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

Senior executive editor Natalie Murray, senior associate editor Lily Cooper and junior designer Ava Eaton all sit in conversation with recent clients. After the completion of the Parks and Trails Foundation logo, representatives visited the T-Wolf Agency to provide thanks for all the work done. “I know how beneficial it is to be able to work with clients,” Murray said. “We had a previous executive editor come back and tell us how good of an opportunity it is to have this agency here especially if you want to go into graphic design after high school. The people she’s in classes with didn’t have any access to the things we do here and theres only one other LISD school that has a class like this. It’s just a really good opportunity to get real world experience especially when we get to work with people outside the school. It’s just so real to get that experience with actual clientele and how things really work in the industry.”
Photo by Paige Hert

Sketch to Screen

Jane Yermakov, Reporter February 23, 2024

Walking through the halls, climbing the stairs, inside classrooms - the walls always have papers hung up with an announcement to make. Up in the corner, a colorful flier advertising a school wide event...

Carefully balancing one piece of paper over another, junior Ryder Wilkinson builds a paper tower with his team at the Architecture Club’s second meeting. Ryder said he was interested in architecture in the past, but the Architecture Club allowed him to get back into it and learn new things. “I [won] one of the competitions, the first one that we had,” Wilkinson said. “[In the second competition] we lost [because] we could not build a tall enough tower that could withstand the blow of a powerful fan, [but] I still had fun because I was with my friends.”

Building A Legacy

Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter February 21, 2024

After hours of sketching, days of carefully choosing supplies and months of arranging materials piece by piece, a building is complete. The moment a blueprint becomes a building, an architect’s job is...

Students at the sophomore and junior levels face the decision of taking advanced placement (AP), Austin Community College (ACC) or on-level courses. Those who take ACC classes will be able to receive college credit for Texas colleges and out-of-state colleges if they pass the class with a 70 or higher. Students in AP classes only receive college credit if they pass the AP test at the end of the year.  “In general, you are going to be dealing with very difficult course work for both options,” Campos said. “However, if you like the idea of a final test to determine whether you receive college credit rather than grinding for a passing grade in a college course then choose AP, and if not, I’d highly recommend ACC. I’d also say if you are looking for a different high school experience then choosing ACC will definitely provide that.”

Dual Credit Decisions

Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter February 14, 2024

Every year, near the beginning of February, course selections for the next school year take place and students have to make important decisions. During this time, they decide if they want to take biology...

Gazing into each others eyes, juniors Lauren Small and Mitchell Allen-Barnhart pose for homecoming dance photos. The two met in their eighth grade science class, and a couple years later they started dating. “I would say Valentine’s is definitely more special with a boyfriend because I get to buy him stuff and be super excited to give it to him,” Small said. “I also get to be surprised by what he’s getting me.” Used with permission by Lauren Small

Love is in the Air

Heidi Williams, Reporter February 14, 2024

High school relationships are like no other. Friends giggling in the hallway about their crushes and sharing stories at the lunch table start becoming a common occurrence once February hits. Some students...

At CP night that occurred Jan. 30, treasurer and senior Tiffany Lam on the right spent the evening introducing HOSA to potentially interested in joining students. ““This year they updated their guidelines and what they’re looking for,” Lam said. “We were surprised but I think it’s a good thing that they updated it because some of the stuff was a little bit more outdated. Last year when I was preparing I did a lot of textbook studying which I kind of regretted when the competition came. Now I’m doing a lot more physical and hands-on practice which is a lot more beneficial and for skills that can be used in real life.”
Photo by Arav Neroth

Healing with HOSA

Jane Yermakov, Reporter February 2, 2024

Textbooks jam-packed with information, deep-dive searches across the internet and skills drilled into their minds: HOSA competition members are eagerly taking the steps to do their best. For students...

The Biggest Win of All

Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter January 29, 2024

A screech of tires on the pavement, a crash of metal on metal that rings through the night air, and an emergency team rushing injured patients to the hospital. Loss of blood from an injury such as a car...

