Emre Taskin: Kicking it up a notch
BY CHRIS WILL When the school year ends and summer break begins, many teenagers execute plans of sitting back and relaxing. But for senior Emre Taskin, there is no such thing as a break when it comes to the strenuous game of soccer. Soccer is a part of everyday... Read more
Mr. Dixon: Founding father
BY TAMARAH WALLACE To the naked eye, there are what seems like hundreds of inconsequential knickknacks strewn across his classroom- eagle trophies, student art, pictures of smiling students with diplomas in hand; however, they are all important relics of activities past- testaments to the very involved, zealous life of... Read more
Produced by Pichardo: How a CCHS teacher makes his mark
BY CASEY CHAPTER Cowboy Television (CTV) adviser Alfredo Pichardo has been teaching television production at CCHS for the past 12 years. In all of that time, he has built up a reputation. “Crazy,” freshman Will Barringer said of Pichardo’s teaching. “As a teacher, his presence is like, ‘Oh yeah,... Read more
Music, pageantry and ambassadorships: Sarah Sarver is a model citizen
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Cuneiform. Hieroglyphics. Standard English. Pencil in hand, CCHS senior Sarah Sarver utilizes a very particular language when recording her thoughts and emotions in her daily journal, one just as diverse and telling as any other on the planet. Music notes. “Music has been a constant in... Read more
Building a new reality: Dashiel 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 5 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