School dance deja vu: Second dance this year canceled
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN Well, this feels familiar. For the second time this school year, a CCHS dance has been canceled due to a lack of student interest. The Aurora Ball, planned by Interact Club, was scheduled to take place in December, but plans were nixed due to low ticket... Read more
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis comes to speak to LGBT+ club
BY JOSEPH STURGEON On Tuesday, February 26, LGBT+ club hosted Mayor Dean Trantalis, the city of Fort Lauderdale’s current and first ever openly gay mayor. The event was held after school in the media center, where Trantalis spoke to the club about everything ranging from his political career to... Read more
New to Cooper: New club seeks to make new students feel welcome at CCHS
BY RYAN MERARD At CCHS, most students entering their freshman year are coming over from either Pioneer Middle School or Renaissance Charter School. However, there are numerous students that are coming from different school districts, states or even countries. These students may face some trouble adjusting to the school... Read more
Littlest Cowboys get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a party
BY RYAN MERARD Valentine’s Day is based around love, friendships and showing affection for others. With the classroom decorated with hearts of all sizes and kids dressed up in bright red and pink colored clothes, the Littlest Cowboys preschool stayed with a traditional theme and celebrated Valentine’s Day by... Read more
A new path for education: How the elimination of Common Core standards in Florida will affect the CCHS community
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Florida has incorporated the Common Core into their standards over the course of many years. However, with the administration of a new governor, it has been decided that these standards will no longer be used. Governor Ron DeSantis, who was elected following the midterm elections in... Read more
A passion for paperbacks: Book Club aims to rekindle a love of reading in high school students
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN When students want to sit back and relax, they usually don’t reach for a copy of “Jane Eyre.” Instead of delving into the works of the Brontës or other esteemed pieces of literature, high schoolers choose to spend their free time mindlessly scrolling through social media... Read more
Broward County Public Schools changes its Single Sign-On system for a more Clever approach
BY RYAN MERARD In recent years, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students have become familiar with the original Single Sign-On (SSO) system. Through SSO, student applications such as Pinnacle, Canvas and MyHRW are all easily accessible through one portal. On January 7, 2019, BCPS decided to part ways with... Read more
New year, new room: CCHS reopens the weight training room after extensive renovations
BY EMMA HUERTA AND JOSEPH STURGEON “It may not be the easy way, but it’s the Cowboy way.” This message is displayed along the wall of Cooper City High’s brand new state-of-the-art weight room. On January 24, at 8:15 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in order to commemorate... Read more
Choose your own adventure: CCHS students receive course selection cards
BY KAREN SUROS Summer may seem far away, but it looks like the 2019-2020 school year is on the heels of Cooper City High School students as they begin deciding what their schedules will look like next year. Course selection cards were distributed during study hall throughout this week.... Read more
A twist on a tradition: The Class of 2021 plans Sadie Hawkins dance
BY EMMA HUERTA School-administered dances such as homecoming, prom and winter dances have become major traditions over the years, and are events students don’t want to miss during their four years spent in high school. The CCHS Class of 2021, however, has a new tradition in mind. The class... Read more