Unmasking the truth: How CCHS staff and students feel about reopening school
BY KAMDYN ROHER Summer is ending and the school year is creeping upon us after months of quarantine and social distancing. Returning to campus is the new debate across the nation, with the decision impacting millions of families. Some individuals want to return to school like we have every... Read more
What Black students want their peers to know
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH With the most recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the Black Lives Matter movement has become as prevalent as the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic has made it very difficult to support this movement physically, many have taken to social media to make their... Read more
A year of chaos: The hardships 2020 has caused for journalists
BY NINA RAMIREZ It’s a well-known fact that journalists have the important job of informing society about the reality of the world. Unfortunately, they have had to face multiple difficulties doing their job throughout the years.  Journalists in 2020 have faced physical attacks, false imprisonments and demeaning comments from... Read more
A not-so-sickening summer: How summer plans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH “Summer 2020 is going to be a movie,” is what so many people claimed at the beginning of the year. However, within the first few months, this vision of hope quickly disappeared as the number of people affected by COVID-19 continued to increase. Now, as the... Read more
Let them eat pie!: An inside look on CCHS math teacher Ms. Harding’s annual Pi Day celebration
BY EMMA HUERTA On March 12 and 13, most CCHS students walked into their math class to sit down in their usual seats, open their usual notebooks and learn another usual lesson. However, math teacher Michelle Harding’s students had a completely different experience in her class: the Pi Day... Read more
Teachers have a life?: A behind the scenes look into the athletic lives of CCHS staff members
BY ARIELLE KRAUS As a student sits in their classroom, they do not often think about their teacher as anything else but a teacher. However, many staff members at CCHS do a variety of other things outside of school besides teaching. Just as students participate in sports and exercise,... Read more
Keeping up with Cooper couples: Spouses that work together
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN The Joneses While Lisa Jones has been an English teacher at CCHS since 2012, this is Michael Jones’ first year at the school. He previously taught at Embassy Creek Elementary, where their daughter is in fourth grade. But this isn’t the first time the two have... Read more
Just for the gram and not for the experience: The truth behind CCHS dances
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Another one bit the dust as the CCHS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) announced on January 21 that the Winter Wonderland dance has been canceled. This seems to be the inevitable fate of many CCHS dances with the Aurora Ball and Sadie Hawkins dance also being... Read more
Representing all grade levels: A closer look at The Round Up’s “freshman tradition”
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Creating a yearbook consisting of over 300 pages to capture an entire school year is not an easy task. The Round Up yearbook staff at CCHS takes on this challenge annually, working to produce a product that fully captures the memories of the school year. The... Read more
Code red drills: Students express concerns over their effectiveness
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN From the time they are in kindergarten, children are exposed to school drills. Whether it’s for a fire or a tornado, students are taught at a young age how to follow directions and stay safe.  In the past year, Cowboys have become increasingly familiar with code... Read more