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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

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...

Junior Hemani Goje poses in front of a classroom with a HerDrive donation box. Donation boxes like these are available for students in front of classrooms throughout the school, and the items will be donated to womens shelters to provide hygienic support. “I really hope that we, the community of Cedar Park, donate and impact the betterment of the community, Goje said. “By giving resources to the women in shelters, I want to be able to empathize with them and support the often understocked shelters.”

Her Needs Come First

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter May 6, 2021

Aiming to make lives better, juniors Hemani Goje, Arina Gart, Hailey Bowerman, Lindsey Lopez and Vista Ridge High School student Elif Sahin have partnered with HerDrive, a nonprofit organization that aims...

As classes get harder and the learning environment shifts online, students are increasingly losing motivation to work. Whether it is a lack of structure or engagement, students are struggling to find ways to get motivated again. Having said that, there are many ways to renew motivation, and that starts with pushing through.

There’s Still Hope

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter March 23, 2021

This school year has been very hard on all of us. Some of us go to school in-person, while others stay home and learn online. Either way, going to school isn’t in the ideal form that we are used to....

Many high school students suffer from sleep deprivation. Whether it be from stress or the downright lack of desire to sleep, depriving yourself of sleep is dangerous, especially at this age. Learning to adopt better sleeping habits is advised.

You’re Gonna Need Some Extra Zzz…

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter February 20, 2020

Sleep is one of the most important, but, sadly, one of the rarest parts of our day to day schedule. As we get older, the hours we need to sleep decreases, and so does our need for sleep. For many high...

With student choice sheets around the corner, students have the chance to pick classes that fit their interests and hobbies. While Cedar Park has a vast option of classes that students can take, there is the option to take  courses, like Cosmetology and Autotech, at different campuses. “I took cosmetology because I prefer to work with my hands and to actually do things than to sit in a classroom all day,” junior Sophia Matthys said. “I am also not sure whether I am going to attend college or not so if I don’t go to college I will always have a career option.” 

Cross Campus

Morgan Kasel, Reporter February 3, 2020

Before the end of each year, students are able to choose their schedules for next year. With multiple electives offered, students have the chance to find a class that fits their hobbies and interests....

Smiling ear to ear, the celebrities finish out their holiday show with the grand finale. The show was sponsored by the celebrities, but the Spanish Honor Society, PALS, theatre, choir, both the CPMS and CPHS dance classes and the CPMS Crimson Cadets participated. I love to dance, sophomore celebrity Sydney Fuller said. It provides both an artistic and an athletic outlet for me, which supports both my physical and mental health. When Im dancing, I feel more empowered and more confident. Performing a dance number brings me a great amount of joy and excitement.

Dancing Through the Halls

Ally JohnPress, Reporter December 12, 2019

Bright lights, fancy outfits, ear-to-ear smiles all around. On Dec. 5, the celebrities hosted their annual holiday show.  Several organizations participated in the production, such as the Spanish...

Playing the title character, freshman Sariah Reed performs in the eighth grade CPMS production of Mary Poppins. Reed said that Mary Poppins was a whole different experience with her being more a part of the process than ever before and also having an exemplary cast that made it all worthwhile.[The] musical was by far the best one I was in, Reed said. Learning all of the lines and dances was very hard and stressful yet it was so fun to be in.

Sariah Sings

Kaley Johnson, Reporter December 6, 2019

Since her second-grade production of the annual thanksgiving play "The Pilgrim Plantation," freshman Sariah Reed has been doing musical theatre and has loved performing ever since. After playing the lead...

Hitting the drum, sophomore Chris Masters performs at halftime during the football game against San Angelo. Masters plans to be the drum captain next season. “I want to be drum captain because past drum captains have taught me a lot about not only drumming, but life in itself,” Masters said.

Mastering his Craft

Noah Hedges, Reporter November 20, 2019

In the spring of 2018, current sophomore Chris Masters stood behind a large crowd of people in the Cedar Park band hall, waiting to see the placements for the coming marching season. Masters had been working...

Students Not Soldiers

Ireland Weaver , Reporter November 20, 2019

Many students living in the aftermath of columbine, sandy hook, parkland, and too many more mass shootings,  know the fear of “what if it happens to us?” Sophomores Lacie Perry and Jordan Reyes-Miller...

Timberwolves For The Environment club members work on creating mats, bags, and even pillows out of plastic bags. These products will be sold for the clubs benefit and they will also be donated to the homeless. I really love being a part of something where I can spend time doing things that help others, sophomore and club member Alexa Yeager said.

Bags Full Of Bags

Ava Caldwell, Reporter November 11, 2019

With donations pouring in, Timberwolves for The Environment decided to take charge and reuse plastic bags for a better cause. Science teacher and Timberwolves For The Environment sponsor, Shannon Mcpherson,...

Filling the dome with sound, the Cedar Park High School band performs at the UIL State Championships. They won their third consecutive state championship on November 5. What an absolute joy it was to perform that show, junior Trumpet Khyla Ruskin said. Everyone was really locked in to doing all of the things, all of the way.

The Rise After The Fall

Noah Hedges, Reporter November 7, 2019

Marching productions for the Cedar Park band come with about a year of thought. As soon as one season ends, directors are already finding music to put into a show, along with different concepts to go with...

Junior choir student Zain Jabbar (third from left to right) sings in the fall concert. The varsity mixed choir had prepared extensively for their TMEA performance, dedicating every minute to preparation. Jabbar reflects on this work. “For four months, every Wednesday after school, we practiced for an hour and fifteen minutes on the four songs,” Jabbar says. “And these weren’t easy songs. Ms Holt made sure we chose really hard songs that the professional choirs do. I was really happy that all the hard work was recognized.”

Leaving a Mark on the Nation

Ruchi Sankolli, Reporter October 23, 2019

For the second year in a row, the CPHS Varsity Mixed Choir has won the National Mark of Excellence Award from the Foundation for Music Education after their performance at the Texas Music Educators Convention...

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