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

After running 5 kilometers, senior Sanil Desai finishes his cross country race at Vista Ridge. Desai will be attending Brown University in the fall to pursue an education in medicine. “The feeling of finishing a race is so rewarding,” Desai said. “Being involved in a variety of extracurriculars has taught me how to balance my time and be well rounded. These activities have also allowed me to be involved in my interests and the school.
Photo by Mai Cachila

Time to Scrub in

Mai Cachila, Reporter May 24, 2024

His cursor hovers over the email containing his decision that could decide the next four years of his life. His anticipation fills the room as he reflects back on his hard work and experiences. Giving...

Crossing her fingers tightly, senior Sophie Triche smiles proudly for her senior photo. Triche plans to attend Kilgore college and is hopeful to continue high kicking with the Rangerettes in the fall. “When I first saw the Rangerettes, I was enamored by how professional they were,” Triche said. “It made me absolutely fall in love with them and everything they do. I knew I wanted to dance after high school and the Rangerettes to me, feels like home. I could not be more excited when I made the official decision to try out and let my friends and family know that I was committed to be a hopeful for such a world renowned dance team.” Photo Courtesy of Sophie Triche

Kicking into History

Morgan Nabi, Guest Reporter May 24, 2024

The hours of training, listening and stretching are not quite done as she takes another leap yet again. She carefully makes sure that everything is in line from her training routine to her staying in line...

Instructing his students, tennis coach Randy Ballenger gives feedback on the dish in front of them. Ballenger has been teaching at Cedar Park for 19 years and just took on the introduction to culinary course this school year. “For the most part its been just a unique amazing work,” Ballenger said. “It’s the community that keeps me here, the people that I work with and just the encompassing school. Its just an amazing place and Im definitely rooted here for a while.”
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Much More than a Coach

Mai Cachila, Reporter May 23, 2024

After having coached tennis, taught in the leadership department, and took on health classes, Coach Randy Ballenger added another course to his roster: culinary.  “This is my first year teaching...

Standing with his guitar during Garage Band practice, senior Trevor Von Wupperfeld smiles for the camera. Von Wupperfeld was a founding member of the club, along with a long line of other activities at Cedar Park that earned him the title of Most Involved. “All of the music programs at our school are very, very dedicated, Von Wupperfeld said. Its kind of an all or nothing type of deal. And I am not a big fan of the all or nothing. So I kinda found a garage band to house all of the musicians who didnt have a place in the school or people who didnt have a traditional instrument they played. We take guitarists and basses and all kinds of stuff.  Photo Courtesy of Trevor Von Wupperfeld

Rockstar President

Arav Neroth, Guest Reporter May 23, 2024

From making music with his club in the science building to goalkeeping on the water polo team, there almost isn’t anything senior Trevor Von Wupperfeld doesn’t do. Von Wupperfeld is the Senior Class...

Holding her debut novel Lorida, senior Lilly Stone poses with her self-published novel for her senior photos. Stone said that she is optimistic about what her future holds in the literary world, and is proud of how far she has come despite the odds. “It doesnt take a special skill set to write a book, and you don’t have to be anyone special to do it,” Stone said. “If you have the drive and motivation, you have to just keep pushing yourself to write even when you don’t feel like it, because, in the end, you will be proud of what you’ve accomplished.” Courtesy of Lilly Stone

Fresh Face in Fiction

Gaby Coutts, Guest Reporter May 23, 2024

Starting by picking up a journal and pencil when she was just a kid, senior Lilly Stone has had a dream for writing her entire life, but now is making it a reality. Using her imagination to guide her,...

Waterloo swim instructor, Emler swim instructor, and Camp Hope leader are just some of the jobs available for students over the summer. Junior Clara Rabago will be working as a small group leader at Camp Hope for two weeks over the summer where she will be taking care of the children there and participating in activities such as church services, games, art, and science. “I’m excited to have my own kids this year,” Rabago said. “I like seeing how a kid will come in and be super shy, but then they come out all being friends. They’re so happy and energetic and it’s just cool to see how much these kids grow within a week.”

