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

A topic of immense interest and controversy, the banning of diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) programs has attracted much attention, especially at the University of Texas at Austin. Numerous students have argued that DEI programs not only foster diversity, but also promote a creative learning environment.

Controversy Continues: Texas DEI Bans

Ellen Chuo, Photo Editor April 17, 2024

As another college application season comes to an end, the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs has come back into focus. The buzz around these programs, good and bad, has gained much...

Posing for a photo, Valentines Day Dance participants come together to celebrate the holiday. An annual district-wide dance, StuCo organized this event for students with special needs.

StuCo Organizes Annual Valentine’s Day Dance

Sabareesh Dinakaran, Reporter February 28, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Student Council (StuCo) hosted their annual Valentine’s Dance for students with special needs from high schools throughout the district. After the event was discontinued during...

Posing for a photo, DECA seniors Brooke Xu, Valerie Zhang, and Hannah Lee relax after qualifying for the State competition. Westwood DECA beat personal records this year, having a total of 256 members advancing to compete at the next level.

DECA Breaks District Records

Mallory Milner, Reporter January 18, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) began their season with the Districts competition at Kalahari Resort. DECA members gathered to compete in written and roleplay events...

Candidates who lose in the Executive election will be given the opportunity to run for secondary positions.

Executive Candidates Advocate for Student Representation in StuCo Election

Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor April 11, 2023

Executive officers are a crucial part of StuCo, leading the entirety of the organization.  These students help organize opportunities and events, ensuring the continued success of StuCo initiatives. Below...

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...

On the bus journey to Seguin, HOSA members face a long day of competitions ahead of them. To ease nerves before their competitions, Future Health Professionals participated in karaoke and practiced presentations during the bus ride.

HOSA Students Advance to State Leadership Conference

Chloe Oakley, Campus News Editor January 25, 2023

On Friday, Jan. 20, members of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) , ventured south to Seguin High School to compete at the Area 1 Spring Leadership Conference (SLC). Members spent months...

Laughing along the sidelines, Alice Gaede 22 and Anita You 22 play soccer together. Apart from soccer, IB students could participate in other outdoor games, including Capture the Flag in the Warrior Bowl. Students were allowed to choose their own teams.

IB Grateful Gathering Brings Students Together, Celebrating the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Shreya Selvaraju, Horizon Editor-In-Chief December 1, 2021

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, International Baccalaureate(IB) students congregated in the cafeteria to celebrate the fourth annual Grateful Gathering. The event was organized by the IB Student Organization...

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