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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


A Spanish Club member focuses on her cake decorations. The vibrant icing colors and the skull-shaped cakes were intended to represent elements of Día de Los Muertos.

Spanish Club Shares Spanish Culture with Cupcake Decorating Social

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor November 27, 2022

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Spanish Club members gathered in the F-wing to decorate skull-shaped cupcakes with colorful frosting and sprinkles. Students were surprised with which flavor of cake they received;...

Sophomores Drew Means, Jody Gaffney, and Nathan Spector participate in the fall breakout room. There were a series of Thanksgiving themed challenges that students tried to solve during their lunch time.

Library Hosts Thanksgiving-Themed Breakout Rooms Ahead of Break

Lena Boas, Reporter November 24, 2022

On Nov. 17, the library hosted a breakout room for students during lunch. The puzzles and problems were Thanksgiving-themed so that students could have a fun activity to do before Thanksgiving break...

Grinning, Team Lana Rhodes poses with the gift card tree they won. Team Lana Rhodes won the competition.

Celebrating Community, Softball Team’s Dodgeball Fundraiser Creates Competition

Prakrit Sinha, Reporter November 18, 2022

On Nov. 11, the softball team held their annual dodgeball tournament fundraiser. Over 20 teams competed in the event, which featured two different styles of brackets: the winner’s bracket, and the loser’s...

Westwoods JROTC presents the colors at the ceremony. The JROTC also presents the colors at sports games and various school events.

Westwood JROTC Honors Veterans with RROC Ceremony

Scott Seamon, Reporter November 15, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 11, Westwood’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) participated in the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Round Rock Opportunity Center (RROC). JROTC opened the ceremony...

Sorting through her items, Selin Anilturk 24 contributes to the donation drive. IBSO officers also collected monetary donations to go towards the family. I know that my family can help, and we have the opportunity to help, Anilturk said.

Honoring Program Values, IB Students Come Together to Collect Donations for Spicewood Family Affected by House Fire

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2022

International Baccalaureate Student Organization (IBSO) officers organized a donation drive on Monday, Nov. 14 to aid a Spicewood Elementary second-grader whose family lost everything in a house fire the...

Students shine their phone flashlights in the bleachers. With the accompaniment of glow sticks and flashlights, students committed to the theme of the blacklight pep rally ahead of the final football game of the year.

Lights, Camera, Glow Sticks: Student Spirit Shines at Blacklight Pep Rally

Prakrit Sinha and Shivani Kondubhatla November 8, 2022

Glow sticks and phone flashlights illuminated the darkened fieldhouse gym as the Warrior Band rumbled, and spirited students filled the bleachers for the blacklight pep rally on Thursday, Nov. 4. Before...

Zaina Jafri 23 discusses the unique traits that make an NHS member. As the president of NHS, she gave her speech to the new and returning students at the NHS induction ceremony.

NHS Inducts New Members at Annual Ceremony

Kumud Arora, Reporter November 4, 2022

National Honor Society (NHS) hosted its annual induction ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the cafeteria. During the ceremony, 297 students were sworn in to officially become a member of the...

Following along with instructional slides, Ojal Kalyani 24 and Angelica Hernandez 24 collaborate to dissect a sheep brain. The slides contain step-by-step directions that members can follow at their own pace.

Anatomy & Dissection Club Provides Opportunities for Exploration with Sheep Dissection

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter November 3, 2022

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Anatomy & Dissection Club held a sheep brain dissection in Mr. Eric Scheiber’s room. The club meets monthly to dissect animal organs and learn how they function. This month’s...

Sophomores Sanjana Alluri and Shrishti Mahajan play the PTSO halloween trivia Kahoot. The top three winners at the end of the game won a pack of rainbow sour Airheads.

Trivia or Treat? PTSA Hosts Halloween Trivia Event

Kriya Handa, Reporter November 2, 2022

Parent Teacher Student Association’s (PTSA) Treat Yo’ Self Club hosted a Halloween trivia event during Fun Flex on Friday, Oct. 21. in the cafeteria. “Everyone loves candy, and it's Halloween,...

Laughing, freshmen Ella Steinheider and Hadyn Espinoza interact with trick-or-treaters. Students from each organization represented were eager to greet the attendees.

Campus Organizations Strengthen Community at ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ Halloween Event

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2022

Making final touches, students set up spirited Halloween decorations alongside a specially curated playlist, transforming the field house for elementary-aged trick-or-treaters at the ‘Trunk or Treat’...

Warriors Relax at Roaring 20s-Themed Homecoming Dance

Warriors Relax at Roaring ’20s-Themed Homecoming Dance

Chloe Oakley, Reporter November 1, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 22, hundreds of students gathered at school to attend the annual homecoming dance, organized by the Pacesetters. This year's theme was Roaring ‘20s, and was implemented mainly in...

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