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


Sorting through her items, Selin Anilturk 24 contributes to the donation drive. IBSO officers also collected monetary donations to go towards the family. I know that my family can help, and we have the opportunity to help, Anilturk said.

Honoring Program Values, IB Students Come Together to Collect Donations for Spicewood Family Affected by House Fire

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2022

International Baccalaureate Student Organization (IBSO) officers organized a donation drive on Monday, Nov. 14 to aid a Spicewood Elementary second-grader whose family lost everything in a house fire the...

The Warriors complete their pre-game cheer for the last time this season. Photo courtesy of @erinleephoto.

Varsity Volleyball Falls Short of Regional Quarterfinals Title in Jaw Clenching Game

Amy Simon, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Varsity Volleyball team competed against the Lake Travis Cavaliers for the round three regional quarterfinals title. Cheers and thumps from the packed stands and teams ricocheted...

Tiffanie Harrison is running for reelection for Round Rock ISD School Board Place 6. She is running on a platform of equity, community, and transparency. I dont know if Ive always thought that I would stay here, Harrison said. but I definitely feel like Im called to be here for this moment in time.

Incumbent School Board Member Tifannie Harrison Runs on Platform of Equity

Alessandra Ashford, Reporter November 7, 2022

Tiffanie Harrison is running for reelection for Round Rock ISD School Board Place 6. She is running on a platform of equity, community, transparency. Ms. Harrison is a former Round Rock High School teacher...

Finding Westwood’s Coldest Water Fountain

Oliver Barnfield and Baker Tuthill November 6, 2022

In this investigative video, Oliver and Baker attempt to figure out which Westwood water fountain has the coldest water. Filmed by Baker Tuthill Edited by Oliver Barnfield

As evidenced by her campaign slogan, mayoral candidate Celia Israel seeks to be A mayor for all of Austin. Imperative to this pursuit is inclusion, which Israel hopes will yield space for all Austinites. When I look back on my time as mayor, I want to be able to say that we did creative things with land — that we repurposed land and created housing for teachers and bus drivers and nurses, Israel said.

Celia Israel Campaigns For Change

Shreya Selvaraju, Campus News Editor November 1, 2022

On Jan. 11, mayoral candidate Celia Israel, who currently represents the 50th district in the Texas House of Representatives, announced her campaign. Israel employs a sense of urgency as she seeks to create...

With another state title under their belt, the varsity tennis team celebrates their latest victory together. The team swept both semifinals and finals, winning each without dropping a match. 10-0 in the state finals is unheard of and these kids accomplished it, Head Coach Travis Dalrymple said. [This was] just an unbelievable moment for this team.

Varsity Tennis Claims Third State Championship With Dominating 10-0 Win

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2022

It was 9-0 in the match. Simryn Jacob ‘24 held a 6-2, 5-2, 40-40 lead. The pressure intensified on both Jacob and her Houston Memorial opponent as the latter stepped up to brick-red court for her...

Korban Murphy 24 attempts to pass other athletes to move up the ranks. Murphy placed the highest out of all the varsity boys, with his 26th place finish leading the team to their qualification.

Varsity Boys Cross Country Claims Victory and Advances to State

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 27, 2022

For the first time in Westwood history, the varsity boys cross-country team qualified for the state meet on Sunday, Oct. 24. Finishing in fourth place just behind New Braunfels, they are one of four...

The team celebrates after scoring a touchdown. The Warriors scored two touchdowns during the duration of the game.

Westwood Loses Grip to Stony Point 45-21 During Homecoming Game

Conall Coats, Reporter October 23, 2022

The Westwood Warriors took a devastating 45-21 loss to the Stony Point Tigers this past Friday, Oct 21. Last week was the Warriors’ homecoming game and the third from final game of the season. This...

Terin Score 23, Allie Shepard 23, Claire Delane 23, Julia Hopkins 24, and Trinity Woods 23 wave from the front of the volleyball teams float. The floats theme was Britney Spears.

Warriors Showcase School Spirit and Style at Annual Homecoming Parade

Hannah Ashtari, Catharine Li, Prakrit Sinha, Michelle Faghih, and Shivani Kondubhatla October 20, 2022

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, students and parents filled the Warrior Bowl as ornate floats waited outside the school in anticipation of the annual Homecoming pep rally and parade. Prior to the pep rally,...

Paying close attention to the screen, students sing along to Marc Anthonys Vivir Mi Vida.  Attendees were able to choose from a list of Spanish songs to perform alongside their peers.

Spanish Club Sings and Snacks at Social

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor October 19, 2022

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the F-wing was packed with students attending Spanish Club’s interest meeting. Attendees were able to participate in Spanish karaoke and build their own tacos. “The party [had]...

Grant Jaeger 23 and Scott Uffelman 25 jump up to each other after running out of the blowup. They hurried to the huddle afterwards.

Varsity Football Outshines McNeil in Final Seconds of Game

Amy Simon, Sports Editor October 14, 2022

After a three-game losing streak, the varsity football team was eager to come home with a win. Both sides were on their toes as the score inched closely together. The final trajectory of the game was...

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