Westwood Horizon

Christmas Classics: ‘Love Actually’

Christmas Classics: ‘Love Actually’

By Victoria Novoa

December 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

December is not only the holiday season, it's also the season of cute, cheesy, holiday movies. Though there's a lot of them to choose from, Love Actually should be on the top of your list. If you want a movie that will make you cry, laugh, smile, cry some more, and give you a warm holiday feeling, Love A...

Band Showcases Holiday Cheer at Winter Concert

Band Showcases Holiday Cheer at Winter Concert

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Band brought festive cheer with the music in their holiday concert at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 6. All four bands performed for family and friends after only three weeks of practice, which began as soon as marching season ended. “The concert was re...

SunDancers Hold Auditions

SunDancers Hold Auditions

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts

SunDancer hopefuls began an arduous four-day process of auditioning for the elite dance team, from Monday, Nov. 26, to Thursday, Nov. 29. Results for the auditions were announced on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Weeks before the actual auditions, the auditionees and their parents attended  a required par...

Christmas Classics: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

Christmas Classics: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has become a staple in holiday movies ever since its debut in 1964, when it solidified its place in television Christmas specials. The childlike charm that comes along with Rudolph and the magic he brings to Christmas is unforgettable, as is the story of his origins. ...

MUSE, HOSA Volunteer to Spread Christmas Cheer

MUSE, HOSA Volunteer to Spread Christmas Cheer

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Arts

Students from MUSE and HOSA teamed up to volunteer at the Renaissance Retirement Home from 12-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Students in MUSE performed Christmas pieces while HOSA students painted holiday decorations on the windows. “We’re really grateful to have this opportunity to perform for...

Orchestra Students Encapsulate Winter in Concert

Orchestra Students Encapsulate Winter in Concert

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts

Orchestra students from three different orchestra levels showcased their talents in the Winter Concert held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Hope Presbyterian Church. Each orchestra performed three different selections, with a harp duet in the middle, for family and friends. “We did really well, consi...

Cupprimo’s Classic Cupcakes Charm Customers

Cupprimo’s Classic Cupcakes Charm Customers

By Mary Miller, Executive Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Since Cupprimo opened its doors in 2008 it has become a staple for those looking for a sweet treat in the Spicewood community. Cupprimo offers both cupcakes and coffee, and has been featured on the popular Food Network show Cupcake Wars, as well as in many local publications. The shop, located ju...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Exceeds Expectations for Sequel

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Exceeds Expectations for Sequel

By Dia Jain, A&E Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Filled with intrigue, suspense, and laughter, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald checked all the boxes. The movie was released on Nov. 16 and exceeded fans' expectations through both the characters’ personalities and multiple plot twists. Coming into the movie with low expectations, I was de...

‘Overlord’ Overjoys Audiences with Zombie Fun

‘Overlord’ Overjoys Audiences with Zombie Fun

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

November 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

World War II? Check. Zombies? Check. Explosive action and an original story that makes for one heck of a ride? Definitely check. From start to finish, Overlord did not hesitate to deliver gut-wrenching, World War II zombie fun. For an action/horror movie, the film dodged a lot of cliche movie bullets an...

‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’ Develops a Remarkable Narrative

‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’ Develops a Remarkable Narrative

By Bernice Chen, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“Knowing something is a bad idea does not always decrease the odds that you will do it.” - April May, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Following in the footsteps of his brother John Green, internet creator and educator Hank Green has released his debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. The boo...

Imagine Dragons Creates New Sound with ‘Origins’

Imagine Dragons Creates New Sound with ‘Origins’

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Famous rock and alternative band Imagine Dragons released their new album, Origins, on Nov. 9. While not as experimental as Evolve had been, the band did find a unique way to incorporate electronic and synth music with the sounds which launched them to fame in 2012 with Demons and Radioactive. Imagine Dra...

Choir Hosts Pre-Area Audition

Choir Hosts Pre-Area Audition

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

Choir students from all over the Austin area traveled to Westwood on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in order to compete in the Pre-Area TMEA Choir auditions that would determine their next placement for the Area auditions. “Yesterday was a positive experience, and for me, it was a time where I could grow an...