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
Students sports and school: The struggles of juggling academics and athletics as a highschool student
BY ASHLYN COHEN In high school, students encounter difficult situations when trying to achieve both the academic and athletic lifestyle to a point where it can become overwhelming. Finding the balance between practices, training, homework and studying can antagonize a student’s stress level and mental health. Having understanding teachers... Read more
Low School Enrollment: an insight into its effects on BCPS
BY OLIVIA GIL With thousands of students reported as “missing” in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) canvassed neighborhoods on September 25, hoping to find their students.   This door-to-door outreach approach has been named the “Ready for You! ReEngagement campaign.” It brought together educators from... Read more
TikTok trouble: New social media trend causing trouble at school
BY EMILY MORENO TikTok is a social media platform that is home to many trends, ranging from transition videos to dance videos, but the latest trend has created problems at school. The “devious lick” challenge encourages students to steal an item from their school and post it on TikTok.... Read more
Desexualize the Female Body Movement
BY MELISSA SAROSI Schools all over the US are fighting against school dress codes. One of those schools being Cooper City High School (CCHS). Sophomore Meryssa Parker began the movement here at CCHS by taping up slips of paper in the halls and bathrooms. These slips consisted of statements... Read more
A night to remember: NHS hosts ceremony for its incoming and outgoing members
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ After a full year of operating remotely, CCHS’s National Honor Society (NHS) was able to host a proper celebration for its graduates and inductees. Taking place in the auditorium on Friday, May 14, the esteemed club members along with sponsor Lindsay Roberts shared a special moment... Read more
Decisions, decisions, decisions: CCHS Class of 2021 celebrates Decision Day
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Academic Signing Day, also known as Decision Day, is a commemorable day to celebrate the senior class as they decide what their post-secondary path will be. CCHS hosted this event on-campus for the Class of 2021, with modifications to meet the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)... Read more