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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...

Aditya Parulekar ’18 Selected to U.S. Physics Team

Aditya Parulekar ’18 Selected to U.S. Physics Team

Emily Lu
May 22, 2017
Filed under School News

Only the most talented minds are selected to represent the nation at the International Physics Olympiad. From the thousands of high school students from across the nation that take the initial test, the F=ma, only a couple hundred advance to the next round of competition. A mere top 20 scores from that ...

Engineering Seniors Present Capstone Project

Engineering Seniors Present Capstone Project

Nicole Souydalay, Page Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under School News

Engineering Design and Development students gave presentations to parents and peers from Monday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 17. The presentations were to showcase a capstone project the students worked on over the year. The project had the students go through the design process of engineering, up to c...

DECA Members Dominate at ICDC

DECA Members Dominate at ICDC

Jenny Xu
May 8, 2017
Filed under School News, Showcase

Every year, thousands of high school students, advisers, and business professionals attend Distributive Education Clubs of America’s (DECA) international conference, where students have the opportunity to compete against the world’s best in business-related events. Those who qualified for the...