After Hurricane Harvey, junior remembers escaping Katrina 12 years earlier

Catherine Barany

September 11, 2017

Back in 2005, junior Isabel Burke and her family left New Orleans as the incredible force that was Hurricane Katrina approached. Exactly 12 years later, as Hurricane Harvey has just left its destructive mark on the Texas coast,...

Groups, clubs offer ways to help after Hurricane Harvey

Isabella Zou

August 31, 2017

Last weekend, students huddled in their homes while Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast and inland cities. Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in 56 years; it’s projected to produce more than 60 inches of rain,...

Blues on the Green gets music lovers jazzed for the summer

Melynn Barber and Sydney Frost

May 18, 2017

With summer around the corner, some students have been getting excited for KGSR’s Blues on the Green. For the past 26 years, KGSR has hosted a free concert series over the summer months. The concerts this year are on May 24,...

Pedernales pep

Vayda Otti and Kennedy Lilly

May 17, 2017

A Westlake community, coming-of-age ritual. The annual event that brings the eighth graders of West Ridge and Hill Country middle schools together, Pedernales. The event is somewhat of a tradition as it’s been taking place for...

Senior enjoys success in online streaming world

Nelson Aydelotte

May 16, 2017

  Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Barack Obama and many other historical figures share quite a bit in common: courage, leadership and core values. But what they don’t have is a Twitch channel. Senior Matthew Minnis is...

Hyline completes contest season, prepares for Zenith

Sydney Zhou and Annakate Kelley

March 31, 2017

Hyline won every category it entered Feb. 11 at Westwood High School’s annual dance competition. “[We won] best in contest for the team and the officers, best in medium ensemble, best solo in super teen category, and platinum,”...

Model UN travels to Washington, D.C., wins awards in international convention

Lexy Connolly

March 29, 2017

On Feb. 16-19, 27 students attended the North American Invitational Model United Nations conference in Washington, D.C. Of approximately 3,500 students who participated in the conference, the Chaps brought home six awards, including...