Athlete of the Issue: Freshman Kailyn Echevarria takes on CCHS
BY MALIA LAHEY CCHS prides itself on having outstanding student athletes. Many CCHS students participate in team or individual sports as a way to get involved in the community. However, for freshman Kailyn Echevarria, or as some of her teammates call her, KK, athletics are everything. As a freshman,... Read more
Two Samanthas, Two Jakes, One Dylan and One Ana: A deeper look into the CCHS’ Brain Brawl team
BY CHRIS GOMES Game shows have been a big hit within pop culture since the beginning. Jeopardy, Family Feud and countless others continue to amass thousands and millions of views. Trivia shows like the aforementioned Jeopardy continue to be popular and act as mainstays in entertainment.  Similar to Jeopardy,... Read more
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
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
The Cowboys behind The Lariat: Online Editor-in-Chief Emma Huerta’s journalism journey
BY ELENA ASHBURN  Now more than ever, journalism and news are being pushed online. That is even the case here at The Lariat, where articles are posted on the website as well as in print, and the student body can stay up-to-date on the latest news by following The... Read more
A sign, a speaker and a message: Senior Sydney Towle plans protests for the Black Lives Matter movement
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people set to the streets to protest in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement over the summer. CCHS senior Sydney Towle was one of them and she hasn’t planned to stop anytime soon. Over the summer, Towle attended... Read more
For teens, by teens: Senior Rachel Goldberg kickstarts a college application advising service
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ Navigating through the intimidating and confusing process that is applying for college is already a challenging task that faces high school seniors. Throwing an obstacle like COVID-19 in the mix only makes the situation harder, with hundreds of thousands of cancelled college campus tours and SAT... Read more
Saying goodbye to CCHS: The legacy of Principal Wendy Doll
BY THE LARIAT EDITORIAL BOARD After being the principal of CCHS for over twenty years, Principal Wendy Doll has announced her retirement. Doll has led CCHS with grace and has impacted the lives of many staff members and students during her time at CCHS. The goal of CCHS is... Read more
A love for the camera: Junior Brandon Robaina is taking to YouTube to show his talents
BY ALYSSA KHAN Many students hope to pursue a career in videography. It’s a highly sought-after job, especially with the internet’s continued stronghold on popular culture. Having a career in this industry requires more than just the ability to take videos, though; it also requires people to be entertaining,... Read more
Who is Pistol Pete?: The story behind the CCHS mascot
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Pistol Pete has been Cooper City High’s mascot for almost all of the school’s 49-year existence. You can’t really talk about CCHS culture without mentioning him; he’s plastered on top of lunch tables, present at all of the football games and always patrolling the bottom floor... Read more