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

A & E

Warrior Pride gathers in a circle to encapsulate the enchanting ambience of Spell on You.

One Last Time: Warrior Pride Concludes Year at Merge

Shivani Kondubhatla, A&E Editor May 10, 2023

In a flurry of elaborate costumes and bittersweet emotions, the 2022-2023 Warrior Pride team danced for the final time at Merge on Friday, May 5 at the Stony Point Auditorium. Merge is an annual performance...

Cars speed across the stage as the top-level choir performs Life Is A Highway. The choirs worked hard on choosing unique songs this year. Life Is a Highway was a fan favorite of all the families in the audience.

Bye Bye Bye: Choir Concludes Year with Y2K-Themed Performance

Aanika Hirode and Eshaan Chopra May 5, 2023

On Saturday, April 29, Westwood Choirs performed their final showcase of the year. This beloved tradition revolves around a different theme each year, with performers each contributing their own track...

Portraying Girlhood

Portraying Girlhood

Valeria Tijerina, Reporter April 26, 2023

As Lux Lisbon (Kirsten Dunst), protagonist of the 1999 film, The Virgin Suicides, sits up on a football field and surveys her blue-tinted world, she is a true representation of many young girls. After...

Trumpet player Brandon Yuan 23 rehearses with the Wind Ensemble. The Wind Ensemble is the top performing group in the Westwood Band program, who recently earned an invitation to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in December 2023.

Bond 2018 Project Bolsters Music Department Facilities, Conditioning Longstanding Program Excellence

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2023

Walking down the newly renovated music wing is both an auditory and visual experience. Tucked away in these specially-designed rehearsal and practice rooms, pockets of community thrive.  In RRISD,...

Revisiting Daisy Jones & The Six

Revisiting “Daisy Jones & The Six”

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor April 19, 2023

Even almost forty years on, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours remains just as compelling as it was when it was first released. The drama which plagued the band in the making of the album blends through into the...

Featured on the first volume’s cover is the main character of Hell’s Paradise, Gabimaru the Hollow. As the main character of the series, the story explores his relationship with the human will to live and his violent past. Art courtesy of Yuji Kaku.

What You Should Be Watching in Anime Spring Season

Gayu Lakshmanan, Heritage Portraits Editor April 13, 2023

Featuring premieres during the first two weeks of April, the anime spring season of 2023 has just barely started. Following a year filled with some of the biggest and most groundbreaking anime, like Attack...

The Westwood Dance Department held two performances on March 31 and April 1. The product of months of rehearsal, Escapade exemplified the talent and efforts of the dancers. Graphic courtesy of Westwood Dance Department.

Dance Showcases Momentum at Annual Escapade Performance

Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor April 11, 2023

Music escalating to a crescendo pairs with graceful movements, depicting a scene of self-expression and elegance. On Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, the Dance Department showcased their dances...

The Police vs U2 - Battle of the 80s Blockbuster Bands (Part Two)

The Police vs U2 – Battle of the 80s Blockbuster Bands (Part Two)

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor April 4, 2023

This piece is part two of a two-part series. Read the first installment here.  For their fifth release, both The Police and U2 created their most popular and artistically successful work ever- and...

The Police vs U2 - Battle of the 80s Blockbuster Bands

The Police vs U2 – Battle of the 80s Blockbuster Bands

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor March 31, 2023

This piece is part one of a two-part series. Turn on any classic rock radio or 80s station, and you’re bound to hear a Police song. This band, while hugely popular, never got many imitators, never...

Pixar released many shorts over their lifetime as a company, but not all of them were created equal.

Reviewing Pixar Shorts Throughout the Years

Oliver Barnfield and Baker Tuthill March 29, 2023

Ever since Pixar began releasing short animations (commonly known as Pixar Shorts) in 1984, they have been a staple of the animation industry. Lighthearted stories, feel-good moments, and charming visuals...

Beneath the wheel of the ship, shipmates Kaya Chen 25 and Cleo Steinhauser 24 discuss daily chores and proceedings. While the shows principal characters followed the narrative, the ensemble cast of pirates and crewmates performed maintenance and silent pantomimes around the ship.

UIL One-Act Play Treasure Island Cast Performs a Swashbuckling Adventure Through Georgian England

Sabrina Kim, Heritage Section Editor March 23, 2023

The cast of the UIL One-Act Play, Ken Ludwig’s Treasure Island, performed six shows from Friday, March 3 to Wednesday, March 8. Four performances took place during the school day on Friday; one was...

Owner Sam Bayizitlioglu cleans the coffee equipment during the busy hours of the bakery.

Locally-Owned Bakery Cures Customers With Caffeine and Hospitality 

Shivani Kondubhatla, A&E Editor March 21, 2023

After immigrating from Turkey five years ago, the Bayizitlioglus were intent on escaping their corporate jobs and embarking on a journey to find themselves through their own small business. With owner...

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