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

Spotlight

Heather Hay talks about Safe in Austin

April 28, 2021

Heather Hay talks about her experience with Austin's rescue ranch Safe in Austin.

New Years Resolutions

January 28, 2021

Students talk about their new years resolutions and hopes for 2021.

Tales of the Fabulist, a game created by Catherine Hughes '22 and her family, combines many elements for a fast-paced and humorous card game. Photo courtesy of Catherine Hughes.

Catherine Hughes ’22 Creates Game ‘Tales of the Fabulist’

By Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor December 3, 2020

Three years in the making and created by Catherine Hughes ‘22 and her family, Tales of the Fabulist is a tabletop storytelling game that combines improvisation and teamwork. Up to ten players of...

Ms. Emily Smith Joins Dance Department

Ms. Emily Smith Joins Dance Department

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Dreamcatcher Poetry & Prose Editor December 3, 2020

Ms. Emily Smith recently joined the Westwood Dance Department and currently teaches SunDancers and Warrior Pride. As an Austin native, she grew up in the Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD),...

Photo Courtesy of Ms. Rebecca Roberie

Ms. Rebecca Roberie Joins Westwood Faculty

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor November 19, 2020

Ms. Rebecca Roberie joined the Social Studies department this year, teaching Applied World History. She majored in Criminology at Texas State University. As well as teaching, Ms. Roberie has expressed...

Mr. George Franco Joins Theatre Department

Mr. George Franco Joins Theatre Department

By Savannah Estabrook, Yearbooker November 1, 2020

Joining the Theatre department, Mr. George Franco is excited about starting off the new school year virtually. He is teaching five class blocks, and some of the courses he is teaching include Theatre,...

These colorful gummy bear earrings are just one of many products that can be found in Selena's Bazaar.

Photo courtesy of Selena Molinari '24

Selena Molinari ’24 Runs Self-Made Jewelry Business

By Yunoo Kim, Community & World News Editor October 20, 2020

When Selena Molinari ‘24 opened her business in early June, the first thing she did was remind herself that taking risks and working hard are the first steps to success. Complete with a catalog filled...

Photo Courtesy of Mr. Bailey Hulsey

Mr. Bailey Hulsey Joins Westwood Faculty

By Triambika Dinakaran, Reporter October 14, 2020

Mr. Bailey Hulsey joined Westwood this year as an Engineering and Computer Science teacher. Previously, Mr. Hulsey taught at Lake Travis High School for two years. This year will be his third year of teaching....

The parsley that Grace Green '20 grows. Green also grows other herbs, such as catnip. Photo courtesy of Grace Green '20

Quarantine Quests: Grace Green ’20 Grows Greens

By Nashitha Azeez, Dreamcatcher Assistant Editor May 5, 2020

With time to expand her horizons and try new hobbies, Grace Green ‘20 has picked up gardening. She mainly grows herbs, including catnip, parsley, and lavender. She picked herbs for fun, and it was also...

To pass time during quarantine, Sarah Qi relaxes while working on her cross-stitch. After completed, Qi can wash it for the grid lines to go away. Photo courtesy of Sarah Qi

Quarantine Quests: Sarah Qi ’22

By Joanne Liu, Yearbooker April 14, 2020

With school cancelled for the following two months due to COVID-19, Sarah Qi ‘22 decided to pick up an old hobby during quarantine. For the past few weeks, she continued to explore cross-stitch,...

Displaying her original artwork, Anika Rajkumar '22 took to TikTok in search of fun activities to combat boredom, later finding a new passion  for painting. Photo courtesy of Anika Rajkumar.

Quarantine Quests: Anika Rajkumar ‘22 Finds Joy in Art During Extended School Closure

By Catharine Li , Arts & Entertainment Editor April 13, 2020

In such a time of unprecedented change, people around the world are seeking activities to encourage positivity as they learn to navigate a rapidly transforming social landscape around them. The student...

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