Westwood Horizon

Taste of Asia Brings Together a Diversity of Cultures

Taste of Asia Brings Together a Diversity of Cultures

Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Showcase

Taste of Asia showed off an assortment of cultures on Friday, April 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Westwood cafetorium. One of the purposes of the Taste of Asia was to raise funds for Project Graduation, the annual post-graduation party for seniors. However, another reason for the event was to br...

French Students Place in Writing Competition

French Students Place in Writing Competition

Saaraa Sunesara, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under School News

Winners of the 2018 national creative writing competition of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) were announced, including Sandra Cong ‘20 who placed first in the level three category.  She will be receiving a scholarship and have her entry published in 2018 Spring issue of L’Él...

IB Hosts Live Music Dance Event with Fingerpistol

IB Hosts Live Music Dance Event with Fingerpistol

Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

The Austin band Fingerpistol performed on Sunday, April 15 in the Westwood cafetorium. While the profits made selling wristbands to the event went toward the funds of the International Baccalaureate Student Organization (IBSO), the event was open to any Westwood student and any family or guests th...

SkillsUSA Members Travel to Corpus Christi for State Competition

SkillsUSA Members Travel to Corpus Christi for State Competition

Nuha Momin, Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

Members of SkillsUSA gathered once again in Corpus Christi from April 5-8 for their state competition. Students from all over Texas filled the American Bank Center (ABC) in hopes of making it to the next round of competition. These four days spent would determine if the students’ months of work wou...

Academy Ambassadors to Hold Informational Meeting for Application Process

Academy Ambassadors to Hold Informational Meeting for Application Process

Sara Momin, Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under School News

For students wanting to become Academy Ambassadors in the 2018-2019 year, a meeting will be held on Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to give information about the signup process, requirements, and other necessities. The goal of Academy Ambassadors is to become a representative of their academy, or the fie...

Seniors Exhibit Artwork Through IB Art Show

Seniors Exhibit Artwork Through IB Art Show

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under A & E, School News

In honor of their two-year long journey through IB Art, the six remaining seniors were finally able to showcase their talents and hard-work in the 2018 IB Art Show. The exhibition took place in the Lecture Hall on both Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9 and lasted throughout the entire school d...

Austin Police Department Makes Arrest at Westwood Apartments

Austin Police Department Makes Arrest at Westwood Apartments

Anna Chuo, Morale Officer

April 11, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 10, police cars surrounded the Westwood Apartments around 11 p.m.. Along with the cars, there were also reports of K-9s and a helicopter circling the area. There are currently no news stories on the event or public police reports published online. After calling the Austin Police Department (...

Project Graduation 2018 to Host Taste of Asia

Project Graduation 2018 to Host Taste of Asia

Hailin Zhang

April 6, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

Taste of Asia, an annual fundraiser for Project Graduation, will be held in the Westwood cafetorium on April 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.. There will be authentic Asian food, music, performances, cultural booths, henna art, a vendor showcase, and a silent auction.  A list of items available at the silent auction c...

Ismaili Students Participate In Spritual Deedar

Ismaili Students Participate In Spritual Deedar

Sara Momin, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under School News

Pouring in, the crowd of over 10,000 people from all over Central and Southwestern U.S., ripped off their shoes and swarmed into the small hall from all angles. Sitting down, all eyes turned to the front, where a single chair had been set on a small stage. As more and more people came in, the swarm ...

Students Present at Texas Science and Engineering Fair

Students Present at Texas Science and Engineering Fair

Sara Momin, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under School News

After months of planning and hundreds of hours of research, students were finally able to showcase new inventions and ideas at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair, hoping to better the world around them and attract investors for their projects. Whether students were participating in teams or worki...

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan Discusses Importance of Political Activism

Council Member Jimmy Flannigan Discusses Importance of Political Activism

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Women's Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under School News

District 6 Council Member Jimmy Flannigan visited Westwood on Wednesday, March 28 to talk to students about the importance of voting and help them register to vote. “There’s a movement happening right now across the nation,” Council Member Flannigan said. “Young people are the ones who are se...

IBSO Students Gather for Holi Celebration

IBSO Students Gather for Holi Celebration

Nicole Souydalay, Heritage Events Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

International Baccalaureate Student Organization (IBSO) members gathered in Harper Park on Sunday, March 25 to celebrate Holi, a festival with Hindu origins. Some students were familiar with the festival that welcomes spring, but those who did not know of its history were able to learn about the leg...