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

“King Richard,” the new biographical film about Richard Williams, is an interesting and entertaining dive into the man who coached future tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams through watching instructional videos about the sport. Portrayed throughout the movie are his strengths, weaknesses and quirks which enabled him to coach his daughters while living in the streets of early 1990s Compton, California. This film is easily one of 2021’s highlights, and anyone looking for an inspirational tennis story about the bond of family should check it out.

Raising Success

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter December 16, 2021

Richard Williams is a father unlike any other. Few can attest to growing up in abject poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana while facing discrimination every step of the way and subsequently raising and coaching...

The Thespian Troupe poses for a photo at the Thespian State Festival in the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Two members, juniors Brady Allen and Claire Poulter  won the duet acting competition and qualified for Nationals at the convention. It was definitely an exciting experience to qualify for Nationals, Allen said. “I’m wishing that we can afford the trip, because advancing to Nationals and seeing all of the activities they have to offer would be a really unique experience that I’ve been looking forward to for a while.”

The Whole State’s a Stage

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter December 13, 2021

Over Thanksgiving break, the best of the school's theatre department traveled 211 miles to act out what they had practiced for months at state competitions; nine left with the opportunity to travel even...

The Leander Chamber of Commerce and Leander ISD partnered up with local businesses to present employment opportunities for both teenagers and adults. The Job Fair, which was held on Nov. 10 at the LEO Center, is an important event in hiring more employees from the district, according to Chief Communications Officer of Leander ISD Corey Ryan. “Hiring and retention have been an issue for all school districts, including Leander ISD, Ryan said. We attend, host, and partner with other organizations on job fairs to keep hiring efforts ongoing. Workers in the area will have more options with all the competition between employers in the area.

Careers For the Community

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter December 8, 2021

For high school juniors and seniors, finding work at a local store or restaurant chain is how they earn some extra money during the summer or after school. For adults, staff shortages in the district means...

Eating breakfast, Junior Scott Marsh sits with his friends in the morning. Marsh regularly eats breakfast from school and said he considers it important for his academic and athletic performance. Generally, it helps me get through the morning without falling asleep and gives me the protein I need for football, Marsh said. Its much easier for me to pick up breakfast from school since I dont have much time after arriving on campus.

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter November 19, 2021

The Kellog’s-invented phrase that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is one of the most famous pieces of advice regarding the meal. However, this may not always be the case. Standard...

Executive Editor and senior Brynn Clare designs an advertisement for the Timberwolf Agency. Clare took on the role of Executive Editor, the highest leadership position in the Timberwolf Agency, to have a more active role in the class. I didnt know about the leadership positions beforehand, but I thought that being able to work a little closer with everyone else sounded fun, Clare said. Besides, I plan to major in a graphic-design related field and the experience will be nice to have.

Image is Everything

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter November 15, 2021

The Timberwolf Agency, the school’s graphic design department and class, is back on track for another year of creating designs which advertise the school’s most essential programs. It is responsible...

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Bill are two parts of Biden’s Build Back Better plan to recover the American economy. Both of them provide well-needed funding to recover from the COVID-19 recession. However, the difference between the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Bill’s legislative processes opens up interesting questions about the need for bipartisanship in dire economic times like these.

Cooperation or Conflict

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter November 11, 2021

On Oct. 28, President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.75 trillion bill called the Build Back Better Act, or BBB, which plans to address issues like climate change, universal Pre-K coverage and pandemic preparedness....

Seniors Piper Vu, Sydney Fuller, and Hemani Goje give a presentation in the first meeting of the Mental Health Club on Oct. 13. The three Mental Health Club officers explained what the clubs goals and activities were before letting the clubs members speak to each other in a fulfillment of their key promise to let students talk and vent  about their lives. We want to spread the word that you are allowed to vent your frustrations, have good days, bad days, and most importantly know how to deal with your psychological distress, Goje said. We all come from different struggles and have different perspectives. So, we wanted to respect the different perspectives and create ways to cope.

Taking Care of Ourselves

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter October 14, 2021

Mental health is becoming an increasingly important topic for teenagers to confront: depression rates rose 63 percent among adolescents between 2013 and 2018, and the COVID-19 pandemic only worsened the...

Watching the Board of Trustee’s presentation, parents and teachers listen about the upcoming bond proposal and vote being held on Nov. 2. This vote will include the key issue of how LISD plans to fund their $772 million funding plan with bonds. “Bond dollars are not part of the district’s budget,” President of the Board of Trustees Trish Bode said. “Additionally, bond dollars are not subject to recapture, a state law where LISD receives less money in state aid for every additional dollar in local tax collections. Bond dollars are $1 for $1 investment in our district; the state doesn’t remove aid based on collections for debt service.

Bonding Session

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter October 7, 2021

$772 million. That’s the total amount of money that the Leander Independent School District is planning to allocate toward its schools through three individual bond proposals. If passed, the bonds would...

Junior and Mobile App Development student Dominic Caruso works on a project in class. Caruso was one of many Mobile Makers and Mobile App Development students who saw Cody Shilts presentation and praised the usefulness of the more technical aspects of Shilts presentation as well as the class in general. It really helped us create what we needed to do by showing us how to put functions on a simulated app, Caruso said. In general, this is a very interesting class, and I love the idea of developing my own app, and it has sparked the idea of turning this into a career.

Secrets of the Trade

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter September 17, 2021

After a year of online school, the Mobile Makers class is going full speed ahead. On Sept. 7, Mobile Makers, a class that teaches coding skills to students through mobile app development, invited software...

Sitting in the cafeteria, masked juniors eat lunch together. Schoolwide, students like junior Yash Shah are in full support of the mask mandate as a necessary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks are CDC-approved equipment that amount to a simple piece of cloth on your face, so I think people should at least wear them, Shah said.

Stopping the Spread

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter September 10, 2021

Amid the school’s rise in positive COVID-19 cases among teachers and students, a mask mandate was implemented to reduce the spread. It is part of wider opposition in Texas against Governor Greg Abbott’s...

Senior Parker Forbes posing for a soccer photo. After his initial college choice of Appalachian State University removed their soccer program due to COVID-19, Forbes is enrolling in the University of Louisville playing for their Division 1 mens soccer team. I knew God had a plan for me and that he would place me exactly where he wanted me,
Forbes said. I’m super excited for what’s to come, and I’m so blessed and grateful to be playing at the University of Louisville.

Two Sports, One Goal

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter May 27, 2021

The school has talented, top-tier athletes in all sports, ranging from soccer to basketball. However, few can attest to participating in both - except, that is, if you’re senior Parker Forbes. He...

Next year, sophomore Ryan Green is planning to start a geography club that both geography amateurs and experts can enjoy. The geography club is a worthwhile time for anyone who’s willing to participate. The more people that join, the more fun everyone will have discussing and researching geography together.

Around The World

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter May 27, 2021

Testing your memory with geography bees.  Learning about far-flung locations from the greatest ancient landmarks of history to remote villages in the Sahara. Using deduction and intuition to pinpoint...

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