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

The CDC announced on Thursday, May 13 that there had been a change to COVID-19 mask guidelines.

CDC Announces that Vaccinated Can Now Go Outside Maskless

Yunoo Kim, Community & World News Editor May 19, 2021

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday, May 13 that they have changed their guidelines regarding Covid-19. After over a year since the use of masks was first recommended,...

India is battling to control its recent COVID-19 outbreak that is devastating the nation. Westwoods population of Indian students have reacted to Indias current state of crisis.

Westwood Students React to COVID-19 Surge in India

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

After over a year since COVID-19 spread across the world and triggered a global pandemic, India is facing a national crisis with a devastating wave of new infections. Though the country had previously...

Texas Representative Vikki Goodwin Holds Town Hall on Housing

Texas Representative Vikki Goodwin Holds Town Hall on Housing

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor August 31, 2020

One of the key strategies outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) for fighting the coronavirus is social distancing. This issue, compounded with others, has made it disproportionately difficult...

During the first town hall, district officials covered a broad range of topics. These included how areas would be sanitized, in what ways schools and facilities would be updated, and many other safety subjects.

Public Health Guidelines and Safety Measures Town Hall Recap

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor July 26, 2020

District officials held a town hall meeting covering public health guidelines and safety measures for reopening schools on Monday, July 21. They discussed the actions that would be taken to keep students...

RRISD issued an announcement on the reopening of schools, stating that for the first three weeks, all learning would be online.

RRISD Decides to Virtually Reopen Schools For First Three Weeks

Jake Schlanger, Community & World News Editor July 14, 2020

Superintendent Steve Flores announced that all RRISD schools would reopen on Aug. 20th, as originally scheduled, albeit online. This move comes as Texas and the Austin area experience a surge of coronavirus...

Lipika Chatur 21, Rushil Patange 21 and an organization volunteer stand outside of Sundara Senior Living, where Ma(s)king a Difference recently donated 100 masks.

‘Ma(s)king a Difference’ Protects Frontline Workers In Austin

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief July 10, 2020

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across the State of Texas, extended efforts to help slow the spread of the virus by wearing a mask and staying at home when possible remain the...

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