Free At Last… Or Maybe Not

Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter May 23, 2024

A blaring wake-up alarm rings out in the early morning, and she startles from her sleep. Rising groggily from her bed, she questions if the camp is worth waking up early for, but when she is greeted by...

Posing for a picture, the Destination Imagination team smiles after taking 2nd place at state. The challenge the team did this year was the Service Learning challenge. “We chose to help a local dance school called Art Beat,” sophomore Sindhu Chidambaram said. “Art Beat offers free dance classes for those on the autism spectrum. We raised awareness for the dance school and provided the adaptive class with sensory kits.”

Creative Problem Solvers

Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter May 23, 2024

Destination Imagination (DI) is a program where students all over the world create teams to compete as creative problem solvers.  For a competition, DI team members choose a team challenge and then...

Smiling for a picture, senior identical twins Ethan and Drew OConnor pose with a statue of a parrot mascot. The twins will both attend the University of Arkansas in the fall and major in business. “I didnt really mind going to different colleges, but we had the same [college] choices,” Ethan said. “We both liked Arkansas, and I dont mind him coming with me. If we cant get [a] rooming situation down, were just going to do a quad together. Which Im kind of down for a quad, because there is more room.” Photo courtesy of Drew O’Connor

Both Were Born to Ball

Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2024

An opposing defender readies to play zone as the team dribbles toward him, sprinting with the ball. He watches as the right shooting guard takes position and quickly moves to try to block his shot. The...

Standing on the drum major’s platform, senior twin sisters Abby and Courtney McDanald pose for a picture. This fall, Abby will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study nursing and Courtney will major in theater education at Stephen F. Austin University. “I was definitely sad about [attending different universities] because weve been so close,” Abby said. “Being that far away from someone for a long time will be hard. We didnt do it on purpose, we just wanted different things in schools. Its definitely sad, but I think itll make seeing her more special.” Photo courtesy of Abby McDanald

Musical Machines

Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2024

At the end of a long Friday full of classes, the girls walk through the cafeteria and split up toward different practice rooms to get ready for their afternoon activities. One changes into a uniform with...

Parking Lot Attendant Alan Gallagher poses next to his sign notifying that students can no longer purchase parking passes. Students without passes will not be able to park in the school parking lot, and if they do, AP’s will be notified. ““[When I catch people skipping] I notify the students AP and from there Im not sure what happens,” Gallagher said. “[I can also stop people for] speeding through the parking lot [since] the speed limit is 10 mph on campus.”

Confining the Chaos

Heidi Williams, Reporter May 21, 2024

Once school gets out, it starts. Students rush to their cars to try to get out first, and parents block up spaces, annoying others. People hurry and speed off, ignoring everyone else, yet somehow avoiding...

Following through, senior Kade Davis throws a pitch in the game against Lockhart on March 26. Davis threw the first no hitter in Timberwolf Baseball history that night as the team won 15-0. “I was pumped, our team was pumped, everybody was happy, and we were winning the ball game,” Davis said. ““During the game I tried not to think about it because youre not supposed to think about a no hitter while youre still in the game or you could jinx it. I was just worried about winning the game, I didn’t care so much about the no hitter during the game, I just wanted to win.” Photo by Jim Cowlishaw

No Hitter, No Problem

Alyssa Fox, Reporter May 21, 2024

As he takes a deep breath, he rolls the ball over in his hands as the batter looks him down from across the way. The dirt under his cleats grounds him and beads of sweat slowly fall down his forehead,...

Smiling for the camera, Junior Adhit Eswaramoorthi and his fellow DECA member Justin Khadivi and Aryan Anarkat as they stay in their room during the state competition in Houston. Eswaramoorthi, Anarkat, and Rushil Mehta participated in the event Franchise Business Plans and advanced to the DECA International Competition. “I think being in DECA and talking to different people from different schools allowed me to expand how I view and go about meeting new people, Eswaramoorthi said. Which connects to robotics and the work ethic you have to have.

The Man, the Myth, The Legend

Penny Moreno, Reporter May 21, 2024

He sits at his desk, focused and locked in as he finalizes his twenty-pager. He taps on his keyboard as he thinks about the proposal that he is writing up and the hard work that he has put in. He further...

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