Pictured above is the local Streets to Success campaign that juniors Jen and Roselyn Nguyen have organized. Their ultimate goal is to bring education to homeless children. “We work with a lot of kids and we see that if they don’t have an education it’s a disadvantage for them,” Jen said. “I feel very sad for these little kids that lack [an education] so I think [the project] is such a great way to make not just myself more educated on the matters but everyone else.” Used with permission from Roselyn Nguyen

Success For the Streets

Julia Seiden, Reporter January 19, 2024

Dirty pavement absorbs the blazing heat from the sun as it beats down on the few souls brave enough or forced to be standing in the sauna of what an Austin summer is. One can see the waves of heat coming...

Researching todays stock market and looking for trends, junior Mason Crews competes with his twin brother Owen Crews in the DECA Stock Market Game. According to Mason, working as a team makes it easier to spot trends that would negatively affect their value. “There’s been a few times where I found something I thought would work and then Owen found some sort of trend or something that makes it look like [a stock] is going to go up,” Mason said. “Then we don’t [buy] it and the next day it goes up 40%. Or I research the stocks for the day and I don’t find anything but Owen finds something that’s going to go up 40% the next day.”

Out of Stock

Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter January 17, 2024

Trading on the stock market is a gamble. A wrong mistake or bad day could cause a person to lose half their worth while a lucky guess could earn a person $100,000 in profit. Creating a new business involves...

“I was very happy to hear the OG season was coming back,” junior Gulin Gurbuz said. “It’s very nostalgic for me and I am sad [the old map] is gone now. Fortnite has definitely made me more friends because it lets me talk to a lot of different people, and it [also] helps strengthen [our] connections.” Fortnite images courtesy of Epic Games

Return of the OG

Caroline Howard, Reporter December 21, 2023

A loud blare echoes in the headsets of many, indicating that the circle has once again reduced in size. As player after player runs from the damage-inflicting storm, fights break out amongst those who...

Wrapping the fabric around the vase, senior Lillian Dodds works on the December arrangement for the Flower Pack subscription. “I think its really important to get kids really interested in something because a lot of people take floral design just for like the art credit,” Dodds said. “But I think if theres a lot of money going into it and people can see how cool floral design is, then that can really inspire a lot of kids to maybe want to be florists.”

Business is Blooming

Mia Morneault, Reporter December 20, 2023

Dandelions, Tiger Lilies and Beargrass, oh my. The advanced floral design class is starting up their annual subscription-based fundraiser once again. Advised by Floral Design teacher Mackenzie Morton,...

At the customized field, the teams huddle and congratulate each other after both winning. No scores are kept, and no rules are implemented, but at the end of the day, everyone comes out victorious. “The thing about miracle league is that it is not so self serious, it’s just for fun,” coach and CP Alum Lauren Kriss said. “Theres a huge emphasis on bonding. You know, when I 
coach, Im not over there yelling that they shouldve thrown the ball to third base. Its all about cheerleading and making people feel like they’re on a team.” Photo courtesy of Austin Miracle League, used with permission

The Next Inning

Heidi Williams, Reporter December 20, 2023

Two runners on base, two outs, bottom of the ninth and a tied ball game. The outfielders are playing duck, duck, goose, and first and second base are playing catch. A coach strides to the pitcher's mound...

Standing with other national qualifiers, senior Cadence Teicher (front row, center) shows off her silver medal at the Texas Thespians State Festival at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine on Nov. 18. Teicher has attended the convention each of the past two years, and competed in two categories this time around. “I wanted to compete [my first year],” Teicher said. “[But] the first time was just for the experience and to do workshops. I’m a very competitive person, so putting myself in more of a competitive situation allowed my abilities to truly shine.” Photo courtesy of Thespian Troupe 6289, used with permission

Chemistry at Play

Jonathan Levinsky, Reporter December 20, 2023

She walks into the contest room alongside her fellow classmate with all of their supplies, readying themselves for a hair and makeup showdown. The pair have countless hours of experience in working with...

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