The Wolfpack

An Artist at Work

With carefully painted covers, sophomore Claire Poulter showcases some of her favorite greeting cards she made since she began her business. Poulter started Elizabeth Illustrations at the beginning of quarnatine because she had a lot of time on her hands and wanted to do something that she was passionate about.

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter

September 30, 2020

During quarantine, many have been cooped up at home due to  COVID-19. While some binge-watched Netflix, exercised, or picked up new hobbies, some people were productive and started their own businesses.  One of these people is sophomore Claire Poulter who created her business called Eli...

A Long March Ahead

Sophomore Kai Gray rehearses drumline show music while keeping in line with quarantine measures. Gray, and the rest of the percussion section, came back on Aug. 24. “Once we’re together playing music, I don’t really pay attention to the masks or distancing, and things feel pretty normal,” Gray said.

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter

September 25, 2020

In the resumption of online school, classes typically take a hands-off approach, where students receive an average 45-minute lesson and do their work on Google Classroom. But what happens when the class is an extracurricular reliant on physical meetups and close-range contact during rehearsals?  ...

The Liquid Diet

The six juices each day (from left to right) consisted of Detox Greens, Pineapple Apple Mint, Sweet Greens, Spicy Lemonade, UpBeet! and Coconut Fusion. My favorite by far was the Spicy Lemonade because it tasted just like regular lemonade but with a little spiced kick.

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

September 25, 2020

Juice cleanses. Everyone’s heard of them, but few have made the commitment of giving up solid food for days on end. However, for me, growing up in a particularly healthy household, juice cleanses have just about become the norm every once and a while.  I was first introduced to the idea by my mom...

Class of COVID-19

Sitting in 6th period, freshman Santhiago Marquez joins his class Zoom call. Marquez came back to school on Sept. 8 with the rest of the freshmen.

Kaiya Wilkinson, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Going from middle school to high school can be a very hard transition. It is a world filled with new people, new teachers and new classrooms. With COVID-19 being a serious issue, schools have put forth many social distancing and mask requirements to keep students safe. With these new policies, freshm...

Self-Health Check

During the course of quarantine and online schooling, there have been reports of increased levels of stress and anxiety for students. This anxiety can develop into depression and other health issues. Addressing these feelings is highly recommended

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter

September 22, 2020

Beginning with an extension to spring break last March and having to remain in quarantine, students have also had to deal with the issues of the outside world. During quarantine, people couldn’t come into contact with anyone else or see much of anything except the walls of their homes. As a result, ...

A Learning Curve

Teaching in her classroom, Pre-AP Algebra II and AP Statistics teacher Wendy Martinez adjusts back to in-person learning. The freshmen, children of faculty and students without internet access are the only students allowed back on campus, which means that there are only a few students present in each class, if none.

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

September 18, 2020

As students struggle with the transition to online schooling, some may not realize the impact it has had on teachers. Since the switch to virtual learning, teachers have adjusted their routines, put in many extra hours of preparation and made sure to keep students engaged despite various distractions. ...

Where the Magic Begins

Wearing one of her three character outfits, junior Katie Smith poses in the Snow Queen costume. Smith first came up with the idea for a party princess business in March and quickly began the process of creating the character costumes and the budget. “My favorite thing about going to theme parks is interacting with the characters and having conversations with them,” Smith said. “I realized that that’s something I could bring to the kids right here in Cedar Park so I immediately started planning.” 

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor

September 11, 2020

The camera flashes on, revealing the flowing blue ballgown of a princess through the screen. The personalized video begins, and the princess offers to sing any of her beloved songs and answer questions the viewers might have. For junior Katie Smith, these one-on-once princess conversations are a result...

In-Person vs. Virtual Learning

Making the choice to come back or stay home took a lot of consideration; from the learning environment to extracurriculars and to the protection of family members. “Extracurriculars had a huge impact on my decision, ” senior color guard captain Zoe Courtade said. “I feel an obligation to my team, directors and younger members to help them through these times and be there anyway I can. I want to be back on campus so I can teach my freshmen in person, and get to know all my members more personally. I would be missing out if I chose to do virtual [learning].”

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

With the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) plan guidelines to reopen schools in July and LISD trustees’ approval of the phase-in on-campus learning TEA waiver, students who chose in-person learning began returning to campus Sept. 8.  During the first phase, Sept. 8-18 for high school campuses, freshmen, s...

Starting the Year Off Right

Holding up either the number one or two, PALs and new students play

Ally JohnPress, Reporter

September 2, 2020

Starting the new school year can be hard, especially when students, new and returning, haven’t even set foot in the high school building. Virtual school has been a challenging experience for everyone, from every staff member to every student. Instead of dealing with getting lost in the halls or wa...

From CP to Golden Key and Beyond

Posing in her room, senior Kieren Garner smiles while being surrounded by books. Garner plans to major in English at Texas State in the fall.

Amelia Tapia, Guest Reporter

May 29, 2020

After creating a strong passion for writing over the years, one of The Wolfpack’s very own, senior Kieren Garner, has decided to pursue an English degree at Texas State University with a concentration in creative writing.  “I’ve found that writing is, honestly, my passion; nothing has ever been abl...

Rapping ‘Til the Sun Goes Down

Senior Randy Thompson has aspirations of turning rapping from a hobby into a career. He said he has a mindset that anything is possible if you have the patience, skill, mindset, and drive to get it done. “Life isn’t easy,” Thompson said. “However, you don’t have to be miserable. Do what you love.”

Justin Ballou, Reporter

May 29, 2020

The newest aspiring rapper from Cedar Park is senior Randy Thompson. Thompson has been writing music since the start of his freshman year of high school, but has been rapping since he was five years old. “I used to sing along to all the hip-hop music,” Thompson said. “I would memorize every ...

Walking Off The Field

As high school comes to a close for senior Logan Johnson, she looks back on her four years balancing softball, school and AP photography. Johnson said she will be attending Texas State University in the fall and hopes to pursue her passions. “I am looking forward to the art and photography I am going to be doing at college,” Johnson said. “I am also so excited for all of the fun that I will be having with my friends and new friends I will make when I go to Texas State.”

Kieren Garner, Reporter

May 27, 2020

As high school comes to a close for the class of 2020, senior Logan Johnson looks back on her high school years swinging the softball bat and running bases on the field while her teammates cheer her on from the dugout and practicing photography, as well as looking forward to her future and the path she ...

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