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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

Ariana Grande released “eternal sunshine” on Mar. 8 along with a music video for her track “we can’t be friends.” With smooth instrumentals, melodic vocals and complex lyrics, I give this album a 9/10 stars.
A “Supernatural” Album
Julia Seiden, Reporter • April 12, 2024

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Catching a ball, junior Alivia Robinson plays at the Cedar Park vs Glenn game. Having played since she was 5 years old, she is dedicated to softball and has committed to UTPB for softball. “When I got my offer it took me a very long time to decide where,” Robinson said. “Softball has always been my dream for college, and UTPB is my fit. When [I committed] I knew I was going to be loved and supported.”
Swinging For Success
Julia Seiden, Reporter • April 12, 2024

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Junior Abby Williams on the set of The One Act Play That Goes Wrong posing next to senior Noa Avigdor, juniors Evan Schmitt and Seth Loudenslager, and sophomore Ben Akers. “I still think that ‘The One Act Play That Goes Wrong’ has to be my favorite,” Williams said. “Its the show where I discovered my love for comedy and comedic acting, and where I found out that I have really good comedic timing, if I do say so myself. I got a round of applause in the middle of the show for a moment that I am very proud of.”
A Seasons Sensation
Mia Morneault, Reporter • April 11, 2024

Captain of her troupe, a first...

Posing with their “Featured Yearbook” banner, signifying that the 2022-2023 yearbook is used as an example for other yearbook classes, the yearbook team smiles at the camera. Yearbooks have been on sale for $80 all school year, with 90 left in stock. “Im really happy with this book,” content editor and senior James Sanderson said. “I think other people are going to be happy with it; all our pages look really cute. Issues are a thing, but we have them every single year and we dont let them get in the way. We work on a very, very tight schedule and theres no pushing deadlines back. It’s a lot of fun, though. It is such an amazing staff and a very engaging team. Its very fulfilling work.” Photo courtesy of Paige Hert
The Staff Behind the Spreads
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • April 10, 2024

He rings the classroom doorbell...

Standing for a group photo, Rho Kappa volunteers group together to run the Women’s History Month gallery walk in the library. “The members’ involvement was really nice to see,” Rho Kappa Vice President James Sanderson said. “I liked seeing our Rho Kappa members actively participate in community events, especially with something as important as women’s history. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Fortenberry
Walking Through Time
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • April 9, 2024

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School, organizations prepare for April 8 solar eclipse
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Alyssa Fox
Holding up a visual representation of the solar system, Baylor Astronomy Professor and department head Dr. Barbara Endl, PHD. gives a presentation on the solar eclipse during DEN on March 22. Endl explained the proper safety percautions to take on April 8 when the solar eclipse passes through Williamson County.“Make sure you have the proper protection for the eyes,” Endl said. “In terms of other safety measures, if you are going to go somewhere, be prepared. For example, pack water and snacks. The travel on the way back can be very complicated because everybody goes at the same time, when the sun is out of the eclipse, everyone leaves at the same time, so there have been lots of traffic jams in the past.”

During the school day on April 8, the Total Solar Eclipse will pass over the school at approximately 1:30 p.m. In effort to properly educate the student body on the eclipse, AP Physics and Seminar teacher Christopher Voss invited Baylor Professor and Department head of Astronomy Dr. Barbara Endl, PHD to give a presentation about the eclipse during DEN on March 21. 

“Astronomy is arguably one of the most fundamental sciences because we can not set the perimentors when we do an experiment,” Endl said. “You can set things apart in a lab, but we cannot do that with planets; they are just in the universe and we have to try to understand it, which is what makes the eclipse so unique and interesting.”

Endl gave a presentation about the science behind the eclipse and included interactive activities that gave visual representations of how the solar system works. Endl also explained the safety precautions students should follow to remain safe during the solar eclipse. 

“Make sure you have the proper protection for the eyes,” Endl said. “In terms of other safety measures, if you are going to go somewhere, be prepared. For example, pack water and snacks. The travel on the way back can be very complicated because everybody goes at the same time, when the sun is out of the eclipse, everyone leaves at the same time, so there have been lots of traffic jams in the past.”

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Wearing the proper eye gear is imperative when viewing the solar eclipse. Not wearing the proper glasses can cause permanent eye damage.

Endl stressed the importance of wearing the proper eyewear as the sun’s rays will permanently burn retina’s in the back of the eye. However, during totality you can remove the eclipse glasses and view with the naked eye. 

“I’m intrigued by being able to see other planets,” freshman Gustov Mt. Joy said. “When I heard you might be able to see like Jupiter, and you can look without the glasses during totality, I thought that was crazy.”

Band is taking advantage of this opportunity for their trip to BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana on Nov 14 by selling solar eclipse glasses to earn money.

“[Selling eclipse glasses] is going to help us pay for a lot of our stuff on our road to Grand National,” assistant band director Kendall Santos said. “It’s a really expensive trip. We take pretty much the whole neighborhood to Indiana and it costs a lot of money to move a lot of people and a lot of equipment, so any money we can raise from the fundraiser will be beneficial for the band/”

An alternate bell schedule will be utilized on Monday to ensure all students and faculty have the opprotunity to see the eclipse reach totality during the school day.

The glasses were available in the link on the weekly newsletter sent to families as well sold at Birdie Fest at Spare Birdie last Saturday. The glasses will also be available at the Crossover on April 6 before prom. 

“The glasses are pretty awesome,” Santos said. “It’s got the Timberwolf on it. It’s nothing specific to band. We wanted to keep it generic for the whole high school, so you can get it, it just happens to support the band program.”

The district will be operating on a modified schedule to ensure students and teachers have the opportunity to see the eclipse when it reaches totality. Although one of the few school districts in school the day of the eclipse, Endl said it is an opportunity for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to a real world experience. 

“People say ‘when am I ever going to use the science that I learned at school?” right,” Endl said. “So, this is an opportunity to use the science you learned at school like Biology, Zoology, of course Astronomy, there is lots of Physics behind it as well. Also, it’s an opportunity to teach the students and to learn and connect all the dots that day.” 

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Alyssa Fox, Reporter
Alyssa is a junior and a first year reporter. Along with being a staff member for The Wolfpack, she is a Content Editor for the Tracks Yearbook and a member of the UIL Journalism team. She loves writing about her classmates and peers, as well as exciting things happening around the school. When she’s not doing homework, you can usually find her at one of the sporting events happening at school or watching a hockey game. Her favorite band is 5 Seconds of Summer and she loves Raising Canes chicken tenders. She also enjoys binge-watching early 2000s teen drama shows, superhero movies and taking weekly visits to Barnes and Noble. Alyssa hopes to attend a college up north and study journalism, with aspirations of becoming a sports reporter in either the NFL or the NHL.

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