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  • May 23Underclassmen exemption list due on May 25
  • May 18Tennis Tournament on Saturday May 21
  • May 18POSSE Scholarship Applications are due on June 3rd
  • May 18STAAR Test Retakes June 21st- June 23rd
  • May 18Last Day of School June 7th
The student news site of Westside High School

Howler News

The student news site of Westside High School

Howler News

Hiba Safie

Hiba Safie, Writer

Hiba Safie is a junior at Westside High School, this is her second year being on the Howler News Staff. Her expertise in writing and in design makes her work seem appealing to the reader and able to understand what she is emphasizing.

During her free time she likes to paint, play volleyball, and read books. She also likes to hang out with friends and family and is happiest when she is with them. She enjoys writing specifically about things that she is passionate about and meaningful to her.

Her goals in the future is to be a doctor specifically a pediatrician because she likes to help people and wants to give back to the people in her community. She wants to be successful in life and help her family. Hiba likes to write editorials and all about the students here at Westside! 

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The Heat Wave That Scares Us All

The Heat Wave That Scares Us All

May 31, 2022

About two years ago, during the winter storm , thousands of residents in Texas lost electricity and water. However, since then the power grid has since not been resolved. The governor has not fixed the...

Key Club Book Drive

Key Club Book Drive

April 22, 2022

Key Club is now hosting a book drive! The Westside Key Club are collaborating with Books Between Kids to help students get access to education and have the freedom to read books. Students can donate pre-loved...

Eco students participate in an avtice EV demonstration.

Evolve at Westside

March 29, 2022

On March 23, 2022 a special event by Evolve took place here at Westside. Evolve is a non-profit organization in Houston and they created an electric youth education program called, "eYEP".  This event...

The Reality of a Senior

The Reality of a Senior

February 25, 2022

Being a senior is always hard and with the circumstances that have been present in society over the past few years, it has only gotten worse. Seniors have only had one full year of normal school and their...

Final Exam Makeup Schedule!

Final Exam Makeup Schedule!

February 9, 2022

For students who were unable to complete their final as a result of being absence, there are now opportunities and dates for you to make up those finals and finalize your first semester grades. Finals...

Should School Uniforms Be Implemented Strictly?

Should School Uniforms Be Implemented Strictly?

December 11, 2021

It happens every day of the week. You hear it in the halls, you hear it in the classrooms, it's everywhere. It isn't just heard but it's seen as well. As you walk down the hall, you will see a girl or...

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Senior Movie Night

November 19, 2021

Attention to all seniors! Senior activities are back and better than ever! Senior Movie Night is coming up and you have the opportunity to come. The movie night will take place on November 18, 2021. It...

Staff Pick: The New Era of Music

Staff Pick: The New Era of Music

November 2, 2021

As society as evolved, so has the music industry and what people are listening to. The Internet and social media has redefined music in a significant way that has never been done before. In the past,...

Westsides HOSA members participate in the annual Homecoming Parade. October 15, 2021

Research project opportunity with MD Anderson

October 20, 2021

Students at Westside High School and HISD have a new opportunity to participate in something that can be very beneficial and fun. MD Anderson Cancer Center has created a research study revolved around...

Show Your Westside Spirit at Football Games!

Show Your Westside Spirit at Football Games!

October 1, 2021

Football season and school spirit have made a welcome return to campus. With the student body back in full force, everyone can now come to games and participate in motivating the players and showing...

What Have We Learned From The 2020-2021 School Year?

What Have We Learned From The 2020-2021 School Year?

May 22, 2021

Through this past year, we have been in a tunnel filled with darkness and no hope, however, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel and it has allowed us to become optimistic of all the good that...

2019 Members in Africa

How “Action in Africa” will look like in the 2021-2022 school year

April 21, 2021

"Action in Africa" is a non-profit organization that is found all around the United States, including here at Westside. It helps provide assistance with education in several different areas of Africa such...

Course Selection 2021-2022

Course Selection 2021-2022

March 29, 2021

After a long school year, it is finally time to pick classes for next year! Although it is going to be a little different under the circumstances, students are still able to get the thrill and excitement...

Life of a Westside varsity softball player

Life of a Westside varsity softball player

March 5, 2021

Through all of the chaos and hardships, the Westside varsity softball team has just started their new season! Being a softball player during this time can be very hard and tiring by trying to manage school...

Whether you gift someone flowers or you spend time looking at them, you truly capture how angelic they are and the happiness they release!

The Gift of Nature

January 20, 2021

All around us, there are trees, flowers, birds, plants, and many more but as a society today we don't stop to take a look at how beautiful nature is and the gift that it provides us. Nature is the reason...

Should students be required to take finals this semester?

Should students be required to take finals this semester?

December 14, 2020

The 2020-21 school year has been very difficult for many students and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many students are feeling overwhelmed trying to manage schoolwork while trying to maintain good health...

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...

Staff Pick: Grand Army

Staff Pick: Grand Army

November 16, 2020

Have you heard of the show called Grand Army? Grand Army has arrived on Netflix and has been one of the most popular shows since. Grand Army is about high school teens and the hardships and chaos they...

Do You Think Flex Time is Important?

Do You Think Flex Time is Important?

November 9, 2020

In the 2020-21 school year, there have been many changes in the schedule and what it includes. This year students have flex time which is academic time for students to finish assignments, ask teachers...

When staff and students return to Westside in October, they will find the Commons looking very different. Gone are the tables, replaced with desks, where students will wait in the morning, and freshmen will have lunch.

What to expect when students return to Westside for face to face school days

October 9, 2020

The past six months, school buildings have been closed, and students have on computer screens and phones participating in their classes virtually. But it's about to change, because, finally, HISD will...

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