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  • May 9The 2017 Senior Edition of the Howler News is OUT! Get it while you can.

  • May 9Update - Laptop check in begins Wednesday, May 17th for seniors

  • March 29The 2017 Canidae Yearbook is SOLD OUT. Thanks wolves!

  • Is the internet a basic human right?

    Is the internet a basic human right?

    Nicole Saldivia, Editor

    May 16, 2017

    Adviser Note:  This is Nicole's final story for the Howler News.  She will graduate from Westside on Sunday, May 28th.  It has been such a pleasure working with Nicole for the past 2 years.  She is so talented and creative.  While she doesn't talk a lot, she is always thinking and working on a n...

  • Please and Thank You

    Please and Thank You

    Elizabeth George, Writer

    May 15, 2017

    I was raised with the rule of "please and thank you", and maybe I'm old fashioned, but I believe this practice is not antiquated enough to completely abandon. When it comes to manners, I do not consider myself to be a mogul of politeness, however, I understand that I should pick up after myself, say...

  • The Importance of an Education

    The Importance of an Education

    Blake Gomez, Editor

    May 15, 2017

    Adviser Note:  This the final story that Senior Blake Gomez will write for the Howler News.  Blake has been a member of the staff for 2 years, and during that time he has kept us informed, thinking, and happy to share a laugh.  He is off to college with an excitement to explore and contribute to ...

  • The End of an Era- Coach Brown

    The End of an Era- Coach Brown

    Estefania Arrivillaga, Writer

    May 9, 2017

    Coach Sakis Brown is stepping away from coaching after 24 years in Houston ISD. Coach brown started his coaching career at Stevenson Middle school in 1994 and transferred to Westside High school in 2000. Coach Brown served the men's head soccer coach for 15 years at Westside High school before becoming...

    Coach Brown, on the pitch.

    Javier Parra

  • Tennis wins big!

    Tennis wins big!

    Sharon Roberts, Adviser

    April 13, 2017

    Westside Tennis came back from the District Tournament with wins, and players advancing to the Regionals at Deer Park, which start on Monday, April 17th. The team brought home 2nd place in district, behind strong showings from boy's singles champion  senior Daniel Mehralizadeh and girls singles champion Jolie McAdoo.  ...

    Westside Tennis shows off their medals from the District tournament

  • Easter Treats

    Easter Treats

    Alejandra Parra, Photographer

    April 4, 2017

    Even though  Halloween may be know to be the as the official candy-lovers holiday, it’s time to spring ahead and look forward to the colorful Easter treats. While it may be less commercial advertised, Easter gives those with a  sweet tooth much to celebrate. Chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs stuffed...

    Those delicious crispy waffles and milk chocolate can be seen in their unique Easter packaging at local stores. Once you rip past the packaging you are now able to enjoy their chocolate goodness.

News

Sugarland Law Bans Handheld Devices While Driving

Sugarland Law Bans Handheld Devices While Driving

Madison Rice, Writer

 In Sugarland, TX, a law banning the use of handheld devices while driving was recently implemented. The law was set in place March 20th and affects anyone who operates a vehicle in Sugarland. This law was applied to make S...

April 3, 2017No Comments

Trump Supporters Reactions to Trump

Trump Supporters Reactions to Trump

Bailee Jackson, Author

When Donald J. Trump was elected as our 45th president, I was shocked. I could not believe that a man who had said such terrifying and ignorant things, won over the people of this country. It's been about 2 months and Trump...

March 31, 20171 Comment

Senior Exemptions

Senior Exemptions

Estefania Arrivillaga, Writer

Westside High school offers its students the ability to omit their second semester finals. This opportunity helps senior students avoid taking these big exams, requirements include having no more than three absences, no...

March 31, 2017No Comments

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Sports

The End of an Era- Coach Brown

The End of an Era- Coach Brown

Estefania Arrivillaga, Writer

Coach Sakis Brown is stepping away from coaching after 24 years in Houston ISD. Coach brown started his coaching career at Stevenson Middle school in 1994 and transferred to Westside High school in 2000. Coach Brown served...

May 9, 20173 Comments

Tennis wins big!

Tennis wins big!

Sharon Roberts, Adviser

Westside Tennis came back from the District Tournament with wins, and players advancing to the Regionals at Deer Park, which start on Monday, April 17th. The team brought home 2nd place in district, behind strong sh...

April 13, 2017No Comments

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Recent Sports Scores

  • Monday, February 6

    Girl's Basketball

    Westside 61 - Bellaire 55

  • Friday, February 3

    Boy's Basketball

    Westside 2 - Westbury 2

  • Friday, February 3

    Girl's soccer

    Westside 2 - Lamar 2

Student Life

Tobacco$ Worth it?

Tobacco$ Worth it?

Sage Mathes, Writer

Cigarettes, snuff, dip as well as many other forms of tobacco have always been present among high school students and continue to ruin lives. Not only is tobacco costly on a monetary scale but it is also...

April 13, 2017No Comments

Best Buddies International

Best Buddies International

April 4, 2017

Story of Joelle Obeid

Story of Joelle Obeid

April 4, 2017

In the lab with Chemistry Club.

In the lab with Chemistry Club.

April 3, 2017

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