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 NRAs CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre speaking at the 2017 American Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Hoping to Avoid NY Finance Investigation, National Rifle Association Reincorporates in Texas

Amelie Puga, Reporter January 28, 2021

Just a few months after facing a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), the National Rifle Association (NRA) declared bankruptcy on Friday, Jan. 15, and announced its plans to reincorporate...

Front line workers continue to give out COVID-19 tests. Patients who fall into the 1A and 1B category have been starting to get notified of available vaccines. Photo courtesy of Konstantin Ventslavovic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Hits Early Snags in Austin

Amy Simon, Sports Editor January 14, 2021

Providers in Austin have started to notify patients who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients must fall into the 1A category which includes healthcare workers and first responders or the...

Pandemic Spreads Chaos Within Foster Care

Pandemic Spreads Chaos Within Foster Care

Savannah Estabrook, Yearbooker October 30, 2020

Fighting for children’s safety, foster care systems have been struggling more than ever this year due to COVID-19. Recent changes have made it challenging for social workers to provide placement, future...

COVID-19 Infection Rates Rising Among Younger People

COVID-19 Infection Rates Rising Among Younger People

Sarah Wollney, Reporter October 20, 2020

Since stay-at-home orders were put in place last March, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Texas has begun to stabilize. In response to this, Governor Greg Abbot began Phase III of reopening Thursday,...

Protestors hold up signs demanding for equal rights towards Black Americans and the LGBTQ+ community.

The Black Lives Matter Movement’s Impact on Governments

Amy Simon, Sports Editor September 19, 2020

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was founded in 2013 in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin and has since expanded to the UK and Canada. Their mission is to spread awareness and end violence...

Houston streets were flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Harvey formed quickly, which is becoming more and more common for storms in the superheated gulf.

Tropical Storm Laura Bumped To Category 4 Hurricane, Makes Landfall

Amy Simon, Sports Editor August 28, 2020

Hurricane Laura, once named Tropical Storm Laura, has shifted from a tropical storm to a Category 4 hurricane. Laura has sustained winds near 150 mph and is traveling northwest at 16 mph. The hurricane...

A Texas home still standing, despite water damage, from Hurrican Harvey. Three years after the devastating storm, South Texans faced Tropical Depression Hanna, which at its height ushered in the start of the 2020 hurricane season.

Hurricane Hanna Downgraded to Tropical Depression, Continues Pounding of Virus Ravaged South Texas

Amy Simon, Sports Editor July 29, 2020

On Saturday, South Texas faced a high-end Category 1 hurricane, also known as Hurricane Hanna, making it the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season. Cities have faced up to 16 inches of rain, with...

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