A New Face to CCHS Food
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR Cooper City High School’s gray brick cafeteria walls and cardboard food trays may seem a long way from the soft wooded walls and hand-made calzones of Pembroke Pines’s beloved Italian Caffé, but CCHS’ new cafeteria manager, Modestina Cariati is looking to change all that. Cariati... Read more
Not Your Average Joe: CCHS Senior Joe Torres Ascends to MIT and Beyond
BY KENDYL COUNTS Under studio lights a curly-haired boy stands alert, his hand hovering above a buzzer.  As if by a feat of clairvoyance, his hand slams the buzzer and he answers correctly, even after receiving only a fragment of a hint. His knowledge is boundless and he knows... Read more
Zoe Hobson: Queen of the Court
BY SOPHIA WENGIER The walls of Cooper City High School’s gymnasium are covered with posters cheering on our beloved volleyball team and the stands are full of excited fans, waiting in anticipation for the game to begin.  Zoe Hobson stands huddled with her team, looking into the eyes of... Read more
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
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
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