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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

Nivrithi Kuttuva

Nivrithi Kuttuva, Dreamcatcher Poetry & Prose Editor

Hi, I’m Nivrithi, one of the Dreamcatcher Poetry & Prose editors. I have always had a passion for writing and in my free time, I love to spend time with my family, go on hikes, play with my dog, practice photography, bake, and do arts and crafts. I'm looking forward to this year!

 

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Students socialize after the ceremony. They met their friends as well as new members.

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May 28, 2020
Sophomores Sarah Qi, Melissa Brown, Willow Stenglein, and Helena Zeng pose after the ceremony. They would then proceed to eat refreshments.

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May 28, 2020
Sophomores Anusha Sajjad and Siri Vangati fill their plates with the wide variety of French foods. From king cakes to macarons, there was plenty of food for the new inductees and their families.

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May 28, 2020
Junior NFHS members Asteria Tran, Azra Pleuthner, and Srilekha Cherukuvada volunteered to help set up food for the ceremony. They arrived one hour before the ceremony began to start setting up.

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May 28, 2020
An array of sweet and savory foods awaited the new inductees and their families. These were brought by NFHS members.

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May 28, 2020
After reading the pledge, students blew out their candles. Following this, they became official NFHS members.

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May 28, 2020
Andie Jiang 23 shakes NFHS Sponsor Mme. Macharias hand as he recieves his certificate. He then proceeded to line up on the stage with the rest of the new inductees.

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February 28, 2020
NFHS president Clementine Larrouilh 20 gives a speech and introduces the ceremony. She also assisted with organizing the event.

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February 28, 2020
NFHS members in the orchestra entertain the audience with various French songs, including La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. Their performance was conducted and directed by Hannah Lu 20.

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February 28, 2020
New NFHS members sit in the cafeteria waiting for the induction ceremony to begin. Their parents and family members were invited to attend as well.

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February 28, 2020
Students collected craft materials to build something creative and out of the ordinary. Austin Creative Reuse encouraged attendees to use materials in unconventional ways.

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February 17, 2020
As part of Austin Creative Reuses xLab, students used various art supplies such as fabric, beads, and hot glue guns to make crafts. They were allowed to make anything they wanted to and could even take materials home to continue them.

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February 17, 2020
Attendees experienced brain wave detectors at an interactive Neuroscience Demo. This xLab was held by the UT Engineering department.

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February 17, 2020
Many students worked together to solve encoded messages in the Novel Escape Puzzles xLab. They were motivated to win candy after they solved it.

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February 17, 2020
Students from different schools played Jenga, taking turns to build the highest tower possible. This game was held on the terrace as part of the Building Assemblage Structures xLab.

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February 17, 2020
Akshata Badrayani 21 and Advika Rajesh 21 pose in front of the TEDxYouth @ Austin backdrop after returning from the xLabs. Many students attended the event to earn extra credit for their Spanish class.

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February 17, 2020
Students from the Nataraja Indian Dance Demonstration pose by their xLab in traditional Bharatnatyam costumes, getting ready to dance. Bharatnatyam is an Indian dance form that incorporates facial expressions and gestures to convey Hindu mythologies.

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February 17, 2020
Ms. Janet Kirk gives parents more information about the packet that their students will be receiving. She will be in school for students to turn in their forms three times a week during the months of January and February.

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December 3, 2019
The audience was given forms with information regarding registration dates and how to find out more information. The presenters emphasize that the deadline to register for summer classes at Austin Community College is March 4, 2019.

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December 3, 2019
The presenter, Makeisha Muwana, highlights the differences between high school and college classes and the various responsibilities expected of the students. She is the high school programs enrollment and outreach coordinator at Austin Community College.

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December 3, 2019
Parents tune in on the presentation and are given the opportunity to ask any questions. Many students attended along with their parents.

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December 3, 2019
Parents gathered in the library great room to find out more information about dual credit classes offered at Austin Community College for their students. The classes are offered in summer and during the school year.

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December 3, 2019
SunDancer Ellen Wiemann 20 gets a taco from the breakfast line. Dancers had just finished their practice and were eager to eat breakfast. “The food was really good and it was nice to have something to bond over because we dont usually get to spend time with [Warrior Pride], Wiemann said.

