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

Deciding what to wear in the morning felt like a minefield. Now, with the new dress code established a few years ago, students no longer have to tread lightly about what they will wear to school that day.

Dress Coded

Iliana Tangarova, Reporter November 18, 2022

One of my most memorable experiences at school was being dress-coded. You may ask, “What did you get dress-coded for?” It was a bra strap. My. Literal. Bra. Strap. Was. Showing. Apparently, the bra...

The comedy-drama, “Amsterdam”, directed by Oscar-nominated David O. Russell was released on Oct. 7, 2022. The story follows along three friends who find themselves the primary suspects of a murder, and have to find a way to clear their name while uncovering a worldwide scandal. Although the movie features an excellent, all-star cast with beautiful visuals to coincide, I felt that the movie was very predictable with lackluster writing that didn’t favor its extensive runtime.

An Afternoon at Amsterdam

Anthony Luparello, Reporter October 19, 2022

After another busy day of schoolwork and reporting, my friends and I decided to celebrate the week by going out to get sushi and watching the newest movie in theaters, “Amsterdam.” Considering the...

From left to right, junior Aidan Cox, freshmen Jaime Corson, Mia Morneault and Ben Akers and senior Bryelle Swift perform in their first PNG production in the Black Box. Playing the game Freeze Tag, performers get to pause the scene in order to swap out with another performer, changing the outcome of the scene in a variety of ways. “I think I did good,” Morneault said. “I was scared, because there werent a lot of people, but there were still people there, and I think its a lot more worrying to me when theres less people in an audience than a lot, because you can see whos there specifically- that makes me tense up.”

PNG Power

Anthony Luparello, Reporter October 13, 2022

Wizards engaging in a kitchen duel, a romantic shark attack and a museum heist gone wrong: These are some of the many scenarios that theater’s improvisational troupe, PNG, has recently acted out. Led...

Smiling for her senior photos, Ally JohnPress celebrates her final year of high school at the 360 Bridge. This year, JohnPress served as editor-in-chief of the Wolfpack newspaper and worked to become a SNO Distinguished Site, which the staff achieved on Feb. 3. “Honestly, I worked tirelessly to achieve our SNO Distinguished Site award, and I could not have been happier when I got the notification on Twitter saying ‘Congratulations to the CPHS Wolfpack for achieving the SNO Distinguished Site award,’” JohnPress said. “When I knew I was going to be editor-in-chief, this was my absolute number one goal, and it is just so satisfying to be able to say we achieved national recognition. It was difficult and time-consuming work for the staff and I, and I am so proud that we were able to accomplish this.”

Letter From the Editor

Tristan Hernandez, Guest Reporter May 25, 2022

Some say she’s got a little bit of an addiction, but she says it’s just love. She has 114 Jellycats - premium stuffed animals. She’s written over 50 articles and banked hundreds of hours as editor-in-chief....

Playing his saxophone, senior Jacob Cohen performs at one of the outdoor pep rallies. Cohen, who has been playing the saxophone since middle school, was named co-grand champion for Cedar Park’s soloist competition this year. Although he will not be majoring in music at University of Texas at Austin, he said he still wants to pursue it. “I want to continue playing the saxophone because it’s always been a passion of mine,” Cohen said. “I’m excited to meet new people in the band world, [make] new relationships and [get] involved in the college band experience.”

Tuned In to Win

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2022

As the stage light centers, he adjusts his sheet music and lifts his instrument to his lips. He glances around at his fellow saxophone players and takes a deep breath before playing the starting note,...

The newest Crumbl location has made it easy to pick up the weekly menu. The lineup for the first week of May is pictured: Pink Velvet Cupcake, Hazelnut Mudslide ft. Nutella, Mom’s Favorite and Mango Frozen Yogurt. My favorite out of them all would have to be the Pink Velvet Cupcake. The perfect cookie to frosting ratio easily placed it in my top five Crumbl cookies. The slight strawberry flavor gives the cookie a nice flavor profile overall, and the buttercream frosting creates the most perfect cookie.

What’s the Lineup?

