“A Night Under the Stars”: CCHS Class of 2021 will have their night to remember
BY KAREN SUROS As a kid, every movie or show Generation Z watched revolving around high school included a prom. Among one of the most iconic televised proms is the night to remember in the movie “High School Musical,” complete with song and dance. Watching the characters have the... Read more
Man on the street: Teachers give their reasons for wanting students back at school
BY ALYSSA KHAN The 2020-2021 school year has been a rough one. As the year is coming to an end, teachers are doing their best to finish strong with their students. However, most students remain doing eLearning online, leaving instructors with only a handful of mask-clad faces to see... Read more
What’s the plan?: Everything the Class of 2021 needs to know about upcoming senior events
BY ARIELLE KRAUS After a vastly different senior year than most, the Class of 2021 is ending the year on a stronger note, with many activities planned before the end of their high school career. On Tuesday, April 6, a spring senior meeting was held to inform the class... Read more
SGA Campaigns, or lack thereof: Officer elections take on a new look
BY KAREN SUROS Around springtime, CCHS students recognize that they’re in the process of Student Government Association (SGA) elections. The flyers posted across campus and the constant announcements revolving the event are a dead giveaway. Prospective officers encourage their peers to vote for them with promises of fair and... Read more
“…And Justice for All”: CCHS celebrates Black History throughout the month of February
BY CHRIS GOMES Each February, the country recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Black figures to our society. Black History Month (BHM) is integral and in honor of it, CCHS is celebrating through a multitude of fun, entertaining and engaging festivities. None of these activities could have been possible... Read more
Adapting and adjusting: CCHS Career Technical Education Department adapts their programs due to COVID-19
BY ARIELLE KRAUS As classes run virtually and less than half of CCHS students attend school on campus, the Career Technical Education (CTE) Department has faced the challenge of having their students obtain their certifications virtually, which has become a serious undertaking. CCHS’s CTE Department consists of eight tracks... Read more
A vs. AS: CCHS offers a higher level AICE European History course amid testing error
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program is still relatively new to CCHS and with newness comes change. While all AICE courses are AS-level at CCHS, a new A-level AICE European History course has been added to the AICE curriculum offered to students at... Read more
Remembering, reflecting and rebuilding: The past, present and future of the MSD school shooting
BY ARIELLE KRAUS, SASHEEN JOSEPH AND SOFIA MENDEZ Past On February 14, 2018, minutes before the end of class, fire alarms began to sound at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School. Amid the uncertainty, shots were heard out of nowhere. A 19-year-old gunman and former student of the school... Read more
Um…AWKWARD!: CCHS students and staff share strange interactions
BY NINA RAMIREZ As students experience and ultimately leave high school, they will at some point think back on some odd and entertaining encounters they’ve had with their instructors. It’s likely safe to say that the staff can recall the same. Whether they can chuckle about it now or... Read more
2/1/21 has begun: Class of 2021 team reveals senior year kickoff
BY EMMA HUERTA On the early afternoon of Friday, January 22, CCHS senior students and parents alike were flabbergasted at a notification on their screens. “2/1/21! Save the date!” read the caption, as was published on the Class of 2021 Instagram, CCHS Class of 2021 Celebration Facebook group and... Read more