band Presents Show ‘Believe’ at Second Annual March-A-Thon

Band Presents Show ‘Believe’ at Second Annual March-A-Thon

By Ayesha Middya, Reporter

September 23, 2019

The second annual March-A-Thon took place at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex on Saturday, Sept. 21. The highly anticipated fundraiser marks one of the first public performances for the Westwood Warrior Marching Band outside of football games. The day of March-A-Thon consisted of a four hour re...

Culturally Rich Novel ‘Descendant of the Crane’ Hooks Readers

Culturally Rich Novel ‘Descendant of the Crane’ Hooks Readers

By Yunoo Kim, Reporter

September 22, 2019

What do you do if you are pressured to protect the innocent, but in doing so you become the guilty? This is the dilemma new queen Hesina faces in Descendant of the Crane by Joan He, a political fantasy novel based on Ancient Chinese kingdoms. I discovered this book after a long search for Asian f...

Choir Members Audition for the Texas Music Educators Association

Choir Members Audition for the Texas Music Educators Association

By Maya Gangadharan, Photographer

September 21, 2019

Choir members have prepared themselves since before the school year had even started for the initial stage of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) audition process. The audition was on September 14 at McNeil High School, where 63 Westwood students waited with great anticipation to sing for TMEA...

The Yard Brings Innovation to the Classic Milkshake

The Yard Brings Innovation to the Classic Milkshake

By Shawkin Kabir, Reporter

September 20, 2019

In a lively area of the Domain lies The Yard Milkshake Bar. A charming shop known for bringing quirky combinations of flavors together and putting a spirited twist on the classic milkshake, in addition to their options of ice cream and edible cookie dough. Each shake is presented in a signature m...

Bakery La Patisserie Exudes French Authenticity

Bakery La Patisserie Exudes French Authenticity

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

September 19, 2019

Tucked into the corner of a shopping complex, the pastry shop La Patisserie, exuded French vibes and diffused the air with the sweet smell of macarons and cakes. The shop, owned by Soraiya Nagree, aims to transport guests to a quiet street in Paris where they can purchase authentic French baked g...