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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 it... 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, the... Read more
#NeverAgain: Cooper City students take a stand by walking out
BY ANNABELLE ROSA In wake of the tragedies faced at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD), Broward County has begun to speak out. Across the county, it was decided this past weekend that several walkouts would be held in order to mourn the many lost at one Broward County’s sister... Read more
The issue with modernization: The “Heathers” scandal
BY ANNABELLE ROSA In the case of modern cinema, remakes are largely prevalent with movies such as “It” and “Jumanji” recently taking over theaters nationwide. This isn’t something that is strictly rooted to the movie scene, it’s also relatively prevalent within television. It also seems apparent that cult classics are... Read more
“The End of the F***ing World”: The brilliance of cockney accents and raw humor
BY ANNABELLE ROSA In many television series, it can easily be said that the themes of love, loss and torment are incredibly prevalent, awarding many shows a spot in the great pantheon of televised acclaim. However, the most successful shows utilize these themes while simultaneously bringing forth a new layer.... Read more
World policy and Model UN: NHS’ annual Mock Debate takes center stage
BY ANNABELLE ROSA National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization which seeks to cultivate leadership skills within the youth of the community. The NHS program at CCHS, sponsored by teacher Dwayne Dixon, has always sought to do the same. This past week on January 16 and 17, NHS hosted its... Read more
1984: The use of fiction to stimulate political discourse
BY ANNABELLE ROSA “But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished,” reads the last page of George Orwell’s 1984. “He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.” Orwell’s novel depicts the grotesque and seemingly myopic society that had accumulated in Britain circa... Read more
Poetry Club: A New Chapter in CCHS History
BY ANNABELLE ROSA CCHS has always provided a wide variety of writing-based courses and extracurriculars, giving students the opportunity to pursue literary creativity. However, up until two weeks ago, a poetry club had always been missing from the array of options. Less than a month ago, senior Joania Hernandez introduced... Read more
The last Jedi and the revisiting of a whole anthology
BY ANNABELLE ROSA As a an avid viewer of the “Star Wars” franchise, it has become increasingly difficult to feel affection for movies that have come to be a bit detached and impersonal. With director and creator George Lucas forfeiting the rights to his creations and placing them in the... Read more
Building a community: Key Club pinning ceremony
BY ANNABELLE ROSA Upon entering the CCHS cafeteria, a poster could be seen plastered to the wall. In large, cursive letters the sign read “Congratulations Key Club.” Students sat around the tables, the echo of voices and casual banter floating above all participants. On December 13, 2017, Key Club hosted... Read more