Man on the street: Teachers give their reasons for wanting students back at school
BY ALYSSA KHAN The 2020-2021 school year has been a rough one. As the year is coming to an end, teachers are doing their best to finish strong with their students. However, most students remain doing eLearning online, leaving instructors with only a handful of mask-clad faces to see... Read more
What’s the plan?: Everything the Class of 2021 needs to know about upcoming senior events
BY ARIELLE KRAUS After a vastly different senior year than most, the Class of 2021 is ending the year on a stronger note, with many activities planned before the end of their high school career. On Tuesday, April 6, a spring senior meeting was held to inform the class... Read more
Victories and vendettas against vaccinations: CCHS students share their opinions about the COVID vaccine
BY EMMA HUERTA Starting on April 5, individuals 18 years old or over in the state of Florida are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They can either receive the Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Additionally, minors 16 to 17 years old can specifically receive the Pfizer... Read more
Easter in the neighborhood: Cooper City celebrates Easter with a basket drive-thru event
BY NINA RAMIREZ On Saturday, April 3, Cooper City hosted an event dedicated to Easter to give back to citizens who wanted to celebrate the well-known holiday during the pandemic. This occasion was organized by the Teen Council and multiple members participated in decorating for the day and handing... Read more
A plan ‘promposal’: CCHS seniors share what they think should be done for prom this year amidst the pandemic
BY EMMA HUERTA It has been well established that the 2020-2021 school year is unlike any other. The perils of the pandemic have seemed to eradicate not only regular school schedules, but additional events like homecoming and extracurriculars as well. At the core of the losses is inevitably the... Read more
SGA Campaigns, or lack thereof: Officer elections take on a new look
BY KAREN SUROS Around springtime, CCHS students recognize that they’re in the process of Student Government Association (SGA) elections. The flyers posted across campus and the constant announcements revolving the event are a dead giveaway. Prospective officers encourage their peers to vote for them with promises of fair and... Read more
A step towards normalcy: All teachers are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines amid federal push
BY ARIELLE KRAUS With COVID-19 vaccine distributions have been in full swing for part of the Florida population, teachers felt excluded. As the frontline workers of the classroom, they were not being included in the distribution of vaccinations unless they were over the age of 50, as per Governor... Read more
School Duel revamp: CCHS participates in South Florida’s academic decathlon amid COVID-19
BY NICOLE NADLER School Duel is South Florida’s elite high school TV quiz show in which high school teams answer high-level, academically rigorous questions. Over the years, CCHS has participated in this TV quiz show. This year, under COVID-19 guidelines, the School Duel organization had to go under reconfiguration.... Read more
“…And Justice for All”: CCHS celebrates Black History throughout the month of February
BY CHRIS GOMES Each February, the country recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Black figures to our society. Black History Month (BHM) is integral and in honor of it, CCHS is celebrating through a multitude of fun, entertaining and engaging festivities. None of these activities could have been possible... Read more
COVID ceremony: BCPS announces in-person graduation, no volunteer requirement
BY ELENA ASHBURN It seems that the Class of 2021 may get a small sense of normalcy after a remarkably abnormal school year. On February 23, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert Runcie announced all graduations would be held in-person for this year’s graduating class.  “We are planning... Read more