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Varsity Football Suffers Loss in Round 1 Playoffs Against the Rattlers

Varsity Football Suffers Loss in Round 1 Playoffs Against the Rattlers

Presley Glotfelty, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

After making playoffs for the first time in three years, the Warrior varsity football team faced off against the San Marcos Rattlers, but left the field with a heart aching loss of 64-50. Devoted students, parents, and faculty drove an hour to the Rattler Stadium, and covered the stands in burnt...

Swim and Dive Sweeps Aggieland Invitational Meet

Swim and Dive Sweeps Aggieland Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim and dive team travelled to College Station on Nov. 10, for the Aggieland Invitational swim meet. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams won for an overall victory at the meet. The Warriors swept the swim meet with two freshman records broken, two school records broken, and two meet records broken. Th...

Varsity Football Falls Behind the Raiders 49-3

Varsity Football Falls Behind the Raiders 49-3

Lindsey Thomas, Men's Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

In the Warriors' final in-district game, the Warriors fell behind the Cedar Ridge Raiders 49-3. For both teams, the coaches agreed upon taking out starters after the first half, in order to prevent any injuries from occurring before their playoff game next week. Although the Warriors suffered thi...

OPINION: The Stress Epidemic

OPINION: The Stress Epidemic

Kate Lee, Voices Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voices

The bell rings. Students flood out of their classrooms, backpacks weighed down by papers, and teachers call out last-minute instructions. Walking into their next class, a student drops their textbooks on their desk and says, “I’m seriously going to kill myself.” It’s a scene we’re all too ...

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein and the Corruption of Hollywood

OPINION: Harvey Weinstein and the Corruption of Hollywood

Haley Haverda, Clementine Larouillh, Reporter

November 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voices

By this point, almost anybody who’s glanced at the internet knows the name of Harvey Weinstein. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, former director and certified pervert Harvey Weinstein has been sexually abusing and molesting women for over twenty years, and only recently has any of this come ou...

Varsity Football Excels to Playoffs

Varsity Football Excels to Playoffs

Presley Glotfelty, Reporter

November 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

A status that’s been on the line for the varsity football team the last five years has finally become more than just a dream. Since 2013, the Warriors haven’t excelled past their district season, but as the players ran off the field with their joy in tow on Friday, Nov. 3, they let the whole crowd kn...

Varsity Tennis Concludes Fall Season as Regional Finalists

Varsity Tennis Concludes Fall Season as Regional Finalists

Nicolle Duvall, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Tennis

The varsity tennis team fell 10-1 to top ranked Memorial High School in their last match of the UIL Team Tennis Playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 26. However, in the semifinals on Wednesday, Oct. 25, the team had a victorious 11-2 win against Coppell. Despite the team’s defeat against Memorial, the coaches and pl...

Students Volunteer at PPCD’s First Field Day

Students Volunteer at PPCD’s First Field Day

Heather Lobera, Photographer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase

After weeks of preparation, the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities  (PPCD) hosted its very first annual field day event on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Kelly Reeves Stadium. A group of 18 Westwood soccer and Partners in P.E. students came together to represent the school and volunteer...

Warriors Slay the Dragons 45-41

Warriors Slay the Dragons 45-41

Connor Cowman, Reporter

October 28, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

Prior to 1992, Round Rock ISD had only two high schools within its bounds: Round Rock High School and Westwood High School. This led to the schools, which were separated by a railroad track, competing often and eventually forming a rivalry with one another. Thus, the Battle of the Bell was born; a...

Students Launch UkuleYAY Club

Students Launch UkuleYAY Club

Grace Liu, Heritage Events Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

With artists like Grace Vanderwaal on the rise, interest in learning to play the ukulele has peaked. In response to its popularity, Westwood created its own ukulele club, coined “UkuleYAY,” as a way for students to both learn and perform songs on the instrument.  The club faced difficulties in kick...

Swim Team Places Third in AISD Invitational Meet

Swim Team Places Third in AISD Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim team participated in the AISD Invitational meet on Friday, Oct 20. There were two districts, 5A and 6A, and 21 different schools at this meet. The Warriors placed third overall with great effort from both the girls and boys. Although all teams competed together, the results were split by ...

Varsity Football Falls to the Tigers 56-28

Varsity Football Falls to the Tigers 56-28

Lindsey Thomas, Men's Sports Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

On Friday, Oct. 20 the Westwood Warriors fell to the Stony Point Tigers 56-28 in their third game in district. To jump start the game, the Tigers kicked first and Brandon Kothlow ‘18 returned the ball to the Warrior 38-yard line. The Warriors soon lost possession of the ball, returning the ball ...