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
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
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
Controlling the cold: Kayla Kissel overcomes her allergy to the cold and pursues her dreams
BY EMMA HUERTA Allergies are a fairly common occurrence. From peanut to pollen allergies, millions of people are affected. However, some other, rarer sensitivities have gone relatively unheard of. This is the case with cold urticaria, an allergy characterized by an increased sensitivity to the cold, including cold water... Read more
Testing the limits: Freshman Max Novak pursues an accelerated math program
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Logarithms, vectors and parabolas. For most students, these aren’t the things that come to mind when asked about their identity. But for freshman Max Novak, they’re what make him stand out from the crowd. When Novak was in fifth grade, he took the Great Explorations in... Read more
Going for the gold: Gymnast Tyler Flowers trains like there’s no tomorrow
BY SABRINA WONG Over 15 hours worth of sports practice usually doesn’t fall into a high schooler’s weekly schedule. But for sophomore Tyler Flowers, this tremendous time commitment is just a normal part of his routine. As an all-star gymnast, Flowers began training at only 4 years old. He... Read more
Just keep swimming: Sophomore Robert Wilson swims his way to success
BY ARIELLE KRAUS It’s not often that you hear a high school student has made the time cut for the Junior Olympics at such a young age. However, this accomplishment is one of many for the sophomore swimmer Robert Wilson, who has dedicated countless hours to this sport and... Read more
Tackling tech for tomorrow: CCHS student Brian Becker shows his passion for technology
BY EMMA HUERTA Everyday, it seems as if new innovations are on the rise, as creators scramble in order to develop the newest and hottest commodity on the market. With these increasing amounts of technology, new gadgets are constantly being brought to society’s attention, which may take some getting... Read more
Amit Lowy: Exploring new opera-tunities with her talent
BY JULIA SAFRIN It’s no secret that CCHS’ student body consists of many foreign students who have moved to the United States in recent years and have added to the diversity of the school. These individuals bring their language, culture, traditions and talent to the student population. Among these... Read more