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
We’ve got spirit: Homecoming, fall sports take center stage at pep rally
By PEYTON FOX The Cowboys take on South Plantation tonight in the homecoming game where the team hopes to land a spot as a top three football team in Broward County.  “We’re trying to finish third in the district,” head coach Rod Williams said. “I think we’ll fair well... Read more
Celebrating 50 years of success at CCHS
BY JENNA HEDRICK Cooper City High School has come a long way since 1971. Major changes have occurred throughout this campus, however, CCHS staff and students are still one big family.   In honor of 50 spectacular years, CCHS is holding a multitude of events on Friday, October 15 and... 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
First Amendment plays a major role in teens: High Schooler faces court after posting her opinions on social media
BY ASHLYN COHEN In the decision between freshman high schooler Brandi Levy and Mahanoy Area High School, the Supreme Court ruled in Bradi Levy’s favor, upholding students’ right to freedom of speech. When Levy received the news that she didn’t make it onto her school’s varsity cheer team as... Read more
Quiet in “today’s hectic society”: House Bill 529 establishes moment of silence in public schools
BY ELENA ASHBURN  What can quiet down a classroom full of rowdy students? State legislation. House Bill 529 (HB 529) went into effect on July 1, 2021, requiring first-period teachers in public schools to hold a one to two-minute-long moment of silence every day.  According to the bill’s text,... 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