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The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

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

The lights of...

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Ashton Townsend Senior Columns


To underclassmen:

     Whatever great tales you have heard of senior years were all lies! Senior year is overrated. In fact, I would go as far as to say it was my worst year of high school. I hate to crush your dreams but it’s true. Being a senior means growing up and taking on a lot of responsibilities. It’s the year that your parents decide that you are becoming “too lazy” and your social habits are “too expensive” so you need to “get a job.” Then, you end up spending all your free time at a job that you never wanted. There, you wait on and clean up after rude, ungrateful people and get paid minimum wage for your trouble while the government taxes your hard earned check. What’s so great about this again? As a sophomore, there were no senior projects, no AP exams hanging over my head and no stress over college and scholarships (I still get shivers walking by the guidance office). Oh, how I miss the good times when life was so easy! Back then it was no big deal if you made a B in physics, or if you took a class just for fun.

     Another warning to underclassmen: senioritis is very real and very dangerous. It can make something as simple as walking to your next class seem like a chore. As a junior you look forward to off periods. While I love my off periods and the free time that comes with them and would not have survived without them, they do come at a great price. The ticking of the clock becomes even more torturous with one less period. Ironically, I get even less school work done with my abundant free time. I always find myself at the movies, a restaurant or playing Pokemon Platinum. Procrastination will be the death of your GPA (especially if you take AP English 4! Slack on senior thesis or book group and you might as well kiss your GPA good-bye!). Keeping up with your work is the only way to survive because not doing it will eventually catch up with you (and at the worst possible time).

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     All I can say is graduation cannot come soon enough.

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