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Mitskis seventh album, The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We, was released on Sept. 15.

The Music Is Poignant and So Is Mitski

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor September 24, 2023

Last year, the release of Mitski’s sixth studio album, Laurel Hell, suggested the Japanese-American singer-songwriter’s permanent departure from her 10-year-long musical career. Not only did various...

Crouching down, Marlene Luo 25 carefully aims her ball towards the hole. Luos team, the Westwood Girls 2nd team, started out on the 8th hole, with Luo hitting a birdie on the 1st. It was very fun spending time with our teammates and working together to get a good score, Luo said.

JV Golf Irons Out Victory at Balcones Country Club

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor September 21, 2023

On Monday, Sept. 18, all JV Boys and JV Girls golf teams competed against eight other high schools in an introductory par 3 golf tournament at Balcones Country Club. Both boys and girls teams received...

Posing with their SunDancer partners, teachers beam after performing a hip-hop routine. Each SunDancer asked one of their past or current teachers to dance with them during the pep rally, choreographing many partner moves in the routine to create a fun and uplifting performance.

Teachers Take the Stage at Second Pep Rally

Bella Yi and Mayla Montgomery September 20, 2023
Musical mirth echoed out of the Field House gym at the second pep rally of the school year. Filled with a myriad of performances including a teacher lip-sync battle and a teacher dance, students and teachers alike showed their Westwood pride.
After the Spanish Womens Soccer team won the Womens World Cup, former Royal Spanish Football  Federation president Luis Rubiales cast a shadow over the accomplishments of the Spanish Women’s team by kissing player Jennifer Hermoso without her consent. Rubiales has yet to face major consequences.

Spanish World Cup Controversy Highlights Issues With the Culture of Spanish Soccer

Mayla Montgomery, Reporter September 19, 2023

Mere moments after Spain’s women’s national football team won their first Women’s World Cup in a historic win against England, the country’s success was soiled by the disrespectful, invasive, and...

Hurrying up to the line Owen Norrell 24 prepares to snap the ball quick. The Warriors utilized hurry up offense all night to aid the run game and catch the Dragon defense off guard.

Varsity Football Loses to Round Rock in Battle of the Bell 24-21

Conall Coats, Assistant Sports Editor September 17, 2023
The varsity football team fails to take the bell back home for another year after some miscues from the Warriors handed the Dragons the win 24-21.
Demani Steward 24 makes a move on the Bastrop defense, Eventually scoring three more times. Stewart proved he could carry the load for the Warriors breaking a school record with 277 yards on the ground.

Varsity Football Destroy Bastrop 59-7 to Improve to 3-0

Conall Coats, Assistant Sports Editor September 11, 2023
The varsity football team went into Bastrop and demolished the bears, and the record books, improving to 3-0 heading into district play.
Dancers stretch in preparation for choreography and dancing.

Redefining Roles: Students Adapt to Faculty Changes in Fine Arts Department

Bella Yi and Avi Rajesh September 9, 2023

As students trickled into the fine arts wing at the beginning of the school year,  the dance studios had an unfamiliar aura, the orchestra hall resonated with a different tone than before, and the...

On August 26, a white gunman killed three black victims in a racially motivated attack. The shooting has restarted pushes for stricter gun laws across the country.

The Jacksonville Shooting Shouldn’t Affect Gun Legislation

Gabriel Oliveira, Reporter September 7, 2023

On August 26, a white gunman took the lives of three black victims in a Jacksonville Dollar General. After these killings, he committed suicide in order to not face the consequences of his actions. This...

If youre a fan of autumn, take this quiz!

What’s Your Fall Aesthetic?

Mina Stephens, Yearbooker September 7, 2023

Leaning forward, Jack Beneviste 25 defends against a pass from a Waco Midway player.

Water Polo Boys Crush Opponents in First District Round-Robin

Valerie Zhang, Reporter September 5, 2023
With a new season afoot the Boys water polo team looks to start the year off strong with wins over Midway and bitter rivals Round Rock.
Storming through the course, the Westwood cross country team competes in their first meet of the season at Vista Ridge. The Warriors looked to start off their season strong with a good performance all around.

Cross Country Opens Their Season With Vista Ridge Invitational

Lucia Stein, Reporter September 4, 2023

At their first 5K meet of the year on Friday, Aug. 25, the Westwood cross country team got up to speed for the season ahead at the Vista Ridge Invitational. “The team surprised me because we haven’t...

This August, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier released his third studio album, Unreal Unearth. Unreal Unearth is filled with beautiful, poetic lyrics and themes of love and loss.

Unearthed: Hozier Uncovers Another World To Listeners With New Album

Alessandra Ashford, Opinions Editor August 31, 2023
Hozier's New Album, 'Unreal Unearth,' takes listeners to the underworld to understand love and relationships through ingenious religious and literary references.
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