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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

Starting his second lap of the race, senior Sanil Desai continues through the course at the Vista Ridge cross country invitational on Aug. 25. This was the second meet of the season and Desai finished in 19th place. “I was thinking about the team placements,” Desai said. “A lot of the schools at the Vista meet will be at districts so I was trying to pass as many people as I could, I’m mostly worried about Leander because they have an all around strong team.”
In It For the Long Run
Mai Cachila, Reporter • September 21, 2023

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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

As the thin red...

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I’m dreaming of a Starbucks Christmas (O, come all ye coffee addicts)

As winter brings forth a variety of oversized sweaters, ugg boots and leggings, one crucial element of the winter time months cannot be forgotten. Starbucks. Oh yes, Starbucks. For most high school students Starbucks most definitely means a late night cramming session for a math test you have yet to study for, but is better associated with frosty noses and chilly winds.

The ushering of the holiday coffees at Starbucks is so widely celebrated, that it might as well be its own marked holiday. Every stereotypical coffee addict has their calendars marked for the day that the adored pumpkin spice latte hits stores.

With the holidays and chilly season quick approaching, coffees are a necessity to surviving those cold winter mornings when motivation, or energy, is lacking.

These Starbucks concoctions are sure to put some pep in your step, and a little caffeine in your system:

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Soy Chai Tea Latte, no water, or better known as ‘Christmas in a cup’, has the full flavor of chai tea with a hint of cinnamon. The lack of water brings the flavor to its full strength, making for a more delicious winter time favorite.

Pumpkin Spice Latte is probably the most well-known holiday drink on the Starbucks menu, and for good reason. This drink is the king of all things pumpkin flavored, and when paired with a slice of Starbucks’ pumpkin bread it makes for an even more delightful breakfast meal.

Chocolate Chai Tea Latte is a new addition to the Starbucks menu. A step up from the originl chai tea latte, this drink adds a dose of chocolate making for a sweeter outcome. For days when you crave a hot chocolate, but need an extra kick, this coffee is the way to go.

Gingerbread Latte embraces one of the most endeared holiday flavors, and also one of the most controversial drink choices. You either love it, or hate it. For the gingerbread lovers, this is just the drink for you.

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About the Contributor
Paige Parks, Writer
Paige “Swaggie” Parks is a junior and second year staffer for The Wolfpack. Born and raised in Cedar Park, she loves the area and its proximity to Austin. Paige is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and plays varsity softball for CPHS. When she is not playing softball, she drowns herself in homework. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Duncan, and buying him cute sweaters that he refuses to wear. Her favorite teacher is none other than Mrs. Hert, whom she admires. Paige is looking forward to another great year for The Wolfpack.

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