CCHS Implements New EOC Testing Schedule »

BY DANIEL LIEBOWITZ Cooper City High School is implementing a new EOC (End-of-Course) Exam Testing Schedule for the 2013-2014 school year, devoting four consecutive Tuesdays from April 22 to May…

May 8 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Teachers Come Up With New Ways To Control Cell Phone Usage In Class »

BY VIRGINIA PENIAS Teachers at Cooper City High School have begun collecting students cell phones during class to avoid the distractions they pose. For many students today, phones are no…

Apr 21 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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CCHS Wind Ensemble Wins Straight Superiors At The Musical Performance Assesment »

BY JACQUELINE QUINONES AND MELANIE SMITH After hours of diligent preparation, both the Cooper City High School Symphonic and Wind Ensemble bands thrived at the Musical Performance Assessment (MPA) on…

Apr 17 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

What Is Project Brain? »

BY ALLISON BARNARD Cooper City High School recently teamed up with the Broward Prevention office to start a new chapter of Project Brain, a movement running throughout Broward County schools…

Apr 15 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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Cooper City High DECA Competes At States »

BY KYRA BACON Ninety-four qualifying Cooper City High School DECA members attended the CDC State Competition in Orlando on Thursday, March 6th, to Sunday, March 9th, competing in a variety…

Mar 25 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

CCHS Fashion Marketing Class Presents a’ Paris Fashion Show »

BY DANIELLE ONAFRAYCHUK Cooper City High School`s annual fashion show was hosted in the auditorium on March 13th, 2014 to raise money and donate dresses to Becca`s closet while also…

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Game On: Can The New Head Of Xbox Fix Things? »

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BY JACOB FERREIRA It has been about five months since the Xbox One and PS4 were released in stores and unfortunately…

May 28 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Issues Solved: The Joker & Harley Quinn’s Dysfunctional Relationship »


BY MARTINA SMITH Harley Quinn, a popular Batman villain, is the henchwoman and on-again, off-again girlfriend of the Joker. She…

May 9 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Lariat Blog: AP Testing Tips »


BY DANIELLE ONAFRAYCHUK With Advanced Placement (AP) tests beginning only a few weeks from now it is crucial for students…

May 8 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

The Lariat Mix: Best Driving Songs »


BY JEREMY HAAS We all know what it’s like to have one of those days, or even those weeks, where…

Apr 15 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Issues Solved: Justice League: War »

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BY CHRISTINA RIVERO When people think of superhero films, Man of Steel, the Avengers, or the Batman Trilogy usually come…

Apr 14 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Classics Revisited: Iggy Pop – Raw Power »


BY ADAM SHLOMI This edition of classics revisited is going to be a little different. The album being looked at…

Apr 10 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Sports Page: Best Sports Mascots »


BY CHRISTINA BOUCOURT Even with a packed stadium full of obnoxious fans and excessive noise, no game is complete without…

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Here We Are, Now Entertain Us: Florida’s Best Theme Park Rides »

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BY MARTINA SMITH With spring break upon us, many find themselves reflecting on the wide range of vacations they’ve enjoyed…

Mar 26 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Review: It’s Always Sunny In Philadephia »


BY CAMILA SOSA It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is soon to become one of the longest-running live-action comedy series in cable history after being renewed for yet another two seasons. The show is already, agreeably, the best comedy series in cable history. Okay, the second…

May 8 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Review: That Awkward Moment »


BY HANNAH RAMESAR That Awkward Moment follows three friends that make a pact to not get into serious relationships. True to its title, the film centers on awkward moments, better defined as moments that either take a relationship to the next level or terminate it. All…

Apr 25 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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New SAT Changes Will Help Students

BY SABRINA VICTOR As of spring 2016, the College Board has announced the complete redesigning of the SAT in order to reflect high school achievement instead of an “intelligent quotient”.  This update was prompted by the…

May 28 2014 / Read More »

We Still Have A Long Way To Go To Achieve Gender Equality

BY HANNAH RAMESAR An “unmarked female” is an impossibility in today’s society. What constitutes an unmarked woman? Well, a woman who is not marked pre-conceived gender stereotypes and attitudes. Sex-stereotypes and gender-specific roles that plague our…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »

Cellphone Theft In School Is Getting Out Of Hand

BY DANIELLE ONAFRAYCHUK In today’s society it’s almost impossible to go somewhere without having to worry that your phone will be stolen. The worst part isn’t even that people have the audacity to steal, but instead…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »

Leadership Positions Should Be More Than Just A Line On A College Application

  BY KARINA BLODNIEKS Frequently, leadership-position holding teenagers feel overworked. They join clubs for the purpose of looking good on a resume or application, but ignore the true purpose of such an organization. School clubs, in…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »
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Extracurricular Activities Are Underappreciated

BY LOUIS DENNIN The direction and purpose of high school has been misinterpreted by both its attendees and operators for far too long. Regrettably, high school has been reduced to a facility that sets its students…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
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Fundraising Candy Sales Have Become A Major Burden To Students And Teachers

