The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon


Robotics President Rika Chang 23 sorts out change for a parent purchasing boba. Robotics team members prepared and served boba.

Robotics Supports Team Spirit at Boba Social

Shreya Selvaraju, Campus News Editor September 27, 2022

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Westwood Robotics held a boba social at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. The club offered members milk tea from Sharetea, selling each drink for $4. The event was the club’s first after...

Edficiency: Teachers and Students Reflect on New Flex System

Edficiency: Teachers and Students Reflect on New Flex System

Shivani Kondubhatla, Reporter September 27, 2022

From abrupt yet brief cancellations of Flex last year to student-led protests fighting against the cancellations, hearing the term "Flex'' certainly evokes a myriad of emotions in students. And now,...

Eshaan Chopra 23 goes over the French Club slideshow with its newest members. There is a big focus on French culture in the club and previous knowledge of French is encouraged but not required to join.

French Club Finds Community at First Meeting

Lena Boas, Reporter September 24, 2022

French Club held its first meeting of the year in Madame Harwick’s room on Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Also called “le club de français,” French Club holds meetings on the third Wednesday of each...

PALS working with Laurel Mountain Elementary (LME) show their lion pride for the program. After the picture was taken, the campus went out to lunch together to learn more about each other.

PALS Discover Campuses Amidst Spray Paint

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief September 19, 2022

On Thursday, Sept. 8, first year students in the Peers Assistance Leadership Services (PALS) received their assignments for which elementary or middle school school they would be mentoring students...

Red Cross Club holds their meetings monthly on the first Wednesday of each month in Coach Meyers room.

Red Cross Club Comes Together at First Meeting of Year

Julianna Patterson, Dreamcatcher Assistant Editor September 19, 2022

Westwood’s Red Cross Club held their first general meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in Coach Meyer’s room. Red Cross Club officers introduced themselves to those who attended the meeting before starting...

(Pictured left to right) NAHS officers, Treasurer Chloe Nixon 23, Event Coordinators Najhat Tazim Jalil 23 and Anya Gupta 23, Co-Vice Presidents Aaliyah Khan 23 and Alice Guo 23, and President Arumina Das 23 present info about NAHS.

NAHS Announces Future Plans at First Meeting of Year

Alessandra Ashford, Reporter September 17, 2022

On Monday, Sept. 12, The Westwood National Art Honor Society (NAHS) held their first meeting of the year. NAHS is a student-led art club that provides art opportunities to students, such as participating...

Principal Erin Campbell addresses the faculty about recent threats to the school on Sept. 16.

Administration Responds to Repeated Campus Safety Threats

September 16, 2022

For the second time this month, Principal Ms. Erin Campbell issued a safety notice to the Westwood community on Thursday, Sept. 15 regarding repeated threats made in the form of graffiti and weapon...

Brian Gaede 24 cheers with excitement after emerging victorious from a game of Musical Chairs. Gaede won over 10 other players, and received a pizza.

Student Spirit Soars at First Pep Rally of Year

Prakrit Sinha, Reporter September 15, 2022

The familiar heightened anticipation caused by the beatings of drums and the ruffles of pom-poms as students prepared to scream until their voices broke filled the field house gym during the first pep...

Students Speak on Hallway Holdups

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter September 15, 2022

Roughly three thousand students wander the halls of Westwood High School every day, and a vast majority have mentioned the crowded hallway conditions as they struggle to get to their classes through the...

National Merit Semifinalists pose for a group photo. In order to qualify to be a semifinalist, Seniors had to score highly on their Junior year PSATs.

68 National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Sabrina Kim, Reporter September 15, 2022

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 68 seniors gathered before school in the small gym to celebrate their selection as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. “Only 0.5 percent of the people who take the...

National French Honor Society (Société Honoraire de Français, or SHF) holds monthly general meetings, and special events in Madame Anne Macharia’s room.

Ceci ou cela? French Honor Society Presents Plans at First Meeting of Year

Hibah Ahmed, Instagram Account Manager September 14, 2022

On Monday, September 12th, The National French Honor Society (SHF) hosted their first monthly meeting of the year. The officers discussed organization news, upcoming service opportunities, and began a...

Smiling, Ms. Brissa Ochoa poses for a photo on a beach. While in Spain for the past four years, Ms. Ochoa taught English Language Arts at an American school.

English Teacher Ms. Brissa Ochoa Returns to Westwood

Valeria Tijerina, Reporter September 14, 2022

When you step into Ms. Brissa Ochoa’s classroom, the first things you notice are the amount of Harry Potter decorations, creative student projects, and pictures of her family and friends on her walls....

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