Madison Shields, Reporter May 13, 2022

The first time I ate Crumbl was one of the best days of my life. It was the Valentine’s Day lineup which consisted of Birthday Cake, Chocolate Caramel, Sugar and Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake cookies....

Sprinting down the court, senior Shelby Hayes looks to score against the Frisco Memorial Warriors. The Lady Timberwolves faced double overtime against the Warriors for the 5A State Championship on March 5 and won 45-40. “Playing in the Alamodome was an amazing experience,” Hayes said. “All the lights, how big it was and everything about the environment was so cool.”

She’s Always in the Hoop

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2022

Four time District Champion. Four time Academic All-District. Four time All-Region. Academic All-State. Three time All-State. McDonald’s Invitational All-Tournament team. Texas Association of Basketball...

Smiling while forming hand signs, junior Klarah Sosa dances with her peers. For the lyrics uptown funk you up students make the shape of the y = 1/x and y = -1/x. I really gave it my all in class [for preparation]. It was really fun, Sosa said. I think it was really cool way to get kids hopes up to make sure they have a lot of confidence. It wasnt serious but a good mood booster for the day.

Funky Friday

Anthony Whiting, Reporter April 8, 2022

This hit: y = 0. That ice cold:  y = x. Michelle Pfeiffer: y = 0. That white gold: y = x. These are just a few of the choreographed functions Precalculus and AP Calculus students danced in sync to on...

Spanish students in Rhonda Bynells class are currently undergoing the letter exchanging process with the bilingual class of Noels Elementary. It has been an ongoing system, and both sets of students like the exchange. I hope whoever gets my letter likes what I wrote, Sandy said. Spanish is a fun class, and I hope that they can understand what I wrote.

Friends from Afar

Aahana Mulchandani, Reporter April 7, 2022

This year, like many others in the past, Spanish teacher Rhonda Bynell started the pen pals letter exchange with Noel’s Elementary School. It is a tradition of over five years, Spanish students exchanging...

Sprinting at an angle senior and center-midfielder Eugenio Guzman defends the ball from the opposing player, and preventing goals scored. On Friday Feb. 25 the varsity boys won their district game against Liberty Hill 2-0. [Being captain] means a lot I was a captain chosen by every person on the team, Guzman said. It was our first win in district so it was a pretty good feeling and it was refreshing, it put is back to the race for playoffs. Our hopes are to finish strong, win everything we have left, and then hope for the best.

Get the Kicks

Anthony Whiting, Reporter March 4, 2022

The cool, evening air moves through the home soccer field as players scrimmage and advance the ball to score. In the close game, the loud shouts of names are called to the goalkeeper from open players....

DECA teams pose with their medals at districts on Jan. 22, where 10 students advanced to the State Competition. This year Districts was held at Cedar Ridge high school and consisted of students from Leander, Round Rock, and Austin school districts presenting in either written or role play events. “Im really excited, not just for my team but for our entire chapter,” junior Ariana Balakrishnan said. “It’s a really big deal for us. Sending most of our competitors to State, especially after our year off, is really exciting cause now we’re back in person we can finally experience it like normal we get to see people get to talk to new members from other chapters it’s so just exciting.”

No Sleep ‘Til State

Isa Morgan, Reporter February 22, 2022

Faces are illuminated with the hue of computer screens, eyes are droopy on the brink of sleep despite the copious amounts of energy drinks consumed. It’s 2 a.m. and juniors Ariana Balakrishnan, Ainsley...

The choir performed during the pandemic last year, having a socially distanced performance that also included virtual tickets. This year, their hard work will bring the familiar feelings of Disney as they’ve done annually. “We host this event to outreach to the community and provide families with an opportunity to have a little magic close at home,” Holt said. “There will be lots of songs from classic cartoon movies- How Far Ill Go, Almost There, Arabian Nights just to name a few.”

A Little Disney Magic

Aahana Mulchandani, Reporter February 18, 2022

Classic songs, interactive performances, and a fun Disney theme, ‘Princess Tea’ has it all. This year, it will be hosted on Feb. 26th, performed by students who spent a tremendous amount of time working...

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