Westwood Horizon

Latin Club searching for convention volunteers

By Michael Cravey

January 9, 2014

The Westwood Junior Classical League (WJCL), more commonly known as Latin Club, will host the 2014 Texas State Junior Classical League (TSJCL) Convention, a gathering of nearly 2000 Latin students, teachers, and others from all over the state, on April 11-12. WJCL is currently looking for intereste...

Children’s Theatre Performs “Bocón”

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2013

The children’s theatre class will be putting on a production of Bocón, a comedy/drama by Lisa Loomer. It will be held in the New Black Box at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on December 13 as well as on December 14 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a middle school workshop. The play explores freedom of speech and e...

Westwood Speech and Debate Team Travels to Chicago

By lindayoowestwood

December 2, 2013

On November 22 to 25, the Westwood Speech and Debate team competed at the 2013 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament held in Illinois.  With much success, several debaters received bids to the Tournament of Champions at the Glenbrooks Tournament, as well as many other tournaments. Two bids from...

Gay-Straight Alliance raises awareness through Transgender Day of Remembrance

By stephenchao

November 22, 2013

As part of the international Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) placed posters detailing transphobic hate crimes in order to bring awareness to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. This event helped encourage discussion over tran...

Westwood Debate Team competes at Connally High School

By lindayoowestwood

November 19, 2013

College Visits November 18-22

By Michael Cravey

November 18, 2013

College Visits from November 18 through 22 will be located in the college center in the library, with the key exception of US Navy visits, which will be located in the cafeteria at lunch. United States Naval Academy- Monday, November 18 during all lunches Texas A@M University- Tuesday, November 19,...

Spanish Honor Society Collects Coats for Kids

By Michael Cravey

November 18, 2013

The Westwood Spanish Honor Society is requesting the aid of the school faculty, student body, and their friends and families with the 2013 Coats for Kids School Drive and Competition. In an effort to keep children warm this winter, many of whom might otherwise fall prey to the cold, the honor society...

Bohls, Golden Visit J-1 Class

By Lanie Catuogno

November 14, 2013

Local celebrities Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden, who write sports columns for the Austin American-Statesman, visited Mrs. Melanie Catuogno's Journalism 1 class Thursday to talk about sportswriting.  "None of us are really experts on sports,"  Catuogno said. "I was very excited to have some professiona...

Library to Host Game Night

By Lanie Catuogno

November 13, 2013

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Westwood Speech and Debate Conquers Again

By lindayoowestwood

November 13, 2013

On November 8 to 9, the Westwood Speech and Debate team attended 3 tournaments: Round Rock HS, Springwoods HS, and the Hockadebate Invitational. Overall, the debate team won 2nd place sweepstakes at Round Rock HS, along with other individual successes. Seniors Terisha Kolencherry and Linda Yoo qualified...

Outreach and Red Cross Club Volunteer for the Cure

By stephenchao

November 12, 2013

Outreach and Red Cross Club both volunteered at the Race for the Cure food stations on Sunday, November 10, from 6 to 10 a.m. Students worked to organize each table of snacks and beverages and handed out food to runners after the race began. The run helped raise awareness and funds for the fight agains...

“The Crane Wife” Flies into Westwood

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2013

On Monday, November 18 at 6 and 7:30 p.m., the Children’s Theatre class is performing The Crane Wife in the cafeteria. The Crane Wife is a Japanese folktale about a peasant who saves an injured crane only to find a beautiful woman -- the crane -- hours later at his door. The Tech Theatre I class has...