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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

Ariana Grande released “eternal sunshine” on Mar. 8 along with a music video for her track “we can’t be friends.” With smooth instrumentals, melodic vocals and complex lyrics, I give this album a 9/10 stars.
A “Supernatural” Album
Julia Seiden, Reporter • April 12, 2024

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Catching a ball, junior Alivia Robinson plays at the Cedar Park vs Glenn game. Having played since she was 5 years old, she is dedicated to softball and has committed to UTPB for softball. “When I got my offer it took me a very long time to decide where,” Robinson said. “Softball has always been my dream for college, and UTPB is my fit. When [I committed] I knew I was going to be loved and supported.”
Swinging For Success
Julia Seiden, Reporter • April 12, 2024

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Junior Abby Williams on the set of The One Act Play That Goes Wrong posing next to senior Noa Avigdor, juniors Evan Schmitt and Seth Loudenslager, and sophomore Ben Akers. “I still think that ‘The One Act Play That Goes Wrong’ has to be my favorite,” Williams said. “Its the show where I discovered my love for comedy and comedic acting, and where I found out that I have really good comedic timing, if I do say so myself. I got a round of applause in the middle of the show for a moment that I am very proud of.”
A Seasons Sensation
Mia Morneault, Reporter • April 11, 2024

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Posing with their “Featured Yearbook” banner, signifying that the 2022-2023 yearbook is used as an example for other yearbook classes, the yearbook team smiles at the camera. Yearbooks have been on sale for $80 all school year, with 90 left in stock. “Im really happy with this book,” content editor and senior James Sanderson said. “I think other people are going to be happy with it; all our pages look really cute. Issues are a thing, but we have them every single year and we dont let them get in the way. We work on a very, very tight schedule and theres no pushing deadlines back. It’s a lot of fun, though. It is such an amazing staff and a very engaging team. Its very fulfilling work.” Photo courtesy of Paige Hert
The Staff Behind the Spreads
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • April 10, 2024

He rings the classroom doorbell...

Standing for a group photo, Rho Kappa volunteers group together to run the Women’s History Month gallery walk in the library. “The members’ involvement was really nice to see,” Rho Kappa Vice President James Sanderson said. “I liked seeing our Rho Kappa members actively participate in community events, especially with something as important as women’s history. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Fortenberry
Walking Through Time
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • April 9, 2024

To celebrate Women’s History...

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Students Share Plans for Valentines
Gazing into each others eyes, juniors Lauren Small and Mitchell Allen-Barnhart pose for homecoming dance photos. The two met in their eighth grade science class, and a couple years later they started dating. “I would say Valentine’s is definitely more special with a boyfriend because I get to buy him stuff and be super excited to give it to him,” Small said. “I also get to be surprised by what he’s getting me.” Used with permission by Lauren Small
Photo Courtesy of Lauren Small
Gazing into each other’s eyes, juniors Lauren Small and Mitchell Allen-Barnhart pose for homecoming dance photos. The two met in their eighth grade science class, and a couple years later they started dating. “I would say Valentine’s is definitely more special with a boyfriend because I get to buy him stuff and be super excited to give it to him,” Small said. “I also get to be surprised by what he’s getting me.” Used with permission by Lauren Small

High school relationships are like no other. Friends giggling in the hallway about their crushes and sharing stories at the lunch table start becoming a common occurrence once February hits. Some students have their dates already planned while others just hope for their significant others’ presence. No matter which side students partake in, the aroma of love is felt all around.

Juniors Lauren Small and Mitchell Allen-Barnhart met in their eighth grade science class and a couple years later, the question was asked. The two have been dating for a year and a half and their plan for Valentine’s Day is to have a picnic and watch the sunset.

“I would say Valentine’s is definitely more special with a boyfriend because I get to buy him stuff and be super excited to give it to him,” Small said. “I also get to be surprised by what he’s getting me.”

Small openly shares her enjoyment of not only receiving and giving gifts, but the thought behind them.

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“I’m obviously expecting something, but he’s good at surprises so I have no clue [what it will be],” Small said. “I’m really hoping he gets me flowers like the ones on my Pinterest board, and also one of our friends mentioned that he might be writing a love letter, but I don’t know if that’s true.”

Spoiling the surprise, Allen-Barnhart said he does plan on giving her the gifts she hopes to receive. He said he is not only going to meet her expectations, but is planning to go above and beyond and bring back childhood memories.

“I’m going to make her one of those Valentine’s boxes that we made in elementary school and put some love notes and candy in it,” Allen-Barnhart said. “I also got her a stuffed bunny that’s really cute and soft.”

The two seem to seamlessly read each other’s minds when it comes to gift giving, and they each know what the other would like to get. 

“She likes getting me gifts so I assume she’ll be getting me something,” Allen-Barnhart said. “She also isn’t very good at hiding when she gets me things so I know there’s going to be at least one thing.”

Small is revolving one of her gifts for him around the sport that he currently plays.

“I already got him a little jelly cat stuffed animal of a tennis ball because he plays tennis,” Small said. “I think I’m also going to get some of his favorite candy.”

Junior Meredith Koltz plans to spend quality time with her boyfriend who attends another high school. The two met at a soccer training camp and have been dating for six months.

 “I thought he was super cute and followed him on Instagram,” Koltz said. “[Valentine’s Day is] very special. It has been a long time since I have had a boyfriend to share these special holidays with and I am beyond excited.”

Like the others, Koltz is hoping for a gift on the special day, and also has her own in progress.

“I plan to make him a cute basket full of his favorite things and I am expecting a gift,” Koltz said. 

Junior soccer players Greyson Radtke and Ella Buffington started dating two months ago and aren’t planning anything big for Valentines. Homework and soccer take up the majority of their time and are hoping for any time together.

“This is my first Valentine’s day with a boyfriend, so it makes the day more fun,” Buffington said. “[Our plan] is to just hang out together, nothing special.”

Buffington hopes to receive something small, as her birthday is only a couple days after Valentine’s Day.

“I have a very nice plan [for her],” Radtke said. “In order to make it work, [it] requires some problem solving.”

In return, Radtke isn’t hoping for anything big.

“I’m not expecting anything at all, she doesn’t have to do anything to make me happy,” Radtke said. “Any day I get to show love to her is a great day.”

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About the Contributor
Heidi Williams, Reporter
Heidi is a junior and a second year reporter. Along with newspaper, Heidi races her Ninja 400 with CMRA and plans to do so all throughout high school. Her free time is always dedicated to anything motorcycle related. She tends to write mostly about sports and hopes to be either a Sports Reporter or racer in the future. Heidi enjoys doing the most exciting things and lives for going on long rides with her boyfriend and family on the weekends.

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