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The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Oliver Barnfield

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor

Class of 2023

I am currently Westwood Horizon's video editor, and also one of the hosts of Friendcast, our website's podcast video series. In addition to student press, I'm also very active in Westwood's Theatre department, make silly videos with my friends, and I also write and perform music by myself and with my band, Bad Zebra.

All content by Oliver Barnfield
70s New Wave music is far more guitar-driven and angular than its 80s counterpart, but it contained just as many classic hits provided by striking and iconic bands.

Top 25 New Wave Songs

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
November 10, 2022
Ms. Elizabeth Gross first pursued an associates degree in Exhibit design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC before finding her passion for Art Education.

Art Teacher Ms. Elizabeth Gross Grows Into Teaching

Jessica Wang, Heritage Section Editor
September 5, 2022
Power pop is a genre full of catchy choruses and crunchy guitars, and while it occasionally teetered into the mainstream, its still fairly niche. Read about the top 20 tracks to get you started. Graphic by Oliver Barnfield.

20 Essential Power Pop Songs

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
January 19, 2022

The Mr. Mott Song (VIDEO)

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
December 20, 2021
Soft Rock was one of the most dominant music genres in the 1970s, but by the 80s, it wasnt taken very seriously. Lets give it another look and list the 25 best songs in the genre. Graphic by Oliver Barnfield.

Top 25 Soft Rock Songs

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
October 1, 2021
The 2010s were a fascinating time for music. Here are the ten best pop songs released in that decade. Graphic by Oliver Barnfield.

The Best Pop Songs of the 2010s

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
September 6, 2021
The 80s brought us a lot of pretty bad music, but some buried gems do exist in the decade.

Underrated Albums of the 80’s

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
February 25, 2021
Disco was the dominant music genre of the 1970s, but backlash quickly followed. How does it stand now, and did it deserve all the hate? Photo courtesy of  Amanda Edwards and Getty Images with John Travolta from the film Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham.

Disco Deserved Better

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
December 14, 2020
The 80s were a great time for comedies, but not all of them have stood the test of time. These 10 picks definitely do.

Top 10 80s Comedies

Oliver Barnfield, Video Editor
November 22, 2020
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