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

Penny Moreno

Penny Moreno, Reporter

Penny is a senior and a third year reporter. In addition to being a staff member of The Wolfpack, she is also a part of the T-Wolf volleyball team and has been since her freshman year. In her free time, she likes to read and hangout with her friends. She enjoys learning more about writing and meeting new people. She hopes to go to the University of Houston to study political science. She loves playing with her cat, sleeping, and eating snacks.

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Posing for the camera, seven varsity wrestling athletes show off their regional medals after earning a spot at the state tournament. They will all compete at state on Feb. 16-17 at the Berry Center in Cypress. “Our team as a whole is looking really good going to state,” Corley said. “We have quite a few athletes and I think we will have a couple state placers and even some state champions.” Used with permission from Coach Richard Eckley

Mat Mania

Penny Moreno, Reporter
February 15, 2024
The movie “Anyone But You” released on Dec. 22  in theaters, and tells the love story of a young couple and their travels to Australia. The movie stars popular actors Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell in the newly released rom-com. “Anyone But You” is a hilarious and heartwarming movie that would be perfect for anyone during the upcoming Valentines Day season.

G’day To Love

Penny Moreno, Reporter
February 1, 2024
Junior Swimmer Ella Mongenel commits to the University of Texas to continue her academic and athletic career on the Women’s Swim and Dive team. She has been in communication with the Longhorn swimming staff since June, and committed in November. “Even though swimming is so individualized when you compete,having teammates there to support you makes a big difference,” Mongenel said. “I am thankful for all the people that I have met throughout my swimming career and how they helped me push through.”

Diving Into the Future

Penny Moreno, Reporter
January 19, 2024
The movie “Priscilla” released on Oct. 27 in theaters, Priscilla Presleys perspective of her life with Elvis is finally told. In the movie, Priscilla is played by Cailee Spaeny while Elvis is played by popular actor Jacob Elordi, and the often untold story of Elvis and Priscilla’s marriage are exposed. The movie gives insight into Elviss true nature and how he acted outside of his stardom.

The Queen of Rock and Roll

Penny Moreno, Reporter
December 16, 2023
Preparing to dive in the pool, junior Parker Huang waits for the 100-yard breaststroke to begin at the CPHS v. Leander v. Vista Ridge meet on Sep. 21. The boys swim and dive team finished in second place at the meet.    I also try to be positive and encourage everyone on the team, Huang said. I love the team. I love the people on the team. Its more team based, so if you dont necessary do well at a swim meet youre still having fun cause youre hanging out with your friends.

Hold Your Breath

Penny Moreno, Reporter
October 27, 2023
Holding the film tripod, varsity manager, junior Hadrian Hurn, helps the team by moving the film iPad in between sets against Leander on Oct. 17. The varsity volleyball tell battled against Leander and ended the match with a victory in the fourth set. My favorite thing about being a manager is being able to help out with practices and going to watch all the games,Hurn said. Being a manager helps me as a player because I can watch high level volleyball and watch how people better than me play, and apply the playing style or techniques and form to how I play in my practices and games.

Made for the Game

Penny Moreno, Reporter
October 19, 2023
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
Senior Dylan Gilkey smiles for the camera as she takes her senior pictures. As a four-year starting setter, Gilkey finished her high school career having 3,475 assists, 202 kills, 1,104 digs and has played 461 sets, according to MaxPreps. Being a part of the volleyball team has been a monumental part of my identity for 4 years,” Gilkey said. “I have earned so many strong relationships through this sport and program, so it means a lot to me.” (Photo courtesy of Dylan Gilkey)

D-Money Goes D1

Penny Moreno, Reporter
May 9, 2023
The popular series of movies “Creed” released their third movie “Creed III” on Mar. 3. The movie stars famous actor Michael B. Jordan where he plays the main character Adonis Creed. The “Creed” movies are a continuation of the story and characters from the “Rocky” series in 1976. I would recommend this movie to anyone who watched all of the “Rocky” movies or just loves a good action movie.

Back In The Ring

Penny Moreno, Reporter
April 14, 2023
The varsity cheer team performs at the UIL Spirit State Championship on Jan. 13. They also competed in Orlando, Florida,  for the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship on Feb. 16, which concluded their competition season. “My favorite thing about the team is our ability to make anything fun,” senior captain Katelyn Orzoco said. “We are constantly laughing and having fun with each other. The bond we have is like no other. But when it comes time to focus and work, we get things done.”

