The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

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

Senior executive editor Natalie Murray, senior associate editor Lily Cooper and junior designer Ava Eaton all sit in conversation with recent clients. After the completion of the Parks and Trails Foundation logo, representatives visited the T-Wolf Agency to provide thanks for all the work done. “I know how beneficial it is to be able to work with clients,” Murray said. “We had a previous executive editor come back and tell us how good of an opportunity it is to have this agency here especially if you want to go into graphic design after high school. The people she’s in classes with didn’t have any access to the things we do here and theres only one other LISD school that has a class like this. It’s just a really good opportunity to get real world experience especially when we get to work with people outside the school. It’s just so real to get that experience with actual clientele and how things really work in the industry.”
Photo by Paige Hert
Sketch to Screen
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • February 23, 2024

Walking through the halls, climbing...

Posing with the gold ball trophy, the varsity girls basketball team takes a team photo after beating Liberty Hill 42-37 in round three of the playoffs. The team will face Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial High School on Friday at 5:30 p.m in San Antonio. “I’m feeling so excited [to move on in the playoffs],” senior guard Avery Allmer said. “I feel like this is a big moral boost because we’ve lost a lot of close games and I feel like this is just a really big win for us.” Photo by Alyssa Fox
Third Time's a Charm
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • February 21, 2024

The varsity girls basketball team...

Carefully balancing one piece of paper over another, junior Ryder Wilkinson builds a paper tower with his team at the Architecture Club’s second meeting. Ryder said he was interested in architecture in the past, but the Architecture Club allowed him to get back into it and learn new things. “I [won] one of the competitions, the first one that we had,” Wilkinson said. “[In the second competition] we lost [because] we could not build a tall enough tower that could withstand the blow of a powerful fan, [but] I still had fun because I was with my friends.”
Building A Legacy
Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter • February 21, 2024

After hours of sketching, days...

A few of my favorite movies of this month are shown in this image. I had to limit myself to only two Andy Samberg movies, otherwise the graphic looks more like a memorial.
Movie a Day: January
Mia Morneault, Reporter • February 20, 2024

I know, another movie review article...

Echo is a short TV series about a deaf Native American assassin who tasks herself to discover the secret behind her extraordinary ancestral gifts, while trying to fall her uncle’s empire in the process. Graphic by Cason Johnson
Sight of Sound
Cason Johnson, Reporter • February 16, 2024

I was lazily scrolling through...

Pictured above is the crafting club social media page that junior Makena Filippoff and sophomore James Morris-Hodges created. The crafting club was created to allow students to have an opportunity to learn how to create different kinds of crafts and to collaborate with other students interested in crafting. “I love to do crafts but I find myself feeling lonely when doing crafts,” Filippoff said. “With no one to share my ideas or experiences with, it can get boring. I wanted to get a group of people that have an interest in learning [and] doing crafts to be able to have fun and socialize while crafting.”
Photo used with permission from Makena Filippoff
Sewing and Social Hour
Julia Seiden, Reporter • February 16, 2024

The sound of scissors snipping,...

In It to Win It

Sweat trickled down her face, as she anticipated the other team’s next move. Bending over and touching the floor for good luck, she kept her eyes trained on her opponent. The opposing side’s player threw the ball in the air. The smack was heard throughout the gym while the ball flew over to the other side.

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The ball is bumped off in the other direction. She sprints to it, going full speed. Carefully, she places herself under it and thrusts it upward into the perfect set. Bam! You could hear the hit go all the way to Montana.

Lindsey Ledyard happens to be the only freshman playing on Cedar Park High School’s varsity volleyball team. Passing up a senior, she took the position of starting setter one of the captains on the team. Though for most people, being the only freshman would be nerve racking, Ledyard handles it with ease.

“I’m proud of working hard enough to make it,” Ledyard said. “And the older girls have really made me feel welcome.”

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Playing since she was eight years old in second grade, she has improved a lot and made a lot of progress. Ledyard also plays club volleyball for Austin Juniors and has traveled around the country to compete.

“About two years ago, my club volleyball team got to travel to the Junior Olympics,” Ledyard said. “Last year I went to Washington D.C. and this year I think that we’re going to Indiana.”

Going through many clubs and many teams, Ledyard has had a variety of coaches.

“Coach Kathy is my favorite coach,” Ledyard said. “She is my club coach and she made me the player I am today. She is like my second mom. She inspires me to be a better player and I play for her.”

Speaking of her inspirations, sister Jordan Ledyard who is now a freshman in college, is another inspiration to her. Her sister played for three years before finally taking a break for her senior year. She pushed her little sister in the direction of volleyball and now is a sport they both love to play.

“When I was little, my older sister played volleyball, and she made me want to do it,” Ledyard said.

Playing as starting setter can be very frustrating at times, but rewarding. Starting setter means that you are in the first set of the match with the position of setter. Ledyard though, has been in many pressure situations before and knows how to handle them.

“It is a little stressful, because it is a huge responsibility,” Ledyard said. “But it’s also really fun because when they get a good kill, I know it was from me, so it makes me feel like I put it where they like it.”

Ledyard plans on sticking with volleyball throughout high school and making a college team.

“I hope to go on and play in college,” Ledyard said. “That has been my dream since I started playing.”

Lindsey Ledyard gets ready to set a ball during the Leander game on Sept. 27. Photo by Sam Geesin

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Anjali Sundaram, Reporter
Anjali Sundaram is a senior and this is her third year as a Newspaper reporter. Writing in general is her passion whether it's News or fiction, and is the one place that gives her peace. Alongside Newspaper she is involved in a number of activities in and out of school, such as DECA, Spanish club, Stu. Co, and she is the Ambassador  TEDxYouth@Austin. Her goals continue to be printed in the New York Times, a published novelist, and to employ her writings to help those in need while changing the world. She also wants to go to college.

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