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...

Art teacher wins Educator of the Year

Kendall Carroll

March 9, 2018

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Art history teacher Melinda Darrow always knew she wanted to be a teacher. To her, school was a magical thing that gives us the chance to learn and grow as people. She’s admired by the Westlake community for everything she do...

Fight for the cure

Kenzie Finch

March 6, 2018

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Every year, Relay For Life puts on an event to help raise awareness of the struggles cancer patients face every day. This year, it will occur May 5th from 6 p.m. to midnight. Senior Kelsey Lyszkowsky is an ambassador who is helping...

The flu affects Westlake students

Cameron Loven

March 2, 2018

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All across the United States, an influenza (flu) epidemic is causing students and adults to have to stay home from school and jobs. In Texas, the death toll for flu victims is more than 4,000 for 2018, according to “About...

ACL weekend two recommendations

J.T. Sparks

October 11, 2017

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This past weekend, I attended weekend one of Austin City Limits at Zilker Park. Here are some bands/musical groups that I recommend seeing and some that I would avoid at weekend two of the festival. Friday: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. DO: Mart...

Las Vegas shooting requires us to take a look at security, gun control

Sarah Davis

October 6, 2017

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The Second Amendment is a widely controversial topic for most Americans. Some say it provides safety and supports a right to defend yourself against harm, while others say it is a threat to everyone's safety and that proper regulations...