Adapting and adjusting: CCHS Career Technical Education Department adapts their programs due to COVID-19
BY ARIELLE KRAUS As classes run virtually and less than half of CCHS students attend school on campus, the Career Technical Education (CTE) Department has faced the challenge of having their students obtain their certifications virtually, which has become a serious undertaking. CCHS’s CTE Department consists of eight tracks... Read more
A vs. AS: CCHS offers a higher level AICE European History course amid testing error
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program is still relatively new to CCHS and with newness comes change. While all AICE courses are AS-level at CCHS, a new A-level AICE European History course has been added to the AICE curriculum offered to students at... Read more
Remembering, reflecting and rebuilding: The past, present and future of the MSD school shooting
BY ARIELLE KRAUS, SASHEEN JOSEPH AND SOFIA MENDEZ Past On February 14, 2018, minutes before the end of class, fire alarms began to sound at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School. Amid the uncertainty, shots were heard out of nowhere. A 19-year-old gunman and former student of the school... Read more
Um…AWKWARD!: CCHS students and staff share strange interactions
BY NINA RAMIREZ As students experience and ultimately leave high school, they will at some point think back on some odd and entertaining encounters they’ve had with their instructors. It’s likely safe to say that the staff can recall the same. Whether they can chuckle about it now or... Read more
2/1/21 has begun: Class of 2021 team reveals senior year kickoff
BY EMMA HUERTA On the early afternoon of Friday, January 22, CCHS senior students and parents alike were flabbergasted at a notification on their screens. “2/1/21! Save the date!” read the caption, as was published on the Class of 2021 Instagram, CCHS Class of 2021 Celebration Facebook group and... Read more
Goodbye to being online, hello to being on time: CCHS students resume in-person learning for the third quarter
BY KAREN SUROS Back in December, Cowboys responded to a county-wide survey asking whether they planned on continuing online or resuming in-person learning. After two weeks of winter break, some students have decided to welcome the new year by returning to the halls of Cooper City High School on... Read more
To park or not to park?: What junior parking will look like for the rest of the school year
BY KAMDYN ROHER On Tuesday, November 3, parking spot decals were distributed to juniors who returned to the CCHS campus and have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Earlier this year, seniors who were planning on coming to campus were able to purchase their parking spots and paint... Read more
Finally back-to-school season: CCHS reopens a socially distanced campus for in-person instruction
BY ADDISON ROBERTS On October 15, all CCHS students were cleared to return to campus if they wished to do so. Beforehand, CCHS and all other Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) campuses have been operating entirely on a virtual basis since March. The limited reopening is the first opportunity... Read more
Spotify spring spirit: CCHS’ spring spirit week
BY EMMA FRANZ After months of coordinating, CCHS’ Spotify-themed spring spirit week finally came to life during the week of March 9 through the 13. The Student Government Association (SGA) took it upon themselves to create dress-up days that coordinated with hit songs that students could relate to.  “This... Read more
Moving forward: The process of finding a new principal
BY ARIELLE KRAUS With the recent announcement of Principal Wendy Doll’s retirement, the question of ‘what comes next?’ has come into the minds of students, faculty and parents in the CCHS community. The process of finding and becoming a new principal is not a simple one, but something CCHS... Read more