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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

Anouka Saha

Anouka Saha, Opinions Editor

When I'm not in student press, I'm usually playing piano, singing, reading, or watching TV shows (Avatar: The Last Airbender is my favorite!). I go through phases of music really fast, but my constant favorite is Florence + the Machine. I'm also a member of Westwood’s choir program, and sing in the chamber choir. I am a huge fan of Chuy’s creamy jalapeno dip and am very excited for another year on student press!

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Concert Women sings their UIL songs for the audience. This group is the beginner womens choir, consisting mostly of freshman girls.

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March 10, 2020
Assistant director Robin Harwell prepares to speak as head choir director Andre Clark fixes the microphone. This is her first year teaching at Westwood, and she conducted some of the choirs pieces.

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March 10, 2020
Tuning her violin, Anna Wicker 20 prepares to play alongside Mr. Stephen Maus. They provided accompaniment for one of the Chorale Mixeds songs.

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March 10, 2020
Gabriel Paredes 23 sings a solo during Dulaman. The traditional folk song was a part of the Varsity Mens set for their upcoming UIL competition.

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March 10, 2020
Josh Choy 22 looks to pass to Robbie Jeng 21. The pass set Jeng up with plenty of space to make a play.

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February 8, 2020
Jake Davis 22 guards a Round Rock player. Unfortunately, the Warriors defense did not stop the Dragons on this possession.

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February 8, 2020
Getting ready to shoot a free throw, Carson Turner 22 lifts the ball in the air. He ended up making the shot, getting the Warriors a point.

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February 8, 2020
Turning to avoid a Dragon player, Karsten Bresser 22 dribbles his way down the court. With a coordinated effort, the Warriors were able to make a basket.

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February 8, 2020
Dribbling the ball, Eric Gu 22 looks for an opening. He was able to successfully pass the ball to one of his teammates.

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February 8, 2020
Samer Salman 21 catches a pass from one of his teammates. He then proceeded to drive the ball down the court and attempt a basket.

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February 8, 2020
Vijay Kapistalam 21 crosses half-court, looking for an open teammate. He was quickly swarmed by Dragons trying to get the ball.

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February 8, 2020
Members of various choirs link hands during the performance of a traditional choir piece. The piece, titled The Lord Bless You and Keep You has been sung at every concert for years.

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September 13, 2019
Choir parents volunteered to serve smores to the students. Though not made over a campfire, they still added to the camp feel.

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September 13, 2019
The choir men split from the women to practice in a sectional. Afterwards, they were able to sing with the rest of the choirs.

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September 13, 2019
Mr. Andre Clark helps teach music to the choir students. This was during the boys sectional when they were learning The Lord Bless You and Keep You. The guys are making such improvements- the difference between our top students and the beginners is a much closer gap. To have them work as fast as they did was an  incredible opportunity to see how fast they learn, Clark said.

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September 13, 2019
Ms. Robin Harwell prepares to conduct the girls sectional for The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Though this was her first choir camp, she still had an enjoyable experience. Having known the piece but not how people at Westwood do it was a curveball for me and then just hearing that first chord- it was gorgeous, Ms. Harwell said.

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September 13, 2019
Choir director Mr. Andre Clark and assistant director Ms. Robin Harwell talk to the choir about what they are going to do next. While the choir had fun playing games at camp, they also learned some music to perform at concerts. I loved watching the students who are new to this program have the opportunity to feel like a part of a larger community, Mr. Clark said.

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September 13, 2019
Co-presidents Rachel Rusch 20, and Sarah Sherwood 20 listen as the choir directors give directions. Both are four year choir members, and this is their final camp. It was definitely a different experience being one of the co-presidents because I had more responsibility but it was fun and me and Rachel make a great team, Sherwood said.

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September 13, 2019
Ian Webster 20, Ashley Howell 21, and Rachel Rusch 20 help lead the choir in an icebreaker. This activity helped choir members bond with each other. The game, I originally learned it in theatre but weve been doing it at choir camp since my freshman year. Its just a really fun game because everyone messes up, but no one gets singled out, Rusch said.

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September 13, 2019
A dog poses for a photo.

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May 6, 2019
A student plays with a dog.

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May 6, 2019
A student poses with a dog as her friend takes a photo.

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May 6, 2019
Hart Black 21, sophomore StuCo class president, gives a speech near the end of the ceremony.

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May 6, 2019
Hart Black 21 gets his picture taken.

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May 6, 2019
A junior poses with the patch she received.

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May 6, 2019
Students stand in a line before their names are announced.

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May 6, 2019
A student poses for a picture with the principal.

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May 6, 2019
The table with the awards.

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May 6, 2019
Students wait to receive their awards.

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May 6, 2019
Parents watch as their students go to receive their award.

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May 1, 2019
Gary Garner answers questions with other panelists over video call.

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March 16, 2019
Nicole Boisseau 20 watches as Sophia Bombach 21 asks a question.

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March 16, 2019
Lennox Kolics 20 and Jenny Tran 20 help supervise the panel.

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March 16, 2019
Doughnuts were set out for students to eat at the end of the panel.

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March 16, 2019
Robbie Jeng 21 evades an opponent.

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February 13, 2019
Quinn Farquharson 20 protects the ball from a Raider.

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February 13, 2019
Anish Maddipoti 20 keeps the ball in play.

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February 13, 2019
Anish Maddipoti 20 surveys the court for a teammate to pass to.

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February 13, 2019
Luca Cipleu 21 brings the ball to the Warriors side of the court.

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February 13, 2019
Justin Chen 20 looks to make a pass.

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February 13, 2019
The cheerleaders perform a move from their routine.

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November 15, 2018
Claire Fleming 21 fixes Ryan Ejuma 21 face paint

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November 15, 2018
Members of the varsity girls basketball team, seniors Makayla Coy and Oni Boodoo, walk back to the bleachers after talking about their game and upcoming season.

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November 15, 2018
Tennis team members get excited about their state win.

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November 15, 2018
SunDancers perform a move in their dance.

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November 15, 2018
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