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Women’s History Month: Dear Rosie

Women’s History Month: Dear Rosie

By Jasmine Milliger, Let's Talk About Editor

March 10, 2016

Dear Rosie, It’s been over 70 years. Since then, women have been celebrated astronauts, war heroes, engineers, and politicians. America could even have a female president. This certainly wouldn’t have happened if a certain feminist icon in the 1940s hadn’t blown up on the radio and had her face...

Women’s History Month: United States Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month: United States Celebrates Women’s History Month

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

March 7, 2016

For so long, the achievements of women have been overlooked or hidden in the depths of history, buried under pseudonyms, assumptions, and omission. In March, however, women’s history is brought to light and celebrated nationally as Women’s History Month and internationally as International Women’s Day ...

Break the Silence, End the Violence: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Break the Silence, End the Violence: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2016

The month of February is typically awash in hearts, chocolates, cards, and hues of vivid pinks and reds. For some people, the signs of Valentine's Day are welcome; they can expect a treasure trove of candies and affectionate notes from their partners. For the victims of dating violence, however, this ...

A Loving Letter From Parents to Students

A Loving Letter From Parents to Students

By Haley Stiles

October 5, 2015

It’s no secret -- Westwood students love their parents. With all the support and encouragement they give, our students can’t say enough wonderful things about them. But what do the parents have to say about their kids? This week, we gave Westwood parents an opportunity to share stories and send m...

Reasons I Didn’t Go to Pride

Reasons I Didn’t Go to Pride

By Vian Nguyen, Graphic Artist

October 1, 2015

Saturday, Aug 29 marked Austin’s 25th Annual Pride Parade, a fun celebration of LGBTQIAP+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, A[sexual and/or romantic], Pan[sexual and/or romantic], plus more) pride in their community. Read More »...

Blue Dahlia Bistro Makes Perfect Brunch

Blue Dahlia Bistro Makes Perfect Brunch

By Olivia Young

May 14, 2015

Blue Dahlia, a European bistro style cafe located on 11th Street in East Austin, has become one of my favorite spots for brunch. This past Sunday, my family and I dined there, and were pleasantly surprised with the rustic decor and the quaint, garden-like atmosphere. With no wait at all, we were shown ...

The Heim Times: A New Solution

By Simone Heim, News Editor

February 5, 2015

It had been the best day of my week so far, archery, choreography, the things I love. Then I remembered I had school tomorrow, and the panic set in. I began to hyperventilate, my hands shaking and becoming clammy. Anxiety is a condition I have to deal with, and not happily. My mother found me and became...

The On-Air Vent

The On-Air Vent

By Tristan Seifert

February 5, 2015

The Horizon Staff is proud to present their brand new podcast titled, The On-Air Vent. Read More »

The Heim Times: Until I Fell

The Heim Times: Until I Fell

By Simone Heim, News Editor

January 28, 2015

The fight had been going fine; that is, until I fell. I work at a summer camp where we do a lot of acting, and we had a continuous fight going on while the kids were driving in. The loop fight had gone through about six rotations by then, and we had been going on for about ten minutes with no problems....

On New Year’s Resolutions

On New Year’s Resolutions

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2015

At the beginning of every new year, my social media feeds are a constant stream of New Year’s resolutions. It’s a flood of both friends and celebrities committing to eating healthier, riding their bikes to work, or actually getting more sleep. All of these things seem like rather simple goals to...

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

By Simone Heim, News Editor

December 18, 2014

It’s something that haunts many high school students in and out of class. It’s the deep, calming breath and shaking hands before walking in for an interview, the pumping heart before taking pictures of classes because you’re afraid the teacher or students will notice you. Even in Student Press,...

RRISD Should Implement Gardens in All Schools

RRISD Should Implement Gardens in All Schools

By Devika Patel, Heritage Portraits & Ads Editor

December 2, 2014

Some Round Rock ISD schools are currently beginning to create healthy school gardens. Read More »...