“It’s a stampede!”: Nevermind, it’s been canceled
BY VICTORIA MARTIN Under normal circumstances, a stampede isn’t something people would be looking forward to. But at CCHS, Stampede is an annual event that many students get excited about attending.  Stampede is the largest fundraiser of the year for CCHS. Students pay $25 for a ticket, which allows... Read more
A “spook-tacular” Storybook Parade: The Littlest Cowboys go trick-or-treating
BY ARIELLE KRAUS “Trick-or-treat” could be heard all over Cooper City High School on the morning of October 30, as the Littlest Cowboys held their annual “Storybook Parade.” The “Storybook Parade” is a time when the Littlest Cowboys preschoolers come dressed in costumes and go trick-or-treating at CCHS. “Our... Read more
The school media center: The library is no longer just for books
BY ELENA VALDEZ Each school has one, however, the library does not do the same thing for high school students as it did before.  Arguably, the main purpose of the library is to provide books. The CCHS media center is stocked with books covering a wide array of topics,... Read more
A petition to party?: BCPS urged to cancel school the day after Halloween
BY EMMA HUERTA Although October 31 is another day of the week for most parents and students, something out of the ordinary occurs during the evening hours of this date. October 31 is the day of the extremely popular holiday known as Halloween. Despite the holiday’s abnormal traditions—such as... Read more
Poetry Club open mic continues after initial event was canceled
BY EMMA FRANZ  While many at CCHS choose to focus on sports and academic-based clubs, for a select group of young student writers, Poetry Club has their full attention. On Tuesday, October 29, CCHS’s very own poetry enthusiasts gathered in room 3447 after a change in events.  Originally, Poetry... Read more
The final show is cast: Tryouts are held for final annual fashion show
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE With CCHS’s last annual fashion show quickly approaching in just a few short months, model tryouts were held this week to determine who will be in the show displaying the outfits that the Level 2 Fashion Marketing class has put together.  Tryouts were held after school... Read more
Hands-free: Florida’s new texting and driving law
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ “It can wait.” This is a vague catchphrase that has found its way onto billboards and advertisements all over America. Most commonly associated with the campaign against texting and driving, this slogan simplifies a very urgent topic: limiting cell phone use while on the road. As... Read more
A glimpse into the future of testing: The ACT announces changes
BY JULIA SAFRIN It’s not a secret that junior year of high school can be stressful, especially when students have to start preparing for and taking college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT. If students don’t score as highly as they would like the first time they take... Read more
Music, madness and making memories: The Sound of Pride competes at BOA regional
BY VICTORIA MARTIN The cheers begin to dissipate and any movement on the field ceases to exist. The announcer’s voice fills the empty air, and the band begins.  On October 12, the Sound of Pride (SOP) band program performed at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida at the... Read more
Recycling at school? Don’t bother: Environmental Club halts recycling pickups
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE “Reduce, reuse, recycle” is perhaps the simplest way of describing eco-friendly waste management, and over the years, efforts have been made both worldwide and in our own backyard to implement the popular phrase. CCHS Environmental Club has been promoting positive conservation tactics over the years through... Read more