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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

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
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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
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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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Jonathan Levinsky
First time voter? Here’s some advice for you to consider before the count begins in November.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to sit here and drill you about how “voting is fundamental to our democracy” or “let your voice be heard.” I mean, yes, both of those things are true and should be taken seriously, but I think you’ve heard enough about that.

Instead, I will be going through the process before you step into the booth and cast your ballot. While the general election in November is still months away, we already know the matchup for the Presidency: Incumbent Joe Biden v. Former President Donald Trump.

I will be among those voting for the first time, and while I have clocked numerous hours of research on how to register to vote and whatnot, I’ve never been sure how to truly make a choice. So, I decided to sit down with Rho Kappa member August Pritzlaff, who gave me quite a few options for how to go about this.

First of all, keep yourself informed on who’s running for what positions and what these positions entail. You will be voting for offices besides the president. There will be legislature positions open at both the state and federal levels, local officials, and even in some instances for State Governor. There are multiple organizations, such as The Austin-American Statesman, who are constantly releasing updated information on all of these details.

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A common controversy is whether to vote for a candidate based on their policies or morals. This was an overarching theme for both the 2016 and 2020 elections. I already had my opinion on this, and Pritzlaff shared a similar thought. While it is entirely up to you, and it is very subjective, vote for the person who you believe will truly represent you, and is willing to actually help the community, and won’t just use their power to push their own political agenda.

But most importantly, follow your instinct. It doesn’t matter if it’s different from everyone else’s; that’s the point. Voting is supposed to allow your voice to be heard amongst the masses. You’d be doing yourself quite the disservice by voting for someone just because everyone else is. Do the research, figure out what you value in said candidate the most and follow your gut from there.

This is easier said than done, and it’s probably much more complex than this, but just do what you think is right.

 

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Jonathan Levinsky
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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