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Round Rock Special Olympics Hosts Annual Awards Night

Round Rock Special Olympics Hosts Annual Awards Night

By Christiano Araujo, Photographer

May 13, 2018


Filed under Campus

On Wednesday, May 9, the Round Rock Special Olympics organized an awards ceremony dedicated to honoring athletes and volunteers for their work in the program this past year. While this marked the end of the season for sports, it allowed members to reminisce the achievements made by athletes and ...

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

North Korea Takes Steps Toward Peace

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Community & World, Events, News

Since 1950, the beginning of the Korean War, North and South Korea have officially been at war. An armistice was signed in 1953 that ended the armed conflict that claimed the lives of 2.5 million people, but this was merely a cease fire, not a peace treaty. Over the years since that armistice was signed,...

Seniors Sign College Banner

Seniors Sign College Banner

By Sathvik Allala, Social Media Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Video

As a means to share future university plans, senior students gathered to sign their names under their committed colleges on Tuesday, May 1. The collective banner of diverse plans will be be proudly displayed in front of the atrium to inspire underclassmen with senior successes. "It’s pretty cool to see where everyone’...

DECA Members Achieve International Success At ICDC

DECA Members Achieve International Success At ICDC

By Jenny Xu, Executive Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Campus

A record-breaking number of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students made the trip to Atlanta to compete in the 2018 International Career Development Conference (ICDC) from April 21-25. Out of the 50 students who participated, 14 were recognized for excellence in either their test o...

NHS Hosts Warrior Fest As Fundraiser for Thirst Project

NHS Hosts Warrior Fest As Fundraiser for Thirst Project

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Video

On the cool afternoon of Friday, April 27, students gathered together after school at the Warrior Bowl to celebrate Warrior Fest, an annual Westwood tradition held in order to help earn money for the Thirst Project. For the weeks before the festival, during sixth block, every classroom held a do...

Students Attend Library Book Buzz to Explore New Releases

Students Attend Library Book Buzz to Explore New Releases

By Lizzie Deal, Managing Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

Avid readers convened in the library on April 26 for Book Buzz. The event featured Mr. Robert Haddock, a representative of the publishing company Penguin Random House, who discussed upcoming novels and new releases with the students. For each book he introduced, Mr. Haddock read a short descriptio...

Engineering Students Compete at TAME State

Engineering Students Compete at TAME State

By Amy Vo, Campus Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

Competing at the state level in TAME (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering), Jenny Zhang '19 and Anouka Saha '21 showcased their skills and came home with awards that testified to their success. Zhang placed 2nd in 11th grade Math, 4th in science, and 5th in the team design challenge. Saha won 3rd...

Julian Miller ‘18 Celebrates A Magical Night at Prom

Julian Miller ‘18 Celebrates A Magical Night at Prom

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

It’s like a scene from a movie. The godmothers, Caitlin Hernandez ‘18 and Zoë-Marie Johnson ‘18, watched over the gym in their luxurious outfits of T-shirts and jeans. Seeing how much Julian Miller ‘18 wanted to go prom, they decided to give him the modern version of a pumpkin carriage and glass sl...

Warrior Pride Announces Audition Results

Warrior Pride Announces Audition Results

By Nuha Momin, Index Manager

April 26, 2018


Filed under Campus

The audition process for the JV Warrior Pride dance team began on Tuesday, April 17, spanning over a period of three days. Hopefuls performed across the floor techniques, such as pirouettes and leaps, as well as a dance to “Kill the Lights.” Every day, current Pride members stayed after school in the smal...

Students Experience an Enchanting Night at Prom

Students Experience an Enchanting Night at Prom

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Once upon a time… ...at the Oasis restaurant, students gathered together onto the dance floor for their 2018 Junior and Senior Prom. On the night of Saturday, April 21, everyone went through the specific entrance and were met with a check-in counter as well as some random breathalyzer test...

Students Hold Second Walkout for Gun Regulation

Students Hold Second Walkout for Gun Regulation

By Anna Chuo, Morale Officer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Students held their second walkout this year to protest gun violence and lack of gun regulation on Friday, April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre. Along with a speech and Q&A with City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan, students could register to vote if they were old eno...