The Wolfpack

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...

Book Review: “The Conference of Birds”

Author Ransom Riggs released the fifth book of

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

May 15, 2020

After over a year of waiting, author Ransom Riggs released his book “The Conference of Birds” on Jan. 14. This is the fifth book in the “Peculiar Children”series, but it is obviously not the last. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” tells the story of teenager Jacob Portman,...

Farm to Future

After competing in many competitions this year, senior Jeffrey Morphis poses with his awards from FFA. Morphis competed in multiple categories, including Entomology, Chapter Conducting, FFA Quiz and Swine Skillathon.

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

May 1, 2020

From raising pigs and a lamb to studying different bug species, senior Jeffrey Morphis has experienced the many hands-on opportunities provided by the FFA program. Morphis has been a member of FFA for the last five years and has competed in many different categories including Entomology, Chapter Conducting,...

Ben Onstage

Playing the role of Michael Banks, freshman Ben McDanald performs during his eighth grade year in theatre's production of

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

April 1, 2020

The lights grow dim, and voices become whispers. The curtains part, revealing the perfect onstage set up of a modern bedroom, and the actors immediately entice the audience with the character they portray. For freshman Ben McDanald, the stage represents a place of creativity and storytelling. McDanald...

“A Tradition of Excellence”

Posing with medals, head band direct Steve Wessels stands with other directors and students during the award ceramony for UIL State Champions on Nov. 13. After dedicating 22 years to the band program, Wessels announced that he will be retiring at the end of this year.

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

March 6, 2020

Arms up, instruments set, deep breaths. After dedicating 22 years to the school and the band program, head band director Steve Wessels officially announced on Feb. 18 that he will be retiring at the end of the year.  Wessels' legacy at Cedar Park began when he started teaching band in 1998. Six...

Works of Heart

Senior Lindsey Elfred and junior Nixie Buettner, along with other students who received rewards from the Scholastic Competition, pose on Jan. 31. Elfred received a gold key for her sculpture as well as an American Vision Nominee. “I thought it was pretty cool,” Elfred said. “I didn’t expect it. Just thought I would submit something this year, [I] didn't really have my hopes up. So I’m pretty proud of myself that it went at least that far.” 

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

February 17, 2020

For years, the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition has given high school students a chance to demonstrate their creativity through artistic and written pieces. There are many categories within the competition, and students can submit anything from photography, ceramics, or short stories.  Afte...

Swim Photo Slideshow

Swimming at the district meet on Jan. 17, freshman Avanthika Ayyadurai comes up for air during a race. During the meet, Ayyadurai said that she received support from her fellow teammates.

Wolfpack Staff, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Sophia Matthys

Sophia Matthys

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Junior Sophia Matthys’ schedule is that of a normal high school student. At least on B days. However, on A days, Matthys attends Leander High School, where she spends three periods of the day in cosmetology class, learning different skills and getting the hands on experience needed to pursue a career in this field...

Jacob Ford

Jacob Ford

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

February 3, 2020

On A days, senior Jacob Ford attends classes at Leander High School, specifically a double blocked Electrical Technology and Engineering class. When he first started taking this class, Ford said that attending a new school was a little intimidating, but he has enjoyed the experience so far. “[I...

Cross Campus

With student choice sheets around the corner, students have the chance to pick classes that fit their interests and hobbies. While Cedar Park has a vast option of classes that students can take, there is the option to take  courses, like Cosmetology and Autotech, at different campuses. “I took cosmetology because I prefer to work with my hands and to actually do things than to sit in a classroom all day,” junior Sophia Matthys said. “I am also not sure whether I am going to attend college or not so if I don’t go to college I will always have a career option.” 

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Before the end of each year, students are able to choose their schedules for next year. With multiple electives offered, students have the chance to find a class that fits their hobbies and interests. However, despite the vast options, there are some classes that are not offered at Cedar Park, classes...

Elizabeth Waits

Elizabeth Waits

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Senior Elizabeth Waits said that she has always been interested in cars and decided to attend Rouse High School this year in order to be a part of the Auto tech class, where she has the opportunity to pursue her passion.  “It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do as a small kid,” Waits sai...

Little Women Movie Review

Based on the classic tale by Louisa May Alcott,

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

January 15, 2020

A classic tale demonstrating the importance of family and determination, “Little Women” was first published in 1868 and the book’s popularity was spread through the production of movies and tv-shows, and the publication of multiple sequels by author Louisa May Alcott. Now, more than 150 years later,...

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