A movement, not a moment: CCHS students take action and attend local Black Lives Matter protests
BY EMMA HUERTA It’s no exaggeration to say that the year 2020 has been turbulent. On both national and global scales, people have experienced unique occurrences firsthand, ranging from an entire health pandemic to massive protests against racial injustices.  In particular, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has recently... Read more
Moving on up: CCHS rising seniors have their own version of step-up day
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Step-up day is an important high school tradition held at CCHS. Juniors create crowns to celebrate the completion of their junior year and transition into senior year. Although students in the Class of 2021 were attending school virtually during the time that step-up day would have... Read more
Virtual elections?: CCHS clubs are navigating how to deal with the punches from COVID-19
BY ALYSSA KHAN Schools around the world have been affected by COVID-19. The road to figuring out how to get back to some sort of normalcy for the 2020-2021 school year has been rough, but alternate options are being explored to ensure that education can continue. In addition to... Read more
Embracing the “new normal”: Broward leaders plan the complicated details of reopening schools virtually
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ Florida’s constantly changing COVID-19 situation is putting it on a course to become one of the worst of all 50 U.S. states, with the number of new cases breaking records every day. This unfortunate track record, coupled up with the beginning of the school year, has... Read more
All final exams canceled: How calling off statewide assessments affects Broward County schools
BY RYAN MERARD COVID-19 completely shifted the course of the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. Along with the cancellation of student activities, on March 17, Governor Ron DeSantis decided to cancel the administration of all statewide standardized testing.  “Requirements for graduation and promotion and final course grades... Read more
Predicting the future: CCHS staff and students’ predictions for the 2020-21 school year
BY ARIELLE KRAUS The coronavirus pandemic has taken over the world, leaving the future of almost everything uncertain. School has now shifted to being strictly online, and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has yet to release a plan for next school year. CCHS students and faculty are unsure of... Read more
Neighbors supporting neighbors: Cooper City neighborhood celebrates “Sunday Funday,” social distancing style
BY LILLIE BIEGNER On April 26 and May 3, the Cooper City neighborhood of Country Address hosted a “Sunday Funday” event with the intention of getting residents out of their homes while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Food, music and good vibes were advertised to get neighbors to come enjoy... Read more
Senior schedules: Virtual events released to celebrate the Class of 2020
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH The month of May is usually seen as the last hurrah for the graduating senior class, with earlier final exams, prom and graduation filling their last days of high school.  Although COVID-19 made many of these end-of-year events impossible, the CCHS administration released a schedule on... Read more
Man on the street: CCHS students express opinions on new e-learning during COVID-19 pandemic
BY EMMA HUERTA Saying that times are strange now is an understatement. Schools are closing, economies are suffering and local and national governments are in utter panic due to the coronavirus pandemic. The many changes have impacted the lives of people everywhere, including CCHS students as Broward County Public... Read more
Capturing history with history in the making: How the CCHS yearbook staff was affected by COVID-19
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH As the school year begins to close, one thing that many CCHS students look forward to is receiving their yearbook. However, in light of schools closing due to COVID-19 concerns, the idea of receiving a yearbook feels more like a distant memory. Despite maintaining social distancing... Read more