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


Pablo Zavala 24 looks at the audience after scoring the Warriors first goal. The audience members stood up and cheered for the team.

Varsity Mens Soccer Faces Upsetting Duel Against Tigers

Amy Simon, Sports Editor March 25, 2023

On Thursday, March 23, the varsity mens soccer team competed against the Dripping Springs Tigers for the first round of playoffs. The Warriors previously earned the district champion title prior to...

“Who? What! Warrior.”: Junior Olympic Fencer Joyce You

Shreya Selvaraju, Campus News Editor March 22, 2023

Welcome to Who? What! Warrior., a weekly Horizon podcast dedicated to telling student stories. Each episode will focus on a different student — and the unique pursuits they are engaged in, ranging...

Following a state-wide camping ban signed in 2021, the Austin homeless population continues to grow.

Austin’s Homeless Resurgence After Camping Ban: A Look Into Long Term Solutions

Chloe Oakley, Reporter March 19, 2023

Tents dot the urban landscape of North Austin, constant reminders under every overpass of the housing situation. Homelessness has been a broad and highly debated local issue for years, especially in recent...

Freshman Kaleia Coughlin sprints back to keep the ball in play. With seven minutes left in the first half, Coughlin received a pass from a teammate and scored the ball far from the goal as the goalie was quickly moving out of the box.

Varsity Girls Soccer Reigns in 10-0 Win Against Manor Mustangs

Lena Boas, Reporter March 14, 2023

Goals came fast and furious for the Warriors in a 10-0 win against the Manor Mustangs on Tuesday, March 7. Since this was the last home game, this win marked the upcoming end of the regular season...

As he chases the ball, defender Mateo Ghercioiu 23 meets opposition from a Stony Point attacker. Skirmishes like this led to numerous penalties for both teams, as many frequently turned to holding jerseys or illegal slide tackles.

Varsity Men’s Soccer Cages Stony Point Tigers 4-0

Sabrina Kim, Reporter March 5, 2023

The varsity men's soccer team won a high-octane game against the Stony Point Tigers on Friday, March 3, with the final score of 4-0. Though the game took some time to ramp up in speed and intensity,...

Dancing, seniors Allen Garcia, Henry Stenson, Luke Hagen, Tate Shores, and Wesley Yeung perform a choreographed dance routine to Lip Gloss 
 by Lil Mama. The dance was choreographed by Sundancer Line Officers Carly Kienitz ‘23, Faye Merritt ‘23, and Hannah Bresser ‘24.

23rd Annual Mr. Warrior Pageant Wows Audience

Amy Simon, Sports Editor February 26, 2023

On Thursday, Feb. 23, the Student Council and the SunDancers hosted the 23rd annual Mr. Warrior pageant. Seniors Luke Hagen, Allen Garcia, Henry Stenson, Tate Shores, and Wesley Yeung competed for...

Exploring Westwood’s Ditch (VIDEO)

Oliver Barnfield and Baker Tuthill February 25, 2023

Baker and Oliver explore Westwood's mystical ditch and vegetation area.

Sonny Wang 23 cheers passionately after finishing his race. Wang became overjoyed as he finished first in the 50 yard freestyle and claimed the state title.

Swim and Dive Makes a Splash at State Championships

Jayant Bettadpur, Reporter February 22, 2023

This past weekend, the varsity swim and dive team competed at the state championships at the University of Texas in Austin at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Preliminaries were held on...

In recent years, celebrities have been releasing brands at a breakneck rate, but what is the significance behind this movement?

Combating Celebrity Brands: The Responsibility is Ours

Chloe Oakley, Reporter February 22, 2023

At just 18 years old, Kylie Jenner released her $29 Lip Kits in November 2015, complete with a liquid lipstick and lip liner. Immediately, her entire stock sold out. What nobody could predict, though,...

Reaching out, Shannon Gu 23 performs the teams lyrical routine in their third costume change of the day. Gu went into the competition feeling confident about her team and all the extra preparation they  put in during the week before.

Warrior Pride Impresses with Three Performances at the Central Austin Challenge Dance Competition

Amelia Spielman, Heritage Assistant Editor February 14, 2023

In a flurry of sequined dresses and bold colored fabrics, over 1000 dancers, volunteers, and audience members attended the Central Austin Challenge dance competition on Saturday, Feb. 11. This annual...

Smiling, Mr. Scheiber poses with his IB Sports Exercise & Health Science class after he was announced as the 2023 Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Eric Scheiber Named 2023 Teacher of the Year

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2023

In a flurry of balloons and applause, Mr. Eric Scheiber was named Westwood’s 2023 “Teacher of the Year” on Thursday, Feb. 9. Gifted with a succulent plant arrangement, the administrative team honored...

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