Moore Wants More: Volleyball player Devyn Moore sets her sights on achieving goals well above the average freshman player
BY HAILEY BROWN Maybe it was her skill level, maybe it was her drive to become a better player or maybe it was simply her love for the game. Whatever it was, it put her on the starting lineup for varsity as a freshman, and based on past years... Read more
Forget summer vacation – some students are content with working all year long
BY TAMARAH WALLACE While summer vacation is typically a time for fun in the sun and restful relaxation, some Cooper kids took it upon themselves to do a little more than usual with their 104 days. “I wanted to help out my mother with the bills but also gain... Read more
Feel the “Bern”: Sophomore Nathan Berner pushes himself both in and out of the classroom
BY JULIA WENGIER After a typical day at school, Nathan Berner goes home to finish the homework for his six AP classes, measure the ink left in his Pilot G-2 pen, play a game of hockey and maybe even find a new hobby. As a sophomore at CCHS, six... Read more
Freshman Sabrina Wong finds passion for Color Guard
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Most freshmen begin the new school year frantically searching for their niche in high school. Whether it be through sports, clubs or cliques, everyone is looking for a place to fit in. However, for Cooper City High newcomer Sabrina Wong, she has already found a home... Read more
An ocean away: Joie Meyer travels back to China 16 years after her adoption
BY KENDYL COUNTS To Joie Meyer, “China” had never been more than a word scrawled on her legal documents. Adopted from the world’s most populous country at just nine months old, Meyer has resided in America for as long as she can remember. It was not until this past... Read more
Ms. Brandt’s character takes center stage
BY CASSIDY NOWOSAD From teaching acting classes to directing a production to even writing a play of her own, theatre director and Language Arts teacher Shannon Brandt has proved she has dedication. Having transferred to Cooper City High only last year, Brandt hit the ground running and has directed... Read more
Hannah Riggott: unsung hero
BY KYLE NELSON AND DARIAN SABLON Explorers – these are the people often talked about in adventure stories, those individuals who exemplify a sense of courage in light of danger, overcome their personal dilemmas for the greater good and are in many ways the type of person we want... Read more
No AP Exams? Students Prepare for AP Performance Tasks Instead
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS Last week, junior Dashiel Heidt put the finishing touches on his 4,869 word paper on project management in independent three-dimensional video game development. Next month, he’ll be doing a twenty-minute presentation on the topic before a panel of three judges. For students in Lisa Jones’ AP... Read more
Senior Maurín Santos López Takes Center Stage in Fashion and Art
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS Pushing her off-brand clear-rimmed glasses up her nose, Maurín Santos López just doesn’t look like a girl from the suburbs. Clad entirely in painted denim, she’s certainly easy to find in a crowd. But under the layers of literal hand-crafted art, Santos López tells the story... Read more
Fashion Academy Hosts Annual Show
BY NUHA ISLAM On February 23rd, Cooper City High School’s Level Two Fashion Marketing class was finally able to unveil months of hard work in the form of the annual fashion show. Culminating in a stunning display, along with a festive pre-party, the hard work CCHS Fashion Academy Students... Read more