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The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Catharine Li

Catharine Li, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Class of 2023

Hi! :) Outside of the newsroom, I enjoy painting, curating playlists, and attempting to work out the daily NYT crossword. The tenacity of student-led publications when telling stories in an unwavering wealth and depth of coverage speaks to the crucial roles we fill on our respective campuses to facilitate welcome expression and strengthen community. As an ardent advocate for the power of scholastic journalism, I also serve as the Communications Officer for New Voices Texas, seeking to bolster student press rights under resolute protection from censorship. Thank you for visiting the Horizon!

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Tennis District SEMIS #1

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October 7, 2021
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Tennis District FINALS #2

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Tennis District FINALS #3

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Tennis District FINALS #4

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Tennis District FINALS #5

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Tennis District FINALS #6

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Tennis District FINALS #7

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October 7, 2021
Hands raised high, head coach Travis Dalrymple and assistant coach Daniel Veve lead the varsity tennis team in a pre-match chant before taking on Houston Memorial in the 6A Team Tennis State Semi-Finals. In a high-stakes duel between the top two seeds in the state, Westwood would emerge victorious 10-3.

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November 17, 2020
Turning to face each other in joy, Zeyad Elchouemi 22 and Sachchit Sivaram 21 break out in excitement over an impressive display of teamwork that would widen the lead over their opponents. Working together as partners since 2018, Elchouemi and Sivaram have learned to find a rhythm in their collective styles of play. Weve built our chemistry so much. We know our every move and whenever we go down, we know how to pick each other up, Sivaram said.

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November 17, 2020
Lunging across the net, Rishika Vemulapalli 22 extends forward to put away the volley shot. Partnering with Alex Mepham 24, the duo fought hard against their opponents, but ultimately lost 5-7, 1-6.

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November 17, 2020
Completing a follow through on a sweeping cross-court backhand shot, Marko Mesarovic 23 eyes the ball in anticipation before moving his way up the court to take control of the point. Mesarovic and his partner Aadhi Raja 23 would work together to land a 6-3, 6-3 win for line two boys doubles.

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November 17, 2020
Slinging a backhand return, Kinaa Graham 23 sends the ball soaring over the net to end the point. Graham and her partner Simryn Jacob 24 played line one doubles, winning 6-4, 6-3.

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November 9, 2020
Driving through on a powerful forehand shot, Daniel Antov 21 leaps up to gain leverage. He would go on to take the first set of his singles match 6-1 before the Warriors secured a final 10-1 team victory.

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November 9, 2020
Extending her racket forward, Dana Kardonik 24 prepares to strike the ball for a backhand volley. Kardonik and her partner Jessica Lu 21 would go on to win their match 6-2, 6-1.

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November 9, 2020
Dropping his racket back, Aashish Dhanani 22 prepares to send a backhand return over the net. He would go on to win his match 6-2, 6-1.

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November 9, 2020
Crouching to meet the ball for a backhand drop shot, Aadhi Raja 23 looks to control the point by shifting the rhythm of the game. With his partner Marko Mesarovic 23, theyd go on to win their doubles match 6-0, 6-0.

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October 22, 2020
Driving forward with his racket, Aashish Dhanani 22 makes a forehand return to his opponent. Though his partnership with Gina Mepham 23 in mixed doubles was only created at the beginning of the fall season, theyve come to make a good team, prevailing in their match 6-0, 6-0.

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October 22, 2020
Following through on a cross-court forehand return, Jessica Lu 21 works to move her opponents around with expansive full court coverage. Partnering with freshman Dana Kardonik, their individual consistencies would gel in their favor, winning 6-0, 6-0.

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October 22, 2020
Pushed out wide, Alex Mepham 24 tracks the ball after a backhand return. Playing both doubles and singles, she would win this match 8-5.

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September 17, 2020
Making a swift follow-through on a forehand return, Dana Kardonik 24 stays on her feet, ready to return the next ball. Kardonik partnered with Kinaa Graham 23 for the first time to land a 6-4, 6-4 win for the Warriors. I am so excited to keep learning from and practicing with [Kinaa], Kardonik said.

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September 17, 2020
With a backhand volley approach, Gina Mepham 23 looks to end the point by effectively controlling net play. Mepham was focused on committing to the shot and putting the ball away. This was my first time playing mixed doubles and I thought me and my partner played great. The team that we played against was very solid, Mepham said.

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September 17, 2020
Reaching maximum extension, Aashish Dhanani 22 jumps to execute a powerful topspin serve. Dhanani partnered with Gina Mepham 23 for the first time in mixed doubles. I think that overall, there are things to improve on but as a team, I think that Gina and I did very well, Dhanani said.

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September 17, 2020
IB East Austin Trip

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March 5, 2020
IB East Austin Trip

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March 5, 2020
IB East Austin Trip

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March 5, 2020
Driving past the defense, Emma Goolsbey 21 makes a fast break towards the net. Goolsbey made use of this possession and scored a layup for the Lady Warriors.

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February 3, 2020
In the air for a layup, Emma Goolsbey 21 secures another successful point for the Lady Warriors. Goolsbey plays as a point guard and guard for the team.

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February 3, 2020
Getting ready to take on her defender, Makenzie Ward 23 anticipates the next move. The Lady Warriors steadfast defense prevented the Mavericks from scoring in this possession.

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February 3, 2020
Playing man-to-man defense, Emma Goolsbey 21 and Gabbi Wallace 22 attempt to pressure a threatening offense put up by the Mavericks. Goolsbey, who later gained possession of the ball, fouled, and was given the opportunity to shoot free throws.

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February 3, 2020
Navigating around the Tigers defense, Olivia Yang 23 attempts to pass to her teammates. As point guard, Yang plays a critical role in games. Communication is a huge aspect of playing basketball as a team, and it’s especially important as point guard to make sure the whole team is on the right page so we can execute plays, Yang said.

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January 16, 2020
Playing defense, Ali Heinricy 23 serves as a shooting guard and power forward to the team. Heinricy helped to secure a 6-3 lead for the Warriors in the first quarter.

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January 16, 2020
Going in for the layup, Victoria Brown 23 secures another point for the Lady Warriors. Brown plays as power forward and center for the team.

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January 16, 2020
Laoise Matsumoto 21 peforms a short solo during the orchestras rendition of Russian Christmas Music composed by Alfred Reed and arranged by Michael Story.

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November 7, 2019
Director Joshua Thompson conducts the symphony orchestra during their performance of Across the Stars (Love Theme from Star Wars: Episode III) by John Williams

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November 7, 2019
Symphony orchestra first violinists demonstrate stellar technique in the lively Carnival Overture op. 92 by Antonin Dvorak. Principal player Elliot Kim 21 performed a short solo.

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November 7, 2019
FINALS not semis

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October 5, 2019
FINALS

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October 5, 2019
FINALS

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FINALS

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October 5, 2019
SEMIS

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