Westwood Horizon

IB Students Show Off Talents

IB Students Show Off Talents

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Apart from their academic finesse, IB students showcased their impeccable talents to friends, family, and teachers at the annual IBSO Talent Show on Monday Feb. 12. The three senior hosts Eeman Khan, Ishani Pandya, and Fallon McDonald introduced the acts by engaging in comic relief. The show began with a grou...

IB Students Visit Purple Sage to Teach French

IB Students Visit Purple Sage to Teach French

By Emily Lu, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

When the Purple Sage Elementary School French teacher stopped being able to work, International Baccalaureate (IB) French V/IV students from Ms. Anne Macharia’s class stepped in to help give a couple of lessons to the students. The IB students went to the Purple Sage campus on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and spl...

GALLERY: Students Model at Prom Fashion Show

GALLERY: Students Model at Prom Fashion Show

By Nicolle Duvall, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Video

Blacklight Pep Rally Pumps Up School Spirit

Blacklight Pep Rally Pumps Up School Spirit

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Video

On Feb. 9, the Blacklight Pep Rally took place in the big gym. As usual, Coach Travis Dalrymple led the show, encouraging the crowd to become louder and louder. The two halves of the crowd screamed “West” and “Wood,” until suddenly the lights turned off and the only things which could be...

Psychology Students Model Brains with Play-Doh

Psychology Students Model Brains with Play-Doh

By Nuha Momin, Index Manager

February 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Video

Psychology students created Play-Doh brains during their neuroscience unit, enabling them to understand the different functions of specific regions of the brain. This also helped students visualize their own brains and see how they play a role in daily life. “As we were building the brain, ...

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

By Donatella Voss, Photo Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Community & World, News

On Jan. 29, 2018, Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission approved the demolition of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, informally known as Graffiti Park, in an 8-0 vote without discussion. The gallery, located in the heart of downtown Austin, is filled with concrete slabs where artists, locals, and tourists a...

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

By Sara Momin, Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Community & World, News

On Jan. 5 in Kasur, Pakistan, 7 year-old Zainab Amin went missing while going to a religious tuition center near her home. Four days later, her body was found in a heap of trash, brutally tortured, raped, and murdered. Protests lined the streets of Kasur, questioning why it took so long to discover the...

TAFE to Hold 3rd Annual Prom Fashion Show

TAFE to Hold 3rd Annual Prom Fashion Show

By Kamille Galloway, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

On Thursday, Feb. 8, from 7-9 p.m., students and parents are welcome to come enjoy Westwood’s 3rd Annual Prom Fashion Show in the Cafetorium. This year, the event is a fundraiser for TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) organization to help raise money and lower their costs for their state...

Students Attend NSHS Induction

Students Attend NSHS Induction

By Nuha Momin, Index Manager

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

After receiving applications and sending out acceptances, the National Spanish Honor Society (NSHS) inducted its newest members on Thursday, Feb. 1. Once the inductees had filled the risers, Sra. Llanos-Gremillion and NSHS officers presented a oath in Spanish in which the inductees would repeat. After...

Debate Triumphs at Colleyville, Jack C. Hays, Roosevelt Tournaments

Debate Triumphs at Colleyville, Jack C. Hays, Roosevelt Tournaments

By Amy Vo, Campus Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Campus

Colleyville Heritage High School Tournament Varsity Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate 1st Place: Dhruva Mambapoor 3rd Place: Rohith Mandavilli Quarter-finalists: Rishabh Shah Octo-finalists: Jugal Amodwala Double Octo-finalists: Abby Grifno Varsity Public Forum (PF) Debate 1st Place: Yatha Limbachi...

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Community & World, News

In 1996, Dolly the Sheep went down in history as the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. This meant that she was the first creature in the same biological kingdom as humans to become an exact replica of another mammal. Since the time of Dolly, scientists in the field of genetics and em...

TEDxYouth@Austin 2018 Registration Opens

TEDxYouth@Austin 2018 Registration Opens

By Kate Lee, Voices Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Community & World, Showcase

Technology. Entertainment. Design. These are the ideals and foundations for TED, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing informative talks to the world. On Saturday, Feb. 17, TEDxYouth@Austin brings TED talks to the youth of Austin. TEDxYouth@Austin Discomfort Zone 2018 will feature speakers...