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
CCHS 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
Press and the President: How the Trump Administration Interacts with the Media
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR Chewing gum furiously and launching conference podiums at reporters, Melissa McCarthy’s portrayals of press secretary Sean Spicer parodied the relationship between the new administration and the press. Yet despite the laughter of Saturday Night Live’s weekly audience, the real-life toxicity holds immense repercussions for the American... Read more
Schultz Squared: The Dynamic Teaching Duo
BY NOAH CASTAGNA Any students who have dabbled in computer science or challenged themselves with upper-level math will probably recognize the friendly faces of the Schultz brothers. “The Schultz brothers are both very personable and easy to talk to,” CCHS Junior and student of both Darryl and David Schultz... Read more
Trickle Down Terror Measures: How CCHS Muslims are Affected by Trump’s Travel Ban
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS In a slew of controversial executive orders, one seemed to stand out to the American populace. Trump’s January 27 order issued a travel ban for seven majority-Muslim countries, sparking mass “No Ban, No Wall” protests across the country. At Cooper City High School, many students felt... Read more
CCHS Reacts to the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR After an eight-hour flight from Alaska to Florida, 26 year old Esteban Santiago was in no hurry to pick up his personal belongings at the luggage claim and get home. Instead, he brought his only checked baggage to the airport bathroom – a small bag holding... Read more
In Style: Senior Lior Ayalon Shows the Fashion World What He’s Got
EDITOR’S NOTE: The feature subject’s legal name is Lior Ayalon, but mention of his name was changed to White as per the subject’s request. BY KYLE NELSON AND SAVANNAH KEYSER There’s a type of unity in diversity, and CCHS Senior Lior White has made it his mission to flaunt... Read more
Future Congresswoman: Senior Kia del Solar Excels in Debate
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Her hand gently taps on the steering wheel, perfectly in tune with the classic rock melody undulating from the car’s speakers as she maneuvers down a tree-lined, winding road. Her mind wanders, gripped by the image of the harrowing, mountainous destination she had hiked the previous... Read more
Teaching from Experience: Following the Amazing Adventures of CCHS Teacher Mr. Mauntler
BY KENDYL COUNTS Trudging through the forest with his video camera in hand and his dog at his heels, it’s undeniable that CCHS AP Environmental and Marine Science teacher Michael Mauntler prefers fieldwork to busywork. Finding noteworthy observations in everything from bears and sharks to epiphytes on trees, Mr.... Read more
Speaking Out: Senior Natalie Mendoza Finds Her Voice in Photographs
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS EDITOR’S NOTE: The ideas expressed in this feature belong to the subject. They do not necessarily reflect that of the author, the Lariat staff, Cooper City High School, or the School Board of Broward County. Natalie Mendoza sounds something like a character from a young adult... Read more