Westwood Horizon

Pre-AP Students Investigate Vapor Pressure

Pre-AP Students Investigate Vapor Pressure

Sathvik Allala, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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To better understand the concept of vapor pressure, Pre-AP Chemistry students challenged the impossible by boiling water at room temperature on Monday, Jan. 23. “The experiment was very fun,” Atharva Joshi ‘20 said. “It helped me understand vapor pressure by showing me how it works in acti...

Wear Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Wear Blue for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Mae Bruce, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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Since January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Student Council is asking for school wide action to bring awareness to the cause and show solidarity for the victims. According to the International Labour Organization, there are still 40 million victims under the pain of human trafficking, and 300,0...

Computer Science Students Attend Competition

Computer Science Students Attend Competition

Alex Reece, Reporter

January 12, 2018


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Participating in a LASA-hosted programming competition, 21 Westwood Computer Science students competed against 14 schools and 119 students in a three-hour rigorous handwritten programming challenge. Among those 21 students, six placed within their events: Aarya Agarwal ‘21, Anavi Nayak ‘21, Luke...

Debate Achieves Success at Churchill and Dobie Tournaments

Debate Achieves Success at Churchill and Dobie Tournaments

Amy Vo, School News Editor

January 10, 2018


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Churchill High School Tournament Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking Semi-finalist: Anurima Mummaneni Quarter-finalists: Jeff Freeman Clementine Larrouilh Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking Semi-finalists: Linette Page Max Wolf Varsity Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate 1st Place: Rishabh Shah 3rd Place:...

NHS Hosts Winter Warriorland As Part of Thirst Project

NHS Hosts Winter Warriorland As Part of Thirst Project

Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

December 20, 2017


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National Honor Society (NHS) held its movie event Winter Warriorland in the small gym on Saturday, Dec. 16. The event included concessions, performances of several Christmas songs by band students, and a showing of the movie Elf. Winter Warriorland was a part of NHS’ Thirst Project week, in which...

UNICEF Creates Blankets for Hurricane Harvey Victims

UNICEF Creates Blankets for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Anna Chuo, Morale Officer

December 20, 2017


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Westwood United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Club made blankets for victims of Hurricane Harvey after school on Dec 14 in the Lecture Hall. The project lasted for a couple of hours, during which they made eight blankets. “It’s just a really easy way to give back to the community i...

Chinese Club Fundraises Through Boba Sales

Chinese Club Fundraises Through Boba Sales

Amy Ma and Sathvik Allala

December 18, 2017


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To raise money for its upcoming events, the Chinese Club sold bubble tea after school from Monday, Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 15. They set up in front of the school near the student entrance and behind the school near the buses. The club offered milk tea sponsored by Shanghai Noodle House for $4 each. Me...

NFHS Holds Gift Wrapping Session for Spirit of Giving Holiday Project

NFHS Holds Gift Wrapping Session for Spirit of Giving Holiday Project

Hailin Zhang, Managing Editor

December 16, 2017


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National French Honor Society (NFHS) held a gift wrapping session on Monday, Dec. 11 for their Spirit of Giving Holiday Project. This year, the organization decided to sponsor a family of five from Manor, Texas.   The father of the family is a wounded veteran with two daughters and a son. The daug...

Academy Ambassadors Hold Winter Social

Academy Ambassadors Hold Winter Social

Amy Ma, Reporter

December 14, 2017


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The Academy Ambassadors ended the semester with their winter social on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The event included games such as badminton, craft making, and the annual gingerbread house making competition. Ambassadors were able to bond with students from other academies and work together to make the best ...

Softball Team Hosts First Annual Dodgeball Fundraiser

Softball Team Hosts First Annual Dodgeball Fundraiser

Nicolle Duvall, Reporter

December 14, 2017


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Preparing for this year’s season, the Lady Warriors’ softball team held its first ever annual dodgeball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 9. Team “Snoop Dodgy Dodge” ultimately won first place but 19 teams in total, composed of students, parents, and teachers, entered the tournament. By charging e...

HOSA Conducts Chipotle Fundraiser

HOSA Conducts Chipotle Fundraiser

Nuha Momin, Reporter

December 12, 2017


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HOSA held its annual fundraiser at Chipotle on Wed., Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. If students purchased meals and presented a Westwood HOSA flyer during this time, HOSA would receive half of the proceeds that were earned. Most students came directly after school to order their meal, and the line was so...

NHS Reveals Plans for Winter Wonderland Fundraiser at First Meeting

NHS Reveals Plans for Winter Wonderland Fundraiser at First Meeting

Nuha Momin

December 12, 2017


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National Honor Society (NHS) held its only meeting for the 2017 school year on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Officers talked about how to earn service points and be a good leader for the community, and also mentioned their annual service project, the Thirst Project. The officers then discussed their December servic...