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,...

From Start to Finish Line

4X State Placing Cross Country Athlete Ends High School Career
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Mai Cachila
Crossing the finish line, senior Isabel Conde De Frankenberg secures first place at the Cedar Park invitational on Sept.9. This was Conde De Frankenberg’s first race of the season and she has won this race every year since she was a freshman. “Winning felt good because it’s good to represent your school,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “Being able to run on your own campus is really exciting and I had fun.”

In the rhythmic beat of pounding footsteps, a smile spreads across her face as the finish line of the Cedar Park Invitational Race held on Sept. 9 gets closer. 

Senior cross country and track athlete, Isabel Conde De Frankenberg has left her final footprint on the school. From the starting gun to the finish line, Conde De Frankenberg’s journey has consisted of winning Gatorade Player of the Year for 2022-23, winning state her freshman year and improving her times from 17:30 to 17:07.

There have been a lot of changes for Cedar Park running in the past four years,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “One of the things it’s taught me has been to be more independent with my running and be able to do things on my own without a team or without a coach.”

Going into high school, Conde De Frankenberg was placed into practice with the boys because there were no girls who matched her times. After her freshman and sophomore year, she didn’t have a team to run with and was on her own.

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“My freshman and sophomore year I had a really stable guys team,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “Even if we were running at six in the morning, they had the best positive attitude. Those were definitely really impactful teammates, I was really sad to see them move on because the last two years I’ve kind of been on my own but the team always teaches you things.”

In addition to winning state her freshman year, she placed second her sophomore year, third her junior year and second her senior year. She placed fourth at regionals held in Corpus Christi which qualified her to run in her final state cross country race.

“Freshman year was probably the most nervous for state I ever was,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “The day before I was throwing up just because I was so nervous and had a lot of pressure from the team but I was young then. This year, I got on the line and told myself that I just wanted to have fun and that’s exactly what I did, I went out there and had fun and it was the best I could do.”

Holding up the college’s flag, senior Isabel Conde De Frankenberg smiles in her green and yellow after committing to run and go to school at the University of Oregon. She said her decision was based on the coaches and the team at Oregon, and where she is able to improve the most. “In college, I am most looking forward to improving physically, but also getting stronger mentally as I face new challenges,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “There were a lot of hardships throughout my four years at Cedar Park, but I loved being able to represent my school in every state and national title I earned, and getting to leave behind a legacy for the future Cedar Park cross-country generations.” (Photo courtesy of Anderson Bobo @bobo.studios)

Conde De Frankenberg had offers from multiple different colleges, including full rides from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oregon to continue her running career with them. She committed to the University of Oregon on Nov. 17 and will be attending school and running there in the fall. 

“I’m not nervous for college at all,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “I have been waiting for this moment to move on and I’m ready to get past high school. I’m excited to see what I can do. I know I’m going to be young, but hopefully in the next four years I can improve some time and maybe win some national meets.”

Beyond her goals in college, Conde De Frankenberg hopes to run for Argentina’s national team, which she ran for the summer before her senior year. She hopes to compete in the 2024 Olympics with Argentina.

“Most of the kids in Argentina don’t go to school anymore when they compete for Argentina,” Conde de Frankenberg said. “That’s all they do, that’s their life and they get paid and brand deals. It’s one of those things where it gets difficult living in a different country from everyone else. If I was there, my whole life would be running and it could be my only focus but for me, traveling, school and money play a part in that career.”

After four years of running with Cedar Park, three different coaches and fluctuating numbers of teammates, Conde De Frankenberg will move on to racing in another place, but won’t forget her time as a Timberwolf.

“As I move on, I am able to appreciate and love the running I did at Cedar Park,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “The most valuable lesson I learned was being able to trust others and that goes with the team, people you run with and coaches. Sometimes not everyone is trustworthy, but you have to develop good relationships with good teammates and build on that and use it to get better.”

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Mai Cachila, Reporter
Mai is a senior and a first year reporter. In addition to being a member of The Wolfpack, she is also a part of the Tracks Yearbook staff. In her free time she likes to read and take photos. She enjoys writing about people’s interests and meeting new people. She is unsure where she will attend college, but wants to study Criminal Justice. She loves hanging out with friends and trying new things.

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