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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Nashitha Azeez

Nashitha Azeez, Dreamcatcher Assistant Editor

Class of 2022

I love making videos, taking scenic photos on trips, writing, reading, and making art. I play the violin and do karate. I’m also a huge fan of Harry Potter. I like listening to songs from musicals. 

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Band members and color guard perform in front of the ‘Human’ sign. The theme for this year’s marching season was ‘Human Again’, as displayed by signs towards the end of the performance.

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November 9, 2021
Color guard performs to the side of everyone playing instruments. In this part of the performance, the color guard is supposed to look angry.

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November 9, 2021
Synchronized, the tubas perform together. The section was featured in a solo during their show, Human Again. Low brass doesn’t typically get a feature in a marching show, especially tubas, so that’s always really exciting, Sophia Siegell 23 said.

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November 9, 2021
Standing on top of giant books, Laura Pinter ‘22 waves a flag. A few of the color guard members did moves atop the books.

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November 9, 2021
There are many notable land monuments together on the mural, such as the Texas Capitol, the Big Ben, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and the Colosseum of Rome.

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August 21, 2021
Arunima Das ‘23 paints the Taj Mahal. She used different shades of white and gray to complete the monument.

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August 21, 2021
The first violins play Allegretto from Symphony no. 7. This song was a new piece that Symphony learned and didnt play for the Midwest Clinic in December.

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March 3, 2020
Divya Chottani 20 dances to a medley with Bollywood Club. The edley consisted of several songs, including No Idea by Don Toliver, and Lahore by Guru Randhwana.

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December 24, 2019
Jinx Wiener 21 sings Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations. This song was a solo performed by Wiener.

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December 24, 2019
Members of the KPop Club dance to Jopping by SuperM. SuperM is a new KPop boy band that was formed this year.

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December 24, 2019
Violet Rogers 20, Laura Pitner 22, and Rosie Deal 22 sing along with the Westwood Audacity Club. Westwood Audacity performed White Winter Hymnal.

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December 19, 2019
KPop club dances to Hip by Mamamoo.

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December 19, 2019
Basma Al-Lami 20 and members of the breakdance club dance along to Attention by Todrick Hall.

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December 19, 2019
Michelle Lee 20 dances while Gina Nababban 20 and Claire Johnson 22 pose behind. They were dancing to Lalalay by Sunmi. I hope that KPop becomes more of a mainstream thing. I dont want people to be made fun of just because they like a music genre, Johnson said.

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December 19, 2019
Seniors Violet Rogers, Elsa Hughes, Sarah Sherwood, and Rachel Rusch hold hands while singing The Lord Bless You and Keep You. This song is sung at the end of every concert, and the seniors stand in front while performing this song. The Lord Bless You and Keep You was a weird experience for me being a senior because I always felt like being at the front was such a far away in-the-future thing, Sherwood said. Now that I actually am [in the front], its kind of surreal,

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November 1, 2019
Juniors Helen Huang and Violet Burns are singing their solo in Baba Yetu. Huang and Burns are in Chamber. It was exhilarating to be in front of the crowd have all the attention on you, Huang said.

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November 1, 2019
Head Choir Director Mr. Andre Clark is holding the Wreath of Khan. Mr. Clarks fan club gave this wreath as a present during the concert. [The Wreath of Khan] is a play on words. It is shaped like a traditional wreath and is a play on [The Wrath of Khan], Mr. Clark said.

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September 26, 2019
Elizabeth Wolf 20 talks about how she feels about Assistant Choir Director Ms. Robin Harwell. In choir, there are director fan clubs, and Wolf is a part of Ms. Harwells fan club. We give our directors treats, let them know how much we love and appreciate them, and tell the parents how important they are, Wolf said.

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September 26, 2019
Sarah Sherwood 20 sings with Chamber. Chamber performed The Lake Isle, Vechnaya Pamyat, and Unclouded Day. The Lake Isle was so pretty with the guitar and strings, Sherwood said.

