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The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

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Jane Yermakov, Reporter • December 1, 2023

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Dressed as “H-E-B Buddy,” senior Logan Hedges entertains shoppers during a shift at H-E-B. Hedges has fun on the job, as there’s significantly less pressure than other jobs he has had. “I [used to umpire] little league baseball, and it’s definitely less stressful,” Hedges said. “There’s not much [that can go wrong] scanning groceries. Making a bad call in baseball is so easy.”
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Jonathan Levinsky, Reporter • November 21, 2023

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On the Sunday after we arrive, we always take family pictures on the beach—no amount of complaining about the temperature of the sand or the angle of the sun in our eyes will convince our mom that these pictures are unnecessary. Generally, the beach is associated with warmth and sun, but Thanksgiving week can get cold and even rainy making for some long family picture sessions. But with all the practice we’ve gotten over the years, I am happy to say that I am a pro at taking jumping pictures, getting my jeans only half full of sand, and timing everything just right to get the beautiful sunset in the background. Despite all the hours we spend posing on the beach, I always really like the pictures in the end as well as the time that we get to spend together as a family.
The Sea-son to be Thankful
Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter • November 20, 2023

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In his documentary released on Sept. 12 on Amazon Prime Video, Philadelphia Eagles football player Jason Kelce, shows off different aspects of  his life throughout the 2022-2023 NFL season. His brother, Travis Kelce, is the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, and defeated the Eagles during the last Super Bowl in February. The documentary gives insight on the popular Kelce family and provides some perspective on the struggles of being a professional athlete.
Big Reputation (Jason Kelce’s Version)
Penny Moreno, Reporter • November 16, 2023

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Student Feature : Autumn Whaley

Sophomore Autumn Whaley knows everyone is watching her. One wrong move and she could ruin a performance; the intricate motion of her fingers direct the elite army of green and black suits known as the Timberwolf Band. They are commanded by Autumn, the Drum Major.

When Autumn was selected to be one of the three drum majors she was shocked. A coveted spot usually reserved for juniors and seniors was now hers. At first she couldn’t understand why they chose her, but since then she’s transformed herself into the leader her directors know she is. She is no longer just a shy freshman.

“They saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself,” Whaley said. “Band made me a lot more outgoing than I would have been.”

Her passion for marching band was inspired by her brother, senior trumpet player Luke Whaley. Watching her brother perform at Friday night football games pushed her to audition. She even ended up playing the same instrument.

“I wasn’t going to play the trumpet,” she said. “But I changed at the last minute because my brother played trumpet.”

She has played the trumpet since the sixth grade, but it wasn’t until last year after marching season that she fell in love with conducting.

“I started conducting at leadership camp after I took a conducting class,” she said.

However, being a drum major isn’t all fun and games. It’s a lot of hard work and an immense responsibility.

“I feel like I have no time trying to balance school, friends, and being a drum major,” Whaley said.

Although the Karate black belt had to give up training and cut back on some of her favorite pastimes like going to the animal shelter with her dad, scrapbooking or hanging out with friends, she knows it’s worth it.

“Being on the podium, you’re in control when they hit the impacts,” Whaley said. “It sounds amazing.”

For her first year on the podium she will be conducting the Latin circus inspired show “Celebracíon”. Autumn is excited and a little anxious about to the challenge.

“It’s definitely a lot more challenging,” Whaley said. “Normally we go with classical music, but this year we are doing Latin which has much harder rhythms.”

Another added element is the choreography. According to Whaley, the high energy show means a lot more choreography than in previous years.

“What they’re doing on the field has never been done before,” she said. “It’s nerve-racking because if I mess up someone will be off.”

Even though she is under a lot of pressure, she’s confident that her and her fellow band mate’s talent and dedication will be enough for a great season.

“We do as well as we can in everything we do,” Whaley said.


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Lauren Kriss, Editor-in-chief
Senior Lauren Kriss is The Editor-In-Chief of The Wolfpack online and print editions. This is her third year on staff, she worked previously as a staffer than an assistant editor. She is also president of Cedar Park’s DECA chapter and a member of the National Honor Society.

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