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


The Purpose of Student Media

  • The purpose of the newspaper is to inform, educate and incite thought and debate regarding school, local and national issues.
  • The purpose of the yearbook is to provide an accurate record of the events of the school year. It is a historical document, reference book and picture book.
  • Both publications serve as an educational tool for students, providing real-world experience in a high school setting.
  • The student publications are published by the journalism classes in LISD. The publications are intended for the free and uninhibited exchange of ideas between the students and staffs.LL
  •   All stories are written in an entertaining, yet informative way that maintains journalistic integrity. The views published in student media do not necessarily reflect the views of the advisers and/or staff of LISD.

Story Decisions & Policies

  •   Story and content decisions are student-driven with guidance from the publications adviser.
  •   The staffs follow the Code of Ethics established by the Society of Professional Journalists. The four main principles include Seek Truth and Report It, Minimize Harm, Act Independently and Be Accountable.
  •   As part of SPJ’s Code of Ethics to Act Independently, the student journalists avoid conflicts of interest and deny favored treatment to special interests and resist their pressure to influence news coverage.


  • All student media products are not professional publications; they are publications created by high school students. Every effort is made to produce a quality, accurate account of the year, but some errors are bound to occur.
  • After the newspaper or yearbook is published, it is not possible to correct any mistakes. There are no refunds or reprints for errors. Students and parents are encouraged to focus on all the positive things the newspapers and yearbooks have to offer.


  • In the event of a student or faculty death, prior to the yearbook publication (mid-March), the yearbook staff will create a memorial ad that will include the student’s photo, birth and death dates and the words, “In Memory.” The ad will run in the current year’s yearbook.
  • Any deaths that occur after the final publication deadline will be included in the student newspaper.
  • Parents have the opportunity to purchase a senior ad for the year the student would have graduated. This ad will run in the senior ad section or the index, depending on where space allows.

Business Ads

  • Businesses can support the student media program by purchasing ad space in the yearbook or news media web site at the specific publications’ pricing and run time.
  • While business ads may follow many of the content guidelines as senior ads, specific businesses may need campus or district approval to advertise.
  • Businesses will sign a contract agreeing on pricing of the ads, size, run time, and to materials submission format and deadlines.
  • All copy, logos, and images must follow copyright laws.
  • Refunds will be allowed only for ads that do not run at all, but not for businesses that do not correct proofs or respond to changes in a timely manner.

Restriction Forms & Directory Information

  • The school district gives all parents an opportunity to restrict their students’ directory information. If this option is chosen, by law the newspaper and yearbook are not allowed to run the student’s name, picture or any reference to the student.
  • The yearbook adviser may or may not contact parents about this restriction.

Passive Data and Collection Use

  • Like most Web sites, also collects and logs information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to you, such as your IP address, the name and location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of your browser, the length of time that you stay on, search queries, your click-stream data, the location that referred you to and the average number of pages viewed. If you visit another website prior to browsing, that website might place personally identifiable information within a URL, which may be logged by us. Your IP address is the identifier assigned to your particular computer when you access the Internet. Depending on how you connect to the Internet, your IP address may always be the same, or it may change each time you access the Internet. Note that logging your IP address does not in and of itself provide us with your name, e-mail address or home or work address. We use this log information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and may also use it to gather general demographic information about you such as your general location and your Internet Service Provider.

Use of Cookies

  • Most standard Web browsers contain a feature called “cookies,” which allow a Web site to place information about a user’s visit to that Web site in a small data text file that is stored on the user’s computer. Our use of cookie technology will likely be transparent to you and is used to recognize you and hold information from one visit to the next in an effort to increase your ease of use of and to allow us to better understand how people use our site through click-stream analysis.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

  • We also reserve the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information when deemed necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, respond to claims, protect our computer systems and customers, ensure the integrity and operation of our systems, or protect the rights, property or safety of, its affiliates, or others.
  • We will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information without your advance permission except as explained in this privacy policy or as explained at the time the information was collected.

Internet Risks

  • You should know that when you voluntarily disclose personal information on the web site (for example, in the discussion forums), that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people. While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot be responsible for information that you choose to publicly disclose. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information we collect in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public and to work with responsible third parties, we cannot guarantee complete security for your information.
  • In addition, our advertisers, content providers, partners and other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through have separate data and privacy practices that are independent of us, and we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those sites directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.


  • All content on is strictly protected by copyright laws. We’ll be glad to allow use of our photos once permission is granted. Contact [email protected] for usage of content.
  • If you believe that or any user of has infringed your copyright in any material way, please notify us and provide the following information:
    1. An identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
    2. An identification of the material on that you claim is infringing or is subject to infringing activity, with enough detail so that we can locate the material on our site.
    3. Your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
    4. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
    5. A statement by you declaring that the above information in your Notice is accurate, made under penalty of perjury, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest involved.
    6. Your physical or electronic signature.
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