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Next year, sophomore Ryan Green is planning to start a geography club that both geography amateurs and experts can enjoy.

Around The World

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter May 27, 2021

Testing your memory with geography bees.  Learning about far-flung locations from the greatest ancient landmarks of history to remote villages in the Sahara. Using deduction and intuition to pinpoint...

Summer is a time for fun, warm weather and spending time with family and friends.

Suntime Funtime

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter May 25, 2021

High temperatures, ice cream and vacations all over the country. Summertime is approaching fast, and with it comes the promise of relaxation and a break from responsibility. Hopefully, with the turn of...

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 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...

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...

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