Westwood Horizon

Students Prepare for Districts at DECA Day

Students Prepare for Districts at DECA Day

By Keya Sampat, Campus News Editor

November 13, 2019

As a way to prepare for their district competition, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) hosted DECA Day on Nov. 9. The event consisted of lectures on how to improve performances for written events where students present a business plan, and gave each team the chance to participate in ...

Warriors Attend Annual Blacklight Pep Rally

Warriors Attend Annual Blacklight Pep Rally

By Catharine Li, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Under the gleam of glow sticks, hues of neon and violet welcomed students to the big gym for the annual black light pep rally on Friday, Nov. 8. Treated to performances from the SunDancers, breakdance club, and a variety of other groups on campus, energy was high, as the latest achievements of the ...

Instagram Removes Likes Feature

Instagram Removes Likes Feature

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

November 12, 2019

Starting this week, Instagram is planning to test the removal of the likes feature for “some” users. Likes, otherwise known as hearts, will then disappear from chosen users Instagram's feed and user pages. Although the user will be able to see the amount of likes they get, their followers will not k...

Administration Responds to Shooting Threat Discovered On Social Media

Administration Responds to Shooting Threat Discovered On Social Media

By Hayden Swanson, Sports Editor

November 10, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 9, a student posted pictures on Snapchat of themselves holding a gun with the message, "Don't pull up to school Monday." Screenshots were taken of these posts, and they were quickly spread on the app Nextdoor. Jamie Randall, a Nextdoor user and the first person to post the screens...

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

November 10, 2019

Juniors, seniors, and parents packed the cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m. to attend the annual Induction Ceremony to become a part of the National Honor Society (NHS) organization. The ceremony took one and a half hours, commencing with several speakers and ending with the 322 students ...

#Team Trees Creates An Online Movement

#Team Trees Creates An Online Movement

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

November 9, 2019

 For a decade now, scientists have warned us of the impending doom known as climate change. A rapid rise in industrialization combined with the overuse of natural resources has increased carbon dioxide emissions in the air. Consequently, the greenhouse effect- or the absorption of heat energy from ...

Oliver Yu ’20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

Oliver Yu ’20 Receives Spectrum Scholar Athlete Scholarship

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Spectrum News Austin announced that Oliver Yu ‘20 was the first recipient of their Scholar Athlete Program scholarship. Yu was recognized for his achievements on the gridiron and in the classroom, and will be awarded $1,000 for use towards college expenses.  “Coach Wood approached me mid-September an...

Mrs. Park’s English Class Performs Macbeth

Mrs. Park’s English Class Performs Macbeth

By Sweni Karedia and Katie Hendler

November 8, 2019

As an intriguing way to understand the play Macbeth, Mrs. Park’s Pre-AP  English II class participated in acting out scenes from the play. This activity was a way to increase student engagement in the unit, as well as to incorporate a creative aspect in the classroom.  “I thought that it...

Humans of Westwood: Mason Fruge ’21

Humans of Westwood: Mason Fruge ’21

November 8, 2019

“For years and years I was notoriously known as ‘That Annoying Kid.’ I talked a lot, a little too much, everybody hated it, then one day I decided I wasn’t going to talk so much. I would try to be more calm so more people would like me because I felt lonely. But whenever I stopped that persona...

SMART Tag System Is Introduced to RRISD Buses

SMART Tag System Is Introduced to RRISD Buses

By Risha Sur, Campus News Editor

November 7, 2019

Round Rock ISD recently announced that it will be implementing a SMART Tag system on buses. SMART Tag is a feature where students will have to scan a specialized student ID card while loading and unloading from their bus. The data which SMART Tag collects will be observed by the Transportation Depar...

Axe Attack – Students Gather on Axe Party Bus

Axe Attack – Students Gather on Axe Party Bus

By Sweni Karedia, Yearbooker

November 5, 2019

The various scents of Axe spread through the air as an Axe party bus pulled up to the front of the school. Students got the opportunity to visit the bus during their lunchtimes, and partake in activities such as playing video games and getting their hair dyed. The interior of the bus was covered...

Students Enjoy Annual Homecoming Dance

Students Enjoy Annual Homecoming Dance

By Catharine Li, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Surrounded by a plethora of streamers and lights, students were invited for a night under the sea on Saturday, Oct. 26 for the annual Homecoming Dance in the cafeteria. After an eventful week filled with annual Warrior traditions, selections from singers Lizzo, Migos, and throwbacks from ABBA made for an ...