Hugs for HOPE 5k: Running to raise awareness
BY JULIA WENGIER On May 19, the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) is teaming up with the HOPE Sunshine Clubs of Broward County for the fifth annual Hugs for HOPE 5k Walk/Run. The event will take place at Markham Park from 7:30 to 9:30 in the morning. Helping... Read more
The Lariat receives county awards from Sun Sentinel
BY KENDYL COUNTS As the school year comes to a close, journalism students gathered from across South Florida to attend the Sun Sentinel High School Journalism Awards, held at Archbishop McCarthy High School. By the end of the night, The Lariat staff had received 20 awards for its achievements... Read more
Relay for Life: “By coming together, we can find hope”
BY TAMARAH WALLACE The American Cancer Society’s mission is simply to “free the world from cancer,” an assertion that is supported by their efforts to fundraise for research, share information and support patients – efforts that all culminate at their annual Relay for Life events. “Relay for Life was... Read more
Please romaine calm: CDC warns against the leafy green
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN It’s been a tough week for Caesar salad fans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory this month about potentially-contaminated romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz. region. Some of the romaine from the region may be infected with a strain of E.... Read more
Local mothers host Mom Prom for charity
BY GENNA NORDLING To a high school student, a senior center does not seem like the ideal location for prom. But for CCHS parent Kelly Kern and the Cooper City “Mom Prom” board, it was the perfect place to have a party for a purpose. On Saturday, April 28,... Read more
Eric Garner speaks out about #MSDStrong documentary
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR In the aftermath of the shooting tragedy that took 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD), the broadcast production program at the school began the process of recovering – by going back to work. “What do I do? How do I try to live... Read more
CCHS publications take over FSPA States
BY ABBIE TUSCHMAN For many CCHS Cowboys, there are certain defining weekends throughout their four years at CCHS. For the thrill-seekers, it’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. For the aspiring entrepreneurs, it’s DECA Nationals. But for journalism and broadcast students, one weekend that stands out from the rest... Read more
Key Club travels to Orlando for annual district conference, brings back talent show trophy
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE The District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) is home to members of Key Club dedicated to service. Held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, the conference was put on for the 80th time in the Florida Key Club district. This year’s convention theme... Read more
CCHS Varsity Winter Guard takes home first place at two local competitions
BY KENDYL COUNTS With their emotional show “Fly On,” the CCHS Varsity Winter Guard is soaring through the 2017-2018 season, reaching new heights with their high-scoring performances. Of the three competitions that the varsity winter guard has attended, they have received first place at competitions held at Flanagan High... Read more
Monkey business in South Florida: Dania vervet monkey found in Cooper City
BY SOPHIA WENGIER Cooper City is welcoming a new visitor this week, one which has brought surprise, excitement and fear to residents. A monkey has travelled all the way from Dania Beach to Cooper City and surrounding areas, making appearances in the backyards of many. The monkey, named Mikey,... Read more