The Wolfpack

Above and Abroad

Juniors Stella Grispo, Andrea Medoro, Nele Stoetzner and senior Ronja Bosy all abandoned their comfort zones when they left their home countries and came to the U.S. The four exchange students will be spending the entire school year in Texas. “When I was younger, it was always my dream to live one day in the U.S,” Stoetzner said. “My neighbor [spent] one year in Australia and she told me a lot about [the exchange program]. I wanted to do an exchange to the U.S for the experience and to improve my English [and] to meet new people.”

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

September 6, 2019

Spending almost an entire year in a new country, speaking a different language and attending an unfamiliar school is an ordeal that many people cannot vision themselves experiencing. However, juniors Nele Stoetzner, Andrea Medoro, Stella Grispo and senior Ronja Bosy all abandoned their comfort zones...

Downtown on a Budget

Chalk recreation of the

Kaley Johnson, Reporter

June 10, 2019

As we grow, so does the city we live in. With more and more people moving to Austin every year, new businesses, activities and things to do are constantly popping up, and we are fortunate enough to live just 30 minutes away from it all. However, with a limited amount of money and time as teenagers, i...

Aspiring Nurse Pursues Passion

Senior Kristin Knight is continuing her passion for health and service by studying nursing at The University of Alabama this fall. “They have a really great nursing school and I've lived in Austin my whole life, so being able to go to a new state and experience new things is a great opportunity,” Knight said.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

May 9, 2019

Throughout high school, senior Kristin Knight’s passion for serving her community has been fueled by her involvement in six honor societies and clubs such as HOSA, FCCLA and DECA – all of which brought her service opportunities and exposure that have led her to a path in nursing. Knight joined HO...

Dual Sport Athlete Balls Out One Last time

Full speed ahead, senior Stryder Laster reflects on the pros and cons of being a dual sport athlete.

Noah Hedges, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Students learn early that playing multiple sports isn’t easy, as planning and sleep schedule issues arise. There are only a few people that choose to keep fighting through hardship while being a dual-sport athlete, and one of them is senior Stryder Laster. He is a second team all-district defender for ...

Match Made for Success

Gypsy Kids released their first single in October 2018. The band includes Jack Lambert (guitar), Elik Jazdzewski (bass), Carson Petocz (singer) and Jordan O'Connell (drums).

Addy Bates, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Over the past year, Gypsy Kids has gone from a garage band to venue entertainment, and in February, they released their first professionally produced single. The Gypsy Kids, a band consisting of Jack Lambert (guitar), Carson Petocz (lead singer), Elik Jazdzewski (bass) and Jordan O’Connell (drums...

Seeing Red

Freshman Steven Barrick dresses to show his support for President Trump. “I know when I put it on in the morning that I’m going to get hated for it, and I kind of have to mentally prepare for it before I leave the house,” Barrick said.

Deana Trautz, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

In a closet of t-shirts and hockey jerseys is a red hoodie. Wearing this hoodie is a decision that freshman Steven Barrick decides to make about once a week. It is a hoodie that can be picked out in a crowd, and one that costs Barrick dozens of dirty looks in the hallways. Like any other, this hoodie is ...

Ten Students Prepare for Weekend UIL Regionals

At UIL Districts, the UIL Journalism team had two students, freshman Tristan Hernandez and senior Deana Trautz, advance to Regionals.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

April 12, 2019

Over the last weekend of March, members of the science, math, social studies, journalism and speech and debate teams competed in UIL at the district level at Cedar Park and other Leander ISD high schools. Out of these students’ 32 placements in the top six, there were eight first-place rankings and ...

Former MLB Pitcher Honored by Athletes

Handing a ball to Charlie Gorin, seniors Brooks and MacKenna Raby honor the former MLB pitcher. “It was an awesome experience for all of us, but I think it meant as much to us as it did to Mr. Charlie,” MacKenna said. “It was really great to meet someone who has paved a path for so many younger players.”

Addy Bates, Reporter

April 9, 2019

On the 143 opening day for MLB, students from the Austin area had the opportunity to honor a former US veteran and MLB pitcher living in the area. On March 28, players from both the softball and baseball team honored former University of Texas and MLB pitcher, Charlie Gorin, at a celebration held at Lake...

Rock and Roll Here to Stay, With Help of The Loops

Jamming out, The Loops rehearse music by Nirvana before learning new songs. “I wanted to create a band because I wanted an outlet for my friends and me to continue to grow musically and to build the bond we have,” junior Luke Ferguson said. “I love playing with the band because at that moment nothing else matters besides the song. You can really set aside worries and anxieties and just focus on making music.”

Addy Bates, Reporter

March 29, 2019

With the inspiration from famous bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and even Van Halen, a local band formed by four juniors hopes to make their dreams of being successful musicians become a reality.      The Loops, consisting of singer and lead guitarist Luke Ferguson, singer and bass...

Penguin National Guard Dives Back Into Action

Junior Ethan Parks entertains the audience during the Penguin National Guard's improv show on February 27.

Kieren Garner, Reporter

March 26, 2019

PNG, also known as the Penguin National Guard, is a mash of colorful creativity along with quick thinking and sharp wit. This past December, students decided to bring the improv group back after it fell through last year. “We really wanted to start it back up again because it's a tradition, PNG ...

Roll With It

The piña colada ice cream is one of many unique flavors at I-CE-NY in Lakeline Mall.

Estefani Rios, Reporter

March 22, 2019

When entering the food court of Lakeline Mall, one will now not only smell the fast food stands or the movie theater popcorn but they will also hear the clacking of metal against metal.  After months of preparation, I-CE-NY Austin opened its doors on March 2 at Lakeline Mall next to Auntie Anne's and...

From The Seniors, To The Underclassmen

Seniors give their best best tips and advice for future test takers and college applicants.

Kaley Johnson, Reporter

March 12, 2019

As summer grows closer and seniors prepare to graduate, juniors start to wonder what’s in store for them during their next year. The SAT, ACT and other college preparation requirements can look overwhelming, but seniors have some tips and advice to make the process a little easier and a lot less st...

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