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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

“Beau is Afraid” is the third feature film from horror director Ari Aster, known for nail-biting films like Hereditary and Midsommar. Hhowever, unlike his previous horror-oriented films, Beau is Afraid is an odd mix between surrealist nightmare and shockingly funny comedy. With quite the mixed reception, a three hour runtime, and its status as a box-office bomb with reports of people walking out the theater, I was cautiously optimistic but had no idea what kind of wild ride I was getting myself into.

The Greatest Three-Hour Fever Dream I’ve Ever Watched

Jack Polishook, Reporter May 24, 2023

"Beau Is Afraid" is so much to process in one sitting. Almost three hours long, this surrealist nightmare of a movie manages to combine so many emotions all at once. This movie would go from feeling downright...

Senior Jonathan Villanueva is steadily growing his fitness Instagram account through motivational posts and a focus on mental health. “I was just proud of the progress that I made,” Villanueva said. “I thought it would be cool if people saw it was possible to progress and achieve when it comes to not only working out but motivating yourself as well. Anyone can do it.I remember when I thought I couldn’t do it, and then I think ‘I achieved something I could be happy with.’” (Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Villanueva)

Weighing in What Matters

Jack Polishook, Reporter May 19, 2023

The sounds of weights dropping, metal creaking and grunts reverberate across the gym. The bar inches closer, another rep down. With the adrenaline racing, each set gets harder than the next, but he’s...

AI: The Future or the End?

Jack Polishook, Reporter April 10, 2023

AI always seemed like an invisible threat whose capabilities we only hinted toward in fiction, often featuring in science fiction and horror movies as a commanding system overpowering human thought like...

Alumnus Jorge Chong poses in front of the Orion spacecraft used in NASAs Artemis I mission, the first phase in the Artemis programs plan to land the first astronauts on the moon in over 50 years. Chong is one of the engineers responsible for the next groundbreaking lunar mission. “I began becoming very interested in aerospace in high school and started becoming passionate about it then,” Chong said. “I honestly thought I would work in the aeronautics sector, working with aircraft and airplanes. I didnt anticipate working with spacecraft or working in the space world at all. So that was kind of unexpected, but thats where the doors ended up opening, and it became something that I really love.” (Photo Courtesy of Jorge Chong)

To Infinity And Beyond

Jack Polishook, Reporter March 14, 2023

Graduating in 2012, alumnus Jorge Chong is now working at NASA as an aerospace engineer handling navigation systems on the latest Artemis mission launches and collaborating on some of the latest innovations...

UIL Academics, a largely student-run program where competitors of varying academic interests compete for  awards, poses for a photo after the Jan. 14 Burnet practice invitational. From Computer Science to Social Studies, Literary Criticism to Journalism and Current Events, there’s something for everyone. “Of course, the competitions have a lot of weight attached to them,” senior and captain of the UIL Current Events team Kaci Craddock said. “But I try to remind myself that at the end of the day, its a fun extracurricular activity. I think it’s very challenging, but also extremely rewarding.”

Going for the Gold

Jack Polishook, Reporter February 23, 2023

UIL Academics competitions provide a variety of opportunities for students to test their knowledge in a wide array of subjects. From Social Studies to Computer Science, from Journalism to Literary Criticism,...

“The Family” is the seventh studio album by rap group BROCKHAMPTON. With the official announcement in January 2022 that the band would be splitting up indefinitely, fans were anxious to hear what the promised final album would be. While this is under the band’s name, it is an almost entirely solo album for member Kevin Abstract, as he reflects on how the band ended. (Album cover courtesy of RCA Records)

I Miss The Band Already

Jack Polishook, Reporter December 16, 2022

BROCKHAMPTON has always been an extremely special band in my life. While focusing consistently on topics including growing up, identity and feeling lost in our modern Gen Z times, every member simultaneously...

Posing for a photo, theater students of all skills and interests compete in Thespians at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Students competed in a wide variety of events through every aspect of the production process. “If youre not necessarily great at acting, you could sing or you could dance,” senior Alexis Adams said. “If youre not necessarily great at dancing, you could act, so its inclusive for everybody.” (Photo Courtesy of CPHS Booster Club)

Nationals Bound

Jack Polishook, Reporter December 13, 2022

The bright stage lights pierce through the darkness of the auditorium. Theater students from all across Texas gather along with judges to gaze at hundreds of performances, anxious to be the next group...

Posing in front of the French flag, new French teacher Naomi Campbell is the newest teacher in the department and sponsor of the French Honor Society.  While being a small community of just under 100 students, the language is connected by passionate students both in the class and in FHS, as well as being an equally important language to learn. “Its the third most spoken language in the world, Campbell said. “Its used in business a lot of the time. So its very useful for international commerce. And its an official language of the UN. Its the official language of the Olympics.”

French is Fresh

Jack Polishook, Reporter November 16, 2022

After the retirement of French teacher Tammy Nettles last year, French teacher Naomi Campbell has managed to continue the program, hoping to bring the language to new students across the school. After...

Welcoming NHS members at their monthly meeting, seniors Jackson Woods and Ashley Chikkala help provide a welcoming community for the school through service projects. “To me, NHS is a lot about the service opportunities that you are able to get from it,” Chikkala said. “Because its not that difficult to have a super high GPA, if you just take the right classes and do the right things. But its difficult to make sure that you are getting those grades, along with still being involved in extracurriculars and helping your community and working and just generally being a good person.”

More Than an Honor Society

Jack Polishook, Reporter November 8, 2022

NHS is more than just a simple honor society. To the various members and teachers, National Honor Society is a way for members to connect with student life and learn valuable skills through their community.  “I...

“Smile” is the psychological horror directorial debut from Parker Finn. The film stars Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner and Rob Morgan, and has quickly become one of the highest grossing films of the year. (Photo Courtesy of Timberwolf Agency)


Jack Polishook, Reporter October 27, 2022

“Smile” is the latest horror box office hit and debut film by director Parker Finn and like many other recent horror movies, it's incredibly uninspired, filled with goofy acting and is downright laughable...

Better Safe Than Sorry

Jack Polishook, Reporter October 6, 2022

There’s been a recurring problem for students like sophomore Ryan Rios. Every morning, band students like him pull into the parking lot after months of sleep deprivation and lug their instruments into...

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