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Warming waters are causing less blacktip sharks to migrate to South Florida
BY GENNA NORDLING College students aren’t the only tourists Florida beaches expect to see during Spring Break. Blacktip sharks make their way to South Florida every year around this time, but there has been a decline in number of sharks that are migrating in the past few years. Blacktip sharks... Read more
And the Oscar goes to…
BY GENNA NORDLING After decades of awarding talented people in the film industry with little gold men, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 90th Academy Awards. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, The Oscars 2018 was a night to make history in film and to speak up about... Read more
Clubs come together to host the first annual CCHS Met Gala
BY GENNA NORDLING On February 23, CCHS’s cafeteria was transformed into an art gallery and the auditorium into a runway. The first annual Met Gala allowed guests to silently bid on art, watch performances and enjoy a fashion show from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Before entering the cafeteria, guests... Read more
Dog-friendly places around Cooper City
BY GENNA NORDLING Ever since poet C.S. van Winkle published a poem referring to a dog as “man’s best friend” in 1821, the domestic dog has certainly earned this title. Over the past 197 years, the bond between man and his best friend has grown to be so strong that... Read more
Gift cards are the better gift to give
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Mounds of festive wrapping paper line heavily decorated rooms as the early morning light streams pleasantly through the windows, casting a heavenly glow upon perfectly aligned stockings and glittering ornaments adorning the trees. It’s the wee hours of Christmas day and millions of children are ripping open... Read more
Review: “Happy Death Day”
BY GENNA NORDLING Happy Death Day is a horror movie telling the story of a self-centered sorority sister, Tree, who continues to live the same day over and over again due to her being murdered in cold-blood each night. For those who want to be absolutely terrified, viewing Happy Death... Read more
Class of ’19 and ’20 head to Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights trip
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE AND GENNA NORDLING On Thursday, October 19 at 12:30 pm, select sophomores and juniors piled onto three buses, each named after a haunted house located at their highly anticipated destination: Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Upon arriving at the park after the four-hour drive, students attended... Read more
Pumpkin spice epidemic
BY GENNA NORDLING Starbucks created the Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2003. Ever since then, pumpkin spice has been known as the most popular flavor and scent of fall. In 2017, everything from M&M’s to Pringles has a pumpkin spice version and it seems that the flavor is taking over grocery... Read more
Spooky season starts too soon
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE AND GENNA NORDLING Halloween originated as a Celtic holiday, during which the boundary between the living and the dead became blurred, making it easier for the Celts to predict their future. To celebrate, Celts held huge bonfires to sacrifice animals and burn crops, dressing up as the... Read more
New Horizon pumpkin patch has opened up
BY GENNA NORDLING AND ALEXANDRA SANSONE South Floridians don’t get to experience fall too often, so when volunteers unloaded the first of four tractor trailers full of pumpkins at the New Horizon United Methodist Church pumpkin patch on September 30, they knew that fall had begun. The day also signified... Read more