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Would You Rather Do it or See it?

Anatomy and Physiology teacher, Nancy Matthias supervises a kidney dissection. Matthias believes that dissecting real organs and specimens enhances the learning abilities of the students.

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter

January 3, 2020

In their later years of school, students learn to dissect animals in their biology classes in order to get a closer look at how the body systems of different beings are structured and how they function. For example, when the students are dissecting a heart, they can feel the valves and see the differen...

A Journey’s Impact

Senior Faith Elliott smiles along with three Rwandan children in the village of  Kageyo, Rwanda. Elliott volunteers with a group called Africa New Life in Rwanda and said that the trip impacts her every year.

Kieren Garner, Reporter

January 2, 2020

It is usual for high school students to want to spend their free time sleeping in, hanging out with friends, or maybe even binging Netflix. But there are the rare few who want to spend their free time helping others in a completely foreign place. Senior Faith Elliott recently started a project called Project F...

Hearts for the Homeless

The box used to collect items for the drive. this was desigmned by every member of the club according to Shipps and there were several prototypes as well.

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter

December 20, 2019

 The African American Heritage club started an item drive to help out the homeless. The drive hoped to raise one hundred pairs of socks, bars of soap and toothbrushes through the holiday season. The event was created in conjunction with the organization hearts for the homeless, which is a charit...

A Timberwolf Fall Semester in Review

The Cedar Park student section gets hype as they cheer on their team in the first football game of the semester. The fall semester was very successful in many areas of the school. “We seem to take things that our kids are accomplishing for granted because they seem to be happening regularly here,” Principal John Sloan said.

Ava Caldwell, Reporter

December 20, 2019

With new hallways, classrooms, locker rooms and trophies, this semester brought many changes and numerous achievements. With just some of the achievements being highlighted, Cedar Park topped many as they carried out different seasons.  Principal John Sloan commented on the many construction advances...

Application Aspirations

Deciding what college one wants to attend can put a lot of pressure on students who may be struggling to keep up their grades and extracurriculars. Senior Marlee Randel said that she has been affected by this stress, having to maintain her school performance in addition to meeting the high costs that are sometimes required to apply.
“[Applying] has stressed me out immensely and it’s really hard to manage applications while staying on top of school and everything else,” Randel said.

Emily Mahoney, Reporter

December 18, 2019

Each year of high school brings new challenges, but the feat of making final decisions on a future education path and career is unique to senior year. With application season coming to an end and deadlines closing in, students reflect upon their experiences from shortcomings in the process itself to how ap...

Dancing Through the Halls

Smiling ear to ear, the celebrities finish out their holiday show with the grand finale. The show was sponsored by the celebrities, but the Spanish Honor Society, PALS, theatre, choir, both the CPMS and CPHS dance classes and the CPMS Crimson Cadets participated.

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Bright lights, fancy outfits, ear-to-ear smiles all around. On Dec. 5, the celebrities hosted their annual holiday show.  Several organizations participated in the production, such as the Spanish Honor Society, PALS, theatre, choir, both the CPMS and CPHS dance classes and the CPMS Crimson Cadet...

Snapshots for Service

Photography club officers and sponsor pose at Brushy Creek Park during their community service event. Senior club officer Cally Hall said she found the opportunity very enriching. “It was rewarding to take the family photos, I enjoyed knowing that I was a part of making sure these families have memories to cherish forever,” Hall said. “I was afraid I would be shy or awkward taking photos of people I don’t really know, but it went a lot more smoothly than I anticipated and was actually pretty fun.”

Emily Mahoney, Reporter

December 11, 2019

While many students like to keep their weekends to themselves, on Nov. 9, photography club officers and members came together at Brushy Creek Park to take family portraits for people in the community. The club charged $50 for a 15 minute session and five edited photos. In the past, the club has focus...

Booked for a Lifetime

CPHS Librarian, Debby Barnes poses with a copy of

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter

December 9, 2019

CPHS Librarian Debby Barnes has been selected to be a reader for the TAYSHAS reading program. This is one of the reading programs created for high schools and is equivalent to the Bluebonnet reading program for elementary schools and the Lone Star reading program for middle schools.  “I think it...

Teacher Feature

AP U.S. history teacher Josh Marsh lectures on the Mexican American War. “I try to always remember that my class isn't the only class kids have to deal with, along with extracurriculars, so I make sure to treat them fairly & have some leniency,

Kaley Johnson, Reporter

November 29, 2019

There is no question about the importance of teachers in a school. Without them, the school could never run in the first place. They help improve skills in math, English, science and many other things in hopes of preparing us for a bright future, but there is a lot more to them that students don’t s...

Suburban Safari

Senior Natalia Peck takes a picture with her pet tortoise, Jenga. According to Peck, animals have always been a love of hers, and she cannot recall ever wanting a job that did not deal with animals, and is currently working in reptile husbandry at the Austin Aquarium.
“I have wanted to work at the aquarium since I was thirteen,” Peck said. “I wasn’t old enough to work there until I was sixteen last year. I met a really good friend of mine who was working there, and she took me to my first interview there. I wouldn’t have been brave enough to get that job on my own. I work in reptile husbandry, so I take care of the cold blooded reptiles, which are one of my favorite things ever.

Kieren Garner, Reporter

November 27, 2019

It’s not uncommon for the average household to have a dog or a cat, or even a fish. But senior Natalia Peck is the proud owner to thirty one animals, ranging from the average dog, to eight legged creatures and animals with no legs at all. According to Peck, animals have always been a love of hers, and ...

Fashion Forward

Copresident junior Reese Parker and club member junior Ashlyn Mathew gather supplies for a project during a Fashion Club meeting on Nov. 11. Parker created the club earlier this year with copresident senior Katherine Ng. 
“I started fashion club earlier this year because I really love fashion and I wanted to organize an opportunity for students who have similar interests,” Ng said. “I thought it would be a fun way for students to express themselves using fashion in an easy going and inclusive environment.”

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

November 22, 2019

From high heels to bright lights and runways, the fashion industry has it all, including creative designers and models. After discussing it earlier this year, copresidents junior Reese Parker and senior Katherine Ng decided to create a fashion club where students with all levels of experience and in...

All About that Anime

Senior club president Nicole Jensen and senior vice president Conner Gillmore lead the club in a game during a meeting on Nov. 11. After the previous Anime club disbanded a few years ago, Jensen and Gilmore decided to create the club last year in order to bring together fans of the Japanese-style art.

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

November 18, 2019

For many generations, Anime has entertained and inspired both children and adults. Although created in Japan, the unique art style has reached viewers across oceans, including admirers in America. With the previous Anime club disbanded a few years ago, seniors Nicole Jensen and Conner Gillmore took it...

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