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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

More than 50 students, all donned in red T shirts, pose for a group picture at the front grounds of the school, holding various signs and symbols. These students all engaged in a silent, peaceful protest regarding the Roe v. Wade and abortion situation as of now. “It felt kind of empowering,” senior Aleksae Watson said. “Because they were all there for the same thing. We all are aware that what’s going on isn’t right. I’d say it’s not appropriate. We all deserve our rights and our freedoms and it’s just being stripped from us.”

A Loud Silence

Ruchi Sankolli, Assistant Editor May 23, 2022

On a sunny afternoon on May 12, more than 50 high school students marched towards the front of the school, donned in bright red T-shirts and holding bright, bold signs. These students are one of the many...

The senior awards and recognition is back during DEN Thursday, May 17 in the main gym.

Feeling ’22

Anthony Whiting, Reporter May 18, 2022

The energy is electric in the filled gym floors with seats of college colors, mascots and mottos. A tradition that has been absent on campus for two years returns. Thursday during DEN will be the much...

Biology and AP Biology teacher Adam Babich sits at his desk, concentrating on his paperwork. Babich is one of the teachers who have been affected by teacher burnout, and feels teachers are not heard enough when it comes to their struggles. “The most stressful part about teaching is not having your voice heard,” Babich said. “At a campus level, I would march off to war for my administration team; Mr Sloan, everybody, they’re great and they’re supportive. The problem comes from the higher ups; a lot of what we deal with, whether it is pay raise, or budget issues, or standards or state testing, we can give our voice, but really, nothing ever comes of it. These are legislative bodies that do a lot of the decision making and we know that, at a government level, things move at a snail’s pace. If an issue shows up, it often takes a very long time to see any results from it. For example, they’re putting together a task force to figure out why teachers are leaving. When we looked at the first task force, there was maybe two teachers on it; everyone else were superintendents, or people who had not been in the classroom for 10 years. So, as teachers, we felt like this was a slap in the face. I’m not saying that all teachers feel this way, I’m saying some of us do, and this is what we’re feeling. It’s like we’re in the trenches, we’re asking for help and we get decisions made for us by people who aren’t in the classrooms.”

The Burnout

Ruchi Sankolli, Assistant Editor May 16, 2022

From the pandemic to providing extra tutoring to student behavior, high school teachers nationwide have been resigning from their positions. Some say it’s the extra workload, while some just want to...

Smiling while forming hand signs, junior Klarah Sosa dances with her peers. For the lyrics uptown funk you up students make the shape of the y = 1/x and y = -1/x. I really gave it my all in class [for preparation]. It was really fun, Sosa said. I think it was really cool way to get kids hopes up to make sure they have a lot of confidence. It wasnt serious but a good mood booster for the day.

Funky Friday

Anthony Whiting, Reporter April 8, 2022

This hit: y = 0. That ice cold:  y = x. Michelle Pfeiffer: y = 0. That white gold: y = x. These are just a few of the choreographed functions Precalculus and AP Calculus students danced in sync to on...

The official 2022 student council election polls are now posted. The officers have been campaigning since March 14th and results will be counted over the weekend. I am excited about what directions this is sending our organization, Babich said. it really is a testimate to what I  hope this organization will lead in the future.

Battle of the Ballot

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter April 1, 2022

It’s that time of year again, and voting season is just around the corner. Cedar Park High School’s best and brightest are stepping up to the ballot to compete for the favor of our peers, which is...

The UIL Academic team poses for a team picture after winning the 25-5A District Championship Saturday. In addition to the district title, five teams earned the championship for their events: Journalism, Current Events, Lit Crit, Comp Sci and Spelling. It was amazing getting first as a school at District, senior Ally JohnPress said. I was especially proud of our Journalism team because I know how hard we have been practicing our writing and editing. As a senior, I am absolutely determined to advance at Regionals, and I have high hopes for State.

Cedar Fever

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2022

After competing against seven other schools, the UIL Academics team was named District Champions Saturday at Cedar Park High School. With a total point score of 568, Cedar Park beat its rivals Liberty...

The choir students smile for a group photo at Region in November. The choir recently participated in the pre-area auditions, and the top 15 candidates (10 for voice parts and six alternates) advanced to the Area auditions. “I am immensely proud,” Assistant Choir Director Victor Torres said. “I am so proud of them. We’ve been having Sectionals in here just about every day. The kids have been showing up, really working on their music.

In For The Long Run

Ruchi Sankolli, Assistant Editor January 7, 2022

After constant rehearsals and performances, the choir All-State Candidates advance to the next round of auditions for Area. Area is the next step for them in their journey to the All-State choir, which...

With green and white, senior Mckenna Lemons paints her picture of a splattered run over Plankton from ‘Spongebob’. She painted this in order to embrace her inner child even when she graduates high school and enters college. “I chose to paint Plankton because ‘Spongebob’ is one of my favorite shows,” Lemons said. “I felt that the splattered paint was humorous, as I would be parking on him every day, as if I ran over him.”

Painting Memories

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter December 7, 2021

The school has many senior traditions such as senior overalls, prom and Senior Summit, however a new tradition is painting parking spaces. Students decided to embrace their creativity by expressing their...

Striking a pose, Celebrities lieutenant and senior Ava Caldwell performs her squad routine at the holiday show on Dec. 2. Caldwells team performed a high energy jazz routine to an All I Want For Christmas remix.  “Leading up to the show, I was pretty nervous because I have a lot more dances and responsibilities as an officer during the show,” Caldwell said. “The holiday show is my favorite with the music, the groups featured and the styles of dance we typically get to do. This year was even more exciting because I had the chance of choreographing something for my squad as an officer.

Let it Glow

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Decked out in their sparkly sweaters, elegant dresses and holiday-themed outfits, the Celebrities and other organizations danced along to festive music at the annual holiday show yesterday. The performance...

Running at the State Championships, Isa Conde De Frankenberg places third with a time of 17:26.3 minutes. Conde De Frankenberg advanced to State as an individual, and the varsity boys team competed as well, placing seventh. “I was really excited to come here for a second year in a row, and it was a little disappointing that the girls team didn’t make it, but I just had to keep training hard and be prepared for State, Conde De Frankenberg said. I was really excited, but also really nervous because there’s such amazing runners out here and it’s a really big competition. I definitely wanted a faster time or a better place, but overall, I’m just happy that I even got here and was able to place in the top three.”

A Date With State

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2021

This morning at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, the fastest long distance runners in Texas kicked up mud and raced their limits for the State Championship. With hundreds of competitors, only the toughest...

Assembling lava lamps at the 2019 Trunk or Treat, Student Council makes crafts with the kids. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Trunk or Treat was canceled, but this year, it will return on Oct. 27. Trunk or Treat is a great opportunity to connect with the community and I feel thats super important, especially with everyone separated from COVID-19 these past years, senior Michael Peterson said. So Im glad its back so I can connect once again and serve the community.

Taking Back Trunk or Treat

Ty Cathey, Reporter October 26, 2021

The annual Trunk or Treat was canceled last year amongst the pandemic, but will be returning this year on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the front parking lot of the school. Student Council is hosting it...

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