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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

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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

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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

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Holding up the Timberwolf hand sign after performing Metal Shop at halftime, seniors Austin Waldbusser and Connor Daly pose with sophomore Andrew McCarthy.The three band members spent their summer with Dum Corps International, a non-profit that is known to be the highest level of marching band available. “One [of the reasons for joining] just watching [DCI Corps] shows and being kind of a band nerd about it in general was cool and being like ‘I want to do that’,” Daly said. “Then, one of the now alumni, went to march in the corp of The Phantom Regiment last year, and I was like well ‘I can do it, someone else I know can do it, may as well try it.’”
A Summer of Passion and Excellence
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • September 12, 2023

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Student Feature: Kelsey Milner

     These days, jobs are a hot commodity, especially among high school students. But with the economy being the way it is, finding work is easier said than done. Businesses are laying off people by the dozens and when someone is hiring, the opportunity doesn’t last long.  However, one student, Kelsey Milner, junior, has found a way around that problem by using her creativity to turn junk into a job.

     Milner had always enjoyed art as a fun and relaxing hobby, but never anything more than that.  This summer when her father moved and was getting to know all of his neighbors, he met a man that owned his own business, but as a side job he would go to storage center auctions and junk yards.  He would also just drive around neighborhoods on big trash days and find furniture and household items, refurbish them, and then sell them on Craigslist and make a decent amount of money doing it. He also told Mr. Milner that things had been slow recently because he was putting in more hours at his business so he didn’t have time to clean up or list anything online. Mr. Milner then told him about his daughter Kelsey, who had been searching for a job for a while, and how she would love to help him with refurbishing and listing all of the item. A week later Kelsey was working on her first project and enjoying every minute of it. Now she is getting paid to exercise her creativity while doing something she enjoys and can manage on her own time.

     Kelsey still has the job today and has done quite a few pieces. She has complete freedom on the artistic aspect of things and loves what she does.

     “I love taking something old and worn out and giving it a new life” Milner.

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     She is usually given a useless and torn up piece of furniture or something like a picture frame, a table found on the side of the road or a chair found in a junk yard, and is just told to make it worth something. That could be done by painting, drawing, collaging, tiling or any means of art you could think of, and she can make a completely original and beautiful piece for someone’s home or office. Recently, she has completed a desk- which her boss found on the side of the road. She sanded it, painted it, and then used bits of scrapbooking paper to create a garden themed collage on it; she also created a collage on an old guitar with an Austin theme. Along with those she’s painted, she hot glued knickknacks onto a mirror giving it a very retro ‘I-spy’ theme.

     When someone posts something on Craig’s list everyone has access to it; a wide variety of buyers get on the site everyday looking for something particular to complete a space. Not only does Milner get paid for making and selling these items but other job opportunities have come from her putting her work up on Craig’s list.

     “A woman who owns her owns business wanted me to decorate her whole office after buying one of my pieces – I was thrilled” said Milner.  “Who knew that my hobby could turn into a business?”

     Some people don’t want to work in food or retail, but teenagers normally don’t have many other options. Students usually get stuck with jobs they don’t like, making work boring and unpleasant.   Before looking for a job, first consider the activities that you find enjoyable; maybe your hobby could turn into a job too.

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