The SAT adversity score: Does it level the playing field?
BY CHRIS GOMES The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) has infamously become one of the primary gatekeepers in college admissions, often determining whether a student is admitted into a university. Although the uses of the SAT have changed since its debut in 1926, its “gatekeeper” status remains today. However, it... Read more
The final reach: Sound of Pride hosts annual band banquet and spring concert
BY SABRINA WONG At the end of each season, band and color guard students look forward to attending band banquet. In addition to band banquet, Sound of Pride (SOP) members also prepared for their first-ever spring concert this year. These two events served as an opportunity for the SOP... Read more
Pete Buttigieg announces his run for presidency: The first LGBT+ commander in chief?
BY ELENA VALDEZ President Donald Trump’s first term is coming to a close, and with that comes the president’s prospective opponents for the 2020 election. As of April 14, 2019, Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg has officially entered the race for the next presidency. Within the... Read more
Competition and comradery: CCHS publications take home more than just awards from FSPA
BY GENNA NORDLING April is one of the most hectic months of the year for CCHS students. Among all of the field trips and out-of-school events that occurred, one specific trip stood out to the publications of CCHS– the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) State Convention. From April 11-13,... Read more
“Shape the world, teach!”: FFEA attends annual BCFEA convention
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Throughout the months of April and May, many clubs and choice electives attend competitions and end-of-year events. On Friday, April 12, CCHS’s Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) attended and competed at the Broward County Future Educators of America (BCFEA) Convention at Pompano Beach High School.... Read more
Off to Ohio: CCHS varsity color guard travels to World Championships
BY SABRINA WONG Loud alarms sounded in many bedrooms at around 2:30 a.m. on April 2, signifying the start of the CCHS varsity color guard’s trip to the World Championships competition in Dayton, Ohio. After participating in six local competitions and one regional competition during the season, the 16... Read more
Cooper Square: New shopping center soon to be established in Cooper City
BY RYAN MERARD Just across the street from CCHS, construction workers can occasionally be seen operating tools and machines, looking to complete Cooper City’s next major project, which is a boutique retail plaza. The plaza, named “Cooper Square,” will come with 35 stores ranging from restaurants to banks and... Read more
The Class of 2019 takes on Grad Bash
BY ANNABELLE ROSA On April 5, 2019, 193 seniors from CCHS piled into the auditorium, waiting to be whisked away by four buses to attend Universal Studios’ Grad Bash. Students were called down around 10:00 a.m. so that they would have the opportunity to eat lunch before they left.... Read more
Path to Bright Futures could get dimmer: Proposed bill could make scholarship requirements more challenging
BY RYAN MERARD In 1997, Florida established the Bright Futures Scholarship program, which can pay for the majority of a student’s four-year college tuition. Ever since then, students in Florida have been rewarded for their hard work throughout high school if certain requirements were met. The Bright Futures Scholarships... Read more
Making dreams come true: CCTC explores job and academic opportunities at UCF and Walt Disney World
BY ARIELLE KRAUS On Friday, March 8, College and Career Transition Club (CCTC) headed to the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Walt Disney World to explore both educational and career opportunities for after high school. CCTC was designed to increase awareness of the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program... Read more