Saying goodbye and hello: Best Buddies host annual end of year luau to see off graduates and welcome new officers
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Best Buddies have spent this school year promoting kindness and inclusion through events like match parties and kindness campaigns. The club, celebrating their annual end of year luau, used the event to send off graduating seniors and those aging out of the school system. “I’ve already... Read more
CCHS hosts Author Signing Day with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Finn
BY CASEY CHAPTER Hundreds of CCHS students gathered in the auditorium on Friday to hear the advice of a New York Times bestselling author. A.J. Finn, author of “The Woman in the Window,” spoke to students and teachers about his writing process and gave advice to those seeking guidance... Read more
Finding their zen: Interact Club brings a Zen garden to campus
BY SOPHIA WENGIER White doves and bamboo now decorate a once unoccupied corner of CCHS, transforming a patch of dirt and rocks into a peaceful escape for all to enjoy. The Zen garden is finally open for business after months of planning, preparation and hard work. The ribbon cutting... Read more
Teacher appreciation week extends beyond campus
BY ELENA VALDEZ May 7 marks the beginning of teacher appreciation week for 2018. The celebration of educators takes place annually during the first week of May, being an official national holiday. CCHS plans to celebrate their faculty and staff throughout a majority of the week with help from... Read more
NHS welcomes incoming members, recognizes outgoing members
BY KENDYL COUNTS Blue and white balloons bobbed about the aisles of the auditorium as National Honor Society (NHS) inductees and graduates, as well as their loved ones, gathered in the auditorium for the annual NHS Induction Ceremony. Held this year on May 8 at 7:00 p.m., the ceremony... Read more
NJROTC flies to Arizona for national competition
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR AND DARIAN SABLON Members of the CCHS Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) left the humid summer weather of South Florida for the dry heat of Arizona last week to compete at the national level. “It was a great honor to among the first... Read more
The first of many: DECA Fashion and Interact collaborate to raise spirits and money at first annual school dodgeball tournament
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE Students piled into the gym as the dodgeball tournament neared its start. Individuals signed up with friends, forming their own dodgeball teams to compete in the first-ever CCHS dodgeball tournament. A collaboration between Interact and DECA Fashion, the tournament was created with the intent of raising... Read more
Cowboys commit to colleges across the country
BY KENDYL COUNTS CCHS may be the union of red, black and white, but on April 27 seniors donned the colors of schools across the nation, representing the college that they will be attending next year. Academic signing day is an annual tradition hosted by BRACE advisor Christine Siwek,... Read more
Students walk out, form heart on field in memory of Columbine
BY EDITORIAL BOARD CCHS students walked out of campus buildings to form a large heart in the football field on Friday, April 20, in the third walkout since late March to memorialize the 20th anniversary of Columbine High School’s massacre. Organized entirely by a small group of CCHS students... Read more
Super testing sessions: Week 2 and 3 schedule
BY NOAH CASTAGNA The first set of Super Testing sessions kicked off this week with the FSA ELA for freshmen and sophomores on Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18. Moving forward, there are four more sessions of Super Testing over the next two weeks. The first part of... Read more