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Bangalore: The Silicon Valley of India

Bangalore: The Silicon Valley of India

Ruth Martin, Reporter

November 15, 2017

Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital city in the southern state, Karnataka in India. Bangalore is the 4th most populated city in India, with about 10.6 million people, resulting from a 38% growth rate between 1991 and 2001. Known for being "The Garden City and The Pensioner's Paradise,"...

Strongly Anticipated School Dance Announced

Strongly Anticipated School Dance Announced

Zack Catuogno, Reporter

November 15, 2017

After a long wait, the gym has finally been repaired, and with that comes the ability to use the gym, have pep rallies and the most anticipated event, school dances. This year we have had no school dances, or, socials as they're also know. The 7th and 8th graders may not have cared this much, especially...

Influential Unknowns in Music

Influential Unknowns in Music

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2017

The same bland beats and melodies clutter up the radio stations of today.  Think about it. You’ve heard it. Searching for an antidote, many musicians created their own music.  While some, like U2 and Nirvana,to name two examples, proved massively successful.  Others merely released some excellent songs… but were lost in the vast pit of alternative music.  But somehow they were discovered by a select few- and those few took these lost artists and stole their style. Some of these influenced musicians became successful, leaving their obscure inspirations in the dust. So here I will be exploring these musicians and groups who were innovative but unknown. All of these listed had decently large fanbases, but never truly crossed over into the mainstream. My goal here is to inspire you to search for these people and bands and listen to their music. They deserve recognition. So without further ado, let’s dive in.

Mustang Bucks

Mustang Bucks

Austin Nguyen, Reporter

November 13, 2017

Last year, Mustang Bucks were all around the school. People would be able to go to the Mustang Store, and buy things, try out the impossible shot, and more. Teachers would always give these out to students who showed the four core values. But in the beginning of the school year, no one got them anymore....

Why We’ve Been Watching Hitchcock Movies Wrong

Why We've Been Watching Hitchcock Movies Wrong

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

November 13, 2017

Hitchcock is one of the most famous directors of all time. He has produced over 30 films in his lifetime. There are so many books written about him, so many legends about his movies, and so many iconic scenes that sometimes people get lost in the myth. I'm hear to clear things up and say my honest opinion...

Google Fiber comes to Austin,Texas!

Google Fiber comes to Austin,Texas!

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Chief Producer and Editor

November 13, 2017

Google Fiber is an internet subscription. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. It is easier to install than other internet. When you sign up for google fiber, you get a fiber jack(needs to be powered), and you can connect the fiber jack to the network box. Google Fiber is a lot cheaper than other internet...

A Guide to the Scottish Highlands

Dunrobin Castle

Keana Saberi, Reporter

November 13, 2017

The rolling Scottish moors are a natural phenomenon with its gorgeous hued hills, creme colored castles, and breaktaking crystal streams. The beauty is unparalleled, and though Scotland is relatively small, there is so much to explore from the captivating peaks and Fir forests.  Packing for the...

Q/A with Coach Rice

Q/A with Coach Rice

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Chief Producer and Editor

November 13, 2017

This week we interviewed Coach Rice. We asked him some questions and he gave us some pretty interesting answers. Q: What inspired you to become a coach? A: I have always enjoyed sports and the subjects of health, kinesiology, and physiology of exercise were very interesting to me. I was fortun...

8th Grade Westwood Visit

8th Grade Westwood Visit

Jack Purcell, Reporter

November 10, 2017

As you probably know already, all 8th graders are visiting Westwood High School this year on Friday, Nov. 17th. We will be taking a look at how the school runs and where everything is. All students will receive a t-shirt that they are expected to wear during this field trip. We will learn about WHS academies...

Veterans Day: Remembering All Who Served

Veterans Day: Remembering All Who Served

Ruth Martin, Reporter

November 10, 2017

Our freedom comes at a great price, but we often forget who those people are that give it to us. Veterans are people who served in the active military, naval, and air service who were discharged for conditions other than disreputable actions. The roots of Veterans Day go back a little less than 100...