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... Read more
It must be Twintuition: Sisters Hannah and Shayna Cohen take on the business world
BY KENDYL COUNTS Hannah and Shayna Cohen share just about everything – friends, shoes and as of a few months ago, a small business. The venture started out as a hobby, with the twins revamping old t-shirts found in their closets whenever they could not think of what to... 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... Read more
Bruce Glasserman and the power of a voice
BY NUHA ISLAM Watching Bruce Glasserman speak at a Harvard debate round is intimidating, to say the least. His speech is laced with a confidence achieved only by a seasoned professional, and his tone unyielding even when faced with top tier competitors, with no stutters, likes or um. It... Read more
Triple threat: Gurdikyan triplets bring competition to the court
BY CASEY CHAPTER Amidst the sounds of shoes squeaking against the court and hands hitting the volleyball, a cry can be heard from across the gymnasium: “Vur!” Alin, Selin and Lara Gurdikyan call “Vur!” (“Hit!”) to each other from across the court. Although born in South Florida, the three... Read more
The adventurous Aiden Adams
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Surrounded by about 600 other competitors ready to vie for first place at the Florida Geography Bee, a curious 13-year-old Aiden Adams surveyed the room. As parents unrelentingly quizzed their children and studying teens clicked away at their laptops, he predicted that his lack of preparation... Read more
Wesley won’t stand for sexual assault: How she plans to educate others about her cause
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Just from spotting her around the CCHS campus, it’s clear to see that sophomore Amelia Wesley is not your run-of-the-mill high school student. From her witty shirts to her passionate discussions about criminal justice, Wesley has made a name for herself by standing out. It’s no... Read more
Reese Abrahamoff: A love affair with the arts
BY ANNABELLE ROSA All students possess various talents that decorate CCHS in a manner that expresses academic excellence, as well as excellence associated with the arts. One specific sector of the student body often compels the rest of their peers to pay them mind: the individuals known as the... Read more
Going global
BY KENDYL COUNTS Matt Plonskier is, in essence, a walking Epcot advertisement. A Cooper City High School senior, his mind is occupied with far more than what lies within the town’s 8.32 square miles – with international experiences, global issues and foreign food at the top of his list.... Read more
Gaby Horenstein: A vision in the making
BY NUHA ISLAM High style fashionistas are more often than not accompanied by the imagery of a snotty, stiletto wielding, mocha Frappuccino drinking diva. Junior Gabriela “Gaby” Horenstein however, does not fit this narrative. She is kindhearted, hardworking, and dedicated to shattering stereotypes. Horenstein has sewn together her own... Read more