THE FEATHERDUSTER

Young middle school teacher battles through breast cancer

Alexis Huynh and ZZ Lundburg

October 26, 2012

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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...

Choice of music at homecoming dance baffles attendee

Georgina Kuhlmann

October 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Music

I've never been one for parties and loud noise and I've never particularly enjoyed crowds, sweat and screaming, but I can admit that I was excited for the 2012 Homecoming dance. I anticipated a night of music, dancing and laughter....

Chaps sweep dual swim meet

Mackenzie Franklin

October 23, 2012

Filed under Sports

The swim team took on Cedar Park High School in a dual meet last Friday at the Rollingwood pool. The Chaps swept the meet, with girls beating Cedar Park 159-135 and boys winning 136-105. "Overall the meet went really well,"...

CBS’s Elementary airs despite success of BBC’s Sherlock

Jack Stenglein

October 23, 2012

Filed under Reviews

CBS's Elementary finds the famous detective, played by Jonny Lee Miller, living in New York City, having escaped from rehab. Holmes' rich father has hired Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, as his sober companion. To distract himself...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower exceeds expectations

Margaret Norman

October 23, 2012

Filed under Reviews

Goodbye Hermione Granger. Emma Watson has lost her goody-two-shoes character by playing the adventurous, off-beat high school senior, Sam, in The Perks of Being a Wallflower based off the novel by Stephen Chbosky. Sam and her...

October brings breast cancer awareness

Kathryn Revelle

October 1, 2012

Filed under News

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...

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