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


In response to Roe v. Wade being overturned, both celebrations and protests have erupted across America as restrictions on abortion rights change.

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Students Speak Out

Alessandra Ashford, Reporter July 1, 2022

On Friday, May 24, the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, overturning Roe v. Wade, and ending both the constitutional right to an abortion and the near 50-year precedent set by Roe. “The...

The tragedy in Uvalde was the largest mass shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. Graphic by Prima Changwatchai.

Students Speak Out on Campus Safety Following Massacre in Uvalde

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter June 21, 2022

In the third deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. The massacre shocked and terrified...

This upcoming school year will be Ms. Campbells sixth year serving Westwood. Photo courtesy of Erin Campbell.

Ms. Erin Campbell Announced as New Principal

Shreya Selvaraju, Campus News Editor June 16, 2022

Associate Principal Ms. Erin Campbell will serve as the new principal of Westwood High School. Ms. Campbell has served as associate principal since 2019. During this time, she led the campus equity task...

Seeking family, Giselle Kiefer ‘22 looks around the center while entering the floor. Graduates waited in line for a while to finally be seated.

[GALLERY] Warrior Class of 2022 Graduate at H-E-B Center

Phoebe Taber, Heritage Photo Editor June 1, 2022

The Class of 2022 had their graduation ceremony from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park on Tuesday, May 24. The event began with speeches from graduates; Student Council Executive President...

Class of 2022 Makes College Commitments

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 28, 2022

In May 2022, Westwood Student Press sent out a survey to graduating seniors asking about their future education pathways. A total of 61 seniors responded, and 33 unique colleges were mentioned. To view...

Ms. Tamra Franklin and Ms. Molly Walsh attend the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24. Both were popular English teachers, but at the end of the 2022 school year, Ms. Franklin accepted a position in another school district, and Ms. Walsh moved to New York City.

35 Teachers To Resign or Retire

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2022

In the past two years, record numbers of teachers have left their jobs across the country, exhausted and overwhelmed from rising work obligations. Following the national trend, the end of the 2022 school...

Speaking to the crowd, Principal Dr. Mario Acosta addresses the 2021 graduates on their graduation day in May 2021. The principal will speak at one more graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24 before he leaves Westwood.

On Learning and Rebuilding

As an educator of 20 years, Principal Dr. Mario Acosta believes that the mark of a “high quality” leader is one who “[builds] such depth in leadership that the person at the top is almost interchangeable,...

As Summer Approaches, Students Share Opinions on Organization of Student Holidays

As Summer Approaches, Students Share Opinions on Organization of Student Holidays

Milena Jandreski, Reporter May 20, 2022

Every country, state, and district has special and unique ways in which they choose to disperse breaks away from school. The time in between such breaks can greatly affect one's school experience, too...

Russia first invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. Since then, more than six million Ukrainians have fled the country.

From 6,099 Miles Away

Kumud Arora, Reporter May 19, 2022

When he first found out that his home country Ukraine had been invaded, Illia Myronov ‘23 felt hopeless. Myronov felt very shocked that Russia had actually followed through on its threats to invade his...

Cover Image for Tech Starters Article

Tech Starters Host Final Presentations and Award Ceremony

Chloe Boyd, Dreamcatcher Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2022

On Wednesday, May 11, Tech Starters held their second annual demo day, consisting of a series of project presentations that the members of the club worked on over the course of the year. Since the...

Prom king Youngchan Kang 22 poses with other prom king nominees. Attendees were able to vote throughout the night on prom royalty, voting Kang for prom king and Eva de Guelle 22 for prom queen.

Students See Light at Prom

Hannah McDonough and Scott Seamon May 8, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, students arrived at the Oasis in elegant dresses and tuxedos ready to dance, eat, and hang out with their friends at Prom. The theme was “See the Light” from Tangled.  “It...

Holt Bray 24 poses in a raven colored jumpsuit layered with a white top and accessorized with silver pieces. The Austin Fashion Week Style Show was an outdoor event located in the Domain and featuring both prominent and up-and-coming designers. Photo Courtesy of Judy Chance

Fashion Design Students Showcase Designs at Austin Fashion Week

Keana Saberi, Editor in Chief May 7, 2022

Sophomores Holt Bray and Valerie Peat had the opportunity to model and present garments they designed and fashioned at the Austin Fashion Style Show on Sunday, April 29 at the Domain. The entirety...

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