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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

Focusing on the path in front, senior Meghan Wilcox competes at the state track meet on May 7. Wilcox participated in multiple events, including 200m and long jump, and placed third in the 100m. “The 100m [has] always been my favorite,” Wilcox said. “It’s always pushed me to perfect my running and push myself to my top speeds. It’s also just a lot of fun to run that fast since you can’t maintain top speed past a 100m.”

Track Trek

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor May 18, 2021

Legs pumping, heart pounding, senior Meghan Wilcox pushes past the other competitors, the finish line in sight. After working to become the best she can be for the past few years, Wilcox will continue...

Holding her lamb, senior FFA president Skye Lindholm poses at the annual Williamson County Livestock show. Lindholm joined FFA during her freshman year and has held multiple officer positions and participated in many competitions throughout high school. “Being a member of FFA has taught me how to be a responsible, contributing member of society,” Lindholm said. “During my time in FFA, I was fortunate enough to be under our advisors who helped me grow and [become] better as a person.” 

Agricultural Academia

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor May 5, 2021

Between taking care of her animals, running meetings and competing in virtual competitions, senior Skye Lindholm has had her hands full as the president of Future Farmer of America (FFA). Lindholm has...

Holding their flags, the color guard performs in the gym. Although the varsity team did not make it to finals this year, according to senior color guard member Bolt Gonzalez, the color guard was able to overcome many challenges, including virtual competitions. 
“We are all [in] guard to learn new things and be challenged so we are happy with the progress we have made this year,” Gonzalez said. “It sucks a little not having in-person competitions and performing in a mask is difficult at times but we can still be together and, to me, that’s what counts.” 

The Show Must Go On

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor April 29, 2021

As the school year has progressed, many organizations and programs have found ways to overcome COVID-19 challenges and regulations, including the color guard. While the winter season has looked a little...

As a result of COVID-19, many companies, such as movie theatres have struggled to remain operational, even after the end of the quarantine mandate. With the evolution of streaming services and without the promise of new movies, many theatre companies have gone bankrupt. Will COVID-19 be known as the death of the theatre industry?

COVID-19: The Death of Movie Theatres

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor April 6, 2021

At the start of the quarantine mandate in 2020, many businesses struggled to remain operational without the income earned from customers. Among the small shops and restaurants, the movie theatre industry...

Standing together, the Varsity Mixed Choir poses in a local chapel on Jan. 18 for their ACDA performance. After submitting their blind recordings, the choir was chosen to perform ACDA, which will hold a virtual convention on March 18-20. “I felt super excited and honored,” senior Sydney Solberg said. “Mrs. Holt had previously mentioned that it was one of her biggest dreams to perform at ACDA, so I knew it was a big deal and it was going to be a once in a lifetime experience.”

Singing Proud

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor March 1, 2021

After months of preparing at home, on Jan. 18, the Varsity Mixed Choir came together at a local chapel to record their final performance for the ACDA convention. Every two years, The American Choral...

Reading out loud, freshman Frances Tran presents her story to a small audience during English teacher Sarah Alarcons DEN on Jan. 15. After the students spend weeks working on their short stories, Alarcon invited other teachers and staff members to her DEN so the students could present their hard work. “Sometimes we get stuck in our subject area at school, but many of us are interested in other academic areas,” Alarcon said. “This gave admin. a chance to have some student interaction, which they love, and it gave teachers an opportunity to enjoy a different subject area from the one they teach. Its also exciting when teachers and coaches see their students excelling in other areas at school.”

Society of Writers: Virtual Edition

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor January 28, 2021

After months of editing and perfecting their short stories, students in Sarah Alarcon’s English I pre-AP classes had the opportunity to present their hard work to a small audience of staff members during...

Setting the ball, sophomore Dylan Gilkey jumps in the air to prepare the ball for her teammate. Cedar Park competed against Georgetown on Sept. 29 and won the game with a final score of 3-1. The team was 12-2 in District, but lost to Dripping Springs in the Playoffs. I think that this season went really well because we all came together as a team and strived to do our best, whether it be [at] practice or a game,” Gilkey said. “I love playing volleyball because of the team aspect; I think it’s so fun perfecting your craft with your teammates and laughing with them along the way.”

Fall Recap Slideshow

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor January 12, 2021

Holding her bridal bouquet, Biology and Environmental studies teacher Shawntel Lopez poses during her wedding on Nov. 14. A few months in advanced, Lopez asked students in Floral Design to create the arrangements for her wedding day. “I always knew I wanted to incorporate students into the wedding in some way,” Lopez said. “When I met Ms. Butler and she told me her goals for the class, I jumped at the opportunity to have the Floral Design Class involved.

Academia in Bloom

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor December 18, 2020

Even with the new regulations and changes, many hands-on classes have discovered creative opportunities to give students the experience needed to be successful. For students in Advanced Floral Design,...

There are many benefits that come with learning a second language, both in school and in the job market. However, students in the U.S usually do not start learning a second language until high school, whereas in many European countries, students begin learning as early as the age of 6.

Brain Boost

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor November 24, 2020

After taking five years of Spanish, and still not being able to communicate effortlessly with my fluent friends, I have experienced first-hand the determination required to learn a completely new language....

After completing applications for multiple universities, choosing which college to go to can be difficult. However, there are plenty of resources and tools, such as a spreadsheet, that can make the decision easier.

The Challenging Choice

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor November 18, 2020

Between soccer practice, AP classes and college applications, finding the time to actually compare the colleges I am applying to has been difficult. However, I have discovered a few methods that will make...

Entertaining Comics, a company well known for their thriller and suspense comics, also produced an audio drama. With over 60 voice actors in the first season, The Vault of Horror is perfect to listen to on a chilly autumn night.

“The Vault of Horror”

Morgan Kasel, Assistant Editor November 9, 2020

When we are not rushing to soccer practices, games or events, my family has a tradition of movie night on the weekends. My mom, dad, brother and I all take turns picking which film to watch. However, this...

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