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

Kicking the ball down the field, junior Jake Briseno punts to his teammates during their district match on Feb. 9 against Leander. The team battles through the second round to secure a spot in the postseason. The little things we do definitely contribute to the chemistry we have with each other, Briseno said. This year it has been continuing and I think we can go far with how close we are.” Photo by Mai Cachila
Get Your Kicks Up
Penny Moreno, Reporter • February 28, 2024

He looks at the clock and sees...

Setting up for her kick, junior and varsity forward, Meredith Koltz, swings her leg for the goal she is about to score. The varsity team is currently 7-2-1 and plays Buda Hays tonight on the home field at 7:15 p.m. “I think this team is full of amazing individuals who all have the same goal of wanting to compete with the best and play our best soccer,” Koltz said. “I have high expectations for this team and I know with our chemistry and worth ethic we can get just about anything accomplished.” Photo by Caroline Howard
A Prodigy Since Birth
Heidi Williams, Reporter • February 27, 2024

Steam from the players rises up...

Senior Adriana Slack works on her computer in her AP Capstone Research class. Slack’s research project looked into the connection between how K-pop idols and their companies utilize social media accounts to connect with American K-pop fans. “It’s hard to look at two months worth of content on a total of 100 accounts across three social media apps,” Slack said. “I’ve learned that there is a lot of potential for mistakes to be made in the research process. If the variables aren’t clear, or your survey questions are accidentally worded in a guided way, or if the identity of your participants is leaked, it could ruin your research by skewing your data or result in what could be considered an ethical wrongdoing in research.” Photo courtesy of Romy Ford
Searching for an Answer
Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter • February 27, 2024

The Capstone program involves two...

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...

Cross country runs at Nike Invitational

     The Cedar Park Cross Country team has caused quite a stir around the country. The team was ranked number one in the nation at the start of the year. This placement was determined by the running times from several small competitions they attended across the state. With five of the best runners in the nation on their team, they hoped to compete at the Nike Cross Invitational again, and top last year’s eighth place finish.

     Their season started off with a bang in their first UIL competition. They competed in the District meet at Old Settler’s Park October 26 and won first in the district, taking four of the top five positions.   They continued on to the State meet, finishing third overall. Parker Stinson placed third overall runner in Boy’s Varsity. From there, the Cross country team competed at the Woodlands qualifier for the Nike Cross Invitational. This competition, one of nine being held across the country, would determine which teams would compete in the Nike Cross Invitational. Only the top two teams could continue on to Nationals. The boys placed third, one spot away from qualifying, but they were selected as one of four, wild card teams to be invited to Nationals.

     The team faced some great adversities on the way to Nationals, however. During the course of the season, Bobby McIllece, senior, was injured, and three members of the team came down with the flu shortly before the National meet.  Despite these setbacks they placed 11 at Nationals out of 22 teams in attendance. While this was not the result they had hoped for, the boys still had a bright outlook on the event and their placement.

     “I’m a little let down because we were expecting higher all year,” said Cameron Shoppach, senior. “But eleventh in the nation is not bad, so I’m not going to complain about it.”

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     Although the guys were unable to achieve their goals, they did remarkably well this season. The 2009 Cedar Park Cross Country team has definitely set a standard of excellence for future runners at this school.

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Cross country runs at Nike Invitational