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 well as not sustaining her desired position in softball she posted her opinion on the social media app, Snapchat.
“ F*ck school f*ck softball f*ck cheer f*ck everything,” Levy said.
Once the school had found out about the post, the administration took action to suspend Levy for one full year. Levy took legal action against the school, claiming they violated her first amendment, and this defense later won her the case.
Cooper City High School students vary opinions about the debatable topic, “Personally, I have never posted anything that would be controversial towards a school or teacher, but I’ve seen other students do it,” sophomore Devin Alderman said. “However, as long as they aren’t ruining the reputation of a person or school or don’t comment on any threats then I am for posting any opinions or feelings you have and the school shouldn’t get involved.”
America’s new Covid 19 Booster Shot: Unknown details and facts unravel from the CDC
BY ASHLYN COHEN
As the six month mark comes to an end for Americans who have received the Covid-19 vaccine, concerns and questions emerge from the public.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come out stating that those with a deficient immune system and healthcare workers who were immunized first, will be eligible to receive the booster shot.
“At the moment I’m not currently vaccinated, but I do plan on getting it,” sophomore Hayley Heywang said. “The booster shot will be highly beneficial to those with an autoimmune disorder like myself.”
Due to the circling Delta Variant, the booster shots can provide a stronger vaccination for those who haven’t built up a strong enough immunization for the disease.
President Joseph R. Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci have announced that hopefully by September 20th of this year, the booster shot will be available to Americans.
“As a fully vaccinated individual I feel skeptical towards the booster shot,” CCHS sophomore Coralie Chrisphonte said. “ In the future I may get it depending on the outcoming results from the booster shot and further information revealing any new facts and side effects.”
Shooting for success: New junior Reading Class aims to benefit CCHS students
BY ASHLYN COHEN
Due to virtual schooling last year, students in the 10th grade have struggled passing their reading Florida State Assessment (FSA), which is a requirement to graduate.
Because of the significant downfalls in the average reading scores, this caused a decision to add an extra course for juniors who had tough encounters with the reading curriculum.
“Walking into class in person to work on improving their reading skills will help students better their test scores,” new CCHS Reading teacher Seth Nadler said. “I’m hopeful for this class, I know the students will be motivated to work hard to pass that FSA.”
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