The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Following the results of the 2020 election, Pro-Trump rioters incited violence and broke into the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., over false claims that the election process was fraudulent.

Insurrectionists Backing President Trump Storm US Capitol Building

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor January 8, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, hundreds of rioters, in support of President Donald Trump (R) and his false claims that the election was stolen from him, broke into the United States Capitol Building in Washington,...

The Swearing in Ceremony of Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court as Election Court Fights Loom Large

Amelie Puga, Reporter November 3, 2020

Just a week before election day, on Monday, Oct. 26, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, American lawyer, jurist, and former academic, was confirmed to the American Supreme Court, filling the seat of recently passed...

Cornell Woolridge Centers Campaign on Equitable Learning Solutions

Cornell Woolridge Centers Campaign on Equitable Learning Solutions

Sage Clark, Yearbooker November 2, 2020

With the fall elections right around the corner, Texas weather won’t be the only thing turning tides in Round Rock. Since the beginning of 2020, RRISD Board of Trustees candidates have been preparing...

Lacey Mase, a former RRISD teacher, and lawyer is running for Board Trustee Place 2.

Lacey Mase Takes Aim at Student Success in Trustee Campaign

Shrika Paramasivam, Reporter November 2, 2020

As a new election cycle has arrived, candidate signs have filled Westwood communities and many of these signs are for the four open Round Rock ISD Board of Trustee Places. Lacey Mase, a former teacher...

Dr. Mary Bone is running for the RRISD Trustee Place 2 position this year. With her background in systems engineering, she hopes to implement data driven policies and bring accountability front and center to the Board.

Mary Bone Brings Accountability Front and Center During Final Day Before Election

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2020

As the November election approaches, candidates running for local and national office are rounding up undecided votes and trying to put their best foot forward for the final push. A mother of two children,...

The last 2020 presidential debate took place on Thursday, Oct.22, after a second scheduled debate was canceled, due to President Trumps refusal to participate in a virtual debate after his COVID-19 diagnosis.

Trump, Biden Spar During Final Presidential Debate

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor October 28, 2020

President Donald Trump (R) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) clashed in the second and final presidential debate of the 2020 election on Thursday, Oct. 22. The debate was moderated by Kristen Welker...

Jenn Griffith is running for RRISD Trustee Place 7 this election year. With many leadership experiences in RRISD, Jenn Griffith believes that she would be a great candidate for this position.

Jenn Griffith Clamps Down on Student Health As November 3 Nears

Amy Simon, Sports Editor October 26, 2020

With yard signs advertising candidates placed in front yards, outside polling stations, and along the side of the road, it’s clear that it is that time of year again: voting season. This November, Jenn...

Danielle Weston is running for Board of Trustees Place 7. Preparing our students for the future is a sacred obligation of all school board trustees, Ms. Weston said.

Danielle Weston Centers Campaign on Serving Students

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor October 25, 2020

Election season has returned to Austin once again, marked by the colder weather and falling leaves, along with lines of people that can be found congregating at polling places and winding around buildings....

The Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden, Calls Trump Policies Dangerous

The ‘Scientific American’ Endorses Joe Biden, Calls Trump Policies Dangerous

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor September 22, 2020

Founded in 1875, the Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S. Most of its articles, based on scholarly research, cover advances in research in topics such as health,...

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