The Wolfpack

From Captain to Coach

Senior Jordan Tillett takes her experience as a high school cheer captain and gets herself a job as a coach at the Cheer Athletics gym in Austin.

Rylee Elam, Reporter

May 27, 2019

Being nominated as captain of her high school cheer team was a big enough accomplishment for senior Jordan Tillett, until she broadened her horizons and landed a coaching job. Cheer Athletics is a gym for athletes of all levels to train with a team and compete at various events, including The Chee...

From Center Court to Center Stage

Hustling toward the basket, senior Callie Copeland powers thorugh 6A Cibolo Steele's defense on Nov. 30. Copeland was the team's captain and played shooting guard, where her primary goal was to score points for the team.

Paris Maddox, Reporter

May 22, 2019

The last game of a high school sports career is something all athletes dread. For senior basketball captain, Callie Copeland, it represented the end of 14 years of early morning trainings, long car rides to tournaments and hundreds of teammates. Copeland ended her final season as a Timberwolf averaging 35 per...

What Started as a ‘Safety School’

What Started as a ‘Safety School’

Deana Trautz, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2019

Wellesley College – it’s the alma mater of Hillary Clinton, Diane Sawyer and the second woman to command a space shuttle mission. To most seniors applying for college, Wellesley would rank high on their lists, but to salutatorian Pujita Shukla, it was just one of the 12 academic schools she applied...

Running With No XCuses

Taking control of the baton, senior Alena Albertson leads a race at Rouse High School. Albertson has been in track for three years, and said she believed her teammates were a big motivation for helping her pursue her dream. “Achieving my dream was hard, it came with a lot of ups and downs,” Albertson said. “Waking up at 5 a.m. for hard practices, then pushing myself to run more after school was super hard, but having my teammates along the way pushing me to be the best I could be was what made it worth it.”

Tessa Balderama, Reporter

May 8, 2019

Seven miles a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – this is just a small part of the workout senior Alena Albertson put herself through to be able to run on the beaches at the Chaminade University of Honolulu. Albertson said that running became her favorite hobby after she was consistently push...

The Face of Change

Speaking at a Youth Toastmasters 4-H Club meeting, senior Deana Trautz completes an impromptu table topic. Trautz formed the club last March, creating the first youth Toastmasters club in all of Austin.

Katelyn Tschoerner, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Everyone has heard the cliche phrases coined around the idea of being a positive change in the world and making a difference no matter how big or small. For some, this difference means recycling plastic water bottles or talking to a new student at lunch, however, for senior Deana Trautz, this difference i...

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 ...

Flavor Fest Feedback Frenzy

Learning about a vendor's food, freshmen Lacie Perry and Ally Johnpress taste test cafeteria foods at the Flavor Fest on Feb. 6.

Deana Trautz, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2019

Regulars in the cafeteria know the classic potatoes and gravy, tater tots and cheeseburger, but with the district’s fourth annual Flavor Fest this morning, underclassmen can expect some changes to their menus. At the Flavor Fest, students were brought in to try out new cafeteria foods and record thei...

Trustee Spotlight: Trish Bode

Anchor junior Evan Vines sits with Place 1 trustee, Trish Bode, while filming the The Wolfcast on Jan. 17.

Deana Trautz, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2019

She has two cats named Zane and Zoë, a daughter that just started driving and a son who is in love with Beyblade. Although Trish Bode is similar in many ways to other community members, she is one of just seven members of the Leander ISD Board of Trustees who make decisions to better the lives of LISD s...

Won’t Be Erased

Freshmen Ethan Hexter, Evan Johnson and MJ Kelly hold up the transgender flag on Jan. 22, the first day of the transgender military ban. “I just think that right now, [Trump] being in office is bringing everything down,” Johnson said.

Deana Trautz, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

Being stuck in the wrong body — it’s the “Freaky Friday” nightmare that freshman Evan Johnson has lived with for over 15 years. Johnson is

Packcast Episode III: All About Yearbook

Jordan Deyo, Multimedia Manager

January 22, 2019

  Jordan Deyo talks with yearbook design editors, seniors Sydney Miner and Mia Benge, about what it's like to be editors and how this year's yearbook it going....

Packcast Episode II: A Woman’s World in Wrestling

Jordan Deyo, Multimedia Manager

January 22, 2019

  Jordan Deyo talks with junior Cassie King about what it's like being a girl on the wrestling team....

Packcast Episode I: Danielson’s Legacy Lives On

Jordan Deyo, Multimedia Manager

January 22, 2019

  After the Leander ISD school board voted to name their ninth school after beloved dance coach, Stacy Danielson, Evan Vines interviewed her mom about the news on the first edition of The Packcast....

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