THE FEATHERDUSTER

Alternatives to the average prom

Michael Deisher

May 17, 2013

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Don't have 80 bucks handy to take you and your date to the dance this year? Maybe you feel like being "different" than the rest of the crowd and want to show them that you won't conform to society's idea of what high school should...

Disney Channel has hit rock bottom

Emily Martinez

April 29, 2013

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Children these days don't even know what they're missing. Being brainwashed into thinking that shows like A.N.T. Farm, Dog with a Blog and Austin & Ally are actually high quality entertainment, when in reality they have missed...

Student reflects on decline of baseball and its future

Jacob Prothro

April 29, 2013

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My dad doesn't like baseball. To him, it's too slow, too boring. As an ex football player, there's not enough contact to satisfy him. Growing up in the South, it was a sport that was played by "people who couldn't play football." I'm...

Music nerds swarm record shops

Jack Speer

April 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Music

A brief history: The first international Record Store Day was held on April 19, 2008. This day marked a new hope for independent record shops. Every year, the common disc jockey’s recreation center would be stocked with vinyl...

Prepping: what is it, and why you should know

Cierra Smith

February 4, 2013

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In the past couple of years, there seems to have been a large increase in conversations and cultural phenomenons about the end of the world as we know it. Popularity has certainly grown in books, movies and television about the...

Teens have an adventurous new shopping experience

Laura Jessich and Michelle Fairorth

December 17, 2012

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Michelle and I, being avid thrifters, were looking forward to our journey to the Goodwill Outlet located in south Austin. It was our first time going, and we had no idea what to expect. We walked in to find a warehouse crowded...

Student writes about family history in football

Jacob Prothro

November 8, 2012

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My dad started playing football in third grade. That would have been about 1970. The AFL and NFL had just merged. The New Orleans Saints were the laughing stock of the new combined league, having gone 2-11-1 that season. In...

Choice of music at homecoming dance baffles attendee

Georgina Kuhlmann

October 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Music

I've never been one for parties and loud noise and I've never particularly enjoyed crowds, sweat and screaming, but I can admit that I was excited for the 2012 Homecoming dance. I anticipated a night of music, dancing and laughter....

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