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Aidan Vu

Aidan Vu, Editor-In-Chief

Aidan Vu is a junior at Westside High School. This is his third year on the Howler News staff, progressing his way to being its editor-in-chief. Consequently, he is committed to writing stories and voicing the unrepresented, strengthened by his dedication and perfectionism. He is an advocate for social and political issues, however, the telling of the narratives of students, staff, and faculty is what drives him most.

Additionally, he is a part of the FUTURE's program, which is centered for health science students at Westside. However, he plans to work in either the journalism or political fields to pursue his passion in life. He is a part of several clubs and organizations, such as the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Model UN, the Redcross Club, and an online book club.

He enjoys writing and reading controversial topics, ones that draw discussion and keeps the reader wanting more. Ultimately, he aspires to major in journalism or political science to chase his career goals and ideal future of unfolding the truths and misrepresentations that pollute the world. His future is one devoted to changing the environment of the media.

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Education Epidemic: Legislation

Education Epidemic: Legislation

October 1, 2021

The United States of America has paved and fought for enabling a more just and equal national society for all. The rights of people of color, undocumented immigrants, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other...

A middle school student in virtual school, Samantha Vu.

The mental health crisis that a virtual school system has mobilized

May 22, 2021

Brrring! The alarm on my phone shook the entire bed while blaring that dreadful ringing to signal the time for my first class of the day. My mind is in a haze as I reach for the alarm. I gazed across my...

The surge of concern and questions for HISDs re-opening plan

The surge of concern and questions for HISD’s re-opening plan

April 30, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year will certainly make the history books. One dominated by masks and anti-bacterial products. One dominated through the video communications of Zoom and Microsoft Teams. One dominated...

The importance of men supporting women against gender inequality

March 26, 2021

Men have always dominated global society, disregarding and discrediting the women with the same or having exceeding capabilities as their male counterparts. While March celebrates Women’s History Month,...

The importance of the presidential position of Black Student Union in a transformed America

The importance of the presidential position of Black Student Union in a transformed America

March 5, 2021

The United States of America has completely transformed since the “discrimination administration” under former President Trump that had rollbacked a number of civil and human rights and dominated by...

Black History Month Competition by Westsides Black Student Union

Black History Month Competition by Westside’s Black Student Union

February 3, 2021

The Black Student Union, or BSU, is having an arts and writing competition in honor of Black History Month. The art categories for the competition include, portraits, sculptures, canvases, collages, and...

Sources of comfort

Sources of comfort

January 20, 2021

Comfort, A sensation that seems to transport us to an entirely new dimension away from the despair Such as the melodies, harmonies, and voices of music That can take some to a world without chaos...

American society needs change as it is reflected from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

January 10, 2021

Democracy is the process that runs our nation of the United States of America, yet President Donald Trump ― who lost both the popular vote and electoral college vote ― has made it clear that he disregards...

Being a part of different politcal parties, determines someones entire basis of belief and priorities.

It is impossible to have a relationship with someone with different political beliefs

December 16, 2020

American politics seems to have become a predominant topic across the country and even worldwide more than ever, especially throughout the course of 2020. This includes the transformative social movement...

Code Orange, part I

November 30, 2020

Harris County has surpassed its 7% COVID-19 positivity rate, exceeding the HISD's COVID gauge for permitting in-person school. As of Monday, November 16, 2020, the local positivity rates are moving in...

The process of the 2020 Election Day

November 16, 2020

November 3rd can be seen as the most important day of the entire year of 2020 as it was Election Day, the last day of voting for candidates of public offices at local, state, and national levels. Election...

A portion of the Wolf Band returns playing for the Westisdes varisty footballs game against Chavez.
(From right to left the students are: Alejandro Estrada, Estevan Villagrana Ocasio, and Bjorn Wessels)

The return of Westside’s band

November 9, 2020

Westside's notorious Wolf Band, like the rest of the fine arts, have transitioned to a virtual schedule, however, their return in playing for crowds may come sooner than expected. The marching band...

Westside students will be following the set bell schedule, with a few minor tweeks. While on campus students will go to either their 4th or 5th period class for Office Hours.

Westside’s evolution of virtual learning to its reintroduction of in-person learning

October 9, 2020

COVID-19 has completely transformed the education system and can only expand to better its students and educators as long as the coronavirus persists in the public with no vaccine or cure. Westside High...

Staff pick: The Kings of Summer

Staff pick: “The Kings of Summer”

May 13, 2020

"The Kings of Summer" is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film with a cast that includes, Nick Robinson, Moisés Arias, Lili Reinhart, Alison Brie, and many other talented actors and actresses. This film displays...

Early release of 2020 movies while theaters are closed

Early release of 2020 movies while theaters are closed

May 12, 2020

More and more studios, including Warner Bros., SONY, Disney, and Universal Studios, are releasing new films digitally to consumers at home with on-demand providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These films...

credited to Westsides twitter account

Westside’s Pride Dance Team virtual auditions

April 14, 2020

Westside's Pride Dance Team is now holding virtual auditions to be part of their group from April 13th to April 24th. Usually. Pride auditions would be held in the main gym at Westside High School....

COVID 19 is bringing families closer together.
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COVID-19 is rescuing American families

April 12, 2020

The time to spend with your families has become plentiful for many in the event of COVID-19, in which used to be rare and a burdensome to earn. It is the start for many parents and kids to be under...

Course Selection Night

Course selection night for Westside’s incoming 9th graders!

February 17, 2020

West Brair Middle School's 8th grade class will be able to come to Westside on Tuesday, February 18th at 6 PM. It will be presented by Principal Stewart and the deans at Westside in the Learning Commons....

inertia dance team poster from the Inertia Dance Company twitter.

Westside’s Inertia Dance Company’s 20th Circle Jam

January 13, 2020

Westside's Intertia Dance Company is hosting the 20th Circle Jam on January 25th at Westside High School. Inertia dancers will be able to display their skills and talents to a line of judges. These judges...

credited to Nations Resturant News from IN-N-OUT

Staff Picks: IN-N-OUT Burger’s Takeover of Houston

December 9, 2019

The California based burger chain, IN-N-OUT Burger have officially taken over Houston. IN-N-Out has locations throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas and Oregon. There are already two new...

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Edited by Aidan Vu

We Don’t Need Standardized Testing!

November 1, 2019

I strongly believe that standardized testing should not base the majority of a student's intelligence. Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT  measure a high school student's one common data point...

The Varsity Boys Swimming Team Are Turning The Tides!

The Varsity Boy’s Swimming Team Are Turning The Tides!

October 18, 2019

Westside's varsity boy's swimming team has splashed into deep water. Last week, on October 15th, they met and competed against Cypress Ranch High School in our natatorium from 6 PM to 8:30 PM. The...

Ifraah Shegow stresses over her school work.

Don’t Stress About It!

October 7, 2019

The transition of middle school to high school classes for freshmen can cause a lot of stress from the overwhelming amounts of homework, studying hours for quizzes and tests students have everyday,...

Savannah Adamson with exchange students from France.

Hosting An Exchange Student From France

September 18, 2019

Have you ever considered about housing a student from a different country? Students are able to host an exchange students from France during the fall semester, from October 18- October 28. For ten days,...

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