Simply the Best: A look into CCHS’ Teacher and Non-Instructional Staff Member of the Year
BY ELENA ASHBURN Hard-work, dedication and a sense of community. All three of those are things valued by CCHS’ community of Cowboys, and all three of those are traits embodied by this year’s Teacher and Non-Instructional Staff Member of the Year.  In October, Misogi Abe and Idania Rodriguez were... Read more
Women’s Studies: an insight into CCHS’ groundbreaking new course and the teacher behind it
BY OLIVIA GIL  Among a sea of social studies classes and between periods of psychology, one can find Maricarmen Herrera teaching the new Women’s Studies class to her eighth period students.   Although this course is new to Cooper City High School (CCHS), it gained popularity and was a cause... Read more
New teachers stuck on the ‘net: A virtual first year at CCHS
BY EMILY MORENO Last year was a unique year for teachers and students. Some new faces joined the Cooper City team in 2020 and had a very different first year here. Joining a new school can be difficult, but online school provided an additional challenge. One really big adjustment... Read more
Coaching during COVID: How athletics prevailed during the pandemic
BY MALIA LAHEY The main focus of athletics is usually the athletes. However, the CCHS sports coaches have had a hectic season, balancing both their teams as well as COVID-19, which was no easy task. While trying to keep themselves and their players safe, there were many precautions taken.... Read more
Pay-to-play: An inside look into the often-expensive world of extracurricular activities
BY EMMA HUERTA Academics, extracurriculars and letters of recommendation: the Holy Trinity of college admissions.  As the ticket to postsecondary institutions has become more tedious and even difficult to attain over the years, the influence of each component in the college admissions process has subsequently increased. As universities look... Read more
A passion for fashion: CCHS students find clothing through thrifting
BY KAYLA GATES Old clothes are the new craze. CCHS students are following the trend of thrifting to take a new approach and express themselves through their wardrobes. Fashion is no new fad for CCHS. The school has made a significant appeal to the artistic perspective of students through... Read more
Clumsy Cowboys: Stories of slips, stairs and stitches, courtesy of CCHS’s students and staff
BY ELENA ASHBURN “At least you have a good story!”  Sometimes, having a weird, dumb or funny story to accompany a painful injury makes the experience a bit better. Many Cowboys have interesting injury stories, but The Lariat went on the hunt for some of the goofiest, weirdest injury... Read more
A magical obsession: CCHS’s Will Barringer and his love for Disney
BY ADDISON ROBERTS AND ARIELLE KRAUS Disney World is one of Florida’s biggest attractions and many Floridians can attest to experiencing the happiest place on Earth at least once. But not many can say they’ve been there as many times as CCHS senior Will Barringer. Barringer first went to... Read more
Surprisingly enriching, yet not saddening: My experience with coronavirus as an asymptomatic person
BY SOFIA MENDEZ Experience can knock us down, but it can also strengthen us. It all depends on our attitude as this plays an important role in the lessons we take from the obstacles we encounter.  Currently in our worldwide pandemic, one of the peculiarities of the coronavirus is... Read more
New year, new system, new clubs: CCHS IOC approves the addition of three new school clubs
BY EMMA HUERTA It is a well-known fact at this point that the 2020-2021 school year is taking an unconventional form amidst the effects of the pandemic. As students are now engaging in eLearning, whether on campus or at home, clubs are additionally functioning online as well. Despite the... Read more