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Hozier’s EP ‘Nina Cried Power’ Creates Unique Sound

Hozier’s EP ‘Nina Cried Power’ Creates Unique Sound

By Anouka Saha, Reporter

September 10, 2018


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After four long years, Hozier finally released his new EP, Nina Cried Power, on Thursday, Sept. 6. He gained popularity in 2014 for his debut album, Hozier, and won multiple awards for it. Not too soon after, he found himself with a growing fanbase. His current EP was inspired by his love for America...

Troye Sivan Encapsulates Soulful Music in New Album ‘Bloom’

Troye Sivan Encapsulates Soulful Music in New Album ‘Bloom’

By CJ Groom, Reporter

September 6, 2018


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Troye Sivan’s new album Bloom, released Aug. 31, deserves critical praise due to his uncanny talent of communicating so many different messages through his diverse choice of songs while keeping his signature sound alive and stronger than ever. Not to mention, the artist of four albums and winner of th...

‘Sharknado 6: It’s About Time’ to Stop

‘Sharknado 6: It’s About Time’ to Stop

By Ian Drerup, Reporter

September 5, 2018


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If you are a big fan of inconsistent plot and useless subplots that fade in and out, then Sharknado 6: It’s About Time is the movie for you. Sharknado 6 is the final movie in the Sharknado franchise, and possibly the most ridiculous. Like a few of the others, the title is a double meaning; not only is it tim...

Unwind at Illuminate Coffee Bar

Unwind at Illuminate Coffee Bar

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

September 2, 2018


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The relaxed ambience, the soft music, the hushed chatter: these all describe the Illuminate Coffee Bar, previously named Cafe Yolly, located in Austin. Founded by Tom Snyder, this is a wonderful place to study and have a light snack. The cozy coffee shop is fairly small, but has ample space to sit,...

‘Jane, Unlimited’ Bridges Different Genres All in One

‘Jane, Unlimited’ Bridges Different Genres All in One

By Amy Vo, Campus Editor

August 28, 2018


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Kristin Cashore, author of the acclaimed Graceling Realm series, achieved another success with the release of her first standalone novel Jane, Unlimited. Cashore’s work received high praise for its unique choose-your-own-adventure style premise and instantly earned No. 8 on the New York Times Best ...

Band Welcomes New Members With Blockhead Ceremony

Band Welcomes New Members With Blockhead Ceremony

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

August 23, 2018


Filed under Arts

One of the most well known band traditions is the annual blockhead ceremony, in which the upperclassmen present blockheads, a wooden figure that looks like a band student in full uniform, to welcome new students to the band program. This year, the blockhead ceremony took place after band rehearsal on Tuesday, Aug. ...

Theater Students Audition for Reimagined Shakespeare Play

Theater Students Audition for Reimagined Shakespeare Play

By Mary Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

Theater students put it all on the line as they auditioned for the 2018 Fall Show on Monday, Aug. 20, and Tuesday, Aug. 21 in the Black Box. This year’s show will be Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, the first Shakespearean show to grace the Westwood stage in over 10 years. However, instead of being set...

‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Adds a Refreshing Take on Teen Romance

‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Adds a Refreshing Take on Teen Romance

By Nuha Momin, Index Manager

August 21, 2018


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If you are looking for a new teen romantic comedy, Netflix released To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Aug. 17 which has grown popular in a little amount of time.  The book, which was released in 2014, became highly liked and reached The New York Times Best Seller list. The popularity can also b...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breaks Through Hollywood’s Bamboo Ceiling

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breaks Through Hollywood’s Bamboo Ceiling

By Emily Lu, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2018


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When I began watching Crazy Rich Asians, I was nervous—I needed it to be good. I needed the film to be good so that Hollywood couldn’t whisk an all-Asian cast away as part of a representation agenda, in which diversity is exchanged for quality. But with box-office topping numbers and raving critics, Crazy R...

Band Showcases Music for Year in Exhibition

Band Showcases Music for Year in Exhibition

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

August 18, 2018


Filed under Arts

After a successful band camp full of hard work and long hours, the Westwood Warrior Marching Band performed at the annual exhibition on Friday, Aug. 17. The performance started with the movement exercise which allows the band to warm up before any rehearsal. It is a series of movements incorporatin...

K-Pop Club Performs in Meridiem Music Marathon

K-Pop Club Performs in Meridiem Music Marathon

By Katie Chung, Video Editor

July 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Video

On Saturday, July 14, K-Pop Club participated in a 10-hour music marathon at HMart hosted by Eunice Lee, a sophomore at Northwestern University. As a part of the Together We Rise non-profit organization, the marathon was created in efforts to raise awareness and funds for the reunification of foster...

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: A Fun Summer Treat

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: A Fun Summer Treat

By Rustin Mehrabani-Farsi, Extras Editor

July 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel was faced with the tough decision of what to do with the film that was going to follow it up. Instead of another high intensity action film, Marvel gave fans the lighthearted fun of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary, ...