The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

Smiling for her senior photos, Ally JohnPress celebrates her final year of high school at the 360 Bridge. This year, JohnPress served as editor-in-chief of the Wolfpack newspaper and worked to become a SNO Distinguished Site, which the staff achieved on Feb. 3. “Honestly, I worked tirelessly to achieve our SNO Distinguished Site award, and I could not have been happier when I got the notification on Twitter saying ‘Congratulations to the CPHS Wolfpack for achieving the SNO Distinguished Site award,’” JohnPress said. “When I knew I was going to be editor-in-chief, this was my absolute number one goal, and it is just so satisfying to be able to say we achieved national recognition. It was difficult and time-consuming work for the staff and I, and I am so proud that we were able to accomplish this.”

Letter From the Editor

Tristan Hernandez, Guest Reporter May 25, 2022

Some say she’s got a little bit of an addiction, but she says it’s just love. She has 114 Jellycats - premium stuffed animals. She’s written over 50 articles and banked hundreds of hours as editor-in-chief....

Showing off his State medal, senior Tristan Hernandez poses with his ILPC Editor of the year award. Hernandez was a part of the yearbook staff for three years and served as editor-in-chief his senior year, as well as lead the UIL Journalism team as captain to win the State Championship on May 6. It was really nice to end my senior year by placing the highest and doing the best I have ever done, Hernandez said. I was also extremely excited to win the journalism team championship. Every member of the UIL Journalism team did so well, whether that be at an invitational or a UIL contest, and I’m so happy we did a full sweep of the District, Region and State Championships.

T-Dawg Takeover

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2022

He texts like a sorority president.  He is the president of Tau Psi Beta yearbook sorority and the captain of the UIL Journalism team. He is the editor-in-chief of the Tracks Yearbook. He was named...

Lifting his trombone in the air, senior Collin Borenstein plays Metalshop at the Homecoming game against Cedar Ridge Sept. 8. Borenstein served as the brass section leader for the band this year. “It was a lot of fun,” Borenstein said. “We had a year of COVID-19 and there was no work and no socialization. Everyone got back in 2021 and people could have chosen not to buy in or to talk with each other, but everyone wanted to buy in and everyone was willing to put in a lot of work.”

Let’s Kick Some Brass

Tristan Hernandez and Sarah Johnson May 23, 2022

The lights coming from the ceiling of the Alamodome are blinding. Adrenaline is high as the seniors prepare to compete for their last time at state. Senior Collin Borenstein hears the drum majors count...

Playing his saxophone, senior Jacob Cohen performs at one of the outdoor pep rallies. Cohen, who has been playing the saxophone since middle school, was named co-grand champion for Cedar Park’s soloist competition this year. Although he will not be majoring in music at University of Texas at Austin, he said he still wants to pursue it. “I want to continue playing the saxophone because it’s always been a passion of mine,” Cohen said. “I’m excited to meet new people in the band world, [make] new relationships and [get] involved in the college band experience.”

Tuned In to Win

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2022

As the stage light centers, he adjusts his sheet music and lifts his instrument to his lips. He glances around at his fellow saxophone players and takes a deep breath before playing the starting note,...

Sprinting down the court, senior Shelby Hayes looks to score against the Frisco Memorial Warriors. The Lady Timberwolves faced double overtime against the Warriors for the 5A State Championship on March 5 and won 45-40. “Playing in the Alamodome was an amazing experience,” Hayes said. “All the lights, how big it was and everything about the environment was so cool.”

She’s Always in the Hoop

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2022

Four time District Champion. Four time Academic All-District. Four time All-Region. Academic All-State. Three time All-State. McDonald’s Invitational All-Tournament team. Texas Association of Basketball...

From left to right sit freshmen Gabrielle Merrill, Cara Allen, Erica Mihealsick and Mina Danesh, or the Madams of Mayhem. On March 25, the team competed at the State competition at University of Texas at Arlington and placed seventh in their Improvisational Challenge. “Destination Imagination is a creative group meant for people who like to do creative things,” Danesh said. “I fully intend on doing this throughout my entire high school career. I really like the aspect that there aren’t necessarily logical boundaries to [improv], and I think that’s pretty cool. I think we all really truly enjoy doing this with people we are super close to and doing activities we love to do and things that genuinely interest us.”

Rolling Like Cheese

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2022

Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning and Early Learning. Seven project-based challenge categories open to students from pre-K to high school. This is Destination...

As social medias influence grows, there are certain pros and cons that come along with it. In addition to liking Instagram posts or making music videos on TikTok, online relationships can form, people can educate themselves on important matters and both kids and adults gain exposure to the world around them. “Obviously, constant exposure to social media can be both physically and mentally draining,” senior Tolani Segun said. “However, if you are being conscious in its use, by limiting the time you spend on certain sites and refraining from pages that encourage negativity, then social media can be a very useful tool. Best of all, TikTok and Instagram let you play with funny filters, and TikTok even taught me how to dance.”

Two Shades of Gray

Ally JohnPress and Ruchi Sankolli March 30, 2022

With the world increasingly relying on technological innovations, social media has become one of the most common modes of communication for many young people. It has constantly evolved to become a domineering...

The UIL Academic team poses for a team picture after winning the 25-5A District Championship Saturday. In addition to the district title, five teams earned the championship for their events: Journalism, Current Events, Lit Crit, Comp Sci and Spelling. It was amazing getting first as a school at District, senior Ally JohnPress said. I was especially proud of our Journalism team because I know how hard we have been practicing our writing and editing. As a senior, I am absolutely determined to advance at Regionals, and I have high hopes for State.

Cedar Fever

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2022

After competing against seven other schools, the UIL Academics team was named District Champions Saturday at Cedar Park High School. With a total point score of 568, Cedar Park beat its rivals Liberty...

Playing the euphonium, sophomore Adalia Stiglich marches in the 5A UIL Area marching competition on Oct. 23. Stiglich, who has been playing the euphonium since middle school, also plays the harp and piano. “I think I’m putting harp aside for the next two years to do something with euphonium,” Stiglich said. “I would like to try to make State with euphonium, but thats a lot harder than harp, so we’ll see what happens.”

Don’t Pluck My Strings

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2022

The auditorium goes silent as the spotlight shines on a stage full of instruments. As the lights dim, the classical music produced by the combination of wind, brass, string and percussion instruments fills...

Winners Train, Losers Complain

Winners Train, Losers Complain

Ty Cathey, Reporter February 28, 2022

I have been a huge fan of Jellycats ever since I was a tween. Currently, I have 96 total, including (but not limited to) a plant, numerous sea animals, forest creatures, vegetables and dinosaurs. I will say, this is not the cheapest hobby, but it is so worth it, and I definitely recommend checking out the Jellycat website to find a buddy for yourself.

Lifelong Besties

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2022

96 animals, foods, objects and creations ranging from sea creatures to rocket ships to chile peppers. What started as a desire for cuddly creatures has turned into (a bit of) a full-blown obsession. I...

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