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


Romantic leads Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) steal glances at a social event.

Scandal, Seduction, Splendid Unmasking: Diving Into ‘Bridgerton’ Season Three

Hana Le July 13, 2024

Dearest Gentle Reader, the town is abuzz with whispers of scandal, romance, and excitement. Lady Whistledown’s quill has been idle, but not for long, as she chronicles the latest season of our beloved...

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Lena Boas, Extras Editor July 10, 2024

The Reappearance of Rachel Price, the latest novel from acclaimed mystery author Holly Jackson, was released this past April. While enjoyable for fans of the mystery genre, the book ultimately falls short of Jacksons other works, such as the internet-famous A Good Girls Guide to Murder series.

Book Talk: ‘The Reappearance of Rachel Price’

Rayghen Peak July 5, 2024

Rachel Price is not missing. At least not after she reappeared 16 years later. Released in April, Holly Jackson’s newest novel The Reappearance of Rachel Price focuses on Annabel Price, Bel for short....

A Pride flag and a Texas State flag fly outside the Austin City Council building. Highlighted by the death of teenager Nex Benedict, legislation targeting the LGBTQA+ community has increased rapidly in recent years. But laws like these negatively impact the mental health of LGBTQA+ youth and need to be stopped.

Rise in Anti-LGBTQA+ Legislation Negatively Impacts Youth

Yonnie Yang July 2, 2024

On Feb. 8, non-binary 16-year-old Nex Benedict passed away only one day after an altercation with multiple students at their school in Oklahoma. As the fight was found to be fueled by homophobic bullying,...

On May 31, former President Donald Trump was convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records. Now a convicted felon with a terrifying plan for a second term, Trump should be disqualified from running for president.

Trump’s Conviction Exposes Republican Hypocrisy

Alessandra Ashford, Opinions Editor June 29, 2024

The nation was shocked on May 31 when in a Manhattan courtroom, a jury of 12 New Yorkers came to a verdict, reading out one word 34 times: Guilty. After five weeks of lawyers, witnesses, and testimony...

Every year the arrival of summer marks the age-old trends of dieting and exercise in the hopes of having a perfect, slim, beach bod. But the prevalence has had many harmful effects on mental, physical, and emotional health.

Diet Culture Encourages Unhealthy Weight Loss and Drug Use

Vedanti Patil June 25, 2024

Just one Google search on “summer body,” and millions of results pop up – workouts, diets, supplements, and strategies – all claiming to help you “melt the fat” or achieve the perfect “summer...

Thanking his co-workers, Head Band Director Thomas Turpin expresses his gratitude to the Warrior Band. 2024 would mark his 15th and final year teaching at Westwood before he departs. “Working with this community has been one of the greatest honors of my life. The students and staff are world-class, and they have pushed me to be a better teacher and version of myself every day,” Mr. Turpin said.  “I have grown as a person, musician, and academic, and I am so grateful that Ive been able to call Westwood my musical home for 15 years.”

The Final Cutoff: Band Director Thomas Turpin Takes New Step in Career

Sabareesh Dinakaran and Jacob Chow June 3, 2024

After 15 years of laughter, hardships, and learning, Head Band Director Thomas Turpin cut off the Alma Mater one last time, marking the end of his career with the Westwood Warrior Band. His time teaching...

Reminding the nation of a tragedy, May 24 marked the two year anniversary of the devastating shooting at Robb Elementary School. But to prevent more tragic losses of life, school safety measure must be increased.

School Security Measures Should Be More Restrictive

Sarah Jung, Heritage Portraits Editor May 27, 2024

On May 24, 2022, a school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas shocked the nation when a former student of the school invaded the campus two days before the end of the school year. This...

Focused, Jatin Aggarwal ‘26, Abraham Lira ‘24, and Akaash Reddy ‘25 perform last minute checks on Tomahawk’s robot and its programs before the start of a match. The team participated in ten qualification matches before entering the elimination rounds, winning 7 and losing 3.

Robotics FTC Team Westwood Tomahawk Makes RRISD History

Avi Rajesh, Heritage Student Life Editor May 25, 2024

Stepping into the George R Brown Convention center in downtown Houston, thunderous applause and cheering deafened the competitors of the 2024 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology...

On April 26, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed SB 1325, allowing teachers to be armed at school. While this bill is intended to prevent school shooting tragedies, due to its poor foresight and lack of proper research, it will inevitably fail.

Tennessee Allowing Armed Teachers Will Inevitably Fail

Aarya Kale, News Editor May 24, 2024

Scarring the nation time and time again, the consecutive school shootings of recent years have not only unjustly robbed numerous innocent children and staff from their communities, but has also brought...

Robotics Reaches Community at Build Bash

Bella Yi, Heritage Campus Life Editor May 19, 2024

Framed in dramatic lighting director, writer, and star Kristos Puliadi poses for the poster of his debut feature film Thespian.

Student Showbiz: Kristos Puliadi Presents Debut Feature Film

Mayla Montgomery, A&E Editor May 17, 2024

The glitz and glamor of the movie industry are the stuff of dreams for countless people. To be one of the esteemed creators of the films and series that so many hold dear remains just out of reach for...

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