Cafeteria chaos: CCHS struggles to serve students lunch
BY KAYLA GATES The CCHS cafeteria has created chaos for students and staff alike. A recent shortage of food service workers has left the remaining crew struggling to run the cafeteria in an efficient manner. A single herd of hangry students has since replaced the orderly lunch lines as... Read more
Cap and Gown Controversy: Cowboys convert to Jostens as new cap and gown vendor
BY EMILY MORENO Herff Jones, a company dedicated to supplying schools with graduation apparel such as caps and gowns, has recently lost their control over Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). A request for proposal (RFP) entailing the new policies surrounding BCPS and their cap and gown vendors was approved... Read more
DECA Dodgeball: Clubs compete in the annual competition
BY KAYLA GATES CCHS clubs congregated in the gym to compete in an annual head-to-head dodgeball competition. The event took place on Wednesday, December 1 directly after school. After multiple rounds of competition, the winners were ultimately decided. The yearly event is hosted by DECA as a fundraising effort.... Read more
Media Center Update: What’s new and expected in CCHS’ media center 
BY OLIVIA GIL When The Lariat last reported on CCHS’ media center, it was lacking a librarian. Now, two months later, the media center is seeing a number of new renovations after hiring a new clerk. Headed by CCHS’ AP coordinator Melissa Megna, Principal Vera Perkovic and media clerk... Read more
Service Hours: Gotta Cash Em In
BY LUCIA CORREA With about four months left to turn in their hours, seniors are running out of time, whether it be to graduate or to qualify for scholarships or cords at graduation. CCHS, fortunately for many, gives students various opportunities for hours, such as donating cans for harvest... Read more
New Steps in Security: Hand-held metal detectors come to CCHS
BY OLIVIA GIL In an attempt to fight the rise in threats made against schools and the number of weapons brought onto campuses, The Broward County School Board voted to add hand-held metal detectors to all Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). The policy was passed unanimously on January 11,... Read more
An Influx of Absences: CO cases cut student and staff attendance
BY KAYLA GATES With the new year has come a new concern for City High School: an unprecedented number of student and staff absences. The rise in covid cases has left classrooms empty and hallways barren, alarming many members of the community. The outbreak of the COVID-19 Omicron variant... Read more
No more mandate: New vote results in lifting the mask mandate in all BCPS schools, allows opt-out
BY EMILY MORENO AND ELENA ASHBURN The School Board of Broward County (SBBC) voted 7-1 to remove the current mask mandate and substitute it with a new optional policy on Tuesday evening. Masks will now be ‘strongly encouraged’ for middle and elementary school students, staff, visitors and vendors. A... Read more
New mask policy: School board rules masks optional for high schoolers
BY ELENA ASHBURN, MELISSA SAROSI AND PEYTON FOX In a 5-3 vote, the School Board of Broward County (SBBC) approved making face masks optional for high school students and district staff on Tuesday. The lifted mandate begins Monday.  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) released a statement Tuesday with more... Read more
Lady Cowboys volleyball team wins district championship over Cypress Bay
By PEYTON FOX  The volleyball district championship returned to CCHS after the Lady Cowboys bested the Cypress Bay Lightning on October 21 in four sets. The varsity team won 3-1 at Cypress Bay to bring the trophy home.  “The game last night was so exciting to play, especially against... Read more