A Day of Service and Love: CCHS conducts service projects in honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE AND SASHEEN JOSEPH In light of the two-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School shooting, Broward County Public Schools made February 14, 2020 an early release day and a non-academic Day of Service and Love to remember the victims.  All teachers were instructed... Read more
Limited access: Students concerned about BCPS internet blocks
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Internet usage has been a game-changer for students today by allowing for nearly instantaneous access to millions of sources. But CCHS students have been finding that this “instantaneous access” has been increasingly limited by the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) internet regulations.  It is standard for... Read more
Adulting 101 and Money Matters: A new class that prepares students for the real world
BY ALYSSA KHAN For students at CCHS, there’s a limited amount of classes available that teach real life skills. To help prepare students for life after high school, CCHS has introduced a two-part class: Adulting 101 and Financial Literacy/Money Matters. Each part of the course can be taken in... Read more
An open floor: Superintendent Robert Runcie visits CCHS to hear student concerns
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Attempting to meet with as many high schools as possible, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert Runcie met with a select group of CCHS students in the media center on Tuesday, January 30 in order to determine the main concerns in BCPS schools. Commencing the... Read more
Bearing witness: Holocaust survivor speaks at CCHS
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Though Nazi Germany and the genocide of 6 million Jews are often mentioned during high school history classes, it’s not every day that students have the opportunity to listen to a Holocaust survivor. On Friday, January 31, Multicultural Club invited Irene Zisblatt to CCHS to speak... Read more
The Cambridge course load: CCHS adds new AICE courses for the 2020-2021 school year
BY ARIELLE KRAUS As course selection cards were distributed mid-January, students noticed the addition of many new courses. Seven of these classes came from the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program, which was a new addition to CCHS last year. AICE classes are designed to promote independent... Read more
“The beginning of the end”: Class of 2020 attends their first senior breakfast (and event) of the year
BY EMMA HUERTA At around 8 a.m. on January 16, the CCHS cafeteria was full of excited murmurs as the entire senior class shuffled in. Vibrant decorations, including “2020” shaped balloons and table adornments, lit up the space.  This was the senior breakfast, the first of multiple activities that... Read more
Teachers in South Florida are stepping away from their desks
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Teachers in South Florida are leaving their classrooms for good, and it’s not to go live out their retirement years.  Not only was Florida ranked 42 out of the 50 states on “teaching attractiveness” but, since 2015, over 1,000 teachers in South Florida—specifically in Broward, Miami-Dade... Read more
The Cooper buzz: Bees are swarming the campus
BY KAYLA GATES Cooper City High School’s campus has remained relatively tame when it comes to wildlife. The limited vegetation is often accompanied by birds and ducks. However, bees have recently become a major part of this community.  This increased presence can be observed all around campus. These swarms... Read more
Substitute teacher shortage struggle: Why schools in Broward County have a lack of substitutes
BY ALYSSA KHAN Broward County has had issues keeping teachers around, but recently, substitute teachers are starting to leave as well. In Broward, nearly one in five classes with an absent teacher had no one to take over the class. Low wages is one of the main reasons why... Read more