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

Standing in front of the DigiPen Institute of Technology sign in Redmond, Washington, senior Simon Moss visits the college campus on a trip to Seattle. While visiting the school, Moss got to see what different programs DigiPen offers more in depth and meet new people. “[DigiPen] is going to be great because everyone that was accepted got invited to a discord [server] and everyone has been able to talk to each other and get to know everyone,” Moss said. “I don’t want to be in a campus where they have too many fields and people have different interests, but here everyone is very like minded.” (Photo courtesy of Simon Moss)

Jumping into the Matrix

Kyra Plas, Guest Reporter May 25, 2023

All it takes is a few seconds to be transported into a digital world. With video games providing an outlet for countless hours of endless creativity and imagination, it’s incredible to think that a team...

Senior Nick Doluisio prepares to take his final bow as a drum major for the CPHS band. On Nov. 5, 2022, the CPHS band ended the marching season with BOA San Antonio. “The role of the drum major and what it has provided me the opportunities to do is just so fulfilling,” Doluisio said. (Photo courtesy of Kate Noren)

Not Quite the Final Bow

Grace Courtright, Guest Reporter May 25, 2023

It’s been seven years since the 2023 senior class was in sixth grade, and like most of the award-winning band, senior Nick Doluisio has been in a band class since then. He has two state titles and countless...

Singing on stage senior Brady Allen performs in Big Fish, where he played a lead role as Will Bloom that lead him to a nomination in the category for male leads at the Heller Awards for Young Artists. Throughout his high school experience Allen was involved in many different productions and plans to continue his career in theatre as he attends the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.  I’m really excited,” Allen said. “I think the community in New York is going to be a big change, but also really fun and inviting. I’m excited to also just focus on the arts and not really have to worry about school and be around other people who are really invested in the arts.

Setting the Stage

Isa Morgan, Reporter May 25, 2023

From behind the scenes in tech, to front and center playing the lead role, senior Brady Allen has worked his way to the very top in the theatre department. While he’s been involved in theatre from his...

Senior Miranda Moser showcases her future at Middlebury College for her senior pictures with a smile. Moser has been swimming competitively for eight years and will continue to pursue swimming in her future. “I was really excited,” said Moser. “I had been doing the recruiting process for a long time and Middlebury was my top choice, so It felt like all my hard work paid off.”

One Smart Cookie

Ava Callaway, Reporter May 25, 2023

Her alarm goes off at 5 a.m. By the time she puts her head back on her pillow, it’s 11 p.m. In between those times, she does everything from swimming to studying to singing. Senior Miranda Moser...

Trophy in hand, senior Ethne Barnes wins first place at DECA’s international competition. Barnes got highly involved in many of the communities at Cedar Park after transferring from a small private school as a freshman, she has now spent four years giving back to them. “My favorite thing about DECA is the people,” Barnes said. “I want people to feel as excited about DECA as I did that first day. So it was really important to me that our chapter grow and expand to get even more people within the school talking about DECA. Our chapter has achieved some pretty great things and I think we deserve recognition for it, every club at this school does.”

Part Of The Pack

Paisley Schalles, Guest Reporter May 24, 2023

Think back to age four, lost in Costco, frantically searching for your mom while crowds of strangers quickly pass around you. That’s how senior Ethne Barnes describes her first day at Cedar Park. “In...

While feeling the rush of emotions after reaching 100 wins in his wrestling career, senior and varsity wrestler Kane Sistrunk celebrates his win against Comal Canyon. Attaining this achievement is a rare occurrence in the high school wrestling world. “It was super relieving because I knew there were celebrations and fun things like that,” Sistrunk said. “My best friend was telling everyone I had 99 wins before the match, which is nerve-racking [to try and meet everyone’s expectation of me reaching 100]. It was super fulfilling to get [the win].”
(Photo courtesy of Kane Sistrunk)

A State of Mind

Jordan Garza, Guest Reporter May 24, 2023

The smell of blood and sweat fills the room as the spectators cheer the match on. After a tense fight, the bodies on the floor finally stand and the ref raises the arm of the winner, his name being screamed...

