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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

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

After 15 years of laughter, hardships, and learning, Head Band Director Thomas Turpin cut off the Alma Mater one last time, marking the end of his career with the Westwood Warrior Band. His time teaching...

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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
Selin Anilturk stands as Principal Erin Campbell calls all ___?___ students to stand to be recognized. Anilturk plans to attend Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in neuroscience.
GALLERY: Class of 2024 Bids Farewell at Graduation
Scott Seamon, Managing Editor • May 26, 2024
At the Germania Amphitheatre, blue lights illuminate the stage where 21 Savage performed. Through his energetic rap style and electrifying stage presence, 21 Savage brought a lively and fun performance to Austin.
21 Savage Brings His 'American Dream' to Austin
Mallory Milner, Reporter • May 23, 2024
Violinist Darren Liu 24 stands in front of a row of violins on display at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) convention. Westwoods Symphony Orchestra was invited to TMEA for an honors recital because they were recognized as the best orchestra in Texas.
“There’s no way it ends here”: Violinist Darren Liu ‘24 Shares Special Bond With Music
Serena Liu, Reporter • May 20, 2024
Framed in dramatic lighting director, writer, and star Kristos Puliadi poses for the poster of his debut feature film Thespian.
Student Showbiz: Kristos Puliadi Presents Debut Feature Film
Mayla Montgomery, Reporter • May 17, 2024
COVERAGE REQUESTS
Reminding the nation of a tragedy, May 24 marked the two year anniversary of the devastating shooting at Robb Elementary School. But to prevent more tragic losses of life, school safety measure must be increased.
School Security Measures Should Be More Restrictive
Sarah Jung, Reporter • May 27, 2024