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

Senior executive editor Natalie Murray, senior associate editor Lily Cooper and junior designer Ava Eaton all sit in conversation with recent clients. After the completion of the Parks and Trails Foundation logo, representatives visited the T-Wolf Agency to provide thanks for all the work done. “I know how beneficial it is to be able to work with clients,” Murray said. “We had a previous executive editor come back and tell us how good of an opportunity it is to have this agency here especially if you want to go into graphic design after high school. The people she’s in classes with didn’t have any access to the things we do here and theres only one other LISD school that has a class like this. It’s just a really good opportunity to get real world experience especially when we get to work with people outside the school. It’s just so real to get that experience with actual clientele and how things really work in the industry.”
Photo by Paige Hert
Sketch to Screen
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • February 23, 2024

Walking through the halls, climbing...

Posing with the gold ball trophy, the varsity girls basketball team takes a team photo after beating Liberty Hill 42-37 in round three of the playoffs. The team will face Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial High School on Friday at 5:30 p.m in San Antonio. “I’m feeling so excited [to move on in the playoffs],” senior guard Avery Allmer said. “I feel like this is a big moral boost because we’ve lost a lot of close games and I feel like this is just a really big win for us.” Photo by Alyssa Fox
Third Time's a Charm
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • February 21, 2024

The varsity girls basketball team...

Carefully balancing one piece of paper over another, junior Ryder Wilkinson builds a paper tower with his team at the Architecture Club’s second meeting. Ryder said he was interested in architecture in the past, but the Architecture Club allowed him to get back into it and learn new things. “I [won] one of the competitions, the first one that we had,” Wilkinson said. “[In the second competition] we lost [because] we could not build a tall enough tower that could withstand the blow of a powerful fan, [but] I still had fun because I was with my friends.”
Building A Legacy
Kaydence Wilkinson, Reporter • February 21, 2024

After hours of sketching, days...

A few of my favorite movies of this month are shown in this image. I had to limit myself to only two Andy Samberg movies, otherwise the graphic looks more like a memorial.
Movie a Day: January
Mia Morneault, Reporter • February 20, 2024

I know, another movie review article...

Echo is a short TV series about a deaf Native American assassin who tasks herself to discover the secret behind her extraordinary ancestral gifts, while trying to fall her uncle’s empire in the process. Graphic by Cason Johnson
Sight of Sound
Cason Johnson, Reporter • February 16, 2024

I was lazily scrolling through...

Pictured above is the crafting club social media page that junior Makena Filippoff and sophomore James Morris-Hodges created. The crafting club was created to allow students to have an opportunity to learn how to create different kinds of crafts and to collaborate with other students interested in crafting. “I love to do crafts but I find myself feeling lonely when doing crafts,” Filippoff said. “With no one to share my ideas or experiences with, it can get boring. I wanted to get a group of people that have an interest in learning [and] doing crafts to be able to have fun and socialize while crafting.”
Photo used with permission from Makena Filippoff
Sewing and Social Hour
Julia Seiden, Reporter • February 16, 2024

The sound of scissors snipping,...

Vandergrift High School begins first year

      This past school year, a significant number of former Cedar Park freshmen said goodbye to many close friends and acquaintances as they took on the daunting task of becoming the first graduating class of Vandegrift High School. They were joined by the former eighth graders of Canyon Ridge Middle School to form a two-class high school.  The high school building itself has yet to be completed, and as such the students are currently being housed at Four Points Middle School for this first transitional year.

       “It’s a little weird; it’s like being back in middle school even if you’re not. I’m still trying to get used to it,” said Joe Grismore, sophomore at VHS.

     Freshmen entering Vandegrift High School share an upbeat attitude with the sophomores, especially because they will remain with their peers as they open up Vandegrift. Though there would be no upperclassmen, some freshmen expressed initial concern about getting a normal high school experience.

      “I was excited because all my friends would be going, but I was nervous about how established it would be,” Sara Gravely, freshman said. “However, we get to start all the new traditions which is a really cool opportunity.”

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     The students have five minutes in between each class and are not allowed to leave the school cafeteria in the mornings until they are released for class.

     “It isn’t a big deal, but it’s the little things that take away from the high school experience. With the middle school building [has come] a middle school attitude,” Taylor Watson, sophomore, said.

     Because of the proximity of Four Points Middle School to Vandegrift High School, students participating in the marching band are forced to walk approximately a quarter of a mile to the band practice field for daily rehearsals. However, the program itself is doing very well despite an approximate total of 60 students, in sharp contrast to Cedar Park’s approximated 250.

     “[Band is] weird because there’s less people with previous experience to guide us,” Daniel Chen, sophomore, said.

      Others have not quite adjusted to the new feel of their activities as well. “It’s different, and it feels like the standards have been dropped a little. There are people who got into the OAP class here who wouldn’t have made it at Cedar Park,” said Grismore of the Vandegrift theatre program.

     Athletes remain optimistic about their sports, such as football. The Vandegrift football team consists of approximately the same number of players as Cedar Park’s JV team.

      “I didn’t think we were going to be good, but I love it; it’s awesome,” Dakota Prukop, sophomore football player, said.

     Now that the year has started off on the right foot, many fretting sophomores have been reassured that (while they will miss their friends at Cedar Park) they will be given an excellent high school experience at Vandegrift.

     “I didn’t expect to like it, but the school is great. I think we’re going have a lot of school spirit and overall a really good school and a great program,” Prukop said.

      “I was mostly worried about friends because most of my friends are from Cedar Park, but my hopes for the new school have been totally fulfilled,” agreed Watson.

     When asked if they wished to return to Cedar Park, most sophomores were quick to say no, instead preferring to look to Vandegrift’s bright future.

      “Right now, I would say that I want to stay at Vandegrift, because I want to see where it’s going to go. My [friend] was in the first graduating class at Cedar Park, and she said her class got really close, and that by the time she was a senior it was cool to see everyone grow up together,” Watson said.

     So while students at Vandegrift have a potentially difficult road ahead in their high school careers, they can look forward to the opportunities to leave their mark on the school and their successors.

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