School Duel revamp: CCHS participates in South Florida’s academic decathlon amid COVID-19
BY NICOLE NADLER School Duel is South Florida’s elite high school TV quiz show in which high school teams answer high-level, academically rigorous questions. Over the years, CCHS has participated in this TV quiz show. This year, under COVID-19 guidelines, the School Duel organization had to go under reconfiguration.... Read more
COVID ceremony: BCPS announces in-person graduation, no volunteer requirement
BY ELENA ASHBURN It seems that the Class of 2021 may get a small sense of normalcy after a remarkably abnormal school year. On February 23, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert Runcie announced all graduations would be held in-person for this year’s graduating class.  “We are planning... 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
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
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: Community members discuss their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine
BY EMMA HUERTA The wrath of the coronavirus has constrained American society since March 2020. However, there finally seems to be a light at the end of this very, very long tunnel: the COVID-19 vaccine. As vaccination distribution is slowly picking up speed, people in the local Cooper City... Read more
Round two: Seniors give their ideas for graduation during the pandemic
BY ALYSSA KHAN As the 2020-2021 school year rapidly approaches its end, seniors are waiting to hear what will happen in regards to their long-awaited graduation ceremony. Many are hoping that a safe, social  distanced graduation is possible. The class of 2021 seniors have loads of ideas for a... Read more
Man on the street: Unpopular opinions
BY ELENA ASHBURN Everyone has their own opinions, but sometimes it can feel like those opinions go against those held by the majority. Sharing one’s unpopular opinions on social media has recently become popular, with platforms like Instagram and TikTok being utilized to voice ideas about everything, from politics... Read more
Future of education: Students share thoughts on Biden’s new plan to reopen schools
BY ALYSSA KHAN With a new presidency comes plenty of changes, both politically and emotionally. Throughout the transition from former President Donald Trump to current President Joseph R. Biden, Biden has made his plans for education known. In general, he intends on getting educators the pay and support they... Read more
Six more weeks of winter: Groundhog Day 2021 held virtually
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ America’s favorite groundhog emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania on  the snowy morning of Tuesday, February 2nd, to keep the classic Groundhog’s Day tradition alive. This year marked the holiday’s 135th anniversary. Punxsutawney Phil was awakened around 7:25 a.m. by his handler to check if he... Read more
School board lawsuit: Was it a violation of the teacher’s rights?
BY NICOLE NADLER On January 11, 2021, at the beginning of a new semester, teachers were instructed to return to school. This mandate was in order to accommodate all of the new kids now going to be entering school after the release of the recent form to see who... Read more