Mass Teacher Exodus: Record-breaking number of teachers plan to quit 
BY EMILY MORENO As the school year winds down, the stress of teaching is prompting many teachers to not return for the 2022-2023 school year.  “More than half (55%) of members say they are more likely to leave or retire from education sooner than planned,”  National Education Association (NEA)... Read more
Cooper Stands With Ukraine: CCHS facing the effects of the Ukraine invasion
BY EMILY MORENO Across the Atlantic Ocean Ukraine is being invaded by their next door neighbors, Russia. The ‘special military operation’ has created waves as many countries have rallied together to support Ukraine and condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions. Now countries all around the world are uniting to... Read more
Cafeteria chaos: CCHS struggles to serve students lunch
BY KAYLA GATES The CCHS cafeteria has created chaos for students and staff alike. A recent shortage of food service workers has left the remaining crew struggling to run the cafeteria in an efficient manner. A single herd of hangry students has since replaced the orderly lunch lines as... Read more
Cap and Gown Controversy: Cowboys convert to Jostens as new cap and gown vendor
BY EMILY MORENO Herff Jones, a company dedicated to supplying schools with graduation apparel such as caps and gowns, has recently lost their control over Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). A request for proposal (RFP) entailing the new policies surrounding BCPS and their cap and gown vendors was approved... Read more
DECA Dodgeball: Clubs compete in the annual competition
BY KAYLA GATES CCHS clubs congregated in the gym to compete in an annual head-to-head dodgeball competition. The event took place on Wednesday, December 1 directly after school. After multiple rounds of competition, the winners were ultimately decided. The yearly event is hosted by DECA as a fundraising effort.... Read more
From Interim to Permanent Superintendent: Broward’s New Superintendent Vickie Cartwright
BY EMILY MORENO & PEYTON FOX The School Board of Broward County (SBBC)’s 8-1 vote on Wednesday, February 9, selected Dr. Vickie Cartwright as the new Superintendent for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). After almost a year since previous superintendent Robert Runcie resigned, the superintendent search is over.  Cartwright,... Read more
Media Center Update: What’s new and expected in CCHS’ media center 
BY OLIVIA GIL When The Lariat last reported on CCHS’ media center, it was lacking a librarian. Now, two months later, the media center is seeing a number of new renovations after hiring a new clerk. Headed by CCHS’ AP coordinator Melissa Megna, Principal Vera Perkovic and media clerk... Read more
Service Hours: Gotta Cash Em In
BY LUCIA CORREA With about four months left to turn in their hours, seniors are running out of time, whether it be to graduate or to qualify for scholarships or cords at graduation. CCHS, fortunately for many, gives students various opportunities for hours, such as donating cans for harvest... Read more
Empowering Student Journalists: New Voices Legislation is coming to Florida
BY EMILY MORENO A piece of legislation designed to protect student journalists is being introduced in Florida. If all goes to plan, student press rights will be protected before the next school year.  The New Voices movement is led by the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) with the hopes... Read more
Rising Jaywalking Rates: How Cooper Square is Seen as the Cause 
BY OLIVIA GIL It’s a popular place to grab a morning coffee and to spend time with friends after school, but since the Cooper Square Retail Plaza (CSRP) opened across from CCHS, it has seen a rise in jaywalking rates as high as their ice cream sales.  This illegal... Read more