The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

UEFA 2024 Euro Cup Trivia
Lena Boas, Extras Editor • July 10, 2024
Book Talk: 'The Reappearance of Rachel Price'
Rayghen Peak • July 5, 2024
Romantic leads Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) steal glances at a social event.
Scandal, Seduction, Splendid Unmasking: Diving Into 'Bridgerton' Season Three
Hana Le • July 13, 2024

Dearest Gentle Reader, the town is abuzz with whispers of scandal, romance, and excitement. Lady Whistledown’s quill has been idle, but not for long, as she chronicles the latest season of our beloved...

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Westwood students experienced the impacts of class cuts resulting from Round Rock ISD (RRISD)s budget deficit. The recently approved general fund budget could have played a role in returning some of the cut classes. We all hope that [the general fund budget] will bring additional funding and cost savings, potentially help with course and extracurricular operations, and provide deserving teachers with an increase in salary as well as provide better education opportunities for students, Marlene Luo 25 said.
Students Face High-Risk Issues Due to RRISD Budget Deficit
Prima Changwatchai, Assistant Editor • July 22, 2024
Smiling for his first photo in the yearbook, Mr. Kristan gets ready for his first year at Westwood. Mr Kristan served to be an influential and talented educator for more than 51 years.
Mr. Michael Kristan Retires After 52 Years in Westwood Community
Sydney Fuller, Reporter • May 26, 2024
The Reappearance of Rachel Price, the latest novel from acclaimed mystery author Holly Jackson, was released this past April. While enjoyable for fans of the mystery genre, the book ultimately falls short of Jacksons other works, such as the internet-famous A Good Girls Guide to Murder series.
Book Talk: 'The Reappearance of Rachel Price'
Rayghen Peak • July 5, 2024
In its follow up to hit animated film Inside Out, Pixars sequel follows teenager Riley as she encounters new emotions and experiences. The films message about the complex and conflicting emotions we feel as we grow up quickly captivated the hearts of those in the audience and made the movie a must-watch for all.
‘Inside Out 2’: Once More, With Feeling
Addy Temple • June 26, 2024
Thanking his co-workers, Head Band Director Thomas Turpin expresses his gratitude to the Warrior Band. 2024 would mark his 15th and final year teaching at Westwood before he departs. “Working with this community has been one of the greatest honors of my life. The students and staff are world-class, and they have pushed me to be a better teacher and version of myself every day,” Mr. Turpin said.  “I have grown as a person, musician, and academic, and I am so grateful that Ive been able to call Westwood my musical home for 15 years.”
The Final Cutoff: Band Director Thomas Turpin Takes New Step in Career
Sabareesh Dinakaran and Jacob Chow June 3, 2024
COVERAGE REQUESTS
A Pride flag and a Texas State flag fly outside the Austin City Council building. Highlighted by the death of teenager Nex Benedict, legislation targeting the LGBTQA+ community has increased rapidly in recent years. But laws like these negatively impact the mental health of LGBTQA+ youth and need to be stopped.
Rise in Anti-LGBTQA+ Legislation Negatively Impacts Youth
Yonnie Yang • July 2, 2024
School Security Measures Should Be More Restrictive
Sarah Jung, Heritage Portraits Editor • May 27, 2024