Westwood Horizon

Theater Students Artfully Portray ‘The Coloring Book’

Theater Students Artfully Portray ‘The Coloring Book’

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Performed by the Theater Department, students presented an adaptation of Bradley Walton’s The Coloring Book that had the adept ability to avidly entertain and teach the minds of young children about the wrongs of racism and caste systems in today’s society. The show was directed by Ms. Lydia Coa...

Kerbey Lane Cafe Remains Local Austin Favorite

Kerbey Lane Cafe Remains Local Austin Favorite

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

An Austin staple, Kerbey Lane Cafe once started out as a small restaurant run out of a house on Kerbey Lane. Now, it has expanded to seven locations across the city. The 24-hour cafe is a favorite among many locals, and is seen as a fun environment to relax and enjoy some good food. When my ...

Two Westwood Parents Feature in Local Play About Societal Issues

Two Westwood Parents Feature in Local Play About Societal Issues

By Dia Jain, A&E Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Intriguing, astonishing, and impactful barely begin to describe the fantastic play that two Westwood parents, Mr. Manoj Jain and Ms. Asmita Kashikar, starred in. A local play, Khamosh! Adaalat Jaari Hai (Silence! The court is in session!), was presented on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Hyde Park Theater. Mr. Jain...

Westwood Learning Community Concert Unifies Choir Programs

Westwood Learning Community Concert Unifies Choir Programs

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

Representatives from choirs of all schools in the Westwood Learning Community performed their music at a choir concert on Nov. 1 at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). For many students, singing in this concert is a different experience from past performances “This isn’t my first vertical c...

Band Competes in UIL Area D Marching Contest

Band Competes in UIL Area D Marching Contest

By Sloka Chandrasekaran, Social Media Coordinator

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The Westwood Warrior Marching Band participated in the UIL Area D Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. After having drawn one of the earliest performance times, the band arrived at school at 6 a.m. so they could depart soon enough to warm up and mentally prepare...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Psycho’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Psycho’

By Serenity McIntosh, Video Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Complex, powerful, and revolutionary, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho paved the way for screen slashers and modern horror films. With themes of corruption, identity, and the consequences of greed, Psycho is the blueprint for the archetypal slasher suspense thriller. The way Hitchcock plays with opposin...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Halloween’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Halloween’

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

“I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding, and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six year old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes, the devi...

Round Rock ISD Dance Students Perform Together at Intersection

Round Rock ISD Dance Students Perform Together at Intersection

By Risha Sur, Campus News Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Round Rock ISD 's 36 high schools and middle schools gathered at the Performing Arts Center for Intersection on October 27th. All of the dances from Westwood were choreographed by dance teachers Ms. Marla Valk, Ms. Katherine Gunderson, and Ms. Jessica Steedley. The students were very well-prepa...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Scream’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘Scream’

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The iconic image of the Ghostface Killer has been the face of horror for years, and it all began with the classic horror film Scream. Scream does something that many films are too afraid to do: address other movies in the movie. The entire film, even beginning with the first scene with the girl alone in her house ...

Band Celebrates Halloween with Spooky Festivities

Band Celebrates Halloween with Spooky Festivities

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Band students celebrated Halloween festivities at a party on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The Halloween party was a fun way for students to get their minds off of the marching season and was an opportunity to relax with friends. The band officers decorated the band hall with spooky figures and spider w...

Amy’s Ice Cream: Austin’s Quirky Ice Cream Shop

Amy’s Ice Cream: Austin’s Quirky Ice Cream Shop

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Austin’s favorite ice cream shop, Amy’s Ice Cream, has been expanding across Texas rapidly, with creamy and rich flavors that have become well-known and liked amongst customers. Founded by Amy Simmons, this is a great place to go with friends to experience the eccentric Austin lifestyle. T...

Halloween Horror Month: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

Halloween Horror Month: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

By Chayce Wellings, Videographer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

The slew of low-budget slasher films that was the 1980s birthed something truly special and very unique from the typical killer with a mask and screaming beautiful women fright fests: A Nightmare on Elm Street. Unlike its slasher counterparts, such as Halloween or Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced ...