Hoco duos: Student pairs nominated for homecoming 2019
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN This year, the traditional homecoming court vote came with a twist. For the first time in CCHS history, the Student Government Association (SGA) allowed students to run as “duos” for homecoming court. The change, adopted to make homecoming more inclusive, resulted in a large number of... Read more
New class alert: CCHS brings back peer counseling course
BY JOSEPH STURGEON At CCHS, the options for extracurricular electives are seemingly endless. The school offers photography, art, band and film as well as other non-traditional elective courses. For the 2019-2020 school year, one particular class, peer counseling, has joined the list of the many electives offered at Cooper. ... Read more
No new Cooper clubs: Why students can’t create any more clubs at CCHS
BY ALYSSA KHAN At CCHS, many students are eager to start their own clubs, but due to a lack of available sponsors, are unable to do so. Teachers have enough on their plates without adding school clubs to the list. Some teachers create time to help students by sponsoring... Read more
An all-inclusive homecoming: Students can now run for homecoming court as “duos”
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Before anything else, the annual homecoming dance is a tradition. Each school year, typically about halfway through the first quarter, when students aren’t discussing grades, teachers or internet memes, they’re discussing the homecoming dance. Anyone listening in on these conversations can expect to hear about the... Read more
Peace, pizza and poetry: Poetry Club attracts new poets through their open mic event
BY GENNA NORDLING Every day, after the dismissal bell rings, the majority of CCHS students head home. But last Thursday, a particular group of dedicated students stayed to express themselves through the art of poetry. Immediately after the bell rang, Mr. Fair’s classroom transformed into an open mic club,... Read more
Couldn’t care less: CCHS faces student apathy towards school-wide activities
BY JULIA SAFRIN Every year, seemingly oblivious eighth-graders, who are still trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be, walk into freshman orientation. They are like fish out of water about to be bombarded with information not only about grades, classes and graduation requirements,... Read more
Communication, companionship and connections: The purpose behind the Best Buddies match party
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Every year, the CCHS Best Buddies chapter hosts a match party for their members. This event allows members to get to know each other through various activities and bonding experiences. Best Buddies is an international organization designed to promote inclusion. The CCHS chapter matches students who... Read more
Bahamas Relief Drive: CCHS opens up their resources and their hearts after Hurricane Dorian
BY RYAN MERARD On September 1, Hurricane Dorian made its catastrophic mark on the Bahamas. With winds reaching up to 180 mph at one point and the storm traveling at just 1 mph, Dorian stalled over the Bahamian islands and pummeled them for hours, causing major destruction of homes... Read more
Come one, come all: CCHS hosts first Cowboy Corral to welcome new students
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE New students stood in lines that long passed the breezeway entrance in order to check into CCHS’s inaugural Cowboy Corral. The first event of its kind at CCHS, Cowboy Corral was organized by staff members Dwayne Dixon and Stephen Franzone with hopes that it would relieve... Read more
The Cambridge Program: AICE Cambridge classes are being offered at CCHS
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Students looking to pursue a rigorous academic path at CCHS will have some new options next year. In addition to the established Advanced Placement (AP) program, students will be able to take a new set of challenging classes. The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)... Read more