New Forms of the COVID-19 Variant Continue: Omicron spreads throughout the United States
BY ASHLYN COHEN It started off as simply COVID-19, and nearly three years later, the virus has mutated and now evolved to what is known as the Omicron variant. The first case of Omicron was confirmed in the US in California just a few weeks before Thanksgiving surprise, but... Read more
No more mandate: New vote results in lifting the mask mandate in all BCPS schools, allows opt-out
BY EMILY MORENO AND ELENA ASHBURN The School Board of Broward County (SBBC) voted 7-1 to remove the current mask mandate and substitute it with a new optional policy on Tuesday evening. Masks will now be ‘strongly encouraged’ for middle and elementary school students, staff, visitors and vendors. A... Read more
New mask policy: School board rules masks optional for high schoolers
BY ELENA ASHBURN, MELISSA SAROSI AND PEYTON FOX In a 5-3 vote, the School Board of Broward County (SBBC) approved making face masks optional for high school students and district staff on Tuesday. The lifted mandate begins Monday.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) released a statement Tuesday with more... Read more
Lady Cowboys volleyball team wins district championship over Cypress Bay
By PEYTON FOX  The volleyball district championship returned to CCHS after the Lady Cowboys bested the Cypress Bay Lightning on October 21 in four sets. The varsity team won 3-1 at Cypress Bay to bring the trophy home.  “The game last night was so exciting to play, especially against... Read more
Students sports and school: The struggles of juggling academics and athletics as a highschool student
BY ASHLYN COHEN In high school, students encounter difficult situations when trying to achieve both the academic and athletic lifestyle to a point where it can become overwhelming. Finding the balance between practices, training, homework and studying can antagonize a student’s stress level and mental health. Having understanding teachers... Read more
We’ve got spirit: Homecoming, fall sports take center stage at pep rally
By PEYTON FOX The Cowboys take on South Plantation tonight in the homecoming game where the team hopes to land a spot as a top three football team in Broward County.  “We’re trying to finish third in the district,” head coach Rod Williams said. “I think we’ll fair well... Read more
Celebrating 50 years of success at CCHS
BY JENNA HEDRICK Cooper City High School has come a long way since 1971. Major changes have occurred throughout this campus, however, CCHS staff and students are still one big family.   In honor of 50 spectacular years, CCHS is holding a multitude of events on Friday, October 15 and... Read more
Low School Enrollment: an insight into its effects on BCPS
BY OLIVIA GIL With thousands of students reported as “missing” in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) canvassed neighborhoods on September 25, hoping to find their students.   This door-to-door outreach approach has been named the “Ready for You! ReEngagement campaign.” It brought together educators from... Read more
TikTok trouble: New social media trend causing trouble at school
BY EMILY MORENO TikTok is a social media platform that is home to many trends, ranging from transition videos to dance videos, but the latest trend has created problems at school. The “devious lick” challenge encourages students to steal an item from their school and post it on TikTok.... Read more
First Amendment plays a major role in teens: High Schooler faces court after posting her opinions on social media
BY ASHLYN COHEN In the decision between freshman high schooler Brandi Levy and Mahanoy Area High School, the Supreme Court ruled in Bradi Levy’s favor, upholding students’ right to freedom of speech. When Levy received the news that she didn’t make it onto her school’s varsity cheer team as... Read more