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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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SpongeBob (Kayla Contello 24), Patrick (Olivia Thornton 23), and Sandy (Avery Parks 24) prepare to use Sandys jetpack to return to Bikini Bottom after climbing Mt. Humongous to disrupt the volcano.

SpongeBob Musical Delights Audiences

Scott Seamon and Lily Dooley January 30, 2023

Presented by Westwood Musical Theatre, The SpongeBob Musical transformed the McNeil Performing Arts Center into the deep sea town of Bikini Bottom for one afternoon and three nights. The cast of the...

Horizons Best Albums of 2022

Horizon’s Best Albums of 2022

2022 in the music industry was marked by surprise— many notable artists and bands made a comeback with albums completely shattering the styles they embraced before. As we head into the new year, we've...

Girl From Nowhere is a Thai horror anthology series about karma, vengeance, and corruption within the Thai educational system. The  show currently has two seasons on Netflix. Graphic courtesy of Hadley Norris

Girl From Nowhere: How a Thai Mystery Series Thrills Viewers With Darkness

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter January 11, 2023

Often based on real-life events, Girl From Nowhere – a Thai mystery thriller series that has released two seasons so far – tackles a wide variety of issues that plague modern high schools in Thailand,...

American Psycho, the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, spurned a film adaptation which catapulted itself into timeless cultural relevance.

American Psycho Teaches a Lesson in Media Literacy

Pom Babbitt, Reporter January 4, 2023

Despite being based on a relatively obscure novel and being released in the far-off year of 2000, Mary Harron’s film American Psycho starring Christian Bale has captured the hearts and minds of many,...

Graciously receiving audience applause, String Orchestra clinician Mr. Bingiee Shiu smiles following the students performance. Shiu, along with the other ensemble conductors, lent their time to rehearse and refine pieces within a short three-day period.

Orchestra Students Demonstrate Technical Skill and Attentive Artistry at Region Clinic and Concert 

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

Imbuing a musical color distinct to the walls of the Raymond Hartfield Performing Arts Center, students from local district high schools convened to participate in the regional hallmark of orchestral...

The symphonic band stands as the audience applauds at the end of their performance. They played Rejoice the Season! and Silent Night.

Band Ushers in the Holiday Season with Annual Winter Concert

Sophia Sartor, Reporter December 11, 2022

The Westwood Band brought holiday spirit and cheer to the Westwood cafetorium on Wednesday, Dec. 7 with their annual winter concert. All four bands performed, putting the show together in only a few weeks....

Futurama was a popular animated TV show from the same creators as The Simpsons. It ran from 1999 to 2013.

Why a Futurama Reboot Is a Bad Idea

Sawyer Grimaldi, Reporter December 7, 2022

Futurama. One of the most influential and popular animated sitcoms of its time. One so popular that it isn’t a rarity to find someone who tattooed one of its characters on their body, and you can be...

Westwood Childrens Theatre students delighted with a brilliant set of performances designed for younger viewers.

Children’s Theater Classes Present Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor December 5, 2022

On Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17th, Mrs. Coats’ sophomore children’s theater class presented an energetic performance of Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up) at the McNeil...

16 Westwood orchestra students qualified to participate in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Clinic and Convention in February. Reaching the highest honor in scholastic music, this group makes up the largest number of finalists from a single school. Photo courtesy of Westwood Orchestra.

With 16 Total All-State Finalists, Westwood Orchestra Musicians Make Up Largest Number of Qualifiers in Texas

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2022

Scenes from the Grisham Middle School gym on a weekend in late October revealed anxiety almost tangible, suspending the flurry of notes and encouraging words clinging to each student when called up to...

Performing one of the most popular songs Running up the Hill by Kate Bush, Westwoods show choir club brought the house down. The singers worked outside of school hours to complete this performance.

Standing Up, Standing Out: Choir Finds Community at Vertical Concert

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief November 15, 2022

The leaves finally begin to fall as Westwood Choirs hit the stage of the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Monday, Nov. 7. Choirs’ annual fall concert attracts listeners from the entire...

70s New Wave music is far more guitar-driven and angular than its 80s counterpart, but it contained just as many classic hits provided by striking and iconic bands.

Top 25 New Wave Songs

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor November 10, 2022

New wave music is a very misunderstood and misused term for a genre of music. It seems to encompass both ‘70s guitar music that was somewhat adjacent to punk AND ‘80s synth pop such as Duran Duran....

Moving into formation, the band performs their show, Beyond the Brick, at UIL Area. They placed sixth overall in finals at the competion.

Band Barely Misses Advancement to State at UIL Area Marching Competition

Sophia Sartor, Reporter November 4, 2022

The Westwood Band placed sixth at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Area D Marching Contest at Heroes Stadium on Oct. 29, missing out on being one of the top five bands to advance to state by...

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