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
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Jane Yermakov, Reporter • February 23, 2024

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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
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Alyssa Fox, Reporter • February 21, 2024

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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

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Mia Morneault, Reporter • February 20, 2024

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Cason Johnson, Reporter • February 16, 2024

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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,...

Where the Cool Kids Work

Students Work at Local H-E-B
Logan Hedges
Dressed as “H-E-B Buddy,” senior Logan Hedges entertains shoppers during a shift at H-E-B. Hedges has fun on the job, as there’s significantly less pressure than other jobs he has had. “I [used to umpire] little league baseball, and it’s definitely less stressful,” Hedges said. “There’s not much [that can go wrong] scanning groceries. Making a bad call in baseball is so easy.”

“Hello, how are you?”  He says to yet another customer. It’s all a part of the routine he had been trained on. Sometimes the customer responds and sometimes they don’t. Regardless, he is just glad that he has a job that he likes, and knows other students his age feel the same way.

H-E-B is a Texas-based supermarket chain. It is known for its convenient pricing and immense quantity of goods and services. However, something unique to this chain is that many of its store employees are in high school. The H-E-B at Lakeline and 183 is no exception, with many students from a variety of grade levels under employment. According to senior Logan Hedges, who works as a cashier, the lack of pressure on H-E-B workers and  ease of the job is why he decided to work there.

“I [used to umpire] little league baseball, and [working at H-E-B] is definitely less stressful,” Hedges said. “There’s not much [that can go wrong] scanning groceries. Making a bad call in baseball is so easy.”

For many students, extracurricular activities take up most of their weekly schedules, causing conflicts to be a recurring issue in terms of when they are scheduled to work shifts. Senior Olivia Ward, who has worked at H-E-B for just under two years and is a member of the Celebrities dance team said the store’s handling of students with busy schedules is what drew her in.

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“I had a friend that worked at HEB, and she told me about how they were super flexible with availability and scheduling,” Ward said. “So, I thought it would be a good place to get a job at.” 

A workplace that respects student schedules is also important to Hedges, as he is heavily involved in school activities, including baseball. He believes that working at H-E-B is a good first job for students.

“It’s definitely an awesome job to get when you’re turning 16,” Hedges said. “It’s a job you can have all throughout high school.”

Considering that the local H-E-B serves much of Cedar Park, running into someone you know while shopping is common. However, there are also some “interesting” characters that make their presence known in the store. For Hedges, that is just a part of the fun.

“You never really know what kind of person you’ll run into there,” Hedges said. “Literally everyone goes there to get groceries.”

Ward also appreciates the social aspect of her job.

“[I like] that I get to talk to so many diverse [groups of] people each shift,” Ward said. “[I] like hearing their stories.”

For those interested in applying, applications to work at H-E-B can be found on the store’s career website.

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Jonathan Levinsky, Reporter
Jonathan is a senior and a first year reporter. In addition to being a member of the staff for The Wolfpack, he is also a part of the choir and theatre departments. He loves to write, research and sing. He is hoping to be able to attend Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications next fall to major in Sports Journalism. He makes the worst dad jokes and constantly cracks himself up. Be careful, he might tell you one!

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