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September 26, 2019
Elliot Kim 21 is playing the violin with the Chamber choir. One of the songs Chamber choir performed, The Lake Isle, had a string quartet perform with the singers. It was an eye-opening experience combining voices with string instruments, Kim said.

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September 26, 2019
Guitarist Phillip Brummett plays with the Chamber choir. Brummett is a friend of Head Choir Director Mr. Andre Clark.

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September 26, 2019
Anna Wicker 20 plays the piano with the Varsity Womens choir. Wicker played the piano, violin, and sang during the concert. It was a way for me to use all of my music skills because Im going to be a music major, Wicker said. It was very beneficial for me to gain that experience, and I had a lot of fun.

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September 26, 2019
Maxfield Segrest 20 is singing with the Chorale choir. Chorale choir performed Amor Vittorioso and Away from the Roll of the Sea. [Amor Vittorioso] has a different kind of singing than what Im used to because you have to be really precise, Segrest said. You cant have vibrato because all the harmonies need to line up perfectly.

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September 26, 2019
Concert Men is performing Sansa Kroma. Concert Men performed the song with interesting dance moves.

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September 26, 2019
Atalie Farnsworth 22 plays the marimba. The March-a-Thons theme for this year was believe, where they got to play Christmas songs. [The Christmas songs] makes us connect to the show a lot better because all of us can think about a holiday that we know of around that time, Farnsworth said.

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September 23, 2019
Cole Broberg 22 and Peter McGuinness 21 playing on the rack. McGuinness and Broberg also play the clarinet and bass clarinet respectively. What I like about playing on rack is that we get to have a lot of the cool back beats, McGuinness said.

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September 23, 2019
The percussion section plays their part as the colorguards wave their flags behind them. Some of the colorguards had blue flags with snowflakes on them.

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September 23, 2019
April Gao 20 dances to the music. Gao danced solo. I love working hard towards a common goal with a lot of people who are diverse and coming together to see that finished product is very rewarding, Gao said.

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September 23, 2019
Oriana Yates 20 performs a colorguard routine with a rifle. Rifles are Yates favorite part of colorguard. I love how [Believe] brings lots of hype and Christmas spirit, Yates said.

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September 23, 2019
Drum major Sophia Castaneda 20 conducts a song played by the bands of Canyon Vista Middle School, Grisham Middle School, and Westwood. Grishams beginner band students were in the audience as they watched the Grisham students in Honors and Symphonic Band perform.

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September 23, 2019
Band Director Thomas Turpin introduces the show to the audience. During his introduction, he thanked sponsors for sponsoring the March-A-Thon. I was so happy with how the kids performed and the progress they made during the rehearsal today, Mr. Turpin said.

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September 23, 2019
The Warriors hug after winning the game. They won the first set with a score of 25-15, and the second set with a score of 25-21.

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September 14, 2019
The Hawks miss the ball, scoring a point for Westwood. This was the last point the Warriors needed in order to win the game.

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September 14, 2019
Allie Shepherd 23 spikes the ball over the net. Shepherd is a middle blocker on the team.

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September 14, 2019
Terin Score 23 bumps the ball. Score is an outside hitter on the team.

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September 14, 2019
Stony Point volleyball players congratulating Westwood on a good game. A few of the Tigers gave high-fives and congratulated Westwood on their good effort.

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September 13, 2019
Kylie Wardlow 23 narrowly spikes the ball over the net. Wardlow scored a few points by these kinds of hits.

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September 13, 2019
Katie Liu 23 serving the ball. She was the first one to serve in the second set.  “It was overall a very good game because everyone’s talking, everyone’s energy is up, and when our energy’s up we’re at our best,” Liu said.

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September 2, 2019
The Freshman Volleyball team huddle again. This is just before their second set, which they win.

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September 2, 2019
Eliana Oquendo 23 serves the ball. Oquendo is a defensive specialist on the volleyball team.

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September 2, 2019
The Freshman Volleyball team huddling together before their first set. Despite their best efforts, they lose the first set.

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September 2, 2019
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