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October 26, 2019
Shannon Chao 20 enjoys her taco after the SunDancer and Warrior Pride morning rehearsal. She has been on Warrior Pride since her sophomore year. [The rehearsal] was really tiring but fun [and] it was really cool to see everyone dancing together, Chao said.

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October 26, 2019
Warrior Pride and SunDancers socialize in the dance hallway while eating breakfast. Both dance teams dance together only for the Homecoming production, so they took this opportunity to bond and get to know each other better.

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October 26, 2019
Srishti Kannan 21 picks up strawberries to eat with her breakfast. This is her second year of being a member of Warrior Pride. Im really thankful for the moms that made this breakfast happen because after the rehearsal I felt lightheaded, but [after eating] I felt a lot better, Kannan said.

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October 26, 2019
Jayden Wiener 20 reads information about blood donation as he prepares for his turn.

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October 22, 2019
Heather Lobera 20 patiently waits for a blood drive helper to ask her questions before she can donate blood.

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October 22, 2019
Rahul Karuturi ‘20 gives a peace-sign while donating blood. This is his second year donating blood. “There are a lot of people who need blood and [donating it] doesn’t take much time or energy, Karuturi said.

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October 22, 2019
The We Are Blood bus sits in the Westwood Band practice lot with participants donating blood inside.

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October 22, 2019
Caleb Farris ’20 and Rushil Udani ‘20 test out whether their oobleck has reached the ideal semi-solid consistency. “I have made oobleck before when I was in third grade,” Farris said.

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September 26, 2019
Jenny Tran ‘20 judges the consistency of her pink oobleck as she wonders if she should add more cornstarch. Tran has been in Science Club since the end of her sophomore year and looks forward to more experiments in future meetings. “We have a lot of cool experiments planned. We want to try and go outside because we have never done that before,” Tran said.

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September 26, 2019
Jenny Tran 20 shows off her finished oobleck that acts like a solid when stretched out.

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September 26, 2019
Science Club members socialize while they collect ingredients and supplies.

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September 26, 2019
Science Club President Kate Jernigan ‘20 instructs members on how to make oobleck.

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September 22, 2019
La Patisseries store front features an aesthetic cursive sign and a small table with two chairs.

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September 22, 2019
Fresh beignets are delicately displayed on a plate at the front of the shop.

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September 22, 2019
Bakery customers leave messages on the chalkboard to create a friendly vibe.

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September 22, 2019
The chalkboard-menu adds to the authentic atmosphere of the bakery.

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September 22, 2019
A wide selection of cakes and baked goods are available at La Patisserie.

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September 22, 2019
A unique variety of flavors of macarons are displayed at the front of the shop.

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September 22, 2019
Sindhoora Koneru ‘20 and Sho Humphries ‘21 showcase the Ukuleyay club by playing some tunes.

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September 7, 2019
Cassidy Lee ‘21 showcases his chinese yo-yo skills to gain freshmen’s interest.

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September 7, 2019
Principal Mario Acosta speaks to juniors Shreya Kuthiala and Risha Sur about their Self Defense club.

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September 7, 2019
Seniors Purva Kantawala and Neha Sapre advertise the Outreach club.

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September 7, 2019
Sophia Unite ‘20 and Aashi Vishnoi ‘21 encourage freshmen to join UNICEF club.

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September 7, 2019
A crowd of freshmen gather around the HOSA booth to learn more and sign up to join.

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September 7, 2019
Freshmen sign in as they enter fishbowl.

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September 7, 2019
Student volunteers give high-fives to incoming freshmen.

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September 7, 2019
Fish Bowl decorations await the incoming freshmen.

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August 12, 2019
Sahil Shah 21 points to the definition of financial literacy.

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April 17, 2019
Sophomores Swapnil Dash and Joshua Robert present their project.

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April 17, 2019
Sophomores Sahil Shah and Joshua Robert talk about what DECA is.

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April 17, 2019
Ruhin Homchowdhury ‘19 reads an attendees ticket to direct them where to be seated for the performance.

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March 12, 2019
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