Rush Week: Student activities sign up has begun!
BY ABBY GOLDBERG As the new school year begins, so do sports tryouts and a wide variety of clubs.  Rush week is a week-long period of time where students have the opportunity to sign up or learn about any school-wide extracurriculars they’re thinking about joining this year.  Throughout the... Read more
A New Poketacular Literary Magazine: The National English Honor Society Cowpoke
BY ORIAN TZIPORA-HAROSH At CCHS, there are a wide variety of clubs and activities, including the National English Honor Society (NEHS), which has launched it’s own literary magazine where students can submit their own writing and work. The website is meant for students to have “the opportunity to be... Read more
Bans Off Our Books: Media center closing due to state-mandated review of materials
BY ELENA ASHBURN School is not out yet for the summer, but some things have already started shutting down. The media center, whose plethora of books was once accessible to students, has recently been closed, and according to several CCHS staff members, will remain out of order for the... Read more
Mass Teacher Exodus: Record-breaking number of teachers plan to quit 
BY EMILY MORENO As the school year winds down, the stress of teaching is prompting many teachers to not return for the 2022-2023 school year.  “More than half (55%) of members say they are more likely to leave or retire from education sooner than planned,”  National Education Association (NEA)... Read more
Cooper Stands With Ukraine: CCHS facing the effects of the Ukraine invasion
BY EMILY MORENO Across the Atlantic Ocean Ukraine is being invaded by their next door neighbors, Russia. The ‘special military operation’ has created waves as many countries have rallied together to support Ukraine and condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions. Now countries all around the world are uniting to... Read more
Cafeteria chaos: CCHS struggles to serve students lunch
BY KAYLA GATES The CCHS cafeteria has created chaos for students and staff alike. A recent shortage of food service workers has left the remaining crew struggling to run the cafeteria in an efficient manner. A single herd of hangry students has since replaced the orderly lunch lines as... Read more
Cap and Gown Controversy: Cowboys convert to Jostens as new cap and gown vendor
BY EMILY MORENO Herff Jones, a company dedicated to supplying schools with graduation apparel such as caps and gowns, has recently lost their control over Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). A request for proposal (RFP) entailing the new policies surrounding BCPS and their cap and gown vendors was approved... Read more
DECA Dodgeball: Clubs compete in the annual competition
BY KAYLA GATES CCHS clubs congregated in the gym to compete in an annual head-to-head dodgeball competition. The event took place on Wednesday, December 1 directly after school. After multiple rounds of competition, the winners were ultimately decided. The yearly event is hosted by DECA as a fundraising effort.... Read more
From Interim to Permanent Superintendent: Broward’s New Superintendent Vickie Cartwright
BY EMILY MORENO & PEYTON FOX The School Board of Broward County (SBBC)’s 8-1 vote on Wednesday, February 9, selected Dr. Vickie Cartwright as the new Superintendent for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). After almost a year since previous superintendent Robert Runcie resigned, the superintendent search is over.  Cartwright,... Read more
Media Center Update: What’s new and expected in CCHS’ media center 
BY OLIVIA GIL When The Lariat last reported on CCHS’ media center, it was lacking a librarian. Now, two months later, the media center is seeing a number of new renovations after hiring a new clerk. Headed by CCHS’ AP coordinator Melissa Megna, Principal Vera Perkovic and media clerk... Read more