The Wolfpack

You’re Gonna Need Some Extra Zzz…

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.

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 school students, sleep is the last, and least significant, item on their agendas. But, believe it or not...

Cross Campus

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.” 

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. However, despite the vast options, there are some classes that are not offered at Cedar Park, classes...

Dancing Through the Halls

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.

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 Honor Society, PALS, theatre, choir, both the CPMS and CPHS dance classes and the CPMS Crimson Cadet...

Sariah Sings

Playing the title character, freshman Sariah Reed performs in the eighth grade CPMS production of

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 last year in the Cedar Park Middle School production of "Mary Poppins," Reed started her freshman ye...

Mastering his Craft

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.

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 nonstop on his technique and his craft, and it all led up to the day he made the snare line ...

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 said they think about the threat of mass shooting a lot due to the many recent mass shootings....

Bags Full Of Bags

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.

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, originally took over this project when a neighbor could no longer participate. Now, the clu...

The Rise After The Fall

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.

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 the musical selections. This season, the production came after a disheartening end to the 2018 s...

Leaving a Mark on the Nation

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.”

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 (TMEA) last February.  “We have only performed in this competition in the last five y...

The Concept of Clubs

Timberwolves for the Environment members work on converting plastic bags to mats and pillows. These newly converted mats and pillows will be donated to the homeless. “You really feel good when you are making these things for other people because we get to deliver the mats and when we deliver it to the homeless and they are really appreciative of it,” junior club officer Savanna Laughlin said. “It’s really eye opening like, ‘wow we have it really good’ and just spending one hour after school can make such a difference in a person’s life.”

Ava Caldwell, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Meet the Timberwolves brought in so many clubs for students to explore, but there is always more than meets the eye on a little pamphlet paper. Cedar Park is home to many clubs where students can join and meet people with similar interests.  With many different opportunities, Spanish Club offers a fun way...

Bracelets for Rwanda

Senior Faith Elliott and junior Izzy Castillo make bracelets for Rwanda during den on Sep. 17. After her trip to Rwanda last year, Elliott decided this year to bring with her handmade friendship bracelets.

Morgan Kasel, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Since 2001, the organization Africa New Life has educationally and economically supported families in Rwanda. The organization sends over 350 sponsors to the country each year, including students like senior Faith Elliott. This year, when Elliott leaves for Rwanda, she will bring with her unique, hand...

AP vs ACC: Who Will Win?

Many people have strong opinions on whether to take AP or ACC classes. Read on to determine the positive and negatives of both AP and ACC to determine which one is superior.

Emily Mahoney, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Life after high school varies for just about everyone. However, college prep classes offered at the high school begin and end at Advanced Placement (AP) and Austin Community College (ACC) dual credit. The real question is: which is inherently superior to the other?  ...

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