THE FEATHERDUSTER

Indie band from Wales jams at ACL

Madeline Dupre

November 22, 2012

Are you a fan of indie rock bands such as The Strokes, or maybe you enjoy the fun feel of Belle and Sebastian? Then the Welsh band Los Campesinos! is for you. How many bands can you name whose members changed their last names?...

Westlake falls short against Lake Travis, loses chance at district title

Jacob Prothro

November 13, 2012

The ball flew through the crisp fall sky, carrying hopes and dreams of an entire season, an entire team and an entire fan base as it went. The scene unfolded in slow motion as the ball fell well short of the goalposts , the...

Jam Fest tryouts scheduled for Nov. 17

Georgina Kuhlmann

November 12, 2012

Jam Fest is a battle of the bands that raises money for the Eanes Education Foundation, an organization that funds numerous teacher positions in the Eanes district. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the...

Artisan handmade market coming to Westlake

Seher Mohammad

November 12, 2012

The Westlake Pottery Department will hold a completely student driven art festival, Artisan Handmade Market. The festival will incorporate a variety of different types of art by professional as well as aspiring student artists....

Westlake band makes history

Andy Brown

November 12, 2012

"Coppell High School...James Bowie High School...Marcus High School...Hebron High School ..." As the public address announcer read off the marching bands (in performance order) who had qualified for the UIL State Marching Finals...

Theater Department to present childhood classic Willy Wonka

Katie Mitchell

November 9, 2012

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

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...

J.K. Rowling’s new book is anything but casual

Brian Wieckowski

November 8, 2012

"The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous," best-selling author J.K. Rowling said to The Telegraph's Jeremy Paxman in 2003 about her life since Harry Potter became...

Boys cross country takes District, advances to Regional

David Tulkoff

November 8, 2012

At the Regional meet Nov. 3 at Arlington, the varsity boys cross country team took ninth place overall. "We had a chance to get fifth, but one of the boys fell," coach Bert Bonnecarrere said. "That added 60 points onto our...

Student writes about family history in football

Jacob Prothro

November 8, 2012

My dad started playing football in third grade. That would have been about 1970. The AFL and NFL had just merged. The New Orleans Saints were the laughing stock of the new combined league, having gone 2-11-1 that season. In...

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