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Why Are So Many People Altering their Hair Right now?

Why Are So Many People Altering their Hair Right now?

Shristi Dayal, Reporter

May 11, 2020

If you have been on Youtube, Instagram, or any social media platform, you may have noticed people taking some scissors and dye and changing the look of their hair. Some people are even using tattoo kits to get tattoos or even piercing their ears or noses. Maybe you're also doing it. But why does quarantine...

Texas Is Starting To Reopen: Is It Too Soon?

Texas Is Starting To Reopen: Is It Too Soon?

Hannah McDonough, Editor

May 7, 2020

As businesses and public places throughout Texas start to reopen their doors to the public, many wonder if it's too soon. According to a press release from governor Greg Abbott, retail stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and malls were permitted to open on Friday, May 1. This was phase one of a plan t...

Why Do We Self-Isolate?

Why Do We Self-Isolate?

Akaash Reddy, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Self-isolation is very important, everyone should know that. But does everyone know exactly why? It isn't as simple as trying to not catch the virus. We self-isolate to prevent others from getting the virus, to curve the amount of hospital cases. We aren't trying to stop the virus altogether with...

Animal Shelters Affected By COVID 19

Animal Shelters Affected By COVID 19

Hannah McDonough, Editor

April 23, 2020

Coronavirus has become a familiar term to us all, and we all know the toll it has taken on people around the world, but what about its affect on our furry friends? With everyone in quarantine, there's hardly anyone to adopt the animals, and that means several things. For one, the shelters aren't getting...

Foods That Boost Your Immune System During Corona

Foods That Boost Your Immune System During Corona

Hadley Norris, Reporter

April 6, 2020

1. Leafy greens It’s a no brainer that vegetables are good for you but leafy greens like kale, cabbage, and spinach are really important for your immune system especially when it is compromised. Eating vegetables can help avoid getting sick and missing school. When you can’t get to the grocery ...

The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus Pandemic

Hannah McDonough and June Jung

March 11, 2020

Updated 4/3 On January 7, 2020, health authorities in China confirmed the first cases of novel coronavirus. It started in Wuhan, China, but has been spreading quickly. According to worldometer, worldwide, about 789,925 active cases have been confirmed, but there are also about 282,956 closed case...

The Breakdown on Student Stress

The Breakdown on Student Stress

Hannah McDonough, Kavan Stewart, and Katie Flannagan

March 5, 2020

Student stress is a common issue that has come up a lot. Watch the video to get a breakdown on what student stress is, the symptoms, and how you can avoid it.

High School Around The Corner

High School Around The Corner

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 4, 2020

With the second semester starting, eighth-graders are getting ready to start high school. In February, eighth-graders will have meetings with their Westwood counselors to help them decide what classes they will take. There are also information meetings coming up. On Feb. 5th, there is an eighth-grade...

The Pros and Cons of a Juice Cleanse

The Pros and Cons of a Juice Cleanse

Harmony House, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Juice cleansing is a type of diet where people will only consume juices made from fruits and veggies from 3-10 days at a time. It has become prevalent over the last decade. Although, since these cleanses are restrictive in food groups and proteins, many people doubt their benefits. Cons of Juicing Ju...

Holiday Tradition In Austin Raising Controversy

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Hannah McDonough, Editor

December 18, 2019

As you're driving down 360, a road in Austin, around the holiday season, you may see a bunch of decorated trees. This has been an Austin tradition for a while, but lately, it has been raising the question: Is it harming the environment? People hear about it and decide to do it without knowing the consequences. For...

The World’s Endangered Animals We Should Work Harder to Save

The World's Endangered Animals We Should Work Harder to Save

June Jung and Hannah McDonough

December 4, 2019

All species are a part of life on earth. Without them, the whole life cycle falls apart. But by helping to preserve them and their habitats, we do not need to worry so much about extinction. Here is a list of 5 species that are currently listed as endangered, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 1.) Amur Leopard Amur leopards live in the forests of Russia, experiencing f...

Kill Shelters Need Our Support

Kill Shelters Need Our Support

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

December 3, 2019

First Things First The phrase "kill shelter" gets misinterpreted. The fact that people don't donate to kill shelters cause even more animals to be euthanized. When people hear that an animal shelter euthanizes animals, people jump to conclusions and make uneducated decisions. People can't look past tha...