Sitting and smiling, Amani Graham takes her senior pictures on the Cedar Park High School track. Graham said that she has always wanted to pursue track as a college career and SFA is the perfect place for her. “I fell in love with SFA, Graham said. ”The campus immediately felt like home. It was a place I could see myself growing not only as an athlete but an individual as well, and I am really excited to start there next fall.”
(Photo Courtesy of Amani Graham)

Best Season Yet

Branae Jackson, Guest Reporter May 23, 2023

Hoping the rain holds off, senior Amani Graham stretches, shakes and mentally prepares herself for the gun to go off as she lines up for her second race of the day. Even though she had already run the...

Standing in front of an F-16 fighting falcon, senior Tyler Clifton takes a tour of the U.S Air Force Academy in Colorado on April 28. He said that this tour was a part of his trip to Colorado Springs where he got to see the town and meet other incoming cadets. “This plane is one of the four in the Terrazzo or courtyard of the campus,” Clifton said. “The tour was a lot of fun and made me sure of my choice in college. (Photo Courtesy of Tyler Clifton)

Soaring Into Next Year

Anna Pribyla, Guest Reporter May 23, 2023

“Aim High… Fly-Fight-Win” is the motto of the US Air Force, and that is just what senior Tyler Clifton has done for the past four years, which led to his appointment to the US Air Force Academy in...

Senior Molly Ly poses in her basketball uniform with her two State Championship medals for her senior pictures. Ly won two State Championships alongside her teammates back to back in 2021 and 2022. “Winning the two championships just made me want to win another one, but at the next level,” Ly said. “So it’s kind of like once you get used to the feeling of winning you just want to keep doing it.” (Photo courtesy of Liliana Chavez)

Molly Making Moves

Madison Shields, Editor May 22, 2023

Not many basketball players can say that they won a State Championship, let alone two back to back. But senior Molly Ly can. Her career began in the first grade after watching her father play basketball...

With his FFA blue corduroy jacket draped over his lap, Cedar Park FFA Chapter President Jackson Cox poses for his senior pictures. Cox will attend Stephen F. Austin State University this fall to study forestry with a concentration of wildlife to pursue a career as a game warden. “I like the position that game wardens have in the community as positive influences,” Cox said. “[They] lead people away from [making] bad decisions, promote conservation, and protect natural resources. I [want] to be a faithful steward of all that were entrusted with by God and take care of the natural resources [He] has entrusted us with, [as well as] motivate others to take care of it.” (Photo courtesy of Jackson Cox)

From Prez to the Feds

Kacey Miller, Reporter May 22, 2023

In the last four years, he’s worked hard to achieve his position of leadership in his FFA chapter and serves as a role model for his fellow students in the classroom and community. He leads meetings,...

With his arms high, senior Arnav Batra counts of the band at halftime at the homecoming game. Batra has been in band since middle school, becoming a drum major this year.  “Its really fun to be able to go to all the football games and go to all the competitions,” Batra said. “Just knowing that for that one day or for those two days in a row, your life is just taken up by one specific thing and youre just around like these 250 people that know you know and you know what you need to do to be the best.”
(Photo by Arav Neroth)

Marching On

America Lara, Guest Reporter May 22, 2023

The lights are shining down on the stadium. The crowd cheers as the football team breaks for half time. But this is just when senior Arnav Batra is getting started. He climbs up the steps to the  podium...

Holding up the DECA Diamond hand symbol, DECA advisor Kimberly Stapleton poses with all of her students at the Texas Collegiate DECA State Conference in March. At the competition, seven of her students advanced to the International Career Development Conference, including seniors and eventual national champions Ethne Barnes, Paisley Schalles and Claire Poulter. “We have done integrated marketing campaigns for the past three years,” Barnes said. “Weve gone to ICDC in all three of them, but this year we placed first in the whole thing, so its kind of surreal. Its kind of crazy that weve been doing it for three years and last year we didnt even place in finals, and now this year we were literally first in the world.” (Photo Courtesy of Kimberly Stapleton)

A Staple of the Past

Anthony Luparello, Reporter May 22, 2023

Communication, problem-solving and teamwork are just a few of the skills students demonstrate in DECA, a student organization whose mission is to prepare emerging leaders in hospitality, marketing, finance...

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