The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
On Monday, Jan. 29, the Court of Arbitration for Sport disqualified Kamila Valieva from international competition for four years. Removing her points from the Team Event during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has put the United States in first place and Japan in second place.
Russian Figure Skater Kamila Valieva's Disqualification is Deserved
Valerie Zhang, Reporter • February 16, 2024
As a result of increased parental outcry, many school boards have postponed or outright canceled changes that might have been controversial.
Parents Have a Right to Speak Out Against School Boards
Gabriel Oliveira, Reporter • February 9, 2024
Over the past few years, awards shows such as the Oscars have seen a steady decline in viewership. As the film industry continues to evolve and move further into the streaming era, these award shows will need to evolve with the industry to maintain their relevance and prestige.
Award Shows Need to Change with the Times
Mayla Montgomery, Reporter • February 9, 2024
Rank week started on Monday, Jan. 22 and will end on Friday, Jan. 26. While for some, finding out their class rank is a source for motivation to improve in school, for others it can be a source of significant anxiety.
Rank Week Is A Huge Burden For Students
Jia Chun, Reporter • January 26, 2024
A majority of Texans rely on  Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) for their electricity, especially during the winter. But after the recent winter storm, and previous winter disasters, Texas power grid should be re-evaluated.
The Texas Power Grid Needs To be More Reliable During Winter
Sophia Cortes, Dreamcatcher Staff • January 23, 2024
In December 2023, a Travis County judge allowed Texan Kate Cox to terminate her pregnancy after she found out her fetus had a lethal condition. Coxs case has highlighted the issues and dangers surrounding Texas anti-abortion laws.
Texas Lawmakers’ Disregard for Pregnant People Endangers Lives
Bella Yi, Reporter • January 16, 2024
For months, Gov. Greg Abbott has been sending buses of migrants arriving at the Texas border to a myriad of other cities in the United States in an apparent attempt to criticize Bidens immigration and border policies. While border towns in Texas are struggling to handle the influx of migrants, Abbotts lack of coordination with the cities the buses are going to has only served to cause chaos. Abbott is using the lives of these asylum seekers as pawns in his political game, with no regard for their  wellbeing or future.
Bussing Migrants is Inhumane
Mayla Montgomery, Reporter • January 10, 2024
Imposing a ban on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offices in Texas public universities, Senate Bill 17 officially went into effect on Jan.1, 2024. This bill will increase underrepresentation for marginalized groups.
Texas' Ban on DEI Offices Undoes Progress In Representation
Aarya Kale, Reporter • January 8, 2024