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
It’s a trade off: CCHS plans clothing drive
BY VICTORIA MARTIN Since childhood, many people have participated in the act of trading. From trading snacks at lunch to growing up and trading shifts at work, it’s not uncommon to see swaps within society. Now, several CCHS clubs are bringing the practice to campus. Key Club, Environmental Club... Read more
New library hours: CCHS implements new strategy to make the library more accessible
BY RYAN MERARD The library is one of the most essential features in any school, especially for students who may not have sufficient access to technology or other educational materials at home. However, the media center at CCHS sometimes doesn’t give these students the chance to utilize its resources... Read more
The $100,000 question: SAC reaches agreement on how to spend school enhancement funds
BY RYAN MERARD After being offered $100,000 to better their school in any way they feel fit, most principals would carefully consider how to spend that money. Over the past couple of  months, Principal Wendy Doll and the School Advisory Council (SAC) have been debating where this money should... Read more