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Robotics Team Earns Highest Honors At Competition

Jenna Mertz, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

Last Saturday, the Robotics team traveled to San Antonio for the annual San Antonio Qualifier Competition. The competition was successful for the Viperbots. “There were ten rounds that every team had to participate in and...

Leaving A Legacy: Learning From Ben Breedlove

Danielle Docherty, Sports Editor

January 27, 2012

As of Tuesday afternoon, January 17th, Ben Breedlove’s story has reached over 6.2 million views. This Westlake senior broadcasted his life-threatening experiences caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to the world over YouTu...

Singing Show Smackdown: X Factor vs. American Idol

Zoe Lopez, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

The X Factor, a singing competition that began in the U.K. in 2004, first appeared on Fox on September 21st, 2011. This show features previous American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, along with former Pussycat Doll Nicol...

Students Try To Achieve Idol Status

Amy Schmidt, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

With Season 11 of American Idol starting this month, and America’s Got Talent coming in to town, the attention of our school has turned toward two students. Last August, American Idol came to the Frank Erwin Center for the...

Swim Team Won’t Stop Until State

Lindsey Morehart, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

The swim team has always gone above and beyond their limits. Last year the swim team went to state, where the boys beat ten records and the girls beat nine. But their winning streak hasn’t stopped yet. This year, leaders like...

Hungering For More Hunger Games? Library Adds 1600 New Books

Ashley Shoemake, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

As a new semester is brought in, so is a shipment of 1600 new books to our library. All of these books were added on Monday, January 9th. This is the biggest shipment of books the school has received since Vandegrift first open...

Newest Mission Impossible Installment Worth The Watch

David Goodman, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

The Mission Impossible movies feature many amazing action scenes and great drama. Such as the train scene in the first Mission Impossible. But what comes from Mission Impossible is the scene where Ethan is climbing the edge of...

Does Snow Patrol’s Fallen Empires Rise To The Occasion?

Kieran Daly, Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

   Snow Patrol’s sixth album, Fallen Empires was released on Jan. 10. Fans have been waiting for the new album since the single  “Called Out In the Dark” was posted on You Tube back in September. The album is a lot different...

High Fashion, Low Price

Abby Knowles, Staff Writer

January 19, 2012

February 5, Target releases its new collaboration with Jason Wu. The collection features “gamine chic” inspired clothes with other inspiration from Jean Seberg and French New Wave films. The collection’s muse is Milu,...

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