Distance learning continues: Governor Ron DeSantis has closed Florida schools for the rest of the school year
BY ARIELLE KRAUS When students across the state of Florida walked into school on Friday, March 13, they did not realize it would be their last day of school. They walked off-campus without knowing they would not be returning or that the rest of the school year would be... Read more
Prom problems: Venue cancels reservation due to coronavirus concerns
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE No one told them prom was gonna be this way. The rapid spread of coronavirus in South Florida has caused a mass panic throughout the state. The Class of 2020 has been particularly distressed as the cancellation of senior events has become a very likely possibility.... Read more
COVID-19 and BCPS: Superintendent Robert Runcie announces extension of school closures until May 1
BY EMMA HUERTA In a press conference on March 31, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert Runcie officially announced that county schools will remain closed until May 1. This announcement comes in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic, especially throughout Florida. Originally, BCPS had announced... Read more
Man on the street: CCHS seniors talk coronavirus
BY ISABELLA MARCON When it comes to the last year of high school, seniors are recognized through celebration. After three years of hard work, seniors are rewarded with events such as prom, Grad Bash and, of course, graduation. However, with the coronavirus spreading rapidly, schools across the globe have... Read more
Voting during a pandemic: How the Florida presidential primary unfolded during the coronavirus outbreak
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Tuesday, March 17 was the final day for Florida residents to cast their vote in Florida’s presidential primary. The ballot consisted of three candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and President Donald Trump. The primary had occurred in the midst of... Read more
Classes, college and the coronavirus: How CCHS alumni and students are being impacted by the international pandemic
BY EMMA HUERTA With the craziness following the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, everyone across the world has had to take precautions to prevent its spread. While people have begun social distancing, colleges and universities have canceled classes and/or semesters, even ordering students to gather their belongings and... Read more
One Gator nation: CCHS seniors react to diverse UF admittance decisions
BY EMMA HUERTA The University of Florida (UF) is arguably one of the most prestigious colleges in the state, recently ranking as the top seventh public university in the nation. Along with being one of the most sought-after institutions by Florida applicants, it is also one of the most... Read more
Going Ivy: Junior Sabrina Rapoport attends the annual Harvard debate tournament
BY EMMA HUERTA Many students can only dream of attending the competitive—and, arguably, most iconic—college, Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this Ivy League school is currently ranked as the number one best global university. However, some lucky high schoolers are able to experience this elite institution hands-on at... Read more
State of the Union: CCHS student Emily Kaufman makes an appearance on Capitol Hill
BY KAYLA GATES Political events such as the State of the Union Address are what most students can only learn about through their history classes. But for 15-year-old Emily Kaufman, a sophomore at Cooper City High School, this lesson became a reality as she accepted an invitation to Capitol... Read more
Gun violence hits home: Shots fired in Cooper City neighborhood during Super Bowl Sunday
BY ISABELLA MARCON Nearly two years after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, gun violence disturbed the peace and safety of the Cooper City community.  This time, the shooting occurred during a Super Bowl party on February 2 that was being held near... Read more