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Westwood Horizon

After two years, Java City, the Westwood Student Cafe, plans to reopen. Java City was previously closed due to staffing shortages.

Java City to Reopen After Two Years

Alessandra Ashford, Opinions Editor March 27, 2023

After two years of inactivity, student cafe Java City is set to reopen. Prior to the pandemic, Java City was a popular spot for students where students could purchase snacks and drinks. However, as...

Damage done to the school due to the ice storm includes a shattered door in the downstairs E Wing.

Winter Storm Leaves Westwood Worse for Wear

Alessandra Ashford, Opinions Editor February 9, 2023

Following the winter storm that began on Monday, Jan. 30, falling trees and power outages that started on Feb. 1 have affected power for many across Central Texas. Despite community precautions...

New flex policies have come into action since the start of the semester, changing the approach to Fun Flex Fridays and Flex absences.

Students and Staff Adapt as New Flex Policies Promote Participation

Alessandra Ashford and Lilybeth Dooley January 16, 2023

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, new Flex rules were put in place. Flex absences will now start counting toward final exam exemptions, with three unexcused Flex absences counting as an absence in all classes. In...

Stability and Change: Ms. Campbell Discusses Progress and Priorities

Stability and Change: Ms. Campbell Discusses Progress and Priorities

Shreya Selvaraju, Horizon Editor-In-Chief July 25, 2022

Former Associate Principal Erin Campbell was recently announced as the new principal of Westwood High School on June 16. A graduate of Westwood herself, Ms. Campbell has worked in education for 17 years,...

Addressing event attendees, Ms. Erin Campbell shares the aims she hopes to achieve as the newly appointed principal. This meet-and-greet reception served as the first step towards providing expanded opportunities for community engagement. I want our students to leave academically, socially, and emotionally ready for whatever step they want to take after Westwood, Ms. Campbell said.

Ms. Erin Campbell Discusses Goals as Principal at Community Meet-and-Greet

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief July 13, 2022

Attentively welcoming various community members, newly appointed principal Ms. Erin Campbell conversed with students, parents, and teachers during a public meet-and-greet reception in the cafeteria...

Ms. Tamra Franklin and Ms. Molly Walsh attend the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24. Both were popular English teachers, but at the end of the 2022 school year, Ms. Franklin accepted a position in another school district, and Ms. Walsh moved to New York City.

35 Teachers To Resign or Retire

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2022

In the past two years, record numbers of teachers have left their jobs across the country, exhausted and overwhelmed from rising work obligations. Following the national trend, the end of the 2022 school...

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