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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon


Trees buckle under the weight of accumulated ice. Fissures such as this one were a common sight across Northwest Austin neighborhoods.

Students Face Extended Utility Outages and Downed Trees During Bitter Winter Storm

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2023

Few sounds are more familiar to Central Texans than the rumble of thunder. Add the unsuspecting snap of a tree branch, and a storm has just rolled through.  Wooden shards dot sidewalks, the only...

Using scissors, Anatomy & Dissection Club President Einez Wu 23 cuts open her groups perch as the other club officers offer input. Although the club officers researched perches before the dissection in order to create informational slides, the hands-on experience taught them new facts. The most interesting thing I learned [from the dissection] was probably the placement of the brain in the fish, which resides further along the spine compared to mammals and reptiles, Wu said.

Anatomy & Dissection Club Continues Nurturing Community Through Perch Dissection

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter February 1, 2023

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Anatomy & Dissection Club met in Mr. Eric Scheiber’s room to dissect perches. While the club meets monthly to dissect and study animal specimens, the perch dissection was...

In response to inclement weather conditions, RRISD has cancelled all classes for Tuesday, Jan. 31. Community members are encouraged to visit the district website for updates.

RRISD Closes Schools Tuesday Due to Inclement Weather Conditions

January 30, 2023

As of 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, the Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) announced its decision to cancel all classes and activities on Tuesday, Jan. 31 due to inclement weather conditions....

On the bus journey to Seguin, HOSA members face a long day of competitions ahead of them. To ease nerves before their competitions, Future Health Professionals participated in karaoke and practiced presentations during the bus ride.

HOSA Students Advance to State Leadership Conference

Chloe Oakley, Reporter January 25, 2023

On Friday, Jan. 20, members of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) , ventured south to Seguin High School to compete at the Area 1 Spring Leadership Conference (SLC). Members spent months...

Grinning, PTSA Parent Volunteers pose for a group photo after second lunch. The volunteers helped decorate, cater, and serve food to faculty.

PTSA Hosts Faculty Lunch to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Tara Kurkal, Reporter January 25, 2023

On Jan. 24, PTSA hosted a teacher lunch on the Library Patio to celebrate Lunar New Year. Teachers walked through buffet style lines, choosing from traditional Chinese foods such as dumplings, noodles...

New flex policies have come into action since the start of the semester, changing the approach to Fun Flex Fridays and Flex absences.

Students and Staff Adapt as New Flex Policies Promote Participation

Alessandra Ashford and Lily Dooley January 16, 2023

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, new Flex rules were put in place. Flex absences will now start counting toward final exam exemptions, with three unexcused Flex absences counting as an absence in all classes. In...

Horizon Named Crown Finalist

Horizon Named Crown Finalist

December 15, 2022 was named as a Digital Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) on Wednesday. A total of 20 digital high school publications received the award for their work...

Red Cross Club members Avishka Boina 26 and Nishita Mukkara 26 socialize while eating snacks. Snacks were provided by Red Cross members and officers.

Red Cross Club Relaxes at Winter Social

Lena Boas, Reporter December 14, 2022

On Friday Dec. 9th, Red Cross Club members gathered in Coach Meyers room during Flex for their annual winter club social. Members could enjoy eating winter themed cookies, donut holes, and popcorn,...

(From left) Juniors Lucy Townsend, Nicole Wang, Alyssa Beekman, and Eli Song fill their plates with food. The juniors enjoyed food and played games.

NAHS Nurtures Community at Christmas Card Social

Alessandra Ashford, Reporter December 13, 2022

On Thursday, Dec. 8, National Art Honor Society(NAHS) held a card-making winter social as their last meeting of the semester. Students brought food for a potluck, played games, and made Christmas cards...

The winning group of Outreach Clubs gingerbread house building competition poses for a picture in celebration.

Outreach Club Comes Together to Give to Community at Winter Social

Lily Dooley, Reporter December 12, 2022

Outreach Club held a winter social on Friday, Dec. 9. Members came to enjoy food and compete in a gingerbread houses decorating contest. The event supported a local food drive, and members were encouraged...

Using scissors, Anatomy & Dissection Club Student Council Representative Mishree Narasaiah ‘25 dissects a cow eyeball. Club officers participated in the dissection along with other members.

Double Vision: Anatomy and Dissection Club Members Pair Up for Cow Eye Dissection

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter December 9, 2022

Anatomy & Dissection Club gathered to dissect cow eyes on Friday, Dec. 2 in Mr. Eric Scheiber’s room. Each month, the club comes together to dissect animal organs and learn about anatomy. Eyes are...

For the second student vs. teacher games, players mixed up their teams slightly. Mr. Dixon and Dr. Plocher joined the student team to continue the competition.

IB Seniors Face Off Against Teachers at Dodgeball Tournament

Amelie Puga, Reporter December 8, 2022

International Baccalaureate (IB) students and faculty faced off in a dodgeball tournament on Friday, Dec. 2. The game held high stakes: if IB seniors won the tournament, their Extended Essay(EE) deadline...

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