The Wolfpack

During DEN, the Black Student Union discuss what activities to plan for the month. They met up to discuss how they are going to recruit new members, since most of them are graduating this year. One of the members of the club, Junior Raniya Laneau, said that she is grateful for the meetings because she gets to talk about how to get scholarships for black students and college advice.

African American Heritage Club to Black Student Union

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter April 12, 2021

The president of the Black Student club, senior Stella Shipps, joined the club her sophomore year when it was called African American Heritage Club. At that time, there were around five members, but it...

Participants of the HOSA Trivia Night, including HOSA members, smile at the camera over Zoom. HOSA hosted this Trivia Night as part of a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and collected close to $170. President Aashna Ravi is grateful for the support and to those to participated. “I would definitely say that the Trivia Night was a success, seeing that this was not only the first time we were doing it, but given that it was held virtually,” Ravi said. “As a team, we feel that this is a great event that we can continue to build upon in years to come, as we transition back into person, and one that will be successful in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We appreciate all of the students who supported and donated their time to the event and also wanted to thank the organizations that offered hours to make this event a success.”

Giving Back Together

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter April 1, 2021

Organizing events and dedicating themselves to bringing change, various clubs and honor societies have been giving back to their community through various kinds of activities. Whether it be for raising...

Just before starting her culinary competition, Cupcake Battle, senior Lexi Paull poses with her fellow cooks at Regionals in Corpus Christi on Jan. 29. Paull competed against one other person and won with her spice cupcakes and cherry tree display. “[Before the competition] I was stressed,” Paull said. “I felt like I had to get first place since I only went up against one other person. My heart was beating so fast my Apple Watch notified me saying that my heart rate was abnormal and that it was concerned for me. But, I also felt confident. I had an amazing, flavorful cupcake with a good design, but I definitely could’ve done better, and I will make sure to do that for State.”

Building a Bright Future

Ally JohnPress, Reporter March 31, 2021

Culinary. Interior Design. Ready Set Teach. Fashion Design. These are just a few of the classes FCCLA, or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, encompasses. Each class offers a range of opportunities...

Debby Barnes and her dog Pepper running through a Chances course. According to Barnes, because this course is difficult, it feels more rewarding when they are able to complete it.

The Secret Life of the Librarian: Dog Training

Kaiya Wilkinson, Reporter March 12, 2021

While some people think Debby Barnes is a librarian by day and night, many don’t know that she has a secret talent; she’s a dog trainer. Not only that, but her miniature Australian shepherd, Pepper,...

Jared Lippe, the PALS teacher, experienced COVID-19 firsthand.

An Experience With COVID-19

Kaiya Wilkinson, Reporter March 5, 2021

It seems as if everyday a Remind message is sent out informing students and parents that there has been yet another positive COVID-19 case on campus. As of Jan. 29, the LISD COVID dashboard shows that...

The CPHS campus covered in snow. On Feb. 14, Leander School District called classes off for a period that lasted over a week as students and teachers suffered power outages.

The Big Freeze

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter March 4, 2021

Cedar Park was engulfed in cold weather from Feb. 12-22, with temperatures dipping into the single digits. This has been amid a polar vortex that has created record lows across America.  Some Texans...

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...

Two years ago, the state-bound DECA members stand together, smiling as they show their medals. President Suparna Swaroop , one of the advancing members, has expressed happiness and pride at these members for their work and advancing to state. “I am so proud of all the DECA members’ work and successes this year,” Swaroop said. “Especially with COVID-19 and the new virtual competition, our DECA members have really done an excellent job of working hard and staying motivated. I know that we are all going to do really well at state because our chapter is filled with passionate business students that are determined to compete.”

Fruits of Hard Work

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter February 18, 2021

The competition season of DECA has recently started and the members have begun working towards preparing for competitions. After competing at the district and region level, 17 members will advance to the...

Reading out loud, freshman Frances Tran presents her story to a small audience during English teacher Sarah Alarcon's 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. It's 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...

Junior Nathan Inman makes a snowman with his family. Despite it being really cold, Inman said that it was worth going outside because Texans might not experience this again.

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter January 27, 2021

The soft, blinding snow covered the streets, cars and trees outside every Texans window on Jan. 10. Most people's initial reaction was that this was not real. Austin had around three inches of snow this...

Focusing on his computer, junior Aiden Seibel arranges his notes and prepares his argument for the District Cross Examination competition on Jan. 23. Him and his partner, junior Kellen Cao, placed fifth in the event. Both students are novice debaters, and this is their first year on the varsity team. “Competitions are very hard now because they’re all virtual,” Seibel said. “We don’t go to events, we just go onto our Zoom calls. I remember one experience where I was five minutes before the competition started and I was on a Zoom call with my teacher freaking out about where to go for the Zoom call because I couldn’t find the link to get to the meeting.”

Arguably, the Best

Ally JohnPress, Reporter January 26, 2021

The room goes silent. Two students stand at the front of the room, each poised at a podium, opposite one another. A panel of judges sits a distance away. A topic is introduced, and one student begins to...

The year 2020 was spent mostly isolated due to the pandemic. While some felt quarantine hurt them,  for others such as junior Sam Patterson, it was a chance to go outside her comfort zone. “I made so many new friends and memories in 2020,” Patterson said. “People walk into your life when you least expect. All of these new moments and people have helped me become much more confident in myself.

2020 From a Timberwolf Perspective

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter January 21, 2021

A lot can happen in 365 days, 52 weeks and 8760 hours, and 2020 proved that with COVID-19, TikTok, the election, protests, wildfires, etc. While in some ways 2020 made some feel trapped, for others, such...

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