Saying goodbye to CCHS: The legacy of Principal Wendy Doll
BY THE LARIAT EDITORIAL BOARD After being the principal of CCHS for over twenty years, Principal Wendy Doll has announced her retirement. Doll has led CCHS with grace and has impacted the lives of many staff members and students during her time at CCHS. The goal of CCHS is... Read more
A not-so-sickening summer: How summer plans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH “Summer 2020 is going to be a movie,” is what so many people claimed at the beginning of the year. However, within the first few months, this vision of hope quickly disappeared as the number of people affected by COVID-19 continued to increase. Now, as the... Read more
Who is Pistol Pete?: The story behind the CCHS mascot
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Pistol Pete has been Cooper City High’s mascot for almost all of the school’s 49-year existence. You can’t really talk about CCHS culture without mentioning him; he’s plastered on top of lunch tables, present at all of the football games and always patrolling the bottom floor... Read more
Code red drills: Students express concerns over their effectiveness
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN From the time they are in kindergarten, children are exposed to school drills. Whether it’s for a fire or a tornado, students are taught at a young age how to follow directions and stay safe.  In the past year, Cowboys have become increasingly familiar with code... Read more
Spreading paws-itivity with Lulu and Patches: Emily Aaron and her pets’ passion for helping those in need
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Mental health has become a very important topic in today’s society. It is not unusual to see therapy dogs out in public, working with those in need. However, it is not so common to see a therapy pig providing individuals with emotional support. Junior Emily Aaron... Read more
Ms. Moxie and Ms. Eileen: The CCHS mental health team is there to listen when you need to talk
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Even amid all the noise of high school life, Cowboys can rest assured that there will always be someone who’s all ears when they need it.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious... Read more
Television, TED Talks and teaching: Adam Avin changes the future through mental health  education
BY GENNA NORDLING After coming home from art class one day, 10-year-old Adam Avin showed his mom a picture he drew of Wuf Shanti, a dog character he had created. The pictures Avin drew of Wuf Shanti did not just hang on the refrigerator, but helped to turn Avin... Read more
Helping overcome problems effectively: HOPE Sunshine Club strives to spread awareness about teens’ mental health
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Traditionally, high school clubs are centered around career interests, hobbies or academics. Cooper City High’s HOPE Sunshine Club deviates from this standard— it focuses on matters such as mental health, suicide prevention and substance abuse.  The club, which has branches in several schools across Broward County,... Read more
Teaching the future: A deeper look into the Early Childhood Education program
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Many students come to school to learn. However, CCHS students in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program come to teach. CCHS has an early learning lab located on its campus called The Littlest Cowboys Preschool. Here, students involved in the ECE program work with and teach... Read more
Horseback riding: A popular sport receiving little recognition
BY KAYLA GATES The Cooper City Cowboys is not just a name— it’s a reality for many. Horseback riding has become a significant part of the community, with many students participating in the sport. However, a lack of knowledge on the subject has caused some athletes to go unnoticed... Read more