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‘Turtles All The Way Down’ Dives Into Mental Illness

‘Turtles All The Way Down’ Dives Into Mental Illness

By Serenity McIntosh, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

John Green has written his first young adult novel since The Fault in Our Stars and in many ways, it’s authentically John Green. This book wrestles with everything you don’t want to talk about, and in good Green humor, one female character is a whirlwind of excitement, drama, and prone to wild ann...

Experience Austin Coffee Shops

Experience Austin Coffee Shops

By Serenity McIntosh, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Arguably one of the most uncomfortable and disturbing horror films ever made, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre hit theaters in 1974 and claimed the spot of one of the scariest horror films of its time. Due to the simplicity of the cinematography, the heart-pounding jumpscares, and the screams of the main...

Fall Out Boy Exceeds Expectations With ‘Mania’ Tour

Fall Out Boy Exceeds Expectations With ‘Mania’ Tour

By Catherine Wiesehuegel, Reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Fall Out Boy brought their hit show, Mania, to Austin. From their explosive energy to their stunning pyrotechnics, Fall Out Boy brought their best to the Frank Erwin Center, wowing both long-time fans and parents alike. The show opened with band Nothing, Nowhere, an alternative hip-hop band. Their ...

Fall Concert Displays Growth in Choir Program

Fall Concert Displays Growth in Choir Program

By Bailey Armosky, Yearbook Photo Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Video

Now one group larger, head director Mr. Andre Clark and assistant director Ms. Jennifer Alexander were excited to show the growth and talent of the choir program at the Fall Concert on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Hope Presbyterian Church.   “The first concert is usually a good marker for how the re...

First Annual Band March-A-Thon Inspires Fundraising

First Annual Band March-A-Thon Inspires Fundraising

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter, Instagram Manager

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band put on one of their biggest productions so far with the March-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 22. Students rehearsed for hours so they could give their best performance for their much anticipated fundraising event at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. “Although it ...

[WARRIOR WEEKLY] S2 EP.1 – Freshman Do’s and Don’ts

[WARRIOR WEEKLY] S2 EP.1 – Freshman Do’s and Don’ts

By Chayce Wellings and Dillan Mehta

September 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Video

A useful guide for freshmen to get "accustomed" to school life.

‘Bang’ Targets Audience with Tough Topics

‘Bang’ Targets Audience with Tough Topics

By Catherine Wiesehuegel, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Bang by Barry Lyga is a topical book that not only tackles the woes of being a teen, but also discusses gun violence in a context that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The story starts with a single emboldened sentence -- “And the thing is this: I don’t even remember doing it.” Begin...

Band Members Return for Alumni Performance

Band Members Return for Alumni Performance

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter, Instagram Manager

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

For years, the directors have searched for different ways to inspire alumni to return and support the band. After months of thoughtful planning and preparing, retired band director Mr. Jack Green returned to the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex on Friday, Sept. 14 to conduct the newly founded Westw...

Choir Camp Passes Down New Traditions

Choir Camp Passes Down New Traditions

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

Traditions have become a staple in Westwood Choir since Mr. Andre Clark joined the staff as the choir director last year. Building traditions and relationships is vital to the choir community, and nothing does this better than Choir Camp, an annual event held as an introduction to music and an opp...

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ Loses Big Time for Fans

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ Loses Big Time for Fans

By Nuha Momin, Index Manager

September 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

After the release of the most trending movie on Netflix, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, fans couldn’t wait to see Noah Centineo act again as Jamey in Sierra Burgess is a Loser, which was released on Netflix on Sept. 7. Even though it contains a powerful message about body image, many fans weren’t sa...

‘Searching’ Spins a Thrilling Social Media Mystery

‘Searching’ Spins a Thrilling Social Media Mystery

By CJ Groom, Reporter

September 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Searching, the social media-themed thriller of the year, is the jarring tale of a parent’s worst nightmare: the vanishing of their child. A fusion of Unfriended and Hardcore, Searching is a film about a desperate and confused father, David, searching for his missing daughter, Margot, a piano prodigy, dedicated stud...