The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon


Joe Biden stands to give a speech regarding the future of student debt.

Biden’s Student Debt Plan is a Band-Aid, Not a Solution

Baker Tuthill, Reporter March 20, 2023

Recently, much ado has been made in the news about the ongoing Supreme Court cases determining the legality of Biden’s latest executive order on student debt. This plan, which works alongside the Department...

U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken addresses the nation on what the shot-down balloon means for the future.

The Spy Balloon Incident: A Retrospective Look

Baker Tuthill, Reporter March 9, 2023

Earlier this month, a Chinese observation balloon entered US airspace through Canada and flew east the American midwest, towards the Atlantic Ocean. In the ensuing week, a debacle arose between the Chinese...

In recent years, celebrities have been releasing brands at a breakneck rate, but what is the significance behind this movement?

Combating Celebrity Brands: The Responsibility is Ours

Chloe Oakley, Reporter February 22, 2023

At just 18 years old, Kylie Jenner released her $29 Lip Kits in November 2015, complete with a liquid lipstick and lip liner. Immediately, her entire stock sold out. What nobody could predict, though,...

MLK’s Legacy: Rooted Deep in the United States

MLK’s Legacy: Rooted Deep in the United States

Valeria Tijerina, Reporter February 8, 2023

Every January 16th, schools, government agencies, banks, corporate offices, and even some retailers close down. Every January 16th, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr and his legacy, aptly named MLK Day....

Kavi Sharma is American Girls 2023 Girl of the Year. She has numerous interests like Indian dance, Hip-Hop, and songwriting.

Ramping up Representation: American Girl Makes History with First South Asian ‘Girl of the Year’

Shivani Kondubhatla, Reporter January 26, 2023

Walking through the golden doors of the raspberry-red building into the world of American Girl with dolls and accessories lining up the store was a monumental moment of many little girls' childhoods, emanating...

White liberals in America often praise Black voters for saving America after they mobilize to vote in a close election. But the systemic voter supression that keeps Black voters from voting in the first place is rarely discussed.

Black People Are Tired of “Saving America”

Alessandra Ashford, Reporter January 17, 2023

Voter suppression has existed in the United States since the first ballot was cast. The most notorious form of voter suppression was the enforcement of Jim Crow Laws in the South. Various Jim Crow laws,...

Students gather at a club meeting during the first semester. Even as COVID-19 seems to have eased its effects on classroom procedure, it continues to affect the school system, even at Westwood.

The Effects of Teacher Shortages on Both Students and Staff Continue to Loom Large in the New Year

Jayant Bettadpur, Reporter January 11, 2023

Through all the struggles of COVID-19, the effect on teachers has been among the most significant. Many teachers felt as if the pressure placed on them as their classes went online was a drastic change,...

As women-loving-women representation in media becomes popularized, there have been many downfalls. While good representation exists, most of it continues to stigmatize WLW relationships.

WLW Representation Still Has a Long Way to Go

Alessandra Ashford and Lily Dooley January 11, 2023

Representation of queer people in media has become more prevalent in recent years, providing an important platform for the LGBTQIA+ community. However, the representation of queer women also known as women-loving-women...

The Israel-Palestine Conflict Displays The Rarity of Balanced News Coverage

The Israel-Palestine Conflict Displays The Rarity of Balanced News Coverage

Baker Tuthill, Reporter January 4, 2023

Although the Middle East is no stranger to war, the Israli-Palestinian conflict may be one of the most controversial and ongoing battles that the region suffers from. This strain isn’t helped by its...

Gratitude Is Good for You

Gratitude Is Good for You

Kriya Handa, Reporter December 11, 2022

Every day we go through life, doing our daily routines, completing our tasks, and just getting through the day. Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives that we don’t get a chance to pause for a second,...

The World Cup commenced on Nov. 20 and the final match will be played on Dec. 18.

The Crimes of Qatar: Why We Should Boycott the 2022 World Cup

Lena Boas, Reporter December 1, 2022

Since Nov. 20 2022, fans of the World Cup have filled the stands and gathered around the TV to enjoy soccer from all over the world. This year, the middle-eastern country of Qatar has taken on the task...

A portrait of an Indigenous person is painted in the field house gym. The school mascot is intertwined with Westwood sports traditions.

Not Enough: Examining the Cultural Implications of Westwood’s Warrior Mascot

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter October 26, 2022

At the end of each day at Westwood, a loud and distinctive song blares through the hallways. Although it can represent the end of a long school day for many exhausted students, the fierce and proud melody...

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