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

Smiling for a picture, senior identical twins Ethan and Drew pose with a statue of a parrot mascot. The twins will both attend the University of Arkansas in the fall and major in business. “I didnt really mind going to different colleges, but we had the same [college] choices,” Ethan said. “We both liked Arkansas, and I dont mind him coming with me. If we cant get [a] rooming situation down, were just going to do a quad together. Which Im kind of down for a quad, because there is more room.” Photo courtesy of Drew O’Conner
Both Were Born to Ball
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

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Standing on the drum major’s platform, senior twin sisters Abby and Courtney McDanald pose for a picture. This fall, Abby will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study nursing and Courtney will major in theater education at Stephen F. Austin University. “I was definitely sad about [attending different universities] because weve been so close,” Abby said. “Being that far away from someone for a long time will be hard. We didnt do it on purpose, we just wanted different things in schools. Its definitely sad, but I think itll make seeing her more special.” Photo courtesy of Abby McDanald
Musical Machines
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

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Parking Lot Attendant Alan Gallagher poses next to his sign notifying that students can no longer purchase parking passes. Students without passes will not be able to park in the school parking lot, and if they do, AP’s will be notified. ““[When I catch people skipping] I notify the students AP and from there Im not sure what happens,” Gallagher said. “[I can also stop people for] speeding through the parking lot [since] the speed limit is 10 mph on campus.”
Confining the Chaos
Heidi Williams, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Following through, senior Kade Davis throws a pitch in the game against Lockhart on March 26. Davis threw the first no hitter in Timberwolf Baseball history that night as the team won 15-0. “I was pumped, our team was pumped, everybody was happy, and we were winning the ball game,” Davis said. ““During the game I tried not to think about it because youre not supposed to think about a no hitter while youre still in the game or you could jinx it. I was just worried about winning the game, I didn’t care so much about the no hitter during the game, I just wanted to win.” Photo by Jim Cowlishaw
No Hitter, No Problem
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Smiling for the camera, Junior Adhit Eswaramoorthi and his fellow DECA member Justin Khadivi and Aryan Anarkat as they stay in their room during the state competition in Houston. Eswaramoorthi, Anarkat, and Rushil Mehta participated in the event Franchise Business Plans and advanced to the DECA International Competition. “I think being in DECA and talking to different people from different schools allowed me to expand how I view and go about meeting new people, Eswaramoorthi said. Which connects to robotics and the work ethic you have to have.
The Man, the Myth, The Legend
Penny Moreno, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Senior Andrew Giguere strikes a pose with his car before prom in April. Giguere said he’s proud of his car after saving money for a year. “I really like the way it looks,” Giguere said. “I looked at a lot of cars before buying this one, but the Mustang was my best bet.” Photo Courtesy of Andrew Giguere
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Letter from the Editor

     To the student body of Cedar Park High School:

     It seems to me that our generation is becoming more and more apathetic towards issues around the world. If you ask a typical 16 year old what was on the news last night, they probably wouldn’t be able to tell you. If one were to ask this teenager about current events, such as the latest economic crises in Mexico or even news within our own country, it’s doubtful that many students would know what you were talking about. How many high school sophomores can talk about the increase in the stimulus package that Vice President Joe Biden recently announced – not many.  However, if you bring up Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMA awards, these same sophomores would probably be able to tell you all about it.

     While global issues do not affect us suburban, middle-class high school students directly, these events definitely affect us indirectly. Anything that goes on within our own nation really does affect us as students. What is happening in the world now defines the future, and as soon-to-be-voting American citizens we need to pay attention in order to make educated decisions in the future.

      I won’t deny that many students have reached out to global issues such as the disastrous earthquake in Haiti, the Invisible Children organization and the charity work involved in mission trips. I am consistently amazed with the amount of hard work that students put into raising money for so many different causes. However, the everyday issues, the ones that don’t kill thousands of people, seem to be overlooked. There are things we need to be aware of that aren’t posted on your favorite celebrity’s blog or talked about on the Bobby Bones Show.

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     There are several ways a student can educate themselves, whether it be taking that current event project in your History class seriously, or turning on the morning news while getting ready for school. Also, with today’s technological world you can subscribe to news sites and have breaking news instantly delivered to your email or even download a news app for your Blackberry or iPhone. We have so many resources all around us; why not browse CNN.com as you chat with friends on Facebook? Why not read a newspaper while you wait for your friend to come pick you up?  Why not make an effort to stay informed of noteworthy events around the world?

     As a high school newspaper staff, The Wolfpack is constantly striving to report on noteworthy news events around the school and even around the community. In this issue, we cover everything from students at Cedar Park participating in the Latin Forum to budget saving ideas for the prom season. While some of these stories you see in the paper may seem boring, try reading them. They caught the interest of the student who wrote it, so maybe the story will interest you too. If you don’t like something in our paper and have any critiques or suggestions, let us know! We want to print news that students are interested in and we welcome comments. They let us know that we do have some readership and we are always looking to improve. And, if you really want to make a difference in our paper, apply to join our staff!

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