See something, say something: A practice to keep communities safe
BY RYAN MERARD In an era where there are more mass shootings in this nation than days passed this year, the nationwide phrase, “If you see something, say something” has more value than ever. It encourages students to speak up whenever they notice anything that seems suspicious and to... Read more
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 aftermath of the storms: Puerto Rico two years later
BY VICTORIA MARTIN It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Maria left behind pure destruction on the island of Puerto Rico. The US territory was not in the best shape to withstand the impact of this category 4 hurricane, as Hurricane Irma had left one million people on... 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