Freshman Sabrina Wong finds passion for Color Guard
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Most freshmen begin the new school year frantically searching for their niche in high school. Whether it be through sports, clubs or cliques, everyone is looking for a place to fit in. However, for Cooper City High newcomer Sabrina Wong, she has already found a home... Read more
Alex Porras: A star in the arts
BY JULIA WENGIER A rifle flies, slicing the air, spinning exactly three times before falling perfectly back into Alex Porras’ hands. From there, Porras continues her color guard routine, shouting the counts out to the other guard members and keeping everyone perfectly in sync until it’s time to go... Read more
An ocean away: Joie Meyer travels back to China 16 years after her adoption
BY KENDYL COUNTS To Joie Meyer, “China” had never been more than a word scrawled on her legal documents. Adopted from the world’s most populous country at just nine months old, Meyer has resided in America for as long as she can remember. It was not until this past... Read more
Ms. Brandt’s character takes center stage
BY CASSIDY NOWOSAD From teaching acting classes to directing a production to even writing a play of her own, theatre director and Language Arts teacher Shannon Brandt has proved she has dedication. Having transferred to Cooper City High only last year, Brandt hit the ground running and has directed... Read more
Hannah Riggott: unsung hero
BY KYLE NELSON AND DARIAN SABLON Explorers – these are the people often talked about in adventure stories, those individuals who exemplify a sense of courage in light of danger, overcome their personal dilemmas for the greater good and are in many ways the type of person we want... Read more
Senior Maurín Santos López Takes Center Stage in Fashion and Art
BY KARINA BLODNIEKS Pushing her off-brand clear-rimmed glasses up her nose, Maurín Santos López just doesn’t look like a girl from the suburbs. Clad entirely in painted denim, she’s certainly easy to find in a crowd. But under the layers of literal hand-crafted art, Santos López tells the story... Read more
Schultz Squared: The Dynamic Teaching Duo
BY NOAH CASTAGNA Any students who have dabbled in computer science or challenged themselves with upper-level math will probably recognize the friendly faces of the Schultz brothers. “The Schultz brothers are both very personable and easy to talk to,” CCHS Junior and student of both Darryl and David Schultz... Read more
In Style: Senior Lior Ayalon Shows the Fashion World What He’s Got
BY KYLE NELSON AND SAVANNAH KEYSER There’s a type of unity in diversity, and CCHS Senior Lior White has made it his mission to flaunt this in the coalition of colors that is his debut fashion line, Equipt Color. Many people know White to be at the center of... Read more
Future Congresswoman: Senior Kia del Solar Excels in Debate
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Her hand gently taps on the steering wheel, perfectly in tune with the classic rock melody undulating from the car’s speakers as she maneuvers down a tree-lined, winding road. Her mind wanders, gripped by the image of the harrowing, mountainous destination she had hiked the previous... Read more
Teaching from Experience: Following the Amazing Adventures of CCHS Teacher Mr. Mauntler
BY KENDYL COUNTS Trudging through the forest with his video camera in hand and his dog at his heels, it’s undeniable that CCHS AP Environmental and Marine Science teacher Michael Mauntler prefers fieldwork to busywork. Finding noteworthy observations in everything from bears and sharks to epiphytes on trees, Mr.... Read more