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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


Ms. Melissa Rangel has signed on as a new biology and chemistry teacher. She is excited to teach at a larger school with a different student body. Photo Courtesy of Melissa Rangel

New Biology and Chemistry Teacher Melissa Rangel Joins Westwood Faculty

Amelia Spielman, Heritage Editor-In-Chief September 12, 2021

Originally aiming to become a school counselor, Ms. Melissa Rangel fell in love with teaching science and has stuck with it ever since. As one of this year’s new Biology and Advanced Chemistry teachers,...

Mr. Bradley Walker is the new assistant principal for last names A-Co. He aims to motivate and inspire all of the students he works with. Photo Courtesy of Bradley Walker

Mr. Bradley Walker Signs On as New Assistant Principal

Eshaan Chopra and Kumud Arora September 11, 2021

Essential oil is not the only soothing element about Mr. Bradley Walker. As the new Assistant Principal for students’ last names A-Co, Mr. Walker always radiates a sense of warmth and calm throughout...

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’

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

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

Amy Simon, Sports 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

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 Selenas Bazaar.

Photo courtesy of Selena Molinari 24

Selena Molinari ’24 Runs Self-Made Jewelry Business

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

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

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...

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