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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

Srilekha Cherukuvada

Srilekha Cherukuvada, Dreamcatcher Editor in Chief

This is my third year on student press and my fifth year of taking journalism. I love to write, read, eat, sleep, and procrastinate. :) I’m in DECA, Academy Ambassadors, SHF, and Days For Girls at school. I also play the flute, am a freelance writer published in Business Insider, Redefy, Urban Asian, The Tempest, and more. I'm also the co-Managing Editor for GenRise Media. In my spare time, I like to listen to music, watch YouTube, and spend time with my family. Check out my website.

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Josh Choy 22 dribbles the ball across the court and attempts to make a shot. While the Hawks tried to steal the ball, Choy was fast on his feet and scored another basket for the Warriors.

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January 22, 2020
After a Hawks player deflected the ball upward, several Warriors leap to corral it. The Warriors regained possession to prevent the Hawks from getting a steal.

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January 22, 2020
Dribbling the ball across the court, Robbie Jeng 21 prepares to pass the ball to another team member. Jeng was an essential member of the team as he efficiently moved the ball and set up teammates.

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January 22, 2020
Keeping the ball away from the defenders, Josh Choy 22 attempts to make a shot. In the face of the Hawks attempted comeback, Choy helped the Warriors triumph through earning consistent points.

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January 22, 2020
Josh Choy 22 looks up the court as he keeps the ball from the Hawks. After making a shot for the Warriors, Choy passed the ball to one of his teammates in the next Warriors possession.

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January 22, 2020
Dribbling the ball, Karsten Bresser 22 takes it up the court. Throughout the game, the Warriors constantly fought hard to keep the Hawks from gaining a lead.

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January 22, 2020
Josh Choy 22 shoots in the lane. The Warriors quickly gained a lead in the second quarter and sustained it throughout.

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January 22, 2020
Coach Drew Rigney prepares the players for another play. After fighting hard in the first quarter, the coach gave the team extra inspiration to keep going.

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January 22, 2020
While dribbling the ball across the court, Samer Salman 21 scans for open teammates. After making a shot, Salman would shoot again on the ensuing possession.

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January 22, 2020
Students wait eagerly to begin creating pouches for a good cause.

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January 21, 2020
The fabric is spread out on tables across the Great Room in the library, ready for students to cut and pin for the pouches.

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January 21, 2020
Juniors Nivrithi Kuttuva and Srimayee Gadde watch as librarian Ms. Deborah Roberts explains how to pin the fabric with the measuring paper and cut it.

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January 21, 2020
Librarian Ms. Deborah Roberts shows students how to measure and cut the fabric at the beginning of the session.

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January 21, 2020
Students work on cutting and sewing the pouches to help animals struggling in the Australian bushfires.

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January 21, 2020
Juniors measure and cut fabric using pins.

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January 21, 2020
B.J. Min 21 cuts out the fabric needed for the outer layer of the pouches.

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January 21, 2020
The Cafe Latte has a beautiful golden brown froth on top adding to the crispness of the drink.

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January 21, 2020
Members sit eagerly awaiting the interesting meeting ahead discussing the details for District.

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January 21, 2020
After the successful District informational meeting, students get ready to attend first block.

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January 21, 2020
The grand piano is decked out with sparkling blue lights, adding to the grandeur of the live performances.

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January 15, 2020
A quiet area decked with its own lights can be found directly underneath the store.

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January 15, 2020
Viewers can also enjoy the lights along with a beautiful view of Lake Austin.

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January 15, 2020
Many people take photos for their Instagram feeds at this hotspot shop.

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January 15, 2020
The Vanilla Latte is quite plain and bland, and needs an extra spoonful of sugar.

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January 15, 2020
The classic hot chocolate is topped with marshmallows and whipped cream, and has a delightful flavor.

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January 15, 2020
Inside the shop, there are a variety of baked goods and coffee offerings on the menu board.

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January 15, 2020
There is an abundance of seating for customers to sit and enjoy their coffee and watch the light show.

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January 15, 2020
Chris Fan 20 studies after he finishes his role-play and testing. Fan competed in the Marketing Management Team Decision Making competition with Sathvik Allala 20 and came in first place.

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November 10, 2019
After competing, students came to the cafeteria where Grace Chen 20, Anna Chiu 21, and other officers held fun sessions and games for them to participate in. The cafeteria acted as a holding room for students as most finished testing and competing early.

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November 10, 2019
Bryan Chen 20 gets ready for the open ceremony for DECA day. The opening ceremony was held in order to orient students on where events would be held and provide extra information about the general activities of the day.

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November 10, 2019
Denise Lin 21 sells soda to a student. As a part of her DECA project, Lin sold candy and soda to benefit the DECA organization.

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November 13, 2019
Students attentively watch as Grace Chen 20 and Bryan Chen 20 answer questions at a presentation about DECA. After presenting and competing, many students came to the cafeteria to play fun games and listen to presentations by officers.

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November 13, 2019
After competing and testing, Nivrithi Kuttuva 21 studies in the cafeteria. Kuttuva competed in the Marketing Management Team Decision Making event and placed 2nd overall with her partner, Srilekha Cherukuvada 21.

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November 13, 2019
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October 31, 2019
The menu features hot and cold drinks and snacks, including breakfast tacos and sandwiches.

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September 9, 2019
The main seating area was small and lit up with dimmed yellow lights, creating a secluded environment for socializing.

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September 9, 2019
The outside of the coffee shop features a very simple and small sign, as it is part of the larger Avery Ranch shopping complex.

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September 9, 2019
Immediately outside the entrance, there is a small seating area where customers can enjoy their drinks in an outdoor environment.

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September 9, 2019
The upstairs seating area was cozy and more intimate than downstairs, but much smaller.

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September 9, 2019
The blackboard menus were easily visible from the seating area and customers could receive their drinks from a long bar counter.

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September 9, 2019
The Want Smores ice cream was topped with three Hersheys chocolate pieces, a toasted marshmallow, and a graham cracker.

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April 2, 2019
A mini Statue of Liberty was placed off to the side where customers receive their ice cream.

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April 2, 2019
To the side of the shop, there is a chart that aids in creating your own rolled ice cream combination.

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April 2, 2019
The To-Taro ice cream was glazed and sprinkled with coconut and corn flakes.

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April 2, 2019
The employees mash the milk and mix in together and roll them out afterwards.

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April 2, 2019
Signature and recommended flavors are listed on two TV menu boards in the front.

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April 2, 2019
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