Who’s behind the camera?: CCHS welcomes new teachers to staff
BY KAMDYN ROHER With the majority of students staying at home due to distance learning, it is difficult to get to know the new teachers who have recently joined the staff for the 2020-2021 school year. To many, they are just a face behind a screen who they know... Read more
A freshman year like no other: How CCHS Class of 2020 alumni are experiencing and adapting to college during a pandemic
BY ARIELLE KRAUS The CCHS Class of 2020 ended their senior year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the summer and fall, many of these students started college. However, just like their senior year, their college experience has been different than previous years because of the... Read more
The Cowboys behind The Lariat: Online Editor-in-Chief Emma Huerta’s journalism journey
BY ELENA ASHBURN  Now more than ever, journalism and news are being pushed online. That is even the case here at The Lariat, where articles are posted on the website as well as in print, and the student body can stay up-to-date on the latest news by following The... Read more
A sign, a speaker and a message: Senior Sydney Towle plans protests for the Black Lives Matter movement
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people set to the streets to protest in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement over the summer. CCHS senior Sydney Towle was one of them and she hasn’t planned to stop anytime soon. Over the summer, Towle attended... Read more
For teens, by teens: Senior Rachel Goldberg kickstarts a college application advising service
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ Navigating through the intimidating and confusing process that is applying for college is already a challenging task that faces high school seniors. Throwing an obstacle like COVID-19 in the mix only makes the situation harder, with hundreds of thousands of cancelled college campus tours and SAT... Read more
Unmasking the truth: How CCHS staff and students feel about reopening school
BY KAMDYN ROHER Summer is ending and the school year is creeping upon us after months of quarantine and social distancing. Returning to campus is the new debate across the nation, with the decision impacting millions of families. Some individuals want to return to school like we have every... Read more
What Black students want their peers to know
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH With the most recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the Black Lives Matter movement has become as prevalent as the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic has made it very difficult to support this movement physically, many have taken to social media to make their... Read more
A year of chaos: The hardships 2020 has caused for journalists
BY NINA RAMIREZ It’s a well-known fact that journalists have the important job of informing society about the reality of the world. Unfortunately, they have had to face multiple difficulties doing their job throughout the years.  Journalists in 2020 have faced physical attacks, false imprisonments and demeaning comments from... Read more
Saying goodbye to CCHS: The legacy of Principal Wendy Doll
BY THE LARIAT EDITORIAL BOARD After being the principal of CCHS for over twenty years, Principal Wendy Doll has announced her retirement. Doll has led CCHS with grace and has impacted the lives of many staff members and students during her time at CCHS. The goal of CCHS is... Read more
A not-so-sickening summer: How summer plans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH “Summer 2020 is going to be a movie,” is what so many people claimed at the beginning of the year. However, within the first few months, this vision of hope quickly disappeared as the number of people affected by COVID-19 continued to increase. Now, as the... Read more