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Students Participate in German American Partnership Program

Students Participate in German American Partnership Program

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under School News

Westwood High School has partnered up with Round Rock High School to take part in the German American Partnership Program GAPP. This program has been going on every other year for the last five years. Students from German II, III, IV have been selected by the German teachers from Westwood and Round Rock. ...

I-CERV Volunteers at 50th Partnership Walk

I-CERV Volunteers at 50th Partnership Walk

Sara Momin, Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Last Sunday, the Domain hosted the 50th Partnership Walk. This 5K marathon was created by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) in order to raise money for the poor. Throughout the years, this marathon has been completely organized, led, and advertised by members of the community. Many Westwood students ar...

StuCo Hosts SPED Halloween Party

StuCo Hosts SPED Halloween Party

Sathvik Allala, Reporter

November 8, 2017


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To celebrate Halloween, Student Council volunteers organized a spooky party for students from Special Education classes (SPED) on Tuesday, Oct. 31. “A lot of my friends ended up going so it gave me a chance to hang out, which we don’t normally do because [we have] classes,” Anaita Merchant ...

NFHS Shares French Language at Salon de Conversation

NFHS Shares French Language at Salon de Conversation

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief

November 4, 2017


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National French Honor Society (NFHS) hosted their first Salon de Conversation on Wednesday, Nov. 1, where students were able to provide staff members with an introductory lesson to the French language. Staff members were greeted with French pastries and plenty of bonjours as they entered, and were led over to ...

Pre-IB and IB Students Bond at Pizza Social

Pre-IB and IB Students Bond at Pizza Social

Sathvik Allala, Reporter

November 3, 2017


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Pre-IB and IB students met together for a pizza social on Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27, where they were able to indulge in good food, socialize, and talk about their experiences in the IB Diploma Program. “Even though some of the stuff that came up was about IB, our main goal was to ju...

AP English IV Students Present Sonnets at Coffeehouse Poetry

AP English IV Students Present Sonnets at Coffeehouse Poetry

Hailin Zhang, Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


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AP English IV classes held their annual Coffeehouse Poetry event on Oct. 23-27, in which seniors presented a sonnet (a 14-line poem with 10 syllables per line) of their choice and an analysis of the poem to their classmates. Students were also given the opportunity to earn extra credit points by brin...

HOSA and AVID Members Volunteer at YMCA Spooktacular

HOSA and AVID Members Volunteer at YMCA Spooktacular

Emily Lu, Editor in Chief

October 30, 2017


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Various Westwood clubs and organizations such as Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) volunteered at Spooktacular, an annual Halloween event hosted by NW YMCA, on Saturday, Oct. 28. AVID students were stations around the event to aid in pas...

National Novel Writing Month to Take Place During November

National Novel Writing Month to Take Place During November

Becca Halaney, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins its eighteenth year on Nov. 1, with a kickoff event at Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy on Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.. NaNoWriMo is an internet-based creative writing challenge where prospective authors set out to write a 50,000-word manuscript in 30 ...