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
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
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
A different kind of “hoco” proposal: CCHS students express discontent with this year’s homecoming spirit week themes by creating their own
BY EMMA HUERTA As the fall season begins to approach, high schools across the country begin preparing for one of the most significant times in the eyes of their respective student bodies: homecoming season. This year at CCHS, homecoming week festivities will take place from October 14 to October... Read more
Hoco duos: Student pairs nominated for homecoming 2019
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN This year, the traditional homecoming court vote came with a twist. For the first time in CCHS history, the Student Government Association (SGA) allowed students to run as “duos” for homecoming court. The change, adopted to make homecoming more inclusive, resulted in a large number of... Read more
New class alert: CCHS brings back peer counseling course
BY JOSEPH STURGEON At CCHS, the options for extracurricular electives are seemingly endless. The school offers photography, art, band and film as well as other non-traditional elective courses. For the 2019-2020 school year, one particular class, peer counseling, has joined the list of the many electives offered at Cooper. ... Read more
No new Cooper clubs: Why students can’t create any more clubs at CCHS
BY ALYSSA KHAN At CCHS, many students are eager to start their own clubs, but due to a lack of available sponsors, are unable to do so. Teachers have enough on their plates without adding school clubs to the list. Some teachers create time to help students by sponsoring... Read more
An all-inclusive homecoming: Students can now run for homecoming court as “duos”
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Before anything else, the annual homecoming dance is a tradition. Each school year, typically about halfway through the first quarter, when students aren’t discussing grades, teachers or internet memes, they’re discussing the homecoming dance. Anyone listening in on these conversations can expect to hear about the... Read more
Peace, pizza and poetry: Poetry Club attracts new poets through their open mic event
BY GENNA NORDLING Every day, after the dismissal bell rings, the majority of CCHS students head home. But last Thursday, a particular group of dedicated students stayed to express themselves through the art of poetry. Immediately after the bell rang, Mr. Fair’s classroom transformed into an open mic club,... Read more