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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

UT representative Patrick Patterson describes the importance of teaching kids to be academically honest from an early age. He was one of three UT representatives speaking at the academic integrity seminar on Thursday, March 22. What you have to do as a community is get together with the administration, Patterson said. Create your own honor code. Involve as many folks and kids and adults, as many as possible. Create that honor code and stick to it.
UT Representatives Discuss Academic Integrity at College Level
Shreya Selvaraju and Hannah McDonough April 3, 2024
Celebrating with her friends, Aanya Ujjval 26 gets sprayed with color powder. All profits from the Holi festival through selling powder and shirts were donated to Casa Marianella.
IB Celebrates Community and Program Values at Holi
Sarah Jung, Reporter • April 2, 2024
While her partner cuts the mink using scissors, Joan Amalraj 27 helps by holding back flaps of skin. Most club members worked in pairs to dissect their specimens.
Anatomy & Dissection Club Concludes Year with Mink Dissection
Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor • March 30, 2024
Measuring water, Xander Catuogno 26 prepares to make a drink. Java City offers more breakfast opportunities to students, and also offers a place to socialize before school.
Java City Returns After Three Year Hiatus
Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor • March 25, 2024
Focused, Shrey Birmiwal ‘25 prepares to give a Public Forum speech in his Triple-Octafinals round at the TFA state tournament. Birmiwal and his partner, Siyona Jain ‘25, advanced to the Double-Octafinals round of the tournament.
Debate Competes at TFA
Nikhil Gupta, Reporter • March 19, 2024
Texas House Bill 598 was passed on May 24, 2023 and prevents convicted animal abusers from owning an animal for five years. The bill currently acts as a precedent, opening up future implications for further legal action against animal abusers.
Texas House Bill 598 Sentences Abusive Pet Owners to Five-Year Ban
Valerie Zhang, Reporter • April 11, 2024
After doing her work, Payton Vopat 26 uses her phone. While educators often believe phones have a strictly negative effect on students, many students see it as a way to spend their free time.
Phone Bans Elicit Divisive Reaction
Gabriel Oliveira, Reporter • April 8, 2024
In preparation for the upcoming total solar eclipse, Austin resident Erik Schlanger practices using solar eclipse glasses. Those planning to observe the total eclipse have been encouraged to use these special shaded lenses to protect their eyesight from the suns harsh rays.
Texas Prepares for Total Eclipse
Lilah Schlanger, Reporter • March 29, 2024
Senate Bill 4 is a new Texas law that criminalizes illegal immigration and expands state law enforcement officials abilities to detain suspected migrants. The law has sparked protests from Mexican-Americans and immigration rights activists.
Texas SB 4 Immigration Law Sparks Protest
Valeria Tijerina, Reporter • March 28, 2024
On Tuesday, March 5, otherwise known as Super Tuesday, voters cast their votes at polling stations such as the Austin Public Library. As a result of the 2024 presidential primaries, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are the official party nominees, but many young people dont feel like either candidate represents them. Its just [between the] lesser of two evils, Lexy Hall 24 said. We really just havent had a good president in a while. We havent had someone who has been making good change because our country has become so extremist.
The Lesser of Two Evils
Hannah McDonough, Horizon Assistant Editor • March 14, 2024