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Students and Teachers Face Off at Dodgeball Fundraiser

Students and Teachers Face Off at Dodgeball Fundraiser

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

December 22, 2018


Filed under Campus

On Saturday, Dec. 15, the annual softball fundraiser dodgeball tournament took place in the Big Gym and featured a number of different teams, which included both students and teachers. This year was the second year of the dodgeball fundraiser, which began as a way for the softball team to earn money. ...

National Spanish Honor Society Hosts Scavenger Hunt

National Spanish Honor Society Hosts Scavenger Hunt

By Katie Chung, Video Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Video

The National Spanish Honor Society organized a scavenger hunt for its members after school on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Clues were in envelopes taped all around the school and directed students to different rooms with the next hint. ...

Academy Ambassadors Celebrate at Winter Social

Academy Ambassadors Celebrate at Winter Social

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus

The Academy Ambassadors held their winter social on Dec. 11 with fun and festive games as well as music and great food. The party began at 4:30 p.m. and ended at 6:00 p.m. in the atrium. “The party was really great because all of the ambassadors came together as a community,” Anika Srivasta...

Debaters Triumph at University of Texas Tournament

Debaters Triumph at University of Texas Tournament

By Bernice Chen, Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus

Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking 7th Place: Linette Page Semi-Finalists: Rishob Dasgupta Anurima Mummaneni Max Wolf Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking 1st Place: Anurima Mummaneni 8th Place: Emily Gao Semi-Finalists: Max Wolf Varsity Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate Double Octo-Finalists: Saavan...

“Yellow Jacket” Protests Erupt Across France

“Yellow Jacket” Protests Erupt Across France

By Serenity McIntosh, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Community & World

On November 24, violent protests erupted in France. This has many wondering what this could mean for president Emmanuel Macron, governing amongst an uprising in populist politics in the EU before the French elections next year. Pictures of protests, violence, and buildings on fire have begun surfacing, p...

Texas Saw the Nation’s Sixth-Highest Voter Turnout Increase but Still Lagged Behind Most Other States

Texas Saw the Nation’s Sixth-Highest Voter Turnout Increase but Still Lagged Behind Most Other States

By Elbert Wang

December 10, 2018


Filed under Community & World

Four years after Texas ranked near the bottom in voter turnout in the country, the state saw a double-digit percentage point increase in that figure for the 2018 midterms. But that wasn’t good enough to get Texas out of the bottom half of states, as it still lagged behind the national average and...

Souper Bowl Fundraiser Brings in Funds for Junior Class Prom

Souper Bowl Fundraiser Brings in Funds for Junior Class Prom

By Sarah Wang, Yearbook Designer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Video

  Organized by the junior class officers, Souper Bowl served as a fundraiser for the junior class prom. Parents, students, and staff alike gathered in the cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 6 for the event, which featured activities such as silent and live auctions, performances from various orga...

The Horizon Named CSPA Crown Finalist

The Horizon Named CSPA Crown Finalist

By Emily Lu, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus

The Horizon was recently selected as a Digital Crown Finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). A total of eighteen digital high school publications received the award for their work in the 2017-2018 academic year from a total of 1,100 eligible for judging. The publications will be...

Debaters Compete at San Marcos

Debaters Compete at San Marcos

By Bernice Chen, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus

Novice Extemporaneous Speaking 6th Place: Bryce Keeler Semi-Finalists: Nathan Fang Rishi Rajiv Seyoung Ree Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd Place: Max Wolf 5th Place: Pranav Srinivasan Semi-Finalists: Rishob Dasgupta Clementine Larrouilh Andres Sanchez Anuja Uppuluri Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking Semi-Fin...

NHS Hosts First Powderpuff Game

NHS Hosts First Powderpuff Game

By Sarah Wang, Yearbook Designer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Video

National Honor Society (NHS) hosted the inaugural Powderpuff game on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Warrior Bowl. The event consisted of not only the girls’ flag football game, but also performances from the Chinese Yo-Yo Club. All the proceeds went to funding the construction of a Thirst Project water w...

George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Community & World

George Herbert Walker Bush, former US President and the father of the 43rd president George W. Bush, has died at age 94, making him the longest-lived US President in American history. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, Bush was the patriarch of the Bush family, a political dynasty in Texas and the U.S...

Library Hosts NaNoWriMo Event

Library Hosts NaNoWriMo Event

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

December 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

After a month of writing, students celebrated at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) party in the Great Hall on Friday, Nov. 30. Students that signed up contributed as much as they could throughout November and finished with an hour of writing and celebrating. “I was very proud,”...