Westwood Horizon

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...

‘Horizon’ Named CSPA Crown Finalist

‘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,”...

Armenian Visitors Discuss Educational Reform with IB Students

Armenian Visitors Discuss Educational Reform with IB Students

By Anouka Saha, Reporter

December 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

On Nov. 29, International Baccalaureate (IB) students gathered in the Great Room to attend a panel about education in other countries. Delegates in the panel were advocates for educational reform in Armenia. These individuals came to the U.S. under the Department of State's International Visitor Leaders...

Beto O’Rourke No Longer Ruling Out 2020 Presidential Run

Beto O’Rourke No Longer Ruling Out 2020 Presidential Run

By Julián Aguilar and Patrick Svitek

November 28, 2018


Filed under Community & World

EL PASO – Beto O'Rourke, coming off a closer-than-expected race against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is no longer ruling out a 2020 presidential run. During his Senate campaign, the El Paso congressman declared he would "not be a candidate for president in 2020" regardless of the outcome. But on Monday, O'Rourke kept the door open to a White House bid during a town hall in El P...

Academy Ambassadors Participate In Eighth Grade Day

Academy Ambassadors Participate In Eighth Grade Day

By Sara Momin, Assistant Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Introducing Westwood’s multitude of electives to over 700 eighth-grade students, the Academy Ambassadors finished their biggest event of the year, Eighth Grade Day, with success. Students from multiple middle schools visited classrooms to learn about the different academies and electives. They also learne...

IB Students Gather for Thanksgiving Celebration

IB Students Gather for Thanksgiving Celebration

By Keya Sampat, Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under Campus

On Friday, Nov. 16, the IB Student Organization (IBSO) hosted a gathering where IB students and their families could come and have an enjoyable evening before Thanksgiving Break. Not only did this relieve the students of some of the stress of the year, but it also helped to bring the IB community clo...

Jeff Sessions Removed From Office

Jeff Sessions Removed From Office

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Community & World

Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, stunned the populace with his resignation from his post only a day after the midterms. To fill his position, President Trump appointed Matt Whitaker as the acting Attorney General while thanking Sessions for his services in multiple Twitter posts. Whit...

Librarians Host ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Movie Night

Librarians Host ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Movie Night

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus

Librarians organized a movie tea party in the Great Room on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Students came in after school to enjoy a cup of tea and a few light snacks while watching Alice in Wonderland. “I’m actually excited that so many people came out and I’m really pleased with the turnout,” libra...