BY VIRGINIA PENIAS For many students at Cooper City High School, extracurricular activities offer an opportunity to become better rounded.  These activities provide an outlet to blossom, make friends, and discover unknown talents. Still, while the public…

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »
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Sophomore Becca Weissmark Sets Her Sights On A Career In Sports Medicine

BY A.J. KURZMAN The hardest thing for students coming out of high school is deciding what they want to do with their life.  Medicine is a popular field of exploration for these students.  It’s a broad…

May 29 2014 / Read More »

Scholarships Allow Seniors To Attend Their Dream Colleges

BY KYRA BACON While many academically-motivated seniors have strived to get into the best and most prestigious of colleges, some have had to focus on tuition concerns and scholarship applications above all else. Getting into a…

May 28 2014 / Read More »
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Senior Skylar Hinds Dances To Her Own Beat

BY KYRA BACON Cooper City High School has witnessed numerous talented and creative singers, actors and actresses over the years; artists that made their marks on this school, whether in plays or concerts, at art competitions…

Apr 25 2014 / Read More »
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JoyRose Mahl Finds Leadership Opportunities In Girl Scouts And Early Childcare Education

BY MELANIE SMITH Walking into the Cooper City Recreation Center, a chaotic scene takes place. Before the meeting begins, young, miniature Girl Scouts delightedly chase each other around the room.  However, their focus rapidly shifts from…

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »
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The Master: Junior David Master Seeks Perfection In Mind And Body

BY A.J. KURZMAN While sitting in an advanced placement math class and listening to the teacher lecture on and on about differential equations and limits, the majority of kids sit there, bored out of their mind,…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »
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Don’t Hate Player, Hate The Game: Junior Jarrod De Ferrari Excels In Competitive Gaming

BY LOUIS DENNIN Spending time at the typical American high school, one can expect to meet a variety of people who have a variety of stories. The youth of today are a wildly ambitious band of…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More »
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Tortuga Music Festival Adds A Message To The Music

BY ALLISON BARNARD South Florida country music fans flocked to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park for the second annual Tortuga Music Festival from April 12-13. As a music festival with a purpose behind its profits, this giant beach…

May 29 2014 / Read More »

Ghost: The Musical Haunts The Broward Center

BY SARAH SHARPE Based on the beloved ‘90s movie starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost the Musical is haunting Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts from now until May 11,…

May 2 2014 / Read More »
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CCHS Drama Department Puts A Boy Band Spin On Shakespeare

BY SARAH SHARPE Cooper City High School’s drama department presented this year’s annual Shakespeare spring play, Much Ado About Nothing, on April 10th and 11th. Following the antics of two pairs of lovers, Benedick (senior Patrick…

Apr 25 2014 / Read More »

Horror Business: Why Movies Aren’t Scary Anymore

BY CHRISTINE BOUCOURT In a world where scary movies are no longer scary… screen writers are running out of ideas faster than Usain Bolt in the hundred meter dash. As movie-based award ceremonies have turned into…

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »

The Five Best Chick Flicks Of All Time

BY CAMILA SOSA Every once in a while we all just need a little cheering up or, in some cases, a reason to just let the tears run. This is where chick flicks come in. Generally…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

Dare To Be Different: Four Innovative Dating Ideas

BY MARTINA SMITH We all know the stereotypical ideas for a date. Movies are classic, romantic dinners are essential, and mini golf is always a good time. But what about for those of us who want…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »
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Soccer Is More Dangerous Than Football

BY DAVID DEACON No matter the physicality, every sport is going to have some risk of injury, ranging from a sprained ankle to a concussion. However, what makes a sport truly dangerous is the likelihood that…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »
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Girls Water Polo: Cowboys Lose To Western On Senior Night

BY ANDY MORALES There was a festive atmosphere at the Cooper City High School pool when the Girls Water Polo team faced off against the Western Wildcats on Thursday April 10th.  However, despite their best effort…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

Injured Players Overcome Both Physical And Mental Obstacles To Get Back In The Game.

BY DANIELLE ONAFRAYCHUK For many students, constantly participating in outdoor activities and joining recreational sports teams is a way of life. During childhood, many of them found comfort in picking up a bat, or kicking a…

Mar 28 2014 / Read More »

World Cup Preview

BY A.J. KURZMAN This summer in Brazil, something incredible will happen.  People abandon their loyalties to hometown teams and untie, bound together not as individuals but as a country.  This overwhelming sense of patriotism and passion…

Mar 28 2014 / Read More »
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On The Right Track: Track & Field Team Make A Run At States

BY JACQUELINE QUINONES The Cooper City High School Track & Field team has a rich history full of success. This year, they look to continue that tradition with new members and a determined mindset. Through strenuous…

Mar 14 2014 / Read More »
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Dylan Chang Overcomes Obstacles On And Off The Soccer Field

BY SABRINA VICTOR For CCHS Junior Dylan Chang, his love for sports began at the age of 5 when he first signed up for the Cooper City Optimist Recreational Program. Although he has encountered many obstacles,…

Feb 14 2014 / Read More »

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