Westwood Horizon

Debaters Achieve Success at Vista Ridge Tournament

Debaters Achieve Success at Vista Ridge Tournament

By Shawkin Kabir, Reporter

October 28, 2019

Vista Ridge High School was filled with competitors vying state points as they competed from one round to the next on Saturday, Oct. 19. Westwood debaters achieved success in numerous events, and many students worked towards their own personal goals as well. “I joined debate because I wanted to i...

Student Organizations Decorate Hallways for Homecoming

Student Organizations Decorate Hallways for Homecoming

By Nivrithi Kuttuva, Reporter

October 26, 2019

Various clubs and organizations decorated hallways throughout Homecoming week to show school pride, following the theme of the Olympics. Each club chose an Olympic sport to base their hallway decoration on and members worked hard to creatively make and display their decorations.  NATIONAL ART HONOR...

Warrior Pride and SunDancers Bond at Homecoming Breakfast

Warrior Pride and SunDancers Bond at Homecoming Breakfast

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

October 25, 2019

After a long and exhausting early rehearsal, SunDancers and Warrior Pride members huddled along the long table in the dance hallway to fill up on breakfast food at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24.  “I think it’s great that so many people volunteered and put in their effort for this breakfast,” Warrio...

Westwood on Lockdown Due to External Threat

Westwood on Lockdown Due to External Threat

By Keya Sampat, Campus News Editor

October 24, 2019

Westwood High School went on lockdown due to an external threat that was reported by students to the campus administration at 11:13 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Towards the end of Flex Time, Principal Dr. Mario Acosta directed everyone to stay in their Flex block until further notice. An email was sent to pa...

Humans of Westwood: Gabriel Beitia ’20

Humans of Westwood: Gabriel Beitia ’20

October 22, 2019

“For about two and a half years I lived with my dad and essentially raised my little sister Veronica. My little sister never recognized my talents in raising her and she idolized my dad despite the fact that I paid for our groceries, gas, and lots of other bills because my dad didn’t work and I did....

UNICEF Hosts Annual Blood Drive

UNICEF Hosts Annual Blood Drive

By Shawkin Kabir, Reporter

October 22, 2019

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) club organized a blood drive with the We Are Blood organization on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Westwood Band practice lot. The goal was to give students the chance to partake in an event where they could help the community. ...

Statistics Students Collaborate in Barbie Bungee Lab

Statistics Students Collaborate in Barbie Bungee Lab

By Savannah Estabrook, Yearbooker

October 21, 2019

The AP Statistics class swung Barbie dolls off the edge of the hallway bridge outside the Language hall on Thursday, Oct. 17. This experiment introduced the students into the linear regression unit by comparing equations to real-life problems. Students attached multiple rubber bands to a barbie d...

Westwood Nasha Club: An Indian Cultural Experience

Westwood Nasha Club: An Indian Cultural Experience

By Srilekha Cherukuvada, Heritage Copy Editor, Horizon Weekly Editor

October 19, 2019

Loud Bollywood music pumped through the room as the first Westwood Nasha club meeting began. The excited officers took the stand to begin their first meeting. Last year’s idea for a Bollywood themed Indian cultural club had finally sprouted into an established club.  “Last year Bollywood club was a very ‘underground’ kind of pro...

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...