Future U.S. foreign policy outlook in uncertain world

Conor O'Bryon

May 23, 2018

Recent world events have certainly generated a great deal of discussion and thought regarding the role of the United States on the global stage. The Middle East and North Korea, not surprisingly, have been at the forefront of s...

Westlake students join other schools at capitol for National School Walkout

Kendall Carroll

May 23, 2018

At 10 a.m. April 20, hundreds of students left their second period class and headed to the Chap Court and the stadium to honor the victims of the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Th...

Introspective senior questions the meaning of life

Claire Schaffer

May 23, 2018

What is life? Rather, what is the meaning of life? For centuries, scientists have failed to give us an answer that isn’t numerical. But look no further, for I may have uncovered the truth. Some of you may have heard these the...

Lacrosse wraps up the year

Jack McManus

May 22, 2018

With both of their varsity teams winning District and the Division II team advancing to the state quarterfinals, further than they have in the team’s history, Westlake Lacrosse has quite the season to look back on as the school y...

I’m not your tutor

Veronica Mieres

May 22, 2018

“Oh, you’re fluent? Can you help me with my Spanish homework?” The dreaded question. I hear it almost daily. “Sure!” I say with a smile, even though my day just got 10 times worse. Helping people with t...

Year in review: what 2018 has offered so far

Catherine Barany

May 22, 2018

It can be easy to be dragged down by negative news when that’s the grand majority of what we see in the media. And it’s true — from devastating natural disasters to mass shootings, divisive politics to wars, the 2017-2018...

Beginner surfer hones skills at surf park

Peyton Steinley

May 22, 2018

Summer is just around the corner which means long, hot days full of free time to explore the Austin area. It’s the perfect time to try new things and form new hobbies. Nland Surf Park is the perfect desert oasis to try something new: s...

Varsity boys golf wins second consecutive State Championship

Adam Jasper, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018

For the second year in a row, the boys won the State Championship, edging out the rest of the field by eight strokes May 14-15 at Legacy Hills Golf Course. Junior Matthew Denton shot the second lowest individual score in the ...