Spreading paws-itivity with Lulu and Patches: Emily Aaron and her pets’ passion for helping those in need
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Mental health has become a very important topic in today’s society. It is not unusual to see therapy dogs out in public, working with those in need. However, it is not so common to see a therapy pig providing individuals with emotional support. Junior Emily Aaron... Read more
Ms. Moxie and Ms. Eileen: The CCHS mental health team is there to listen when you need to talk
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Even amid all the noise of high school life, Cowboys can rest assured that there will always be someone who’s all ears when they need it.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious... Read more
Television, TED Talks and teaching: Adam Avin changes the future through mental health  education
BY GENNA NORDLING After coming home from art class one day, 10-year-old Adam Avin showed his mom a picture he drew of Wuf Shanti, a dog character he had created. The pictures Avin drew of Wuf Shanti did not just hang on the refrigerator, but helped to turn Avin... Read more
Helping overcome problems effectively: HOPE Sunshine Club strives to spread awareness about teens’ mental health
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Traditionally, high school clubs are centered around career interests, hobbies or academics. Cooper City High’s HOPE Sunshine Club deviates from this standard— it focuses on matters such as mental health, suicide prevention and substance abuse.  The club, which has branches in several schools across Broward County,... Read more
Teaching the future: A deeper look into the Early Childhood Education program
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Many students come to school to learn. However, CCHS students in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program come to teach. CCHS has an early learning lab located on its campus called The Littlest Cowboys Preschool. Here, students involved in the ECE program work with and teach... Read more
Horseback riding: A popular sport receiving little recognition
BY KAYLA GATES The Cooper City Cowboys is not just a name— it’s a reality for many. Horseback riding has become a significant part of the community, with many students participating in the sport. However, a lack of knowledge on the subject has caused some athletes to go unnoticed... Read more
Implementing new interests: New clubs enter the CCHS extracurricular scene
BY EMMA HUERTA As with the usual high school experience, many activities fill up students’ schedules both during and after school. A huge part of this lifestyle can be attributed to extracurricular clubs, as students unite themselves into distinct groups honoring a common interest or service. Clubs at CCHS... Read more
Skaters at CCHS: Who’s on board?
BY ELENA VALDEZ Cliches are an inevitable part of high school. As one walks down the halls, it’s easy to point out who’s who and what group they most likely “belong” to. Some of these traditional cliques, however, are easier to point out than others with distinct styles and... Read more
Controlling the cold: Kayla Kissel overcomes her allergy to the cold and pursues her dreams
BY EMMA HUERTA Allergies are a fairly common occurrence. From peanut to pollen allergies, millions of people are affected. However, some other, rarer sensitivities have gone relatively unheard of. This is the case with cold urticaria, an allergy characterized by an increased sensitivity to the cold, including cold water... Read more
Posting to keep the city posted: Exploring the Around Cooper City Instagram account
BY JULIA SAFRIN A blog run by an anonymous person is what seems like a stereotypical feature of the small towns that appear in movies and TV shows. Although Cooper City is a small town of reality, it is stereotypical and even equipped with an anonymously-ran Instagram account, @around_cooper_city.... Read more