A love for music: Freshman Kiara Ryan makes Wind Ensemble
BY SABRINA WONG Students who are just beginning to learn how to play an instrument often have the mindset to progressively improve and eventually make it into Wind Ensemble, the top group of musicians in a school band. Even in middle school, where band is first available as an... Read more
Wanderlust Wallace: Teacher and avid adventurer
BY EMMA FRANZ At Cooper City High School, Daniel Wallace is recognized as the Earth Space and AP Environmental Science teacher or junior varsity volleyball coach. Outside of school, however, he is known as quite the eager explorer. Wallace not only enthusiastically discusses the topic of science, but also... Read more
The Sound of Pride is hectic, but worth it in the end
BY JOSEPH STURGEON CCHS has a variety of large clubs, one of the most prominent being the Sound Of Pride (SOP). SOP is Cooper’s resident student orchestra that could be seen– and heard– at the annual pep rally held during homecoming week, performing a circus-themed show with the performers’... Read more
One student’s symphony: Enrique Poveda
BY ELENA VALDEZ Not many students can say they’ve composed a symphony by age 16. That, however, is not the case for junior Enrique Poveda. Throughout his life, he has dedicated himself to music and plans to perform, for the first time in his life, his fourth symphony this... Read more
Living a dream of drama: Thespian Reece Suarez plans to pursue theater after CCHS
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN When one first looks at senior Reece Suarez, “shy” isn’t a word that comes to mind. With eyebrow and nose piercings and a sweatshirt featuring pop diva Christina Aguilera, Suarez gives off the impression of a bold and fearless individual. One might be shocked to learn... Read more
Raising her voice: Emily Kauffman spreads awareness through music
BY KAYLA GATES Whether it’s belting out notes in her room or on a Broadway stage in New York City, freshman Emily Kauffman can do it all. Through her recent performances, Kauffman has taken her talent to the next level, spreading awareness for a cause close to her heart.... Read more
Mrs. BMac: A teacher with a passion that is undebatable
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Not many teachers have been devoted to the subject they teach since their teenage years. However, this is not the case for the new speech and debate teacher Sarah Botsch-Mcguinn, known by her students as Mrs. BMac. During her educational career, both as a student and... Read more
Carina Lageyre: A young athlete scoring major points
BY KAYLA GATES For the average teenager, one’s life does not consist of intense training, fierce competition and traveling the world, all for the sake of soccer. However, freshman Carina Lageyre has exceeded expectations. At only 14 years old, Lageyre has accepted a spot on the United States women’s... Read more
Class VP to SGA President: Hannah Ferguson takes a step forward
BY SABRINA WONG During April of the 2017-2018 school year, the Student Government Association (SGA) elected new representatives for the upcoming year. While each class receives their own set of officers (president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, corresponding secretary and historian), SGA as a whole has their own set... Read more
Students Against Sexual Assault: Fighting to abolish the patriarchy
BY JOSEPH STURGEON In a school as socially vast as Cooper City High, it makes sense that there’s a wide variety of clubs. Some appeal to the fine arts, such as the Thespians, while some celebrate diversity, like the Multicultural Club and others, still, are focused on students embracing... Read more