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

Painting utensils and knowledge about art are both equally important to become a well-rounded artist. The art history course combines these two, giving students the opportunity to explore different art styles and time periods. Im excited to be able to study about different eras of art that I dont know much about, junior Meg Wells said. And be able to later connect them to my own art works.

The World is Our Canvas

Sofya Bashirova, Reporter January 25, 2022

After many years of speculation AP Art History is now going to be available for students interested in studying more about the impacts of art on the course of history and specific aspects of different...

It Takes a Village

Kacey Miller, Guest Reporter January 24, 2022

Two blondes, one and two. Two brown-haired, three and four. One redhead, five. As these colorful puffs and ponytails of hair bobble around in the seats, the rest of their bodies are pushing each other,...

The color guard wins UIL 5A State Champions with band while performing with the theme “Eye See,” which includes vibrant and colorful shades of blue and purple for costumes. The color guard will perform their new show tomorrow with the theme electricity. “I think performances are really valuable to the program,” sophomore Lily Dodds said. “We get to show off and people get to see what we’re capable of.”

The Current Between Us

Penny Moreno, Reporter January 21, 2022

The crowd of the roaring arena excitedly cheers to see colorful flags wave across the field. As the band blares their music, the lights fall at the center of the stage and the color guard performance begins.  The...

Working independently in class, AP Research students create follow-up emails to participants. The data collection period is currently open, running until Feb. 25. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a student in the AP Capstone program, junior Kaci Craddock said. I especially appreciate the class environments cultivated by the Capstone teachers and my fellow peers that allow for continual conversation and growth. It is a collaborative and challenging class that allows me to improve my writing and research skills while also pursuing topics that I am interested in and want to learn more about.

Data Devotees

Anthony Whiting, Reporter January 20, 2022

The sound of typing hands fills the classroom with the minds of students turning in gear. Watering jugs full and group space exploration discussions ready, student researchers observe participants’ thoughts...

Competing at the UIL Burnet meet on Jan. 15, junior Alex Thummalapalli talks with his partner during the computer science competition. In addition to his involvement in computer science, Thummalapalli is a member of the cybersecurity club, where they compete in Capture the Flag, or CTF, events. Ive always been interested in computer science, but the cybersecurity club was a new and interesting opportunity for me this year, Thummalapalli said. Its a lot more about problem solving and thinking your way through difficult prompts. Im on a team with some friends and we compete in CTF competitions where you have to try to break into networks, interpret data and perform other cool computer tasks. Its a lot of fun, and I know theres many more competitions coming up.

Breaking and Entering

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2022

Web exploitation, cryptography, reverse engineering and forensics. Endless programs utilized to decrypt hidden data or trick a computer system into revealing its own password. An endless network of digital...

The choir students smile for a group photo at Region in November. The choir recently participated in the pre-area auditions, and the top 15 candidates (10 for voice parts and six alternates) advanced to the Area auditions. “I am immensely proud,” Assistant Choir Director Victor Torres said. “I am so proud of them. We’ve been having Sectionals in here just about every day. The kids have been showing up, really working on their music.

In For The Long Run

Ruchi Sankolli, Assistant Editor January 7, 2022

After constant rehearsals and performances, the choir All-State Candidates advance to the next round of auditions for Area. Area is the next step for them in their journey to the All-State choir, which...

Celebrating after her recitation, sophomore Emma Tapia poses for the camera after finishing reciting Aquainted with  the Night by Robert Frost. Being the only one who competed, Tapia reflected about how she connected with the poem. I chose this poem because I thought the idea of wandering a place at night was something I was familiar with, Tapia said. At times, I find myself wandering my sleeping home to be in the stillness of the night and obtain a sense of ease.

Pressed for Poetry

Aahana Mulchandani, Reporter December 21, 2021

After a four year hiatus, English II teacher Kim Vidrine revives Poetry Out Loud, a nation-wide recitation competition. This year, only one sophomore, Emma Tapia, chose to compete.  This competition...

Juniors Natalie Danton, Isa Morgan, Tessa Griffin and Ainsley Harlans four phones show this years Spotify Wrapped. This is an event that is released towards the beginning of December every year. “I thought it was fine [Spotify Wrapped], I felt like they kind of tried too hard, with the intros and how it said things like ‘You understood the assignment’,” Griffin said. “It was kind of cringe. But overall, the information in it was good. I like that they added new stuff and kept it fresh. I thought it was pretty good overall, definitely better than Apple Music.”

Sharing the Gift of Music

Madison Shields, Reporter December 20, 2021

Spotify Wrapped has transformed into an immersive experience for every Spotify user. Displaying things like the soundtrack to your life, which is a playlist curated from your 100 most played songs, your...

Junior Kelly Tabor sews together fabric for an upcoming 
fashion design. Tabor has had an interest in fashion since she was young and started designing her own t-shirts in her freshman year. I really like to wear my own designs, Tabor said. So I decided to join fashion design to strengthen my designing skills. The pieces I create for fashion design are usually inspired by my own interests such as movies and songs that I feel a strong connection or appreciation for.

The Trade Brigade

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter December 17, 2021

The ability to work with one's hands is a skill that some might not possess. These skills can manifest in several different ways, and many don't even know they have them. But in a typical classroom setting,...

Performing her part in the musical, senior Bella Birdsley sings No One Else. Musical theatre performed the Cabaret show, a performance that combines segments from several musicals together. The range of the song was perfect for me, Birdsley said. It really helped me get more comfortable on stage in more of an informal setting.

A Melodious Occasion

Sofya Bashirova, Reporter December 16, 2021

As lights went on and cameras flashed, the stage lit up with a variety of melodies as the musical theatre students performed their Cabaret show. The show involved combining songs from several musicals...

Unyielding to the opposing team, junior shooting and point guard Gisella Maul dribbles down the court. On Nov. 30, the varsity girls won their non-conference, home game against Waco University 59-29, adding to their overall 17-0 ranking but not contributing to district. “I feel like we’ve had a pretty tough schedule and they are all really good teams that we’ve played,” Maul said. “If anything the focus is more real [this year]. We still have something to prove and so we’ve been more focused and more determined because we know that we’re not just satisfied with winning one state championship, we have bigger goals in mind.”

Game on Fire

Anthony Whiting, Reporter December 16, 2021

Attention focused during the final quarter, she dribbles the ball to shoot from the three-point line. With double the responsibility of the normal player, she maintains a close watch on her teammates’...

Holding up her computer, psychology club president and senior Naomi Stein speaks about how people in the military are classically conditioned to do their job without medical consequences at a club meeting in November. Stein said that she liked how everyone is able to collaboratively discuss the topics at hand, and learn more about others opinions on those matters along the way. “I like how everyone gets to learn more about others perspectives, like their standpoint on nature vs nurture, which is a big topic in psychology,” Stein said.

Enter the Human Mind

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter December 14, 2021

After taking a year off, the psychology club aimed to reinvent itself and create more opportunities for others to learn more about psychology through various activities, experiments and group discussions....

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