THE FEATHERDUSTER

The moment I couldn’t forget

Isabella Newlands

February 20, 2019

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Let me set the scene. It’s 7th grade and Spanish class has just ended. My friend and I were making our way to our English class, chatting about whatever. It was just a normal day .. .or so I thought. As we came to the end of the la...

Lack of gun law revision still poses immense threat to youth, children

Sarah Davis, Reporter

February 15, 2019

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Yesterday, Feb. 14, was Valentine’s Day. It was also the anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — a tragedy that sparked the long-overdue debate on our national gun laws. While the movement ha...

Junior shares her many Christmas traditions

Helaina Hackett, Assistant People and Places

December 18, 2018

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I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two. Having spent Christmas with at least seven different families throughout my life makes me pretty much an expert on traditions. I’ve done everything from making cooki...

Technical difficulty causes panic

J.T. Sparks, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2018

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I recited my lines like a machine. They were written on a crumpled-up sheet of notebook paper I had just tucked into his pocket for the last time - there was no use for it anymore. Besides, I had known my lines like the back of...

Introspective senior questions the meaning of life

Claire Schaffer

May 23, 2018

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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...

I’m not your tutor

Veronica Mieres

May 22, 2018

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“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...

Beginner surfer hones skills at surf park

Peyton Steinley

May 22, 2018

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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...

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