The Wolfpack

Dancing to New Heights

Pouring flowers to serve as a peace offering to God, senior Himaani Ramesh showcases a dance posture that she will use in her debut Bharatanatyam graduation, known as an Arangetram, on July 7. “I’ve always wanted to do an arangetram because I’ve always felt that it was an amazing accomplishment,” Ramesh said. “As I’ve set upon this journey it’s been very humbling because I’ve realized that there will always be room for growth and improvement, and that’s what dance is really all about.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

May 24, 2019

As young as the age of three, senior Himaani Ramesh was enrolled in lessons for Indian dance, and later Bharatanatyam, a form of dance that would soon become a major part of her life. Originally known as Sathiraatam, Bharatanatyam is a highly influential Indian classical dance form that originated fr...

Aspiring Nurse Pursues Passion

Senior Kristin Knight is continuing her passion for health and service by studying nursing at The University of Alabama this fall. “They have a really great nursing school and I've lived in Austin my whole life, so being able to go to a new state and experience new things is a great opportunity,” Knight said.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

May 9, 2019

Throughout high school, senior Kristin Knight’s passion for serving her community has been fueled by her involvement in six honor societies and clubs such as HOSA, FCCLA and DECA – all of which brought her service opportunities and exposure that have led her to a path in nursing. Knight joined HO...

HOSA Advances to Internationals After Five Years

At HOSA's State Conference, freshman Aashna Ravi and senior Kristin Knight pose before their competitions with 
 junior Christina Laskaris who served as courtesy core. Of the competitors, Knight advanced to Internationals which are being held on June 19-22 in Orlando, Florida.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

April 15, 2019

After two HOSA members competed at State on March 28-30, one of those members, senior Kristin Knight, advanced to Internationals (ILC) which is being held on June 19 through 22 in Orlando, Florida. This is the first time that HOSA is going to ILC since 2014.  HOSA, which stands for Health Occupations St...

Robolobos Make Their Way to Worlds

Smiling together as a team, members who went to the FRC Robotics district competition in Austin from March 1-3 show off their robot.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

April 15, 2019

For the first time after six years, FRC Team 5052, The Robolobos advances to Worlds Championship after placing at Districts and Regionals. The team is competing at the Worlds in Houston from April 17-20. Before attending the Austin District Championship, where they advanced to Worlds with a rank of 24...

Ten Students Prepare for Weekend UIL Regionals

At UIL Districts, the UIL Journalism team had two students, freshman Tristan Hernandez and senior Deana Trautz, advance to Regionals.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

April 12, 2019

Over the last weekend of March, members of the science, math, social studies, journalism and speech and debate teams competed in UIL at the district level at Cedar Park and other Leander ISD high schools. Out of these students’ 32 placements in the top six, there were eight first-place rankings and ...

STEAM Rolling into the Future of Education

Playing with the  Deer Creek Elementary kids, SNHS members volunteer to teach kids STEAM concepts through various booths on Feb. 7.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

March 11, 2019

Science, technology, engineering, art and math are now known by the acronym STEAM. While the concept of STEM is more commonly known, the integration of the “A” for art has become a prominent field of interest, such as at STEAM Night hosted by Deer Creek Elementary School PTA. On Feb. 7, elementa...

DECA’d Out

After competing on Jan. 19, DECA competitors line up to pose.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

February 20, 2019

At 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 19, 21 students arrived at the student pick up circle to board a bus to the Bastrop Convention Center, where the TX District five DECA’s Career Development Conference was to be held. Serving DECA Chapters in 28 counties, District 5 holds almost 1200 students, with only 54 percent ...

Staff Picks: Must Try Restaurants Around Austin

Ordering a burger and fries, senior Jalen Gomez tries Dirty Martin's, Paige Hert's favorite restaurant in Austin.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

February 19, 2019

From its parks, lakes and hiking spots, to being the live music capital of the world, Austin is known for many things. Austin’s food trucks, vendors and restaurants also play an important role in making Austin special. Here are some restaurant suggestions around Austin that The Wolfpack staff recomme...

Talk About Technotrash

By cutting and gluing cardboard, and painting them green, students help make battery trash cans on April 3, 2018 in EIT.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

February 7, 2019

From serving as a health hazard to contaminating the environment, there are many ways that technology can negatively impact the world if disposed of incorrectly. Environmental Issues with Technology (EIT) was initiated last year by senior officers Justin Nita, Adri Karmakar and Grant Lee in hopes of educa...

Kaleidoscope of Cultures

Sophmore Lia Kim, junior Emma Mahler and seniors Roshini Krishnaswamy, Vaniya Khan and Brianna VanSickle, who have roots from several parts of the world, practice their own traditions and cultures.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

December 21, 2018

Preconceived notions often fill people's minds when meeting others, preventing new perspectives and relationships from being built. Whether it be understanding one’s upbringing, beliefs, gender or ethnicity, everyone has a unique way of identifying their culture. While sophomore Lia Kim was born in Chicago ...

Former Sugar Lover Becomes Healthy Living Advocate

Eating her chicken salad, senior Jordan Peterson visits True Food Kitchen located in downtown Austin, TX, which uses local fresh ingredients in all of their foods.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

December 7, 2018

Ice cream, donuts, cherry bars and chocolate chip cookies- the diet that was once routine for former sugar lover, senior Jordan Peterson. While her mom tried out several paleo-like diets to become healthier, Peterson spent much of her childhood clinging to anything sweet, causing her parents to wo...

Student Slang Showdown

Candidly thinking, teachers take a moment to compile their own definition for various student slang terms.

Nithila Ilangovan, Reporter

November 30, 2018

Within their classes and while walking through the halls of the high school, teachers are exposed to teen slang on a daily basis. To find out how well they have been listening and if they really know how to use teen slang, members of The Wolfpack put teachers to the test. After giving them a vague warnin...

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