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
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
Walk for a cause: Renaissance Charter’s fifth annual 7K breast cancer walk
BY SOFIA MENDEZ This past Saturday, October 12, Renaissance Charter School at Cooper City (RCSCC) held its fifth annual 7K ‘MORE THAN PINK’ Walk. The purpose of this walk is to unite the community to honor breast cancer survivors. Students, staff and their families were encouraged to participate in... Read more
Mumps outbreak at Pioneer Middle School: What you need to know
BY ISABELLA MARCON A recent outbreak of mumps has been confirmed at CCHS’s neighboring school, Pioneer Middle School, last week.  Mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that causes one’s salivary glands to swell. Although the disease is almost fully wiped out due to the development of vaccines, sudden... Read more
Selecting the perfect schedule: BCPS proposes three calendar options for the 2020-2021 school year
BY ARIELLE KRAUS Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is already planning for the 2020-2021 school year by proposing three calendars, and they are requesting the input of teachers, administrators, students and parents.  All three calendars consist of different options regarding the first day of school, the last day of... Read more
High school burnouts: Now a clinical diagnosis
BY ELENA VALDEZ It’s not uncommon for students to find themselves in a state of apathy and exhaustion. “Burnouts” come across as students who have stopped caring for the most part. These students don’t show up to class, drop extracurriculars, do the bare minimum and after years of trying... Read more
Offshore drilling: The battle between economic profits and environmental protection
BY CHRIS GOMES Offshore drilling has always been an issue of concern for coastal areas, especially in the Sunshine State. Lawmakers at all levels of government have attempted to open the area for oil and natural gas development, a move critics argue will harm the fishing and tourism industries.... Read more
Broward County public school population is dying: Enrollment rates continue to drop
BY ELENA VALDEZ Although classrooms still look overcrowded and car lines run all the way into the street, this may not be the case for long. As of the 2019-2020 school year, there has been a significant drop in South Florida’s public school enrollment, and the numbers continue to... Read more