Make Some Noise

Penny Moreno, Reporter
April 4, 2023
Running toward the goal, captain and senior Antonio DeLaRosa protects the ball away from the opposing team. The team currently has a four win to two lose to two tie record and continues to progress through district play. “I think our work rate separates us from other teams,” Antonio DeLaRosa said. “This is easily one of the hardest working teams I’ve ever been a part of, and not a lot of teams can keep up with our intensity.”

Kicking It Up a Notch

Penny Moreno, Reporter
February 27, 2023
The second season of the popular show called “Ginny and Georgia” was just recently released on Jan. 5, 2023. It became the number one tv show on Netflix for a few weeks and remains the current number on TV shows in the United States. I would recommend this show to anyone in highschool or older who enjoys drama shows that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Penny Moreno, Reporter
February 7, 2023
HBO Max released a documentary about the singer/songwriter Lizzo on Nov.  26. The documentary covers Lizzo’s life before and after she became a popular celebrity. The documentary is high energy and fun while also tackling and bringing attention to important issues in society.

Feelin’ Good As Hell

Penny Moreno, Reporter
January 9, 2023
The wrestling team prepares for their district matches, which will take place on Jan. 27 for junior varsity wrestlers and Feb. 3-4 for varsity wrestlers. The team continues to work on perfecting their techniques and growing their bond as a program. “My favorite thing about the team is definitely the brotherhood that comes with it,” sophomore Miles Jones said. “We are a big family. Knowing you always have your team backing you up is one of the greatest feelings ever.”

Pin It To Win It

Penny Moreno, Reporter
December 8, 2022
Mens volleyball is a great opportunity for young boys to play on a competitive team and learn more about the sport.  Most boys don’t even know volleyball can be an option for a sport they can play at a high level and enjoy, no matter the gender.

Order On The Court

Penny Moreno, Reporter
November 10, 2022
Focused on the game, senior captain Katie Tran prepares to hit a ball in a match against Leander High School. Varsity Tennis now moves to prepare for their spring season, which is more about individual playing, while the fall is more team-oriented. “Our season went great,” Tran said. “We finished third in district after winning against Leander, who we lost to earlier in the season, which felt really good.”

All That Racket

Penny Moreno, Reporter
November 1, 2022
“Barbarian” is a horror mystery movie about a woman who stays at an Airbnb with hidden rooms in the basement. The movie was released on Sept. 9 and is  rated R. This would be the perfect creepy movie to watch for October or Halloween. (Photo Courtesy of Timberwolf Agency)

Chamber of Horrors

Penny Moreno, Reporter
October 17, 2022
On Sept. 8, senior Kate Pape was given was recognized by the mayor of Cedar Park, Jim Penniman-Morin, for being the first female in the Cedar Park and Northshore district to earn the Eagle Scout rank. The mayor gave a speech at the Cedar Park City Hall and signed the award acknowledging the work she put in to achieve this goal in only three years, which is rarely done. “Scouts has made me more confident and comfortable when I’m in groups,” Pape said. “I am also more comfortable in taking the lead in the things that I do. It has also helped me with my independence, meaning I don’t mind doing things myself half the time.” (Photo Courtesy of Kate Pape)

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

Penny Moreno, Reporter
September 14, 2022
Senior Adam Vaughn pitches a fast ball towards the opposing team, hopeful for a strike. The team played a tournament against Cooper High School on March 25 with one win and one loss. “I’ve always been big into the weightroom and that has always come naturally,” Vaughn said. “But I have spent much more time on pitching and my hard work is definitely helping me become a better pitcher. Every player goes into games in practice with an intent of getting better at the game and becoming a better athlete.”

Pitch Perfect

Penny Moreno, Reporter
May 12, 2022
Cheering for their teammate, the girls varsity basketball team rallies around senior Megan Woods before they begin a game. Throughout Woods high school career, she said she made many relationships and friendships through basketball, volleyball and track. “I have built a lot of connections, especially at this school,” Woods said. “I have met some lifelong friends, who I will continue to adore for the rest of my life.

The Meg

Penny Moreno, Reporter
May 9, 2022
The movie “The Adam Project,” is available to watch on Netflix as a Netflix original film. The movie is filled with popular actors such as Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldaña and Jennifer Garner. The movie is an action filled adventure movie about the existence of time travel.

