Choir takes annual trip to MO Ranch

Kendall Chase

October 26, 2015

More than 300 students attended the choir’s annual trip to Mo Ranch Sept. 11-13 in Hunt, Texas. The upperclassmen went out Friday night and had a chance to bond through games and squad meetings. “Finally making it to the...


October 26, 2015

Freshman enrolls in ACC’s Early College High School

Lucy Layne Urdahl

October 26, 2015

College always seemed like something that would cost way too much and be something that I would have to wait until I could help pay for it. Well, that was until I learned about Austin Community College’s Early College High School...

Chaps overtake Akins in blow out

Drew Brown

October 13, 2015

On Westlake’s third home game, the Chaps faced Akins in a duel on Oct. 9.   In the midst of their best start in school history (4-2), the Eagles came into the game with hope. Firing with a strong opening, the Eagles...

Westlake loses long-time coach and teacher, Mark Hurst

Dylan Webber

October 8, 2015

Sports teams often form family-like bonds, and last Sunday the Westlake athletic family lost one of its longest standing members. On the morning of Oct. 4, longtime assistant football and track coach Mark Hurst passed away a...

The sequel to The Maze Runner exceeds expectations

Kendall Carroll

October 7, 2015

If you love movies with drama, emotion and action in them, then you'd love The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to The Maze Runner. Though The Scorch Trials storyline strays from the book’s, I still found it intriguin...

New English teacher comes to Westlake

Ariana Eshraghi

October 7, 2015

For most teachers, class is a job to do and procedures like taking attendance are simply part of the job. But for new English teacher Megan Wham-Joyce, the class is also a place for students to get creative, and she shows it through...

Coaches in the classroom

Kendall Carroll

October 2, 2015

Coach Shannon Haddon Coach Haddon teaches Modified Biology, Peer Assistance for Students with Disabilities, and MAPS. She coaches girls’ basketball and assists in coaching softball.   The Featherduster: How different is it to coach athletes vers...

A screaming good premiere

Sage Sutton

October 1, 2015

For months I had waited, and the day was finally here: the premiere of the new comedic horror show, "Scream Queens," created by Ryan Murphy, also the brains behind hits such as "American Horror Story" and "Glee". The show is based...