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The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Community & World

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters lined up at the polls, casting their votes for governor, mayor, and RRISD Board of Trustees, among other positions on the ballot.

Election Day Brings New and Returning Local Government to the Community

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor November 9, 2022

In light of Tuesday’s election, the community saw some changes in local politics, as well as some incumbent leadership continuing for another term.  The race for governor resulted in Governor Greg...

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, community members will vote for places 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on the RRISD Board of Trustees. This election is particularly controversial due to the wide range of perspectives portrayed by the candidates.

RRISD Board Elections Represent a Wide Range of Ideas For The Community

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor November 7, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, polls all over the community will be open to elect candidates to places 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on the RRISD Board of Trustees. This election is particularly controversial with a variety...

Tiffanie Harrison is running for reelection for Round Rock ISD School Board Place 6. She is running on a platform of equity, community, and transparency. I dont know if Ive always thought that I would stay here, Harrison said. but I definitely feel like Im called to be here for this moment in time.

Incumbent School Board Member Tifannie Harrison Runs on Platform of Equity

Alessandra Ashford, Reporter November 7, 2022

Tiffanie Harrison is running for reelection for Round Rock ISD School Board Place 6. She is running on a platform of equity, community, transparency. Ms. Harrison is a former Round Rock High School teacher...

Mr. Don Zimmerman is a candidate for Place 6 of the RRISD Board of Trustees. Zimmerman pushes for reinstatement of the goals set for public school education. Photo courtesy of Don Zimmerman

Board Candidate Don Zimmerman Believes in Redirection of The RRISD Board of Trustees

Tara Kurkal, Reporter November 7, 2022

Don Zimmerman, former Austin City Council member and previously elected President of Canyon Creek North West Austin Municipal Utility District 1,  is running for Place 6 for the Round Rock ISD Board of...

Ms. Amber Feller, the current Board President, is running again to represent  Place 3. Her top priorities are helping teachers and economically disadvantaged students. Courtesy of Amber Feller

Incumbent Board President Amber Feller Aims to Attain Equality and Success in the District

Shivani Kondubhatla, Reporter November 5, 2022

Representing Place 3 on the RRISD Board of Trustees since 2018, incumbent President Amber Feller aims for reelection to continue creating a more inclusive and satisfied community within the district.  With...

As evidenced by her campaign slogan, mayoral candidate Celia Israel seeks to be A mayor for all of Austin. Imperative to this pursuit is inclusion, which Israel hopes will yield space for all Austinites. When I look back on my time as mayor, I want to be able to say that we did creative things with land — that we repurposed land and created housing for teachers and bus drivers and nurses, Israel said.

Celia Israel Campaigns For Change

Shreya Selvaraju, Campus News Editor November 1, 2022

On Jan. 11, mayoral candidate Celia Israel, who currently represents the 50th district in the Texas House of Representatives, announced her campaign. Israel employs a sense of urgency as she seeks to create...

Ms. Amy Weir is a candidate in the Nov. 8, 2022 RRISD Board of Trustees election. Ms. Weir is fighting for teacher support, safer facilities, and to ensure that every RRISD family has a voice in district-wide decisions. Photo courtesy of Amy Weir

Board Candidate Amy Weir Advocates For Greater Inclusion Within RRISD

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter October 23, 2022

After a long history of volunteering and a four-year term as a trustee starting in 2018, Ms. Amy Weir is hoping to be re-elected to Place 5 on the RRISD Board of Trustees this year.  Since 2004, Ms....

Banned Books week occurs from Sept. 18th through 24th to highlight having the freedom to read.

Banned Books Week Celebrates Freedom to Read

Tara Kurkal, Reporter September 30, 2022

From Sept. 18 through 24th, schools and libraries all over the country participate in Banned Books Week. It is a movement that spreads awareness towards books that are not available in schools because...

Nuoshi Culanu, an ACC representative at the RRISD college fair, talks to families about options for college. Culanu hands students pamphlets about course options.

RRISD Hosts Annual College Fair

Lily Dooley, Reporter September 15, 2022

On Tuesday, Sept. 6th, RRISD held their annual college fair, from 6-8 p.m. at Round Rock High School. The fair was open to students across the district and to the public. Students across the community...

California lawmakers are to ban the sale of all new model gasoline-fueled cars by 2035, a major step to reduce carbon emissions and fight against climate change.

California’s Ban on Gas-Fueled Cars: A Roadmap for Future Actions Against Climate Change

Chloe Oakley, Reporter September 10, 2022

On Thursday Aug. 31, lawmakers in California approved a ban on selling new gasoline-fueled vehicles; a step in the direction of a more climate-friendly state. This ban will allow residents to own and...

RRISD Wears Maroon on Tuesday to Support Uvalde

RRISD Wears Maroon on Tuesday to Support Uvalde

Scott Seamon, Reporter September 5, 2022

On Tuesday, Sept. 6th, RRISD is encouraging the community to wear maroon to “show our support for the [Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District] students, staff, families and entire community,”...

Medics Respond to Injury at Grisham Middle School

Medics Respond to Injury at Grisham Middle School

Scott Seamon, Reporter August 26, 2022

At 8:20 a.m. on Thursday morning, Austin-Travis County EMS Medics transported a student from the Grisham Middle School fields to Dell Children’s Medical Center. "We received a call for an injury on...

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