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Fall Pep Rally Unites School Spirit

Fall Pep Rally Unites School Spirit

Audrey Lemen

September 8, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Many different organizations came together to participate in the fall semester pep rally on Friday, Sept. 8. Coach Travis Dalrymple acted as the Master of Ceremonies for the pep rally, a role he has performed since he started teaching at Westwood. “When I first got to Westwood, we didn’t have ...

Gas Leak Prompts School Evacuation

Gas Leak Prompts School Evacuation

Alex Reece, Reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Sometime yesterday afternoon, an unknown person left a gas valve open, filling the school with natural gas overnight which went unnoticed until early this morning. This morning, all students were evacuated to the Warrior Bowl and the band lot while the Austin Fire Department worked to clear out the leftove...

Class of 2021 Attend Fish Bowl and Pep Rally

Class of 2021 Attend Fish Bowl and Pep Rally

Amy Vo, School News Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under School News, Video

New freshmen were welcomed into the Westwood community at the annual Fish Bowl, held on Friday, August 18. Following a club fair where organizations promoted themselves and tried to recruit new members, freshmen attended the Meet the Warrior pep rally to encourage school spirit. “I signed...

Students Give Opinions on ACC Summer Classes

Students Give Opinions on ACC Summer Classes

Katie Chung, Video Editor

July 30, 2017


Filed under Video

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Warrior Fest Proves Successful for Thirst Project

Katie Chung, Video Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Music: "Upbeat Forever" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Organized by the National Honor Society (NHS), the fourth annual Warrior Fest took place on Friday, May 26 after school. The yearly fundraiser’s proceeds go toward t...

Art Students Visit San Antonio Art Museums

Art Students Visit San Antonio Art Museums

Suchi Misra and Callie High

May 1, 2017


Filed under A & E, Arts, Video

On April 27, the Art Department went on a field trip to San Antonio. They visited the San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay Museum. The students rode on a charter bus and had a comfortable ride to San Antonio, only having to pay a fee of $25. “I got to sit with my friends and the charte...

Students Simulate Drunk Driving

Students Simulate Drunk Driving

Manasa Dendukuri and Callie High

March 31, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

Police officers, worried about the safety of students over Prom weekend, put students through a drunk driving simulation in the parking lot on March 31. While wearing goggles that simulated a drunk person’s vision, they drove through an obstacle course of traffic cones in a golf cart. “The purpose of this activity is to...

Performers Share Culture at Taste of Asia

Performers Share Culture at Taste of Asia

Amy Vo, Assistant A & E Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

The annual event Taste of Asia, a showcase of Asian culture hosted by Project Graduation, took place in the Westwood cafeteria on Friday, Mar. 3. Students and parents, as well as attendees outside of the Westwood community, took the opportunity to explore Asian foods and performances while also contrib...

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Crush Round Rock in Senior Night

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Crush Round Rock in Senior Night

Jenny Xu, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Video

Black and orange balloons adorned the stands as friends, family members, and teachers alike came out to support the varsity girls’ basketball team in their last district game on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The Warriors displayed their impressive defense, holding the Round Rock Dragons to a winning score o...