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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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Westwood Students Visit TXETA 2022 in Galveston

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor September 26, 2022

Westwood Theater students visited the amazing Texas Educational Theater Association convention in Galveston, Texas for 3 days of learning all about acting, writing and directing theater.

Reaching for her uniform, Tharini Murugananth ‘25 gets ready to change for the show. The uniform consists of multiple parts, including specific shoes and gloves.

Band Concludes Annual Fundraiser with March-A-Thon Performance

Sophia Sartor, Reporter September 19, 2022

Westwood Band’s annual ‘March-A-Thon’ took place at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex (KRAC) on Saturday, Sept. 17. Students performed their show titled Beyond the Brick for family and friends...

On Friday, Sept. 9, the band hosted their annual eighth grade night. Eighth graders performed alongside the band at halftime and in the stands.

Band Members Perform at Annual Eighth-Grade Night

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor September 14, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 9, the Westwood Warrior Marching Band invited eighth-grade students from Westwood’s feeder middle schools to join in for their halftime performance at the football game.  Eighth-grade...

The Westwood Choirs senior hold hands as they sing

Westwood Choir Celebrates Singing At Annual Choir Camp

Ellen Chuo and Gabe Paredes September 13, 2022

  On Tuesday, Sept. 6, five choirs joined together in the cafeteria to bond as one during the annual choir camp. With get-to-know-you games, a scavenger hunt, and a senior pageant, new and...

Working together to paint the viola section poster, freshmen Magnolia Hance and Rachana Akkineni chat amongst themselves, getting to know each other in the process. Interactions between different sections were also facilitated in the form of friendly competition.

Orchestra Fosters Community and Friendly Competition at Section Poster Social 

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2022

Arms outstretched to reach the nearest paint brush, necks craned around an intricate butcher paper canvas, where students, keen on deciphering the many themes and symbols dispersed in pencil outline,...

Brendon Urie performs Do It To Death in Austin Sept. 8.

Panic! At the Disco Launches Tour in Austin

Lanie Catuogno, Faculty Adviser September 9, 2022
In the first show of a US tour, Urie struggled to hit the high notes and several times went off-pitch even in the middle of his range.
Breaking Bad is one of the most iconic television shows both worldwide and in the United States. Its attracted a dedicated fanbase that have an affinity for almost anything the series has to offer.

The Breaking Bad Seasons, From Bad to Ground-Breaking

Pom Babbitt, Reporter August 29, 2022

Breaking Bad. It’s a series so iconic that just saying its name can elicit some kind of emotional response. Since its debut in the late 2000s, producer Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece has garnered a gargantuan...

Sprinting through a tunnel of students, Rishi Baranga 23 smiles as he is cheered on by band upperclassmen. In addition to a blockhead, many members, including Baranga, were given candy and other additional treats.

Band’s Exhibition Performance Endures

Sophia Sartor and Hannah McDonough August 28, 2022

Holding a scaled-down version of their annual exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 25, the Westwood Band showcased the hard work they put in during summer band camp. Long before school started, members spent...

The aspect of Jane Austens work that has moved readers for generations is the spirit of her characters and how profoundly they experience emotions. While other Austen adaptations have captured this essence, Persuasion (2022) fails to encompass the complexity of the original story. Graphic by Hadley Norris.

A Dubiously Received ‘Persuasion’

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor August 18, 2022

There’s a moment in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice adaptation that has all but transcended the spare few seconds it takes up in the film itself, reverberating through the frantically beating hearts of...

On July 1, Netflix released Volume II of Season Four of Stranger Things. This highly anticipated chapter was marked by stellar acting and unique storylines. Graphic by Aanika Hirode.

Stranger Things Turns World Upside Down with Season Four

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief August 8, 2022

Hit me square in the face with a roller skate like Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) did to Angela (Elodie Grace Orkin), and I would still get back up to finish Season Four of Stranger Things. The penultimate...

Both The Simpsons and Glee are becoming known for predicting trends and future events, but which show is better? Both shows have a lot of wins in foreseeing but, only one can win.

Does ‘Glee’ Out-Predict ‘The Simpsons’?

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief July 28, 2022

Glee is currently one of the most controversial shows on the internet. The show is full of inappropriate jokes, weird plotlines, and overall insane character arcs. A trend has even emerged where people...

Movies and TV shows are essential pieces of media to represent LGBTQ+ individuals and their stories. We have rounded up a few of our favorites for those looking to enjoy these films during Pride month. Photo courtesy of Boris Štromar.

LGBTQ+ Movies and TV Shows to Watch During Pride Month

Alessandra Ashford, Reporter June 23, 2022

We’re here, queer, and ready to shed a tear. Here are some LGBTQ+ movies and TV shows to watch during Pride Month. Heartstopper (2022) Based on the webcomic written by Alice Oseman, Netflix’s...

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