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Westwood Horizon

Freshman Capsules: Joyce Zhuang ’20

Freshman Capsules: Joyce Zhuang ’20

Amy Vo, Assistant A&E Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Student Spotlight

Kelly Kim ’17 to Attend UT at Austin This Fall

Kelly Kim ’17 to Attend UT at Austin This Fall

Faith Song, A & E Assistant Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Student Spotlight

"I already knew that I was auto-admit, so I wasn’t too surprised that I was accepted (to UT). But what did surprise me, though, was that I was accepted into the Health Science Scholars program. As I began taking a closer look at the activities that I would get to do in this program ‒ researc...

Erick Bonilla ’18

Erick Bonilla ’18

Jaycie High, Photographer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Student Spotlight

“I like to script write and make movies. It’s a great way to express yourself and soon enough I'm actually creating a series based on the school that just got approved by Mr. Acosta himself. Once that’s done we are going to have a pilot by the end of the year and by next year we are going to have a full season of episodes done th...

Vaishnavi Sankar ’17 to Attend Brown This Fall

Vaishnavi Sankar ’17 to Attend Brown This Fall

Faith Song, A & E Assistant Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Student Spotlight

For many, the most anticipated day is their wedding day. For Westwood Students, the day of equal importance is college results day. Vaishnavi Sankar ‘17 waited anxiously with her friends at school for the portal to open. At promptly 4 o’clock, she clicked the refresh button several times to load her...

Krithika Shamanna ’18 Introduces LaunchPad Initiative

Krithika Shamanna ’18 Introduces LaunchPad Initiative

Mae Bruce, Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under School News, Spotlight, Student Spotlight

Feminine hygiene is usually a topic that is discussed in whispers, and leaves many girls feeling like they have no place to go in times of need. However, LaunchPad is a student led initiative that Krithika Shamanna ‘18 started to help girls during their menstruation cycle. Their main goal is to empo...

Rucha Joshi ’18 Headed to International Science and Engineering Fair

Rucha Joshi ’18 Headed to International Science and Engineering Fair

Sanika Nayak, Politiculture Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Student Spotlight

Indistinct chatter carries through the air; students mill around in formal attire, nervously fidgeting or standing astutely in front of judges. The hall is a sea of tri-fold boards filled with meticulous research, journals with careful observations, and odd student-built contraptions. For Rucha Joshi ...

Sam Smith ’19

Sam Smith ’19

Mae Bruce, Reporter

April 4, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Student Spotlight

(Sam Smith '19 plays on the water polo team.) “Some of my friends that played the sport previously encouraged me to play. I’ve also played a water sport before so I had experience being in the water, and I thought it’d be really fun to play a sport that includes something that I’ve done previously and with...

Tristan Yates ’18

Tristan Yates ’18

Renee Johns, Photographer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Student Spotlight

“I run track, I am a varsity pole vaulter for Westwood. One day I was talking to my friend, Ariel, and she said ‘Hey you should try pole vault it’s at 6:30 tomorrow’ and I said okay. I went and I’ve been in pole vault ever since. I’ve been in pole vault for about seven months.”...

Ernesto Ramirez ’17

Ernesto Ramirez ’17

Callie High, Photographer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Student Spotlight

(Ernesto Ramirez '17 is an office aid.) “My favorite part about this is probably who I get to work with -- the principals, the teachers, and sometimes the office aids. That’s my favorite part, being able to be social with the people around me. Most of the time there’s never really any passes so...