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Starting his second lap of the race, senior Sanil Desai continues through the course at the Vista Ridge cross country invitational on Aug. 25. This was the second meet of the season and Desai finished in 19th place. “I was thinking about the team placements,” Desai said. “A lot of the schools at the Vista meet will be at districts so I was trying to pass as many people as I could, I’m mostly worried about Leander because they have an all around strong team.”
In It For the Long Run
Mai Cachila, Reporter • September 21, 2023

Getting into...

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In the weight room, Coach K directs her basketball athletes as they get a lift in during their athletic period. According to Coach K, she hopes to not only continue the success of the program but also make them better players and people. “I feel like one of my biggest roles is to be a mentor and a person they can look up to,” Coach K said. “Someone who will be there for them long after they’re gone from the program.”
Born to Ball
Penny Moreno, Reporter • September 20, 2023

Two minutes remain...

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Handing a towel to a coach, freshman Norah Goett  fulfills her duties as an athletic trainer at the JV game against Vandegrift on August 31. As a part of being a student trainer, Goett is required to go to every football practice and game. I enjoy the fun of helping people,” Goett said. “Being able to go to the games and be on the field and have that experience is really cool.”
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The Anatomy of Sports Medicine
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • September 19, 2023

In the gleam...

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“Barbie” was released July 21 in theaters, accumulating $155 million over opening weekend. What looks to be a happy introduction with the pink Warner Bros. logo, it soon turns into a movie discussing the serious topic of feminism. “I didn’t realize that it was going to be as in-depth as it was,” biology teacher Adam Babich said. “I thought it was just a fun, campy movie and when I went and saw it I just instantly fell in love.”

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I'm a Barbie Girl, In a Non-Barbie World
Caroline Howard, Reporter • September 18, 2023

The lights dim...

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Starting the early morning practice, new swim and dive coach Kyla Gargiulo informs her student-athletes of their next set, giving them tips to help along the way. Gargiulo looks forward to keeping the swim team competitive and improving throughout the year. “The thing I love most about coaching is getting to be a part of the sport that I fell in love with,” Gargiulo said. “[I also love getting to] help the current team achieve and surpass their goals while having fun.”  Photo by Kaydence Wilkinson
Rookies of the Year
Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter • September 15, 2023

Volleyball, basketball,...

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Leaning back on her right, varsity tennis member junior Mia Petty prepares to receive the ball with the traditional racket swing. For student athletes, the heat has caused many changes to previously created habits involved in sport practices, but it can also be a tool, according to Petty. The heat is definitely annoying, Petty said. There are so many things that you have to do to avoid exhaustion and it feels excessive at times. [However], I think the heat further encourages me to get outside. [I want to] be exposed to the heat as much as possible so I can better acclimate to being hot and tired.
A Love-Heat Relationship With Texas
Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter • September 14, 2023

As the thin red...

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Book Review: Allegiant

Title: Allegiant

Author: Veronica Roth

Rating: 9/10 series, 8/10 Allegiant

Price: $11.97 online, Barnes and Noble

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Allegiant is the third and final book of the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth. The series is about a girl named Beatrice or ‘Tris’ who lives in a dystopian society, located in and around the city of Chicago, that divides the population into five factions, each with their own outstanding characteristic. When teenagers turn sixteen, they get to choose what faction they will be in for the rest of their lives, even if it means leaving their family. Before choosing what faction they will join, they go through a testing process that decides what faction they will fit best into.

Tris finds out that she is one of the few who belong in many factions. People like Tris are known as Divergent and are shunned by society. Tris tries to keep the secret, and joined the faction called Dauntless, whose quality is Fearless.

In the first book, Tris finds out that the faction known as Erudite, the Intelligent, is trying to take over the government, which is ruled by Abnegation, the Selfless. A war breaks out, and Tris must defend herself and her faction and the ones she loves, including another Dauntless Divergent named Tobias.

In the second book, Insurgent, Tris and Tobias take refuge from Erudite’s power with a faction called Amity, the Peaceful. They become part of the fight against Erudite and the rule of the factions.

Finally in Allegiant, Erudite has been defeated, but now everyone is without factions, and struggle to form a new government and keep the society running. Tris and Tobias join forces with a group called the Allegiant, who are trying to bring the factions back. But when they escape the society, there is more to the outside world than they thought.

After being a devoted fan of these books since the release of Divergent, I was excited to see what finally happens to Tris and her friends, and the outcome of their society. Allegiant held a lot of surprises, and there is not much that I can say without revealing any spoilers. I will say that I thought that the ending was not anything the readers were happy about. I heard a lot of complaints about the ending before I read the book, and I have to agree with them.

Overall, the book series is very well written, and surprisingly a lot of the plotline is almost parallel to James Dashner’s series, The Maze Runner. The movie for Divergent is coming out March 20, 2014.

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Lizzy Lamm, Writer
Sophomore Lizzy Lamm has always been interested in writing. She started writing creative stories in sixth grade, and created the middle school newspaper in eighth grade for her girl scout silver award project. She continued her love of writing into high school, and this is her second year on the Wolfpack newspaper staff. This year, she is also vice president of the new creative writing club, and secretary of the CPHS book club.

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