THE FEATHERDUSTER

Local boy scouts help others on their journey to becoming eagle scouts

Liam Gerrity

April 29, 2013

Filed under News

Every Monday night, from 7-8 p.m., the Troop 30 Boy Scouts congregate at their sponsor church, St. Michael's Episcopal. For the Boy Scouts, these nights are mostly recreational, but they also plan hikes, campouts and district...

Disney Channel has hit rock bottom

Emily Martinez

April 29, 2013

Filed under Columns

Children these days don't even know what they're missing. Being brainwashed into thinking that shows like A.N.T. Farm, Dog with a Blog and Austin & Ally are actually high quality entertainment, when in reality they have missed...

Tennis players prepare for Regionals

Jacob Prothro

April 29, 2013

Filed under Sports

The Chaparrals' tradition of excellence on the hard court continued earlier in the week during the annual District 15-5A tennis tournament. The event, which was held at the Pennick-Allison Tennis Center on the campus of the...

Student reflects on decline of baseball and its future

Jacob Prothro

April 29, 2013

Filed under Columns

My dad doesn't like baseball. To him, it's too slow, too boring. As an ex football player, there's not enough contact to satisfy him. Growing up in the South, it was a sport that was played by "people who couldn't play football." I'm...

Music nerds swarm record shops

Jack Speer

April 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Music

A brief history: The first international Record Store Day was held on April 19, 2008. This day marked a new hope for independent record shops. Every year, the common disc jockey’s recreation center would be stocked with vinyl...

Relay For Life raises awareness about cancer

Jessica Stenglein

April 17, 2013

Filed under News

Each year many students join together to celebrate, remember and fight back during the annual Relay For Life of Westlake-West Austin. This event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, helps raise awareness about cancer and...

Dancers prepare for Zenith performance

Jessica Stenglein

April 17, 2013

Filed under News

On April 18-20, the stage of the Performing Arts Center will be taken over as the members the Dance Department and other groups perform in this year's Zenith entitled "Once Upon A Time." "[We chose the theme 'Once Upon A Time']...

Latin Club takes fifth in state convention

Cierra Smith

April 15, 2013

Filed under News

The Latin Club attended the Latin State Convention April 12-13 in Flower Mound, Texas with 113 members, the largest contingent so far from Westlake. They joined approximately 2,000 Latin students from other Texas schools. The...

HOSA competitors advance to Nationals

Alexis Huynh, Featherduster Online Manager

April 14, 2013

Filed under News

On April 11 - 13, 24 students competed in the Texas Health Occupational Students of America State competition against 3,000 others in Galveston. The following students have qualified to attend the HOSA National Conference in Nashville,...

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