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

Junior Mathew Sniffen holds onto a jug-grip rock, as he tries to swing himself up. “The main thing that motivates me to keep trying is just knowing how good its going to feel if I can finally do it, and how good it is to know that you are literally getting stronger, getting better, improving at this thing that youre trying to do.”

Rock In A Hard Place

Mia Morneault, Reporter February 5, 2024

On his sixth attempt, hanging by a thread and sweat dripping off his forehead, junior Mathew Sniffen pulls himself up to the top of the climbing course in a matter of seconds. After a few seconds, he drops...

On Jan. 30, CP Night will be held to aid incoming freshmen with course selection. “While we focus a lot on incoming 9th graders, we encourage all of our grade levels to come out because we’ll highlight ACC, advanced programs, [and] all of our extracurricular options,” Colman said. “Anyone who is still struggling with a decision about what to do [or] how to progress [have the option] to pick and choose.”

CP Night Spotlight

Caroline Howard, Reporter January 28, 2024

Taking the next step and transitioning from middle to high school can be stressful, but with the aid of Cedar Park High School’s counselors, assistant principals and staff, students as well as parents...

A list of eight Christmas volunteer spots in Austin to help spread joy to everyone this holiday season.

Holiday Cheer Means Volunteer

Caroline Howard, Reporter December 22, 2023

As the breeze becomes colder with every passing day, dressing for warmth becomes a necessity. The holiday season is getting closer and closer, and the thought of Christmas is on everyone’s mind. However,...

From left to right sit freshmen Gabrielle Merrill, Cara Allen, Erica Mihealsick and Mina Danesh, or the Madams of Mayhem. On March 25, the team competed at the State competition at University of Texas at Arlington and placed seventh in their Improvisational Challenge. “Destination Imagination is a creative group meant for people who like to do creative things,” Danesh said. “I fully intend on doing this throughout my entire high school career. I really like the aspect that there aren’t necessarily logical boundaries to [improv], and I think that’s pretty cool. I think we all really truly enjoy doing this with people we are super close to and doing activities we love to do and things that genuinely interest us.”

Rolling Like Cheese

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2022

Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning and Early Learning. Seven project-based challenge categories open to students from pre-K to high school. This is Destination...

Senior and president of HOSA Aashna Ravi explains what Be the Match is and why HOSA is fundraising for it. Last year, they did fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, but this is their first year doing it for Be the Match. “The HOSA trivia night is something we’ve done for the last two years, and it’s just a fun way of doing fundraising where the community can come together and test their knowledge,” Ravi said.

A Work of 36 Years

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter March 22, 2022

HOSA’s trivia night has been an event for the past two years. They started it during COVID-19 because it was easy to do online while making money to support their fundraiser. This year, HOSA is fundraising...

The Yerd Life: Back in School

The Yerd Life: Back in School

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter January 21, 2022

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....

Dressed in their performance attire, Varsity Women’s Choir smiles for the camera at their choir concert. The fall concert took place in the PAC on Oct. 7, where all choirs performed. “Choir is all about teamwork,” sophomore Emily Mincemoyer said. “So it is important that you don’t stand out from everyone else in your group. We all have to wear the same outfits and jewelry.

The Sound Of Music

Penny Moreno, Reporter October 28, 2021

Choir welcomes new freshmen and sophomores as they join the program at school as opposed to the past year on Zoom. Varsity Women’s Choir continues to participate in competitions and perform concerts...

Beaming with delight, members of YoungLife flaunt their color-stained faces after participating in the Color War, held on Aug. 30. This color war is one of the many events that YoungLife holds in order to encourage everyone to come to their gatherings. “They want to gather high schoolers from Vista Ridge and Cedar Park, no matter what they believe in, to come together as a community,” freshman Emery Taylor said. “[They want us to] have just like an hour or two to hang out and just talk about what matters to them.”

Mondays Are For YoungLife

Isa Morgan, Reporter October 27, 2021

Originally created as a way to get teenagers engaged in traditional church programs in the late 1930s, according to the website, YoungLife has evolved over the years to a club to help teenagers feel like...

Interns of Cohort C are signing off for the day are prepping for the days to come. They repeat this routine for the coming weeks.“Through this program, we want to show high school interns that it is okay to tackle things that you don’t know, and have skills that you can apply everywhere and anywhere in life,” Ajaluwa said. “Interns can take those skills and transfer those in different areas in their life.”

A Thousand People, One Goal

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter September 6, 2021

College applications, scholarships, and graduating are what occupy the most time for seniors. Having an internship, though, would make life more busier, but at the same time, it will help you once you...

Illustrated above is a painting depicting a howling T-Wolf in the library. The yearly artwork created by students is displayed in the library. Art is something that moves me, Deruiter said. During the club meetings my favorite art activities are acrylic pours, tiny paintings and free drawing.

Get With the Pack

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter August 31, 2021

Finding a community to call one's own can be challenging no matter what grade. Students have always had the opportunity to explore their interests and discover new hobbies by joining numerous clubs available...

Key Club Sponsor Amy Durden shows off some avocado pits that have been donated to her as a part of Harvest for Healing. Durden and the clubs goal for Harvest for Healing is to spread positivity throughout the senior community. “[Our goal] is to try and bring joy and hope in watching the seeds grow into seedlings and then plants,” Durden said. “With so much depression, despair, isolation and sickness, [we figured that] its a way to have a small [amount of positivity].”

Botanical Joy

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter November 13, 2020

The Key Club has begun a new event known as Harvest for Healing, in which they collect gardening supplies and vegetable/fruit scraps such as avocado pits in order to plant them.  “We’re collecting...

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