Governor Rick Scott’s stance on gun control is self-beneficial
BY ANNABELLE ROSA Politicians have always been notorious for their overly flippant behavior and their desire to appease the public in order to gain favor or something else along those lines. In light of recent events and the current administration, such actions have become commonplace, to the point that... Read more
Solution or snafu: Lowering the voting age
BY TAMARAH WALLACE There are certain birthdays that matter more than others. On 12th birthdays, one becomes an adult to movie theaters and medicine bottles alike, and after 16th birthdays, they are finally able to get behind the wheel. But it’s with that 18th birthday that a host of... Read more
The value of civil disobedience and peaceful protest
BY ANNABELLE ROSA In many instances people have come to question whether or not their voices are valuable when it comes to the creation of change. Within our current political and social climates, the voice of a citizen is vital when seeking to enforce any sort of change. Similarly,... Read more
Paving a new path: The aftermath of MSD
We are MSD Strong. The tragic deaths of 17 students and faculty members at Cooper City High School’s sister school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) of Broward County, has shaken the local community and the nation to its core. Just before 2:30 p.m., a 19-year old former student... Read more
Op-ed: I’m registered to vote – now what?
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER, CCHS SENIOR The U.S. midterm elections this year will be held on November 6, 2018. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 100 seats in the Senate will be up for reelection. Currently, both legislative houses are Republican-dominated, along with the executive branch, represented... Read more
Broward County #NeverAgain protest extends nationally
BY KENDYL COUNTS Just over a week after the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, what began as raw outrage has evolved into a full-fledged, organized movement against gun violence. The movement, known as “Never Again MSD,” is spearheaded by Marjory Stoneman... Read more
Dual opinion: Should IDs on campus be mandatory for safety?
The recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has devastated the country and brought the same questions to the mind of every mother, father and student: how safe are our schools? What can we do to make sure this never happens again? School administrators around the country have... Read more
How students can make their voices heard
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Hundreds of students stand in the CCHS bleachers, wielding hand-painted signs and the inextinguishable anger of a generation suffering at the hands of injustice. A chant rises from the stands and shakes the field. “Enough is enough.” At the walkout on Wednesday, February 21, Cowboys had... Read more
Students speak to U.S. leaders, ask for action at Sunrise CNN Town Hall
BY CASEY CHAPTER Following the tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida, the high school students who were affected have been speaking up and demanding action. This week, their voices were heard. The students gathered at the BB&T center in Sunrise to speak with... Read more
Students need to act more responsibly in times of crises
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR No circumstances surrounding South Florida had students in more of a panic than the events immediately following the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School last Wednesday that took the lives of 17 students and faculty members. With all other Broward County Public Schools... Read more