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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

After running 5 kilometers, senior Sanil Desai finishes his cross country race at Vista Ridge. Desai will be attending Brown University in the fall to pursue an education in medicine. “The feeling of finishing a race is so rewarding,” Desai said. “Being involved in a variety of extracurriculars has taught me how to balance my time and be well rounded. These activities have also allowed me to be involved in my interests and the school.
Photo by Mai Cachila
Time to Scrub in
Mai Cachila, Reporter • May 24, 2024

His cursor hovers over the email...

Crossing her fingers tightly, senior Sophie Triche smiles proudly for her senior photo. Triche plans to attend Kilgore college and is hopeful to continue high kicking with the Rangerettes in the fall. “When I first saw the Rangerettes, I was enamored by how professional they were,” Triche said. “It made me absolutely fall in love with them and everything they do. I knew I wanted to dance after high school and the Rangerettes to me, feels like home. I could not be more excited when I made the official decision to try out and let my friends and family know that I was committed to be a hopeful for such a world renowned dance team.” Photo Courtesy of Sophie Triche
Kicking into History
Morgan Nabi, Guest Reporter • May 24, 2024

The hours of training, listening...

Instructing his students, tennis coach Randy Ballenger gives feedback on the dish in front of them. Ballenger has been teaching at Cedar Park for 19 years and just took on the introduction to culinary course this school year. “For the most part its been just a unique amazing work,” Ballenger said. “It’s the community that keeps me here, the people that I work with and just the encompassing school. Its just an amazing place and Im definitely rooted here for a while.”
Photo by Mai Cachila
Much More than a Coach
Mai Cachila, Reporter • May 23, 2024

After having coached tennis, taught...

Standing with his guitar during Garage Band practice, senior Trevor Von Wupperfeld smiles for the camera. Von Wupperfeld was a founding member of the club, along with a long line of other activities at Cedar Park that earned him the title of Most Involved. “All of the music programs at our school are very, very dedicated, Von Wupperfeld said. Its kind of an all or nothing type of deal. And I am not a big fan of the all or nothing. So I kinda found a garage band to house all of the musicians who didnt have a place in the school or people who didnt have a traditional instrument they played. We take guitarists and basses and all kinds of stuff.  Photo Courtesy of Trevor Von Wupperfeld
Rockstar President
Arav Neroth, Guest Reporter • May 23, 2024

From making music with his club...

Holding her debut novel Lorida, senior Lilly Stone poses with her self-published novel for her senior photos. Stone said that she is optimistic about what her future holds in the literary world, and is proud of how far she has come despite the odds. “It doesnt take a special skill set to write a book, and you don’t have to be anyone special to do it,” Stone said. “If you have the drive and motivation, you have to just keep pushing yourself to write even when you don’t feel like it, because, in the end, you will be proud of what you’ve accomplished.” Courtesy of Lilly Stone
Fresh Face in Fiction
Gaby Coutts, Guest Reporter • May 23, 2024

Starting by picking up a journal...

Waterloo swim instructor, Emler swim instructor, and Camp Hope leader are just some of the jobs available for students over the summer. Junior Clara Rabago will be working as a small group leader at Camp Hope for two weeks over the summer where she will be taking care of the children there and participating in activities such as church services, games, art, and science. “I’m excited to have my own kids this year,” Rabago said. “I like seeing how a kid will come in and be super shy, but then they come out all being friends. They’re so happy and energetic and it’s just cool to see how much these kids grow within a week.”
Free At Last... Or Maybe Not
Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter • May 23, 2024

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Halloween costume ideas

     With Halloween just around the corner, many of us have already begun brainstorming for costume ideas. There’s your typical superhero, the all too predictable witch or Disney princess, and the scandalous, dare I say Playboy-esque outfits.  However this year, the costumes may actually turn over a new leaf. 

     This year’s costumes are more along the line of imitating real people and some costumes seem to be based off popular movies like Twilight or Transformers. Here are the hottest new costume ideas for this year:

     The first costume that you’ll definitely see moon walking the streets on October thirty-first is Michael Jackson, the recently deceased pop legend. In order to mimic his look in the most sophisticated of manners, make sure you purchase the following: a red leather jacket, one sequined glove, dark sunglasses and an appropriate wig. Since this costume is bound to be popular this Halloween, it should be easy to find the pieces to put the outfit together. Keep the legend alive!

     Our second contestant is Kate Gosselin, from the hit TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8. The most important piece is not the clothing, but rather Kate’s hair. Her blonde reverse-mullet, styled do is supposed to be this Halloween’s hottest wig. You can purchase the wig at many stores, but don’t lose sight of the important outfit essentials as well. Have a guy go with you as Jon and make sure he is clad in a skull T-shirt with diamond stud earrings in his ear. Also, with eight fake babies strapped to you, you’ll complete the whole Jon & Kate Plus 8 theme.

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     The third costume idea is our very own President Barack Obama. This costume is dependent the mask which can be purchased at most Halloween stores. Don’t forget a suit! It pulls together the whole look. Have some secret service with you and nobody will question your authority.

     Thanks to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, there are scads of Transformers costumes to choose from. The question isn’t so much of where to buy a costume, but which one do I want? Party City and Halloween Express should be able to take care of you. Hurry, before they’re gone!

     It’s only natural that since the premiere of New Moon, the sequel to the prominent Twilight movie is just around the corner, that people want to be vampires and werewolves. It’s easy right now to find these costumes just about anywhere, but difficult to apply the correct makeup if you are heading in the vampire direction, or the perfect mask if you want to be a werewolf. The key to the vampire look is the right skin. Make sure your face is not white, just very pale, so no white face paint! Try a fair oil base foundation. Girl vampires, go for dramatic eyes and rich colored lips. Boys, do not attempt trying to put dark circles under your eyes, truthfully, it never looks right. For the vampires, it is all in the face and the attitude. Werewolves, find an appropriate mask. It doesn’t have to be strictly a “Jacob Black mask” because most werewolf face masks look very similar. Also, remember your werewolf walk!

     If these costume ideas do not appeal to you, there’s an alternative that allows you to rent costumes. Most people never wear their costume again after one Halloween, so it’s a good idea if you’re looking to save some cash. For example, Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, located in South Austin on 1506 South Congress Avenue, rents costumes by choosing from a large number of costume pieces.

     Hopefully there will be fabulous Halloween weather, so every student can show off their costume. Happy Halloween!

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