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MXMTOON Releases Heartfelt and Catchy Album with ‘The Masquerade’

MXMTOON Releases Heartfelt and Catchy Album with ‘The Masquerade’

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

September 14, 2019

Composing songs and recording them right from her house, 19 year old singer and songwriter MXMTOON also known as Maia has been entrancing listeners with her dreamy ballads since gaining recognition in 2018. Known for her songs encompassing the day to day struggles, triumphs, and all around mess of being a ...

Choir Starts the Year on a High Note at Choir Camp

Choir Starts the Year on a High Note at Choir Camp

By Anouka Saha, Morale Officer

September 13, 2019

Choir members from all grade levels came together after school on September 11 to participate in Choir Camp. This event gave a chance for members to get to know each other, learn and brush up on music, and eat s’mores. From playing icebreakers to singing with the whole program, the camp was fu...

Post Malone Delivers Another Hit-Filled Project with ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’

Post Malone Delivers Another Hit-Filled Project with ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

Well-known rapper and singer Post Malone released his third studio album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, on Friday, Sept. 6, immediately drawing praise from both critics and fans. The Texas rapper’s album was heavily anticipated, and comes after two previously successful releases in Beerbongs & Bentleys and St...

‘Bennett’s War’ Fails to Capture Audience

‘Bennett’s War’ Fails to Capture Audience

By Lucia Santaolalla, Photographer

September 10, 2019

Marshall Bennett is a U.S. army sergeant in an Afghanistan war where he and his partner Riley suffered major injuries due to an explosion made by their enemies. He returns home with an immobilized leg, where his wife and newborn son are waiting for him. Bennett discovers that his dad has been controlli...

Launderette Combines New American Flavors with Worldwide Cuisine

Launderette Combines New American Flavors with Worldwide Cuisine

By Keana Saberi, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Located in the upcoming newly revamped East Austin area, Launderette, a chic and modern restaurant is altering the local food scene with New American fare incorporated with a flair of aspects of different cuisines. Once a laundromat, the space has been transformed into a quaint and charming restaur...

Summer Moon Coffee Impresses Locals with Unique Flavors

Summer Moon Coffee Impresses Locals with Unique Flavors

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

September 9, 2019

Soothing dimmed lights shined through the hardwood ceiling creating a relaxed ambience that settled around me as I entered Summer Moon Coffee. Founded in 2002 in Austin, Summer Moon Coffee was opened as a simple family-owned coffee bar. Soon, however, the company expanded rapidly and started coffee ...

‘It: Chapter 2’ Does Terrifyingly Well

‘It: Chapter 2’ Does Terrifyingly Well

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

Almost 40 years have passed since Stephen King initially released his book, and two movie adaptations later, his terrifying franchise is as popular as ever. It: Chapter 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to 2017’s It, which was adapted from Stephen King’s classic novel of the same name. Taking pl...

Orchestra Hosts Annual Breakfast

Orchestra Hosts Annual Breakfast

By Serena Manwani, Reporter

September 7, 2019

The orchestra room was packed with many hungry musicians on Friday, Aug. 30 in the morning. The orchestra officers and directors were hosting their annual Welcome to Orchestra breakfast where there was an endless variety of donuts, muffins, fruits, bagels, breakfast tacos, and juices for the students ...

Orchestra Students Dive Into New Year with Pool Party

Orchestra Students Dive Into New Year with Pool Party

By Catharine Li, Reporter

August 28, 2019

On Saturday, Aug. 24, orchestra students were invited to Anderson Mill Pool for an annual social event featuring games, music, food, and an opportunity to get acquainted with each other to kick off another great school year.  “With[in] the orchestra program, we have 224 students. It’s a lot ...

Choir Students Find Harmony at Hill Country Choral Workshop

Choir Students Find Harmony at Hill Country Choral Workshop

By Yunoo Kim, Reporter

August 27, 2019

Westwood Choir sang their hearts out in the Hill Country Choral Workshop, which took place at Vista Ridge High School on Saturday, Aug. 24. The program was held to assist choir students from multiple high schools in preparing for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) auditions. Four choir dir...

Taylor Swift’s Album ‘Lover’ Touches Fans’ Hearts

Taylor Swift’s Album ‘Lover’ Touches Fans’ Hearts

By Keya Sampat, Campus News Editor

August 25, 2019

Famous pop singer Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated album Lover on Friday, Aug. 23, which instantly excited many fans and received many positive reviews. It sounded like a combination of all her past eras, from new pop to acoustic guitar. However, altogether this album was not as dark as her last on...