THE FEATHERDUSTER

Special Olympic athletes work together to score at tournament

Anne Slatel

March 28, 2018

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Dressed in brightly colored pinnies, Special Olympians of all ages run up and down the court Feb. 24 in the San Marcos and Texas State gyms. “It felt good [to win],” sophomore Ryan Robinette said. “[I played] defense...

Student marches for her life against gun violence

Sarah Davis

March 28, 2018

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On March 24, an estimated 20,000 Austinites gathered downtown for March For Our Lives, a national march protesting gun violence. I traveled by bus with my church group to be a part of the movement. The march was sparked by Marjor...

Collection of gun control quotes

March 20, 2018

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“I think that there should be some kind of [gun] control, but not necessarily banning of all guns. If you need an AR-15 to hunt, then you must suck at hunting.” —sophomore Jill Dodson   “I believe there should b...

Students hopeful that walkouts will provide change

Isabella Zou

March 16, 2018

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On Friday, April 20, students at Westlake will be walking out of class in peaceful protest in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month, in which a 19-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rif...

Varsity baseball caps series-sweep of Vandegrift

Aro Majumder, Reporter

March 13, 2018

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With two outs down for Westlake in the bottom of the third and trailing 1-3, Denton Apple popped up what appeared to be a routine in-field fly ball to Trey Mongauzy. But the second baseman wasn’t able to locate the ball, and hi...

Varsity basketball falls to Allen in State semifinal

Aro Majumder, Lead Sports Writer

March 10, 2018

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Out-coached, out-worked, out-played. Those aren’t phrases Westlake fans have been very familiar with this season as the team went 36-3 en route to the first State final four in school history. With the No. 1 team in Texa...

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