THE FEATHERDUSTER

Hyline completes contest season, prepares for Zenith

Sydney Zhou and Annakate Kelley

March 31, 2017

Filed under News

Hyline won every category it entered Feb. 11 at Westwood High School’s annual dance competition. “[We won] best in contest for the team and the officers, best in medium ensemble, best solo in super teen category, and platinum,”...

Model UN travels to Washington, D.C., wins awards in international convention

Lexy Connolly

March 29, 2017

Filed under News

On Feb. 16-19, 27 students attended the North American Invitational Model United Nations conference in Washington, D.C. Of approximately 3,500 students who participated in the conference, the Chaps brought home six awards, including...

Yearly Chap Relays bring more successes to track and field

Emma McCandless and Gabriel Khataw

March 29, 2017

Filed under Sports

It’s a chilly Saturday at Westlake High School and the stadium is buzzing with excitement. As a gunshot sounds, eight runners take off on the track to lead off their relay. Voices are heard from all over the bleachers, as well...

Dancer expresses opinion on sport

Hadley Waldren

March 29, 2017

Filed under Columns

To begin I would like to say that dance is what I love to do and this rant only reflects a tiny bit on my life. So continuing with my story, Dance is very difficult mentally and physically. Although many people think it’s simple...

Varsity boys soccer wins first playoff game

Adam Jasper and Jake La Barbiera

March 28, 2017

Filed under Sports

Boys varsity soccer played host to Robert E. Lee High School from San Antonio in its first playoff game. Despite the fact that Westlake finished the regular season with a worse record than its opponents, the Chaps won 4-1.   “[This...

Us and them — bipartisanship is faltering in U.S. politics

Conor O'Bryon

March 24, 2017

Filed under Columns

Now we bring you (roughly accurate*) coverage of an argument on Capitol Hill:   Democrats: “Hey, stop repealing Obamacare. You are such complete morons.”   Republicans: “Are not. You’re the morons....

Varsity tennis wins in its fourth tournament

Adam J

March 23, 2017

Filed under Sports

Varsity tennis had their fourth tournament, The Unicorn Open, on March 3-4. In the end, the Chaps won the tournament by a healthy margin, which was a big confidence booster. Most of their points were in girls singles and boys...

Varsity boys soccer hosts Lake Travis

Jake La Barbiera

March 23, 2017

Filed under Sports

Boys varsity soccer recently hosted the Lake Travis Cavaliers Feb. 24. The game ended in a 1-2 loss that had the crowd on the edge of their seats the entire game. Coach John Campbell addressed the result.   "We are...

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