Westwood Horizon

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...

Students Attend Howdy Modi Rally

Students Attend Howdy Modi Rally

By Sara Momin, Assistant Community & World News Editor

September 30, 2019

Last Sunday, President Donald Trump met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally in Houston. With over 59,000 attendees, including multiple US senators and congressmen, the significance of the Sept. 22 event was clear. However, the motives of the two influential figures weren’t. A...

Debaters Participate in Lake Travis Tournament

Debaters Participate in Lake Travis Tournament

By Bernice Chen, Opinions Editor

September 30, 2019

Debaters secured several state points over the weekend towards qualifying for the Texas Forensic Association state tournament. From Friday, Sept. 20 to Saturday, Sept. 21, students participated in the Lake Travis High School debate tournament and achieved success in many events, including first place ...

Splash and Dash Raises Money for Project Graduation

Splash and Dash Raises Money for Project Graduation

By Hannah Ashtari

September 29, 2019

The 2020 Project Graduation committee held its first fundraiser of the year this Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Anderson Mill Pool. The swim-run event -- dubbed "Splash and Dash" -- raised funds for the annual alcohol- and drug-free graduation party held for the senior class in May. “Project Graduatio...