Westwood Horizon

pictures for Masking a Diff. story

‘Ma(s)king a Difference’ Protects Frontline Workers In Austin

July 10, 2020

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the State of Texas, extended efforts to help slow the spread of the virus by wearing a mask and staying at home when possible remain the...

Donald Trump made immigration a central part of the 2016 campaign. Now, with deepening economic woes, many fear that Trump is taking advantage of unemployment numbers to shut down immigration.

Trump Suspends Foreign Work Visas in Effort to Curb Unemployment

June 26, 2020

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday, June 22 authorizing the temporary suspension of several different types of work visas, in order to decrease the rising American unemployment rates triggered by the current health crisi...

This statue is a monument to the Confederacy and is situated on the grounds of the Texas Capitol.

A Review of Confederate Imagery in Central Texas

June 19, 2020

After the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was thrown into full force across the country, starting with protests calling for the obstruction of systemic racism. Following the violence and desperation of thousands of people demanding change, di...

A section of the Tesla Gigafactory under construction in Nevada.

Tesla Comes to Austin

June 12, 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently tweeted on May 9, with plans on moving Tesla’s headquarters from California to Texas immediately after restrictions in California forced factories to stay closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Moving his headquarters would result in hundreds of millions of dollars saved in taxes for the company. The official plan is to be l...

Protestors gather to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin, a cop. His death sparked a series of protests against the ongoing issue of police brutality and racism.

George Floyd’s Death Emphasizes the Need for Change in America’s Mindset

June 7, 2020

George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, died on Monday, May 25 shortly after being detained and arrested for using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes. While this alleged forgery could have resulted in a few years of jail tim...

Looking at her phone, a protestor writes a quote with chalk on the streets of downtown Austin. While writing she shared stories of the protests the occurred the previous day with the people around her.

What Do People Think of The Austin BLM Protests?

June 4, 2020

This past weekend starting Friday, May 29, the Black Lives Matter Movement started to take root in Austin with protestors lining the roads. Crowds of people came out in support of the movement, inclu...

TeleHealth Access for Seniors is a non-profit organization that helps senior citizens access many essential functions, such as communicating with loved ones and ordering groceries, by collecting and donating old devices to them. Photo courtesy of TeleHealth Access for Seniors.

TeleHealth Access for Seniors Supplies Elderly with Necessary Technology

June 1, 2020

A growing problem for older citizens is the lack of access to necessary electronic equipment and applications. Without these devices, many senior citizens are deprived of access to physicians due to not...

A senior walks toward the principal to get his high school diploma. The ceremony lasted the whole day instead of just a  few hours so there were no dense crowds.

Class of 2020 Celebrates Graduation with Modified Ceremony

May 31, 2020

Despite the global pandemic that disrupted all aspects of life including the school year, seniors and their families were able to celebrate graduation with a modified ceremony at the Kelly Reeves Athletic...

As Texas businesses open back up, retail and restaurant workers are on the frontlines.

Frontline Stories: A Look at High School Workers During the Pandemic

May 15, 2020

Although teenagers aren’t as susceptible to COVID-19, they are being affected by the pandemic in many ways. These effects range from being furloughed, putting themselves in harm’s way at work, or hav...

Class of 2020 Makes College Commitments

May 11, 2020

Celebrating College Commitment Day on Friday May 1, seniors ‘signed’ a virtual banner illustrating where their education will take them. The banner, showing exactly where students will be studying...

The outside area is decorated with signs to celebrate the Class of 2020.

Seniors Attend Drive-Through Cap and Gown Pickup

May 7, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic that has turned their last year of high school and all its attendant rituals upside down, seniors gathered for a drive-through cap and gown pickup on Thursday, May 7 ...

Former Senate staffer Tara Reade has made sexual assault allegations against potential presidential nominee Joe Biden. Though her claims are serious, many of her allegations seem not to line up with other facts.

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Joe Biden Need to be Scrutinized

April 27, 2020

Currently, the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden, is facing new sexual assault allegations made by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. These are not the first accusations of misconduct that Biden has faced. Even so, Re...

WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com