Max Mickenberg: Cooper City’s First Space Cowboy
BY LINDSEY HANNAH     This is not the Max Mickenberg I imagined I would be interviewing in a stuffy classroom one sweltering Friday afternoon. “I want to be the first cowboy astronaut on the moon,” he responds casually when I inquire about his career goals. In the stead... Read more
Jessica Lupo: Dimples and Drive
BY KENDYL COUNTS   She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s an active member of National Honors Society, Student Government Association, Future Medical Professionals of America, and much, much more. The copious amount of fancy titles, however, sounds far more attractive prior to considering the commitment they imply. With one hand... Read more
Ben Santana: Candid Band Kid
BY KENDYL COUNTS   In a colorful room crammed with stands and stray sheet music, a  little boy encounters his first musical instrument, carefully removing a plastic recorder from its case and tentatively tooting the first few pitches to Hot Cross Buns. Struggling, the young student pants through the... Read more
Raising the Barr

Raising the Barr

Features December 2, 2015

BY LINDSEY HANNAH AND SAVANNAH KEYSER   Walking into room 616, the first thing that hits you is the comforting smell of paint and parchment. A room full of colorful forms plastered to the walls is a starck contrast to the prosaic drawl of mainstream education, and offers a... Read more
Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Features December 1, 2015

BY KENDYL COUNTS   As the clock on the scoreboard flips through its last few seconds, Cooper City High School senior Kristen Richards exchanges her glittery pom-poms for her flute.  After a long night of radiating tireless positivity from the sideline, she races to join the marching band at... Read more
Jordan Izenwasser: A Proud Cowboy
BY MELANIE SMITH AND LINDSEY HANNAH   A small girl, barely two years of age, clings to her parent’s leg, frightened of the surrounding strangers. Considering the context, that they were in the Sexual Assault Treatment Center, such a response is understandable. Jordan Izenwasser, however, leads his fellow CCHS... Read more
Felicita Devlin: State of the Art
BY KENDYL COUNTS AND KARINA BLODNIEKS Wispy strands of hair hide the whimsically abstract face of a girl who appears to have been broken and pieced back together; despite the meticulous reassembly of the shards, she is not quite the same, leaving pieces of the image unaligned and unmatched.... Read more
Dawson Worley

Dawson Worley

Features October 21, 2015

BY SOPHIA WENGIER   It’s halftime and the Sound Of Pride Band and Color Guard are performing their show.  With so much going on, it’s hard to decide what to focus on, but one particular student tossing a rifle soon draws attention from the people sitting in the stands.... Read more
CCHS Sound of Pride in Harmony with New Band Director
BY LOUIS DENNIN After Cooper City High School’s beloved band director Christopher Schletter decided to move on to pursue a higher education in music, there was no doubt that he would be hard to replace.  He left a legacy that will be forever remembered by all of his former... Read more
Programming the Future: Sophomore Ben Goldstein Builds a Robot
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS The room seemed to be full of a faint mechanical buzz, and it was immediately evident that one of the occupants was not human. On the ground sat a U-shaped, wheeled wooden board, donned with wires and mechanical fixings. Proud owner and creator, CCHS sophomore Ben... Read more