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


With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, many have risen in protest or support as the future of America has become uncertain.

The End of Roe v. Wade: A Precarious Future for All Americans

Sophia Sartor and Sabrina Kim June 30, 2022

In a controversial-at-best, catastrophic-at-worst Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade was overturned on Friday, June 24. This landmark ruling, passed in 1973, ensured nationwide abortion rights for nearly...

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On the Precipice of Change

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief June 20, 2022

Humanity pulsates in a rhythm akin to the sounds of discomfort, resilience, and loss. For a nation in reckoning, processing the familiarity that lingers in recovery following gun violence tragedy is personal.   Again...

This upcoming school year will be Ms. Campbells sixth year serving Westwood. Photo courtesy of Erin Campbell.

Ms. Erin Campbell Announced as New Principal

Shreya Selvaraju, Campus News Editor June 16, 2022

Associate Principal Ms. Erin Campbell will serve as the new principal of Westwood High School. Ms. Campbell has served as associate principal since 2019. During this time, she led the campus equity task...

Travel patterns have started to change as a result of low COVID-19 rates. Graphic by Prima Changwatchai

Travel Enters a New Era as Some Pandemic Concerns Fade

Prima Changwatchai, Reporter June 14, 2022

As COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. remain low, COVID-19 restrictions loosen, and travel demand rises, the number of flight bookings and plans for trips have started to significantly increase. On June 12,...

Seeking family, Giselle Kiefer ‘22 looks around the center while entering the floor. Graduates waited in line for a while to finally be seated.

[GALLERY] Warrior Class of 2022 Graduate at H-E-B Center

Phoebe Taber, Heritage Photo Editor June 1, 2022

The Class of 2022 had their graduation ceremony from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park on Tuesday, May 24. The event began with speeches from graduates; Student Council Executive President...

Ms. Tamra Franklin and Ms. Molly Walsh attend the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24. Both were popular English teachers, but at the end of the 2022 school year, Ms. Franklin accepted a position in another school district, and Ms. Walsh moved to New York City.

35 Teachers To Resign or Retire

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2022

In the past two years, record numbers of teachers have left their jobs across the country, exhausted and overwhelmed from rising work obligations. Following the national trend, the end of the 2022 school...

Speaking to the crowd, Principal Dr. Mario Acosta addresses the 2021 graduates on their graduation day in May 2021. The principal will speak at one more graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24 before he leaves Westwood.

On Learning and Rebuilding

As an educator of 20 years, Principal Dr. Mario Acosta believes that the mark of a “high quality” leader is one who “[builds] such depth in leadership that the person at the top is almost interchangeable,...

Heartstopper, a graphic novel series by Alice Oseman turned television series, has captured the attention of viewers. Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) embark on a wholesome relationship in the first season of the show. Graphic by Eshaan Chopra.

Heartstopper Steals the Hearts of Everyone, Everywhere

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief May 19, 2022

From defending your crush to your friends, overthinking the messages sent, and having unexplainable moments of happiness around one another, Heartstopper makes the feelings of love feel dreamy, giggly,...

Principal Dr. Mario Acosta announced his resignation in an email on Tuesday, May 17.

Dr. Mario Acosta Announces Resignation

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor May 17, 2022

After six years of serving the Westwood community as principal, Dr. Mario Acosta announced his resignation on Tuesday, May 17. "Please know that the decision to leave was not made lightly, as I have...

There exists a magnificent synecdoche between poetry and journalism, two writing forms that seem to deeply contrast. In exploration of these powerful forms, I understand their conjunction and how they vitally garner strength from one another. Graphic by Hadley Norris

Poetry and Journalism: The Unlikely Pairing Serving as Advocacy’s Greatest Triumph

Keana Saberi, Editor in Chief May 10, 2022

Pairing poetry and journalism jargon is something that may seem contradictory. The methodical editing and the concise style of journalism may seem at odds with the bountiful flexibility or chosen inflexibility...

Prom king Youngchan Kang 22 poses with other prom king nominees. Attendees were able to vote throughout the night on prom royalty, voting Kang for prom king and Eva de Guelle 22 for prom queen.

Students See Light at Prom

Hannah McDonough and Scott Seamon May 8, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, students arrived at the Oasis in elegant dresses and tuxedos ready to dance, eat, and hang out with their friends at Prom. The theme was “See the Light” from Tangled.  “It...

Kinaa Graham 23 holds her state champion plaque after claiming the title.

Tennis Clutches State Champion Titles

Amy Simon, Sports Editor April 29, 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, the tennis athletes competed for a state title. Kinaa Graham ’23 claimed the 6A Girls Doubles State Champion, and Aashish Dhanani ‘22 and Aadhi...

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