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Ms. Holly Browning Steps Up as Lead Counselor

Ms. Holly Browning Steps Up as Lead Counselor

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief
August 14, 2017
Filed under School News

A change in the counseling department will take place for the 2017-2018 school year. Ms. Holly Browning, who served as an alpha counselor in the past, will now be working as the lead counselor. “A lead counselor, in my mind, is not only a student advocate, but they’re the counselor advocate,” Ms. Br...

Becky Donald Announced as Area Superintendent of Westwood Learning Community

Becky Donald Announced as Area Superintendent of Westwood Learning Community

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief
August 10, 2017
Filed under School News

For the upcoming school year, Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores has announced a new Area Superintendent of Learning Community model. This model provides each high school along with its feeder schools with an administrative leader, and Westwood has the privilege of being supported by former principal M...

Ms. Erin Campbell Returns to Westwood as Assistant Principal

Ms. Erin Campbell Returns to Westwood as Assistant Principal

Amy Vo, School News Editor
August 2, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

When Ms. Erin Campbell decided to apply for the assistant principal position at Westwood, it was a family decision. Her first day away from being assistant principal at Anderson High School would also be the first day that she and her husband didn’t work at the same school. However, after successfully passing the hir...

Students Triumph at SkillsUSA NLSC

Students Triumph at SkillsUSA NLSC

Jenny Xu, Executive Editor
July 3, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

From June 19-23, over 16,000 students, teachers, and business professionals attended SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville. The annual contest began on Tuesday with the opening ceremony, while competition commenced the following day, with events ranging fro...

President Trump’s Nuanced Travel Ban Goes into Effect

President Trump’s Nuanced Travel Ban Goes into Effect

Sanika Nayak, News Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under News, Politiculture, World News

After garnering much debate and controversy, the Supreme Court has approved an amended version of President Donald J. Trump’s original travel ban. Unlike the original ban, this is a more limited version of President Trump’s initial plan, which prohibited all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countri...

UIL Takes No Action on Proposals for Transgender Athletes

UIL Takes No Action on Proposals for Transgender Athletes

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief
June 16, 2017
Filed under News

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) board met on Tuesday, June 13 for their annual meeting, where Equality Texas asked the Legislative Council to consider changing rules regarding how transgender athletes compete. The board took no action on several of the proposals brought up at the hearing. T...

Mr. and Miss Westwood ’17 Announced

Mr. and Miss Westwood ’17 Announced

Hailin Zhang, Managing Editor
June 9, 2017
Filed under School News

This year at Westwood, students and administration strived to create a culture -- aiming for an environment where students can foster a variety of talents -- reflective of the school’s academic, athletic, and moral strength. As the second semester comes to an end, the nomination of Mr. and Miss West...

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Katie Chung, Video Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Music: "Upbeat Forever" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Organized by the National Honor Society (NHS), the fourth annual Warrior Fest took place on Friday, May 26 after school. The yearly fundraiser’s proceeds go toward t...

OPINION: Uber Continues Being Immature

OPINION: Uber Continues Being Immature

Arthur Wang, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under World News

After their self-imposed exile a little over a year ago, Uber and Lyft are preparing to make their return to Austin with the approval of bill HB100. Yet, in spite of the passage of time in between the earlier legislative drama and the present bill, I can only wonder if anything has changed for any of the gro...