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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

Starting his second lap of the race, senior Sanil Desai continues through the course at the Vista Ridge cross country invitational on Aug. 25. This was the second meet of the season and Desai finished in 19th place. “I was thinking about the team placements,” Desai said. “A lot of the schools at the Vista meet will be at districts so I was trying to pass as many people as I could, I’m mostly worried about Leander because they have an all around strong team.”
In It For the Long Run
Mai Cachila, Reporter • September 21, 2023

Getting into...

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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

Two minutes remain...

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Handing a towel to a coach, freshman Norah Goett  fulfills her duties as an athletic trainer at the JV game against Vandegrift on August 31. As a part of being a student trainer, Goett is required to go to every football practice and game. I enjoy the fun of helping people,” Goett said. “Being able to go to the games and be on the field and have that experience is really cool.”
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The Anatomy of Sports Medicine
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • September 19, 2023

In the gleam...

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“Barbie” was released July 21 in theaters, accumulating $155 million over opening weekend. What looks to be a happy introduction with the pink Warner Bros. logo, it soon turns into a movie discussing the serious topic of feminism. “I didn’t realize that it was going to be as in-depth as it was,” biology teacher Adam Babich said. “I thought it was just a fun, campy movie and when I went and saw it I just instantly fell in love.”

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I'm a Barbie Girl, In a Non-Barbie World
Caroline Howard, Reporter • September 18, 2023

The lights dim...

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Starting the early morning practice, new swim and dive coach Kyla Gargiulo informs her student-athletes of their next set, giving them tips to help along the way. Gargiulo looks forward to keeping the swim team competitive and improving throughout the year. “The thing I love most about coaching is getting to be a part of the sport that I fell in love with,” Gargiulo said. “[I also love getting to] help the current team achieve and surpass their goals while having fun.”  Photo by Kaydence Wilkinson
Rookies of the Year
Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter • September 15, 2023

Volleyball, basketball,...

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Leaning back on her right, varsity tennis member junior Mia Petty prepares to receive the ball with the traditional racket swing. For student athletes, the heat has caused many changes to previously created habits involved in sport practices, but it can also be a tool, according to Petty. The heat is definitely annoying, Petty said. There are so many things that you have to do to avoid exhaustion and it feels excessive at times. [However], I think the heat further encourages me to get outside. [I want to] be exposed to the heat as much as possible so I can better acclimate to being hot and tired.
A Love-Heat Relationship With Texas
Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter • September 14, 2023

As the thin red...

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How to enjoy a staycation

     There are few things more depressing than staying at home over the summer while your friends travel to exotic places, spending their exciting vacations abroad while you are trapped in what seems to be eternal boredom. Instead of moping about your situation, take some steps to turn your stuck-at-home summer into the perfect staycation.


     Create your own destination

     Are you dreaming of a tropical Hawaiian getaway?

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     Make your own island in your backyard. Set up your lawn chair and umbrella, make a fruit smoothie and relax. For added effect, fill up an inflatable pool for your impromptu beach. Get a tan or catch up on a good book and enjoy your tourist-free private oasis. If you’d rather be vacationing in a sophisticated European city, make some French cuisine and watch foreign films to immerse yourself in the culture while avoiding hefty travel expenses.

     Be productive

     Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn French or how to play the guitar. With your newfound free time, now’s the time to learn. Show off to your friends when they get home from their unproductive vacations and know that you’ve done something useful with your time. Or better yet, find a job you love and make some cash for college tuition or that new car. Talk to your neighbors going on vacation and offer your services as a house- or pet-sitter, both high-paying and relatively easy jobs.

     Tour your own town

     Make Austin your holiday hotspot and take advantage of popular tourist attractions such as Barton Springs pool and the Austin Museum of Art. Have a picnic by the lake or take a day trip to Six Flags. Get your friends and family involved and embrace your inner tacky tourist. Do something cheesy you’ve never considered doing before, like a segway tour of downtown or Austin Duck Adventures, the amphibious boat/driving tour of downtown and Lake Austin. Then post your photos on Facebook like you would any vacation photos. Playing around in your own town can be just as rewarding as exploring a new one, and also much easier on the wallet. You may find some hidden treasures you never knew existed in your own city.

     Make it authentic

     Treat your staycation just as you would a real one. Turn off the TV, don’t check your email or phone and, if possible, lay off the chores. The point of a vacation is to relax and escape from it all, so don’t leave this part out. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun and relaxing summer.

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