THE FEATHERDUSTER

Track, cross country coach resignation causes outrage among athletes, parents

Sarah Davis

May 18, 2018

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Girls cross country and track coach Patrick Lantzy resigned May 14. When announcing his resignation to the track team, he told them that he attempted to negotiate dropping his eighth period track class, while keeping first peri...

Taylor receives Teacher of the Year honor

Maia Flynn

May 11, 2018

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Every year, the Westlake teachers select an educator who they believe has made a positive impact on the school community for the Educator of the Year award. This year, after nearly 20 years of teaching at Westlake, Valerie Taylor had...

Student-directed plays to debut Thursday

Joseph Lundburg

May 2, 2018

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On May 3-4 at 6:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater, the theater department is continuing the tradition of student-directed one act plays. This gives students the opportunity to see the other side...

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 dallasobserver.com “About...

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