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President Trump Announces Space Force

President Trump Announces Space Force

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under Community & World, News

On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump officially announced the formal creation of the sixth branch of the American armed forces: the Space Force. “We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force,” the President announced during a meeting of the National Space Council. ...

Principal Acosta Introduces New Bell Schedule and Administration Changes

Principal Acosta Introduces New Bell Schedule and Administration Changes

By Sara Momin, Assistant Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

For the upcoming school year, Principal Mario Acosta has announced that Westwood will follow a two-lunch bell schedule with each lunch lasting about 45 minutes, while also having few minutes to get back to class. The layout and last-name assortment of alpha offices will change as well, with the additi...

Ms. Woolsey’s Soccer Ball Continues to Honor Challenger Crew

Ms. Woolsey’s Soccer Ball Continues to Honor Challenger Crew

By Emily Lu, Editor in Chief

June 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

"4..3..2..1.. and liftoff! Liftoff of the 25th space shuttle mission, and it has cleared the tower." Twenty pairs of eyes tracked the billowing clouds of smoke and steam chasing the spacecraft. Distinct flashing hues of the large VHS television were not enough to distract the spectators, who straine...

GALLERY: Seniors Stage Spooky Class Prank

GALLERY: Seniors Stage Spooky Class Prank

By Faith Song, Extras Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus

French Club Members Bond at la Madeleine

French Club Members Bond at la Madeleine

By Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Campus

To conclude the year, French Club members gathered to eat dinner at la Madeleine on Friday, May 11. Each student who had sold at least one bag of Bon Bons during the year had their meal paid for by the club. The la Madeleine meeting for French Club is an annual event that allows students to experience ...

AFJROTC Celebrates Accomplishments in Annual Awards Ceremony

AFJROTC Celebrates Accomplishments in Annual Awards Ceremony

By Donatella Voss, Photo Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

  On Saturday, May 12, the TX-861st had their annual awards banquet, signifying the end of the year. National awards presenters from around Austin came out to present cadets who had won national awards, local awards and scholarships were also awarded. “Being in the POW-MIA ceremony, ...

Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Displacing Hawaiians

Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Displacing Hawaiians

By Sara Momin, Assistant Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Community & World

Two weeks ago, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, sending residents fleeing for safety as the molten lava flowed towards residential areas. The known active volcano last erupted in 2014. The most recent eruption, however,  was coupled with dozens of earthquakes that occured within the timespan of ...

Round Rock Special Olympics Hosts Annual Awards Night

Round Rock Special Olympics Hosts Annual Awards Night

By Christiano Araujo, Photographer

May 13, 2018


Filed under Campus

On Wednesday, May 9, the Round Rock Special Olympics organized an awards ceremony dedicated to honoring athletes and volunteers for their work in the program this past year. While this marked the end of the season for sports, it allowed members to reminisce the achievements made by athletes and ...

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Community & World, Events, News

Since 1950, the beginning of the Korean War, North and South Korea have officially been at war. An armistice was signed in 1953 that ended the armed conflict that claimed the lives of 2.5 million people, but this was merely a cease fire, not a peace treaty. Over the years since that armistice was signed,...

Seniors Sign College Banner

Seniors Sign College Banner

By Sathvik Allala, Social Media Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Video

As a means to share future university plans, senior students gathered to sign their names under their committed colleges on Tuesday, May 1. The collective banner of diverse plans will be be proudly displayed in front of the atrium to inspire underclassmen with senior successes. "It’s pretty cool to see where everyone’...