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

Smiling for a picture, senior identical twins Ethan and Drew pose with a statue of a parrot mascot. The twins will both attend the University of Arkansas in the fall and major in business. “I didnt really mind going to different colleges, but we had the same [college] choices,” Ethan said. “We both liked Arkansas, and I dont mind him coming with me. If we cant get [a] rooming situation down, were just going to do a quad together. Which Im kind of down for a quad, because there is more room.” Photo courtesy of Drew O’Conner
Both Were Born to Ball
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

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Standing on the drum major’s platform, senior twin sisters Abby and Courtney McDanald pose for a picture. This fall, Abby will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study nursing and Courtney will major in theater education at Stephen F. Austin University. “I was definitely sad about [attending different universities] because weve been so close,” Abby said. “Being that far away from someone for a long time will be hard. We didnt do it on purpose, we just wanted different things in schools. Its definitely sad, but I think itll make seeing her more special.” Photo courtesy of Abby McDanald
Musical Machines
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

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Parking Lot Attendant Alan Gallagher poses next to his sign notifying that students can no longer purchase parking passes. Students without passes will not be able to park in the school parking lot, and if they do, AP’s will be notified. ““[When I catch people skipping] I notify the students AP and from there Im not sure what happens,” Gallagher said. “[I can also stop people for] speeding through the parking lot [since] the speed limit is 10 mph on campus.”
Confining the Chaos
Heidi Williams, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Following through, senior Kade Davis throws a pitch in the game against Lockhart on March 26. Davis threw the first no hitter in Timberwolf Baseball history that night as the team won 15-0. “I was pumped, our team was pumped, everybody was happy, and we were winning the ball game,” Davis said. ““During the game I tried not to think about it because youre not supposed to think about a no hitter while youre still in the game or you could jinx it. I was just worried about winning the game, I didn’t care so much about the no hitter during the game, I just wanted to win.” Photo by Jim Cowlishaw
No Hitter, No Problem
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Smiling for the camera, Junior Adhit Eswaramoorthi and his fellow DECA member Justin Khadivi and Aryan Anarkat as they stay in their room during the state competition in Houston. Eswaramoorthi, Anarkat, and Rushil Mehta participated in the event Franchise Business Plans and advanced to the DECA International Competition. “I think being in DECA and talking to different people from different schools allowed me to expand how I view and go about meeting new people, Eswaramoorthi said. Which connects to robotics and the work ethic you have to have.
The Man, the Myth, The Legend
Penny Moreno, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Senior Andrew Giguere strikes a pose with his car before prom in April. Giguere said he’s proud of his car after saving money for a year. “I really like the way it looks,” Giguere said. “I looked at a lot of cars before buying this one, but the Mustang was my best bet.” Photo Courtesy of Andrew Giguere
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Raegan Ford, Guest Reporter • May 21, 2024

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     Haiti was recently struck with the country’s most severe earthquake in over 200 years. The epicenter of the quake was just outside the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and it has been estimated that the death toll in that area could reach over 200,000. The tremor occurred January 12 near the northern boundary where the Caribbean tectonic plate shifts eastwards relative to the North American plate. For the people of Haiti, this meant disaster. Most suffer from lost homes and business, other from the loss of loved ones. Unfortunately, this was not the beginning, and will not be the end of trouble for the Haitians.

    One of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, Haiti has been struggling with problems ranging from near-constant political upheaval, health crises, severe environmental degradation and an annual barrage of hurricanes. Now the capital city, Port-au-Prince, lays in ruins and hundreds of Haitians lie trapped in rubble that was once an abundance of government buildings and shanty towns. Haiti is widely known as the poorest country in the western hemisphere with an unemployment rate of 70 percent.

     In this rural land, malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis, intestinal parasites and sexually transmitted diseases take a toll on the population. It is estimated that HIV is high as 11 percent. However, there is less than one doctor per eight-thousand people. Obviously, they were not well equipped for this disaster.  Fortunately, many countries and organizations have lent a helping hand in the relief effort. 

     The United States has sent by far the most money and resources of any other country. Days after the disaster, President Obama pledged a 100 million dollar donation and Britain followed suit, pledging a £6.15m contribution. Aside from fiscal donations, the US and Britain are among many other countries to send their medics and armed forces. 3,500 US soldiers from the 82 Airborne Division are currently in Port au Prince to assist with the disaster relief and security. The Disasters Emergency Committee, a coalition of 13 relief agencies, is taking donations on a special phone line, 0370 60 60 900, and through its website. Many individuals have taken money out of their own pockets to donate to those in Haiti. CPHS’s own Hope for Haiti has helped enormously with the school’s  contribution to the disaster relief. The Hope for Haiti organization set up tables in the cafeteria to accept donations and inform CPHS students about the cause. Co-creators Viabhav Sapuram and Holly Chisholm were able to send CHPS’s donation along with the adjoining donations of the other LISD high schools to Save the Children. In the future, Sapuram and Chisholm plan to team up with Westwood for a charity run to keep money going to the many in need.

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      “We had heard what happened and we knew that lots of relief was going out there,” Holly Chisholm, junior, said. “We felt that we should do something because of all the people that needed food and water,”

     Hope for Haiti was able to send a donation of about 2,000 dollars to the organization Save the Children.

     “We’ve been getting lots of support. I know a lot of students who have contributed really generous donations.” Chisholm said. “I know someone who donated 50 dollars. It has been really cool to see.”

     As the chaos unfolds in Haiti, there are more and more stories in the media portraying the turmoil. Everywhere you look in Haiti, there is suffering, but amidst the commotion it is important to remember the stories of triumph, compassion and healing. There was a time when Haiti was known for the indigenous Haitian traditions of Carnival and Haitian Voodoo. Now, Haiti will always be remembered for the January 12 earthquake which measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.

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