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Students Announced at National Merit Academic Award Ceremony

Students Announced at National Merit Academic Award Ceremony

Sarah Wang, Reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

On Sept. 14, 63 students swarmed into the AUX gym at 8 a.m. to participate in the Academic Awards. The students themselves didn’t know what was going to happen, but were pleasantly surprised to find out the ceremony was for National Merit Semifinalists honoring the student's academic ability and...

Varsity Volleyball Crushes Cedar Ridge

Varsity Volleyball Crushes Cedar Ridge

Sam Pearcy, Photographer

September 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Volleyball

The Cedar Ridge Raiders stepped into the Field House on Friday, Sept. 15, completely oblivious to the fact that the Lady Warriors were about to beat them in three quick sets, without their head coach even being there.   Kenzie Beckham ‘21 started off the night with a killer serve, taking Ceda...

Boys’ Cross Country Sweeps Jarrell Meet

Boys’ Cross Country Sweeps Jarrell Meet

Lindsey Thomas, Men's Sports Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Track, Field, & Cross-Country

Boys' varsity and JV cross country teams swept the Jarrell meet, leaving a robust impression on the field. Everyone showed up with a drive to succeed, which inevitably lead them to reaching their goal of placing first for both JV and varsity. Like always, the varsity girls' cross country team ...

Debate Continues on Path to Success

Debate Continues on Path to Success

Jenny Xu, Executive Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

After sending a record number of students to compete at Hendrickson High School, the Westwood Speech and Debate team continued on their path to success at the 29th Annual Grapevine Classic on Sept. 8-9. Ranked 10th nationally, the team came home with six qualifying bids to the Tournament of Champions...

Varsity Football Trounces Leander Lions

Varsity Football Trounces Leander Lions

Lindsey Thomas, Men's Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

Thursday night the Warriors trounced the Leander Lions, tagging them with a 0-3 record for the start of the Lions’ season. The Dragon stadium was pervaded with determination, prevalence, and upsurging motivation between the coaches and players. “I think they played well, I don’t think we ...

SkillsUSA Holds Drive for Hurricane Harvey Victims

SkillsUSA Holds Drive for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Dillan Mehta, Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

SkillsUSA helped load trucks holding donated items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Sept. 2 to send to shelters in need of supplies. Staggering numbers showed the effort performed by several Westwood students: over 12,000 diapers, 8,500 feminine products, and 600 packages of baby wipe...

Varsity Football Slips Up Against the Raiders

Varsity Football Slips Up Against the Raiders

Presley Glotfelty, Reporter

September 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

The Warriors' varsity football team stained the Bible Stadium with determination and hard work Friday night. Their sweat, kicked-up turf, and several empty rolls of medical tape all evidence left on the field. The team fought a relentless battle against the Rouse Raiders, but suffered a defeat o...

Fall Pep Rally Unites School Spirit

Fall Pep Rally Unites School Spirit

Audrey Lemen

September 8, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Many different organizations came together to participate in the fall semester pep rally on Friday, Sept. 8. Coach Travis Dalrymple acted as the Master of Ceremonies for the pep rally, a role he has performed since he started teaching at Westwood. “When I first got to Westwood, we didn’t have ...

OPINION: DACA Repeal, Best for Who?

OPINION: DACA Repeal, Best for Who?

Clementine Larrouilh, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Many voters thought they were dreaming when Donald Trump ran for president, and many wished they could wake up when he won. But now coming into his ninth month as president, it’s clear to see that Americans have gotten used to the terror of the American president. For most of the population, the res...

Varsity Volleyball Falls to Chaps 1-3

Varsity Volleyball Falls to Chaps 1-3

Julia Kurtz, Reporter

September 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Volleyball

The Lady Warrior varsity volleyball team put up a strong front against the Westlake Chaparrals on Friday, Sept 1. Ending the night with a final score of 1-3, the Warriors worked their vigorous offense to the max in efforts to take back a lead in the second game of the season. “We came out str...

Chemical Plant Near Houston Catches on Fire

Chemical Plant Near Houston Catches on Fire

Stephanie Shih, Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, World News

Smoke and giant flames began pouring out of two trailers containing volatile organic peroxides used for making plastics and rubber at the Arkema chemical plant around around 7 p.m. in Crosby, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 1. Friday marks the third day since the plant was abandoned due to power loss caused by 6 feet of fl...