Low School Enrollment: an insight into its effects on BCPS
BY OLIVIA GIL With thousands of students reported as “missing” in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) canvassed neighborhoods on September 25, hoping to find their students.   This door-to-door outreach approach has been named the “Ready for You! ReEngagement campaign.” It brought together educators from... Read more
TikTok trouble: New social media trend causing trouble at school
BY EMILY MORENO TikTok is a social media platform that is home to many trends, ranging from transition videos to dance videos, but the latest trend has created problems at school. The “devious lick” challenge encourages students to steal an item from their school and post it on TikTok.... Read more
First Amendment plays a major role in teens: High Schooler faces court after posting her opinions on social media
BY ASHLYN COHEN In the decision between freshman high schooler Brandi Levy and Mahanoy Area High School, the Supreme Court ruled in Bradi Levy’s favor, upholding students’ right to freedom of speech. When Levy received the news that she didn’t make it onto her school’s varsity cheer team as... Read more
Quiet in “today’s hectic society”: House Bill 529 establishes moment of silence in public schools
BY ELENA ASHBURN  What can quiet down a classroom full of rowdy students? State legislation. House Bill 529 (HB 529) went into effect on July 1, 2021, requiring first-period teachers in public schools to hold a one to two-minute-long moment of silence every day.  According to the bill’s text,... Read more
Desexualize the Female Body Movement
BY MELISSA SAROSI Schools all over the US are fighting against school dress codes. One of those schools being Cooper City High School (CCHS). Sophomore Meryssa Parker began the movement here at CCHS by taping up slips of paper in the halls and bathrooms. These slips consisted of statements... Read more
A night to remember: NHS hosts ceremony for its incoming and outgoing members
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ After a full year of operating remotely, CCHS’s National Honor Society (NHS) was able to host a proper celebration for its graduates and inductees. Taking place in the auditorium on Friday, May 14, the esteemed club members along with sponsor Lindsay Roberts shared a special moment... Read more
Pfizer for fifteen-year-olds: COVID-19 vaccine now approved for children aged 12 to 15
BY NICOLE NADLER Monday, May 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines on a new age bracket: 12 to 15-year-olds.  Previously, the vaccine was only approved for those who are 16 years of age and above, which undercut nearly half of CCHS... Read more
Decisions, decisions, decisions: CCHS Class of 2021 celebrates Decision Day
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Academic Signing Day, also known as Decision Day, is a commemorable day to celebrate the senior class as they decide what their post-secondary path will be. CCHS hosted this event on-campus for the Class of 2021, with modifications to meet the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)... Read more
Managing the future managers: CCHS DECA participates in nationals amidst COVID-19
BY NICOLE NADLER Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) is an inter-curricular organization that prepares rising pioneers and business visionaries in advertising, finance and management.  Each year, DECA hosts a series of competitions such as the DECA States event in which the students throughout the state compete as the... Read more
“A Night Under the Stars”: CCHS Class of 2021 will have their night to remember
BY KAREN SUROS As a kid, every movie or show Generation Z watched revolving around high school included a prom. Among one of the most iconic televised proms is the night to remember in the movie “High School Musical,” complete with song and dance. Watching the characters have the... Read more