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
Sketch to Screen
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • February 23, 2024

Walking through the halls, climbing...

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
Third Time's a Charm
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • February 21, 2024

The varsity girls basketball team...

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

After hours of sketching, days...

A few of my favorite movies of this month are shown in this image. I had to limit myself to only two Andy Samberg movies, otherwise the graphic looks more like a memorial.
Movie a Day: January
Mia Morneault, Reporter • February 20, 2024

I know, another movie review article...

Echo is a short TV series about a deaf Native American assassin who tasks herself to discover the secret behind her extraordinary ancestral gifts, while trying to fall her uncle’s empire in the process. Graphic by Cason Johnson
Sight of Sound
Cason Johnson, Reporter • February 16, 2024

I was lazily scrolling through...

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,...

SXSW makes for a spring break well spent

If you checked your social media networks at all this spring break, you would have realized that South by Southwest, the world famous music festival known for bringing talented bands to the stages of downtown Austin, occurred just in time for many Cedar Park students to spend countless hours sampling the live music. The festival reels in a ton of travelers from across the nation, as well as many celebrities. The SXSW music festivities began on March 12 and lasted for five days. A number of artists made appearances including the Flaming Lips, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cold War Kids and Third Eye Blind.

Downtown Austin was bustling with live music, and, as some may not have known, not all shows costed an arm and a leg to get into. There were many free venues this year, which is great for many of the young people attending. Though, at night many venues rendered themselves strictly “21 and over”, the daytime shows were free and accessible. The most entertaining and cost effective stage of the festival was the ‘Doritos Boldstage.’ The stage, which took the shape of a Doritos vending machine, was a free venue for all ages that had many talented groups performing all week long. The venue also included a station to charge your phone, which comes in handy after hours of tweeting about your adventures.

Just like the music, the weather did not disappoint. The sun was shining down some summer-like heat towards the end of the week, which made spring break even more of mirage. An added bonus to the weather, music, and experience of being downtown was the food. Food trailers and stands were packed onto street corners and vendors were everywhere. Promoters, along with vendors, were also along the streets handing out free products, particularly Monster energy drinks.

If you were courageous enough to brave the long walks and busy downtown area this past week, you know it was well worth it. The music and food were exemplary, and the whole festival had an easygoing sense to it. SXSW was a great way to spend your break, get your mind off school, usher in spring and prepare for scorching temperatures.

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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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SXSW makes for a spring break well spent