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Varsity Girls’ Soccer Defeats San Marcos, Advances to Second Round of Playoffs

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Defeats San Marcos, Advances to Second Round of Playoffs

Presley Glotfelty

March 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Video

Finishing 2-0 on Thursday, March 29, the varsity girls’ soccer team smothered the San Marcos Rattlers with the encouragement of packed bleachers full with supporters and the Westwood Band. This win will advance the team to the second round of playoffs, as their hard work has certainly paid off. ...

VIDEO: Sejal Jain ’20 Discusses Songwriting Process

VIDEO: Sejal Jain ’20 Discusses Songwriting Process

Mae Bruce, Haley Haverda, and Anna Chuo

March 29, 2018


Filed under Video

Mae Bruce ‘19 sits down with Sejal Jain ‘20 to talk to her about her original songs and the process behind her songwriting experience....

Students Organize Walkout Against Gun Violence

Students Organize Walkout Against Gun Violence

Kate Lee, Voices Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

In the wake of the most recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, high schools across America voiced their demands that these tragedies never happen again. On Thursday, March 8, Westwood students joined the cause, with 150-200 students walking out of classes at 11:00 a.m. in prote...

FAC Students Attend Valentine’s Dance

FAC Students Attend Valentine’s Dance

Sloka Chandrasekaran, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under School News, Video

A Valentine’s Dance was organized in the Westwood cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 16. FAC students from all over the district got together to spend an evening with all their friends and let loose for the night. “This dance was put together as a way to give our district’s FAC students a fun high school dance exper...

Blacklight Pep Rally Pumps Up School Spirit

Blacklight Pep Rally Pumps Up School Spirit

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

February 11, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

On Feb. 9, the Blacklight Pep Rally took place in the big gym. As usual, Coach Travis Dalrymple led the show, encouraging the crowd to become louder and louder. The two halves of the crowd screamed “West” and “Wood,” until suddenly the lights turned off and the only things which could be...

Psychology Students Model Brains with Play-Doh

Psychology Students Model Brains with Play-Doh

Nuha Momin, Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under School News, Video

Psychology students created Play-Doh brains during their neuroscience unit, enabling them to understand the different functions of specific regions of the brain. This also helped students visualize their own brains and see how they play a role in daily life. “As we were building the brain, ...

Public Service Academy Holds Career Fair

Public Service Academy Holds Career Fair

Nuha Momin, Reporter

January 28, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase, Video

The Academy of Public Service held a career fair in the Atrium on Tuesday, Jan. 23 to inform students of various career opportunities. To help the event run smoothly, Academy Ambassadors guided interested students to the correct booths. “Public Service is an academy which many people don’t k...

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Wipes Out Anderson Trojans 2-1

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Wipes Out Anderson Trojans 2-1

Nicole Dhar, Reporter

January 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Video

On Friday, Jan. 19, the Lady Warriors took a 2-1 win for their first home game of the season against the Anderson Trojans. The Warriors and the Trojans were tied most of the game, but the Warriors determination and strong communication lead them out with a win. Starting the first half with stron...

[VOICES OF WOOD] Principal Mario Acosta

[VOICES OF WOOD] Principal Mario Acosta

Mae Bruce, Anna Chuo, and Haley Haverda

December 14, 2017


Filed under Video

Haley Haverda '18 sits down with Mr. Acosta to discuss school life, student stress culture, and plans for the future of Westwood. ...

Audio/Video Production Students Visit KLRU

Audio/Video Production Students Visit KLRU

Katie Chung, Video Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under School News, Video