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The future of the final frontier: Privatization of space exploration
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR The recent successful launch of billionaire Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket undoubtedly reignited interest in space exploration and fueled conversations surrounding private company aeronautics. While some may have found Musk’s decision to send his cherry red Tesla Roadster into orbit around Mars flashy or egotistical, the now-celestial... 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 more... Read more
Building a new reality: Dashel Heidt ventures into video game development
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR Don’t be surprised when Dashiel Heidt shows up in the credits of the next biggest video game series – the CCHS senior is already making strides towards revolutionizing the electronic entertainment sector. Known around campus for his technological savviness and big-hearted inclination to help students around him,... Read more
Shooting their shot: Graziani brothers play their way into CCHS basketball history
BY KYLE NELSON On a Monday morning in 2007, five-year-old Dallas Graziani and seven-year-old Dylan Graziani are awoken by their father at five a.m. before school. The two brush their teeth, lace up their Air Jordan basketball shoes and rush to the garage for dribbling and shooting drills. After shooting... 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 by... 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 Douglas... 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 the... 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 (BCPS)... 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
Fort Lauderdale courthouse attracts hundreds for emotional gun control rally
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR AND DANIEL RAKOWER There was only one message that could be undoubtedly interpreted during last Saturday’s gun control rally at the steps of the Broward County U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. Only one sentence shouted by a chorus of over a thousand voices: Never... Read more