Future Me

Penny Moreno, Reporter
April 25, 2022
Students will visit Japan in hopes of capturing photos and experiencing a bit of Japanese culture. The group will be about 10 students who desire to travel and learn about the world outside of the United States. This trip is for photography students, but also anyone that has an interest in photography.

See the World

Penny Moreno, Reporter
April 12, 2022
“Uncharted” starring Tom Holland gains popularity because the movie is based off of a video game. The movie is a fun, action-filled movie with many obstacles that the main character must face throughout the movie. The movie always left me on the edge of my seat in a state of excitement and nervousness.

Treasure Hunter

Penny Moreno, Reporter
March 23, 2022
Captain Rowan Rodriguez moves quickly to catch the ball in her lacrosse stick. The team always puts 100% effort into the games they play. “Most of the time, I’m really excited to play and feel very determined to do my best,” Rodriguez said. “I try to give each game and practice all my efforts, which helps me become more motivated throughout the season.

Lax to the Max

Penny Moreno, Reporter
March 10, 2022
I feel the “i love you so much” mural is famous for being one of the most photographed places in Austin. People visit Jo’s coffee, where the mural is located on South Congress, to take pictures with it every day. I enjoyed visiting the mural again, and even though it is a simple mural it is also my favorite mural in Austin.

Art For Everyone

Penny Moreno, Reporter
February 17, 2022
The color guard wins UIL 5A State Champions with band while performing with the theme “Eye See,” which includes vibrant and colorful shades of blue and purple for costumes. The color guard will perform their new show tomorrow with the theme electricity. “I think performances are really valuable to the program,” sophomore Lily Dodds said. “We get to show off and people get to see what we’re capable of.”

The Current Between Us

Penny Moreno, Reporter
January 21, 2022
The movie “Encanto” showcases a magical home with a magical family. The story takes place in rural Colombia where the family uses their powers to help others in their town, except the main character who is not gifted any powers. The movie is only in theaters, Nov 24. through Dec. 24, after it will be available to stream on Disney Plus.

The Magical Madrigals

Penny Moreno, Reporter
December 19, 2021
Catching a shovel hook, Instructor Noach Sertuche practices martial arts moves at The Mat Martial Arts & Fitness. The Mat teaches students to train, learn, and live. The Mat has recently relocated on Cypress Creek road near the High School, and they teach students how to face potential dangers and real life challenges. “The Mat Martial Arts & Fitness is more than just a place where I go to work, to train, or to teach,” Sertuche said. “The Mat is a place I can go and feel like everyone is treated like a family every time I walk in.”

Train With the Best

Penny Moreno, Reporter
December 14, 2021
This holiday season, local coffee shops have released seasonal flavors. Pictured: Apple Crisp Macchiato from Starbucks, Peppermint Mocha Moon from Summer Moon, and Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Dunkin Donuts. The Peppermint Mocha Moon was my favorite coffee I purchased because of the strong flavor of peppermint and chocolate, which immediately reminded me of the holiday season. This drink is a perfect drink for anyone who wants to start celebrating the holidays a little early.

The Holiday Rush

Penny Moreno, Reporter
November 24, 2021
Dressed in their performance attire, Varsity Women’s Choir smiles for the camera at their choir concert. The fall concert took place in the PAC on Oct. 7, where all choirs performed. “Choir is all about teamwork,” sophomore Emily Mincemoyer said. “So it is important that you don’t stand out from everyone else in your group. We all have to wear the same outfits and jewelry.

The Sound Of Music

Penny Moreno, Reporter
October 28, 2021
Over the past year, the pandemic has changed the movie industry, which has shifted popularity towards online platforms. As movie theaters begin to open again, viewers are able to decide which platform they want to watch movies on, ultimately creating competition between platforms and the movie industry.

Butting Heads

Penny Moreno, Reporter
October 7, 2021
Discussing strategies with senior varsity football player Dylan Hufford, varsity football coach Brendan McCarthy coaches the team against Georgetown game on Sept. 24. McCarthy, who used to coach at Cedar Park Middle School, started coaching football at the high school level as of this year, and he said there is a difference between the two school football teams. “I am becoming a better coach because I can concentrate on one position: safeties,” McCarthy said. “Here, football is a lot more fast paced and having to win is a lot more important. There is a lot more pressure because of the level of play.”

A Whole New Level

Penny Moreno, Reporter
September 27, 2021
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