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Theater Department to present childhood classic Willy Wonka

Katie Mitchell

November 9, 2012

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Candy covers the room, chocolate rivers flow and people eat from edible grass and candy trees. This is Wonka Land. The theater department is preparing for its newest production, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka. The play will run at...

Seniors participate in engaging internships

David Tulkoff

November 8, 2012

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Many students at Westlake work summer jobs or internships to earn money or learn more about a potential career. Some of those jobs can be quite unique, exciting, unusual, educational or inspirational. Seniors Keyur Mehta and Mason...

Dance department showcases Spotlight

ZZ Lundburg and Alexis Huynh

November 2, 2012

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On Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., the dance department will perform a large dance production featuring Dance I, II, III, IV, Hyline, Star Steppers, Jazz Co. and Funky Co in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and seating will...

Students openly share their opinions in the new Philosophy Club

Liam Gerrity

November 1, 2012

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The Philosophy Club was established last spring to give students an outlet for their philosophical opinions and beliefs. Sponsored by speech and debate teacher Terry Hunt, the group meets Thursdays every other week in room 110....

Sophomore copes with a year full of change

Sabrina Knap

November 1, 2012

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Sophomore Nicole Hix has had anything but a simple year, from spending a semester at boarding school to the discovery of her mother being diagnosed with breast cancer. Nicole spent the second half of her freshman year at St....

Young middle school teacher battles through breast cancer

Alexis Huynh and ZZ Lundburg

October 26, 2012

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No one plans on it. No one expects it to happen until it does. For Hill Country Middle School special education teacher Adrienne Harmon, it happened when she was only 35 - she was diagnosed with breast cancer. While people...

Live oak helps students grow

Cierra Smith

October 25, 2012

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It's that time of year again. The time for bonfires, cooler weather, pumpkin pie and falling leaves. The image conjures up warm memories of fall. But while other students may be excited about hay rides and turkey hangovers, fall...

Current school system gets evaluated

Katherine Spencer

October 25, 2012

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Under the current system, students are encouraged to not take risks and to take classes that they are not interested in taking. The system is largely a byproduct of the top ten percent rule that the University of Texas established...

October brings breast cancer awareness

Kathryn Revelle

October 1, 2012

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October is a month filled with many changes. The leaves change color, summer wardrobes change from t-shirts with cut-offs to jeans with boots. The weather changes from blazing hot to cool, breezy fall. However, these changes aren't...

Choir presents annual production

Emma Pennell

February 27, 2012

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What has 400 legs, 200 mouths, and 76 trombones? It's a stage full of the choir cast rehearsing for this year's musical, The Music Man, which ran Feb. 7-9. Preparation for the annual musical, produced by the choir department and...

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