Westwood Horizon

Removals from Cheer Spark Allegations of Title IX Violation

Removals from Cheer Spark Allegations of Title IX Violation

By Clementine Larrouilh, Horizon Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

Cheer parents are organizing to bring a Title IX complaint to the school board. Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.  Over the past month, a total of 10 cheerleaders have been expelled from the cheer sq...

U.T. Professor Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Laureate

U.T. Professor Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Laureate

By Yunoo Kim, Reporter

October 16, 2019

In 2019, Professor John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin’s engineering department became the oldest Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner at the age of 97.  Goodenough is not only the oldest Nobel recipient in the field of Chemistry, but also the oldest Nobel Prize laureate of all ti...

Annual Cricket Invasion Hits Austin

Annual Cricket Invasion Hits Austin

By Lucia Santaolalla, Photographer

October 15, 2019

Almost every year around the autumn season, crickets appear seemingly from nowhere and cover the entire city of Austin. They usually appear during this period thanks to rain and cooler temperatures during the fall season. Crickets gather vast food resources during this time to keep them fed till the ...

Parents Gather for College Admissions Night

Parents Gather for College Admissions Night

By Savannah Estabrook, Yearbooker

October 11, 2019

Parents and students attended the annual college admissions night held in the cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 10. Guest speakers from Texas A&M, Rhodes College, and Trinity University spoke to parents about the college admission process and what to expect.  Starting off the evening, the speaker...

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Culture

By Lucia Santaolalla, Photographer

October 10, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is a month in which Hispanic and Latino Americans are recognized for their contributions and their important presence in the United States.  Originally, this celebration was only one week long, but it has since expanded to a...

Humans of Westwood: Sophia Bombach ’21

Humans of Westwood: Sophia Bombach ’21

October 9, 2019

"When I was really young my family and I went to Krispy Kreme. It was about to rain that night and my mom saw something running back and forth from a drainage ditch, so she made us stop the car. She went down into the ditch while my dad got in the drive-through. I'm not sure how she got in, but I know...

From Goldman Sachs to Westwood: Mr. Orlando Andrade

From Goldman Sachs to Westwood: Mr. Orlando Andrade

By Serena Manwani, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Mr. Orlando Andrade has a diverse career experience, from working 72 hours at an investment banking firm every week, to teaching business and Spanish classes at high schools. He got his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Mr. Andrade received his Master’s in Business Admi...

Students Participate in ‘Stop the Bleed’ Event

Students Participate in ‘Stop the Bleed’ Event

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Students gathered in the Great Room for the ‘Stop the Bleed’ event after school on Friday, Oct. 4, where they were trained by the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) presenters to effectively stop bleeding through the use of certain medical supplies and techniques. The Academy Ambassadors h...

Students Support Race for the Cure Runners

Students Support Race for the Cure Runners

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Reporter

October 4, 2019

A medley of pink, heartfelt smiles, and encouraging cheers radiated from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K marathon at the Palmer Event Center on Sunday, Sept 29. This event is held annually in order to empower survivors, honor the lives that have been lost to this disease, and support funding for...

Students Attend Second Pep Rally of Year

Students Attend Second Pep Rally of Year

By Jake Schlanger, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Students attended the second pep rally of the school year on Friday, Sept. 27, featuring performances of everything from beatboxing to the Warrior Colorguard. There were many new performances at the pep rally, however the standard components of the pep rallies were also retained, such as routines...

Boston Straight Walk Galvanizes Citizens

Boston Straight Walk Galvanizes Citizens

By Atina Hartmann, Reporter

October 1, 2019

“Finally, straight people will have their voices heard,” proclaimed associates of Super Happy Fun America (SHFA),  a right-wing organization which strives to empower the “oppressed straight majority.” President of SHFA John Hugo hopes that one day, straights will “finally be included as equal...