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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

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Heartstopper, a graphic novel series by Alice Oseman turned television series, has captured the attention of viewers. Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) embark on a wholesome relationship in the first season of the show. Graphic by Eshaan Chopra.

Heartstopper Steals the Hearts of Everyone, Everywhere

By Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Director May 19, 2022

From defending your crush to your friends, overthinking the messages sent, and having unexplainable moments of happiness around one another, Heartstopper makes the feelings of love feel dreamy, giggly,...

Westwood Orchestra performed a Star Wars-themed concert on Wednesday, May 4. The different orchestras dazzled the audience with both separate and joint performances. Graphic by Riya Patil.

Orchestra Unleashes the Force With Star Wars-Themed Spring Pops Concert

By Riya Patil, Reporter May 13, 2022

On Wednesday, May the 4th, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Westwood Orchestra performed their Spring Pops Concert in the cafetorium. Accompanied by eighth-graders from Canyon Vista and Grisham Middle School,...

In beautiful colors, and Indian dress, the women of Westwood Choirs performed a cultural song, Barso Re for their audience. This performance was contrasting to the rest of the show and definitely a stand out piece.

Westwood Choirs Hit the Big Screens With Movie Night Concert

By Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Director May 8, 2022

Lights, cameras, action! On Friday, April 29, Westwood Choirs hit the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) to perform their annual Playlist concert with the theme ‘Movie Night.’ Singing...

The stars of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged act out a comedic scene on stage.

One Last Shine: Westwood Theater Captures Audiences With Senior-Directed Plays

By Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor May 4, 2022

On Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, Westwood Theater presented three senior-directed shows starring primarily freshmen and sophomores. Presented at Canyon Vista Middle School, these shows provided...

The second part of Attack on Titan  first premiered on Sunday, Jan. 10. Graphic by Hadley Norris.

‘Attack on Titan’: The Final Season Colossally Exceeds Fans’ Expectations

By Mallory Milner, Reporter April 27, 2022

On Sunday, April 4, the second part of the final season of Attack on Titan, one of the most popular anime today, concluded. The second part first premiered on Sunday, Jan. 10 and amassed vast media attention...

The albums name is a reference to the dense bushes of laurel that often trap and kill unknowing hikers in the Appalachian mountains.

It’s Time for Mitski to Rest On Her Laurels

By Shreya Selvaraju, Reporter April 25, 2022

When Mitski released a fifth album amid rumors she had quit music, I was overjoyed. 32 minutes later, I was underwhelmed. Mitski’s signature short lyrics seemed even shorter, her calm nature was more...

Junior Suhaas Patil recently earned a spot on the NYO-USA 2022 Orchestra roster, and will be participating in the prestigious program this summer. Joining student musicians from across the country, Patil will rehearse repertoire and travel to multiple European cities as part of a concert tour. Photo courtesy of Suhaas Patil.

Suhaas Patil ‘23 Selected for 2022 Carnegie Hall National Youth Orchestra Program

By Ruhee Nemawarkar, Heritage Editor in Chief April 24, 2022

After playing the violin for most of his life, Suhaas Patil ‘23 auditioned and qualified for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The NYO-USA features high school musicians...

American Girl won five Golden Horse awards from Taipeis 2021 film festival after its release in December.

‘American Girl’: A Poignant Reckoning on Cultural Identity

By Amelia Spielman, Yearbooker April 15, 2022

Centered around one mother’s relationship with her daughters, Feng-I Fiona Roan’s debut film American Girl (美國女孩) is a Taiwanese-American drama that brilliantly displays the raw authenticity...

The saxophone and flute sections of the Symphonic Band play in harmony with the rest of the band. They were led by Mr. Brandon Winters at their pre-UIL concert.

Concert and Symphonic Band Play Pre-UIL Show in Preparation For Evaluation

By Hannah McDonough, Reporter April 14, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, the Westwood Warrior Band hosted a pre-UIL show for the Concert and Symphonic bands. It was a chance to showcase the music they prepared  to the community and receive feedback...

Orchestra Stuns Audiences at Pre-UIL Concert Performance

Orchestra Stuns Audiences at Pre-UIL Concert Performance

By Riya Patil, Reporter April 14, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, Westwood Orchestra hosted their String Pre-UIL concert at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center (PAC). The concert was held in two separate parts, with the Concert, Camerata,...

Featured on the cover of the second novel is Anya Forger, one of the main characters in the series, Spy x Family. Anya herself is secretly a mind reader, and uses her unique power to put an interesting spin on the events happening in the series. Image courtesy of Viz Media.

What You Should Be Watching in Anime Spring Season 2022

By Gayu Lakshmanan, Twitter Account Manager April 13, 2022

The new seasonal drop of anime started on Thursday, April 8, with a few early releases. Some of the most anticipated new series and sequels came out, making these releases some of the most attention-grabbing...

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