Westwood Horizon

Special Olympics Athlete Awarded with Varsity Jacket

Special Olympics Athlete Awarded with Varsity Jacket

By Sanika Nayak, World News Editor

December 1, 2014

Cameras flashed as she smiled ear to ear. The gym rang out with applause from her fellow students. Thursday, Nov. 13 was a proud day for student Brittany Hull. She was awarded a Varsity jacket for her exceptional athleticism and enthusiastic participation in the Special Olympics. Thompson’s happiness...

SunDancers to Perform in McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

SunDancers to Perform in McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Simone Heim, News Editor

November 20, 2014

The McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago will feature the Westwood SunDancers this year for the first time. The parade is from 8 to 11 a.m. CST on Thanksgiving Day and will be on Channel 21 (WGN) for Time Warner Cable subscribers. The SunDancers will be dancing as toy soldiers with the dancing...

JV Tennis Starts Individual Season

By Shefali Arimilli, Managing Editor

November 17, 2014

Despite the 40 degree weather, the JV tennis team returned home from their first individual tournament of the season with many medals. On Nov.13, the team traveled to Georgetown and competed in the cold for almost nine hours with no indoor shelter to keep warm. This was the start to the individual season...

Students Participate in First Black Light Pep Rally

Students Participate in First Black Light Pep Rally

By Emily Chang, Executive Editor

November 14, 2014

On Nov. 14, students attended the first Black Light Pep Rally. Read More »...

SunDancer Line Officers to Hold Audition Workshop

By Khira Patel, Heritage Portraits & Ads Editor

November 14, 2014

On Monday, Nov. 17 through Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the dance studio, Sundancer Line Officers are hosting an Audition Workshop for Sundancer and Warrior Pride hopefuls. The clinic is open to grades 7-11 for anyone who wants extra practice and a glimpse at the audition process. Attendees will have the opportunity...

Warriors Defeated By Cedar Ridge

Warriors Defeated By Cedar Ridge

By Tristan Seifert

November 8, 2014

Westwood’s Warriors (2-8) lost to the Cedar Ridge Raiders (4-6) in an emotional final game of the season on Nov 7. Read More »...

The Bell Chimes Once Again

The Bell Chimes Once Again

By Emily Chang, Executive Editor

November 4, 2014

Before 1992, Round Rock ISD only boasted two high schools: Westwood High School and Round Rock High School. A friendly rivalry soon began between the two schools and combined with their locations on either side of the railroad track, the Battle of the Bell was born. Every year, Westwood and Round Rock...

JV Tennis Wins District

JV Tennis Wins District

By Shefali Arimilli, Managing Editor

November 4, 2014

The JV tennis team swept McNeil 18-1 in the District Finals on Oct. 30. The team was expected to win, and followed through with an easy victory. Throughout the season, the JV team has beaten varsity teams such as Round Rock, Stony Point, Cedar Ridge, Hendrickson, and Vista Ridge. “It feels great...

Warriors Scorched by Round Rock Dragons

Warriors Scorched by Round Rock Dragons

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

November 1, 2014

On Oct. 31, the Warriors played and lost to the Round Rock Dragons in an away game at Dragon Stadium. Read More »...

2014 Formula 1 US Grand Prix Arrives in Austin

2014 Formula 1 US Grand Prix Arrives in Austin

By Nivi Misra

October 30, 2014

Over 200,000 people will gather to watch the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The weekend will include more than just racing; guests will get to see The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, the longest standing single-mark...

Warriors Mauled by Pflugerville Panthers

Warriors Mauled by Pflugerville Panthers

By Simone Heim, News Editor

October 24, 2014

On Oct. 23, the Westwood Warriors played and lost to the Pflugerville Panthers in a great game at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. Read More »...

Warriors Defeated By Stony Point Tigers

Warriors Defeated By Stony Point Tigers

By Tristan Seifert

October 19, 2014

Westwood’s Warriors (2-5) lost to the Stony Point Tigers (4-3) in their fourth district game on Oct 17. Read More »...