Westwood Horizon

Pre-AP Students Investigate Vapor Pressure

Pre-AP Students Investigate Vapor Pressure

Sathvik Allala, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under School News

To better understand the concept of vapor pressure, Pre-AP Chemistry students challenged the impossible by boiling water at room temperature on Monday, Jan. 23. “The experiment was very fun,” Atharva Joshi ‘20 said. “It helped me understand vapor pressure by showing me how it works in acti...

Wear Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Wear Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Mae Bruce, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under School News

Since January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Student Council is asking for school wide action to bring awareness to the cause and show solidarity for the victims. According to the International Labour Organization, there are still 40 million victims under the pain of human trafficking, and 300,0...

13 Captive Children Rescued From California Home

13 Captive Children Rescued From California Home

Sara Momin, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Imagine being shackled in your room. The handcuffs painfully rub into your dirty wrists after years of torment, caked with dust, urine, and other unimaginable substances. You lie there on the floor, nothing to do except for staring at unopened food, torturing your empty stomach. Although you have done...

National Hug Day: Five Benefits That Will Encourage You to Spread the Love

National Hug Day: Five Benefits That Will Encourage You to Spread the Love

Nisha Desai, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Events, Showcase

Have you ever thought about how good it feels to give someone a hug?  January 21 is National Hug Day, a day honoring, you guessed it, hugs.  This special day was created by Reverend Kevin Zaborney in 1986 due to his belief that people felt uncomfortable showing affection in public.  It’s hard to ima...

US Suffers From IV Bag Shortage

US Suffers From IV Bag Shortage

Arthur Wang, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Although commonplace in medical dramas, IV bags in the United States are currently growing rarer and rarer, meaning patients suffering from illness as innocuous as the flu will have to suffer through longer hospital stays, more miserable experiences and, in some situations, even death. Patients with more ...

US Temperatures Drop Dangerously Low

US Temperatures Drop Dangerously Low

Sarah Wang, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, World News

For the first time in about ten years,  Austin has experienced longingly awaited snowfall not only once, but twice during this winter season. The snow may come as a shock to Austin, but to the northern portion of the United States, snow is an annual occurrence. Unfortunately, this year, a deadly bomb cyclon...

Computer Science Students Attend Competition

Computer Science Students Attend Competition

Alex Reece, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under School News

Participating in a LASA-hosted programming competition, 21 Westwood Computer Science students competed against 14 schools and 119 students in a three-hour rigorous handwritten programming challenge. Among those 21 students, six placed within their events: Aarya Agarwal ‘21, Anavi Nayak ‘21, Luke...

Debate Achieves Success at Churchill and Dobie Tournaments

Debate Achieves Success at Churchill and Dobie Tournaments

Amy Vo, School News Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under School News

Churchill High School Tournament Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking Semi-finalist: Anurima Mummaneni Quarter-finalists: Jeff Freeman Clementine Larrouilh Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking Semi-finalists: Linette Page Max Wolf Varsity Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate 1st Place: Rishabh Shah 3rd Place:...

Discovery of Libyan Slave Trade Sparks Outrage

Discovery of Libyan Slave Trade Sparks Outrage

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

December 21, 2017


Filed under News, World News

Recent footage derived from undercover CNN reporters in Libya shows an event very similar to that of an auction. But in this kind of auction, the people are being sold. In the video, the “auctioneers” describe the people they are auctioning off based on their physical abilities, such as having the q...

NHS Hosts Winter Warriorland As Part of Thirst Project

NHS Hosts Winter Warriorland As Part of Thirst Project

Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

National Honor Society (NHS) held its movie event Winter Warriorland in the small gym on Saturday, Dec. 16. The event included concessions, performances of several Christmas songs by band students, and a showing of the movie Elf. Winter Warriorland was a part of NHS’ Thirst Project week, in which...

Investigative Journalist’s Killers Avoid Justice

Investigative Journalist’s Killers Avoid Justice

Sara Momin, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under News, World News

Daphne Caruana Galizia, one of the top investigative journalists in Malta, was murdered by a planted car bomb in October, which blasted only mere moments after she left the following post on her blog: “There are crooks everywhere you look. The situation is desperate.” According to former Home A...

UNICEF Creates Blankets for Hurricane Harvey Victims

UNICEF Creates Blankets for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Anna Chuo, Morale Officer

December 20, 2017


Filed under School News

Westwood United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Club made blankets for victims of Hurricane Harvey after school on Dec 14 in the Lecture Hall. The project lasted for a couple of hours, during which they made eight blankets. “It’s just a really easy way to give back to the community i...