59th annual Founders Day celebration lights up Cooper City
BY ALEXANDRA SANSONE The morning of the second Saturday of March, Cooper City celebrated the 59th anniversary of its founding. Although the Cooper City was originally founded in June, the city celebrates in the spring in order to include the optimist teams who have finished their seasons in the... Read more
Warming waters are causing less blacktip sharks to migrate to South Florida
BY GENNA NORDLING College students aren’t the only tourists Florida beaches expect to see during Spring Break. Blacktip sharks make their way to South Florida every year around this time, but there has been a decline in number of sharks that are migrating in the past few years. Blacktip... Read more
Second annual Cooper City Pageant has two CCHS winners
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR After a successful first pageant last year, Cooper City once again hosted its now-annual pageant on Tuesday, March 6 in the CCHS auditorium, where several residents competed for the crowns of Little Miss Cooper City, Miss Cooper City Teen, Miss Cooper City and Mr. and Mrs.... Read more
Governor Scott throws support behind gun policy proposals
BY NOAH CASTAGNA The Florida gun control debate has had its ups and downs in the days following a tragedy that thrust the issue into the fold of American political discourse once again, as it appeared Florida Governor Rick Scott was possibly ready to make concessions on the issue.... Read more
Op-ed: I’m registered to vote – now what?
BY SAVANNAH KEYSER, CCHS SENIOR The U.S. midterm elections this year will be held on November 6, 2018. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 100 seats in the Senate will be up for reelection. Currently, both legislative houses are Republican-dominated, along with the executive branch, represented... Read more
Broward County #NeverAgain protest extends nationally
BY KENDYL COUNTS Just over a week after the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, what began as raw outrage has evolved into a full-fledged, organized movement against gun violence. The movement, known as “Never Again MSD,” is spearheaded by Marjory Stoneman... Read more
Students speak to U.S. leaders, ask for action at Sunrise CNN Town Hall
BY CASEY CHAPTER Following the tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida, the high school students who were affected have been speaking up and demanding action. This week, their voices were heard. The students gathered at the BB&T center in Sunrise to speak with... Read more
Pioneer Middle School joins MSD in “Walk 4 Beigel” event
BY KYLE NELSON Valentine’s Day, more specifically February 14, 2018, is a day that Broward County will never forget. Last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lost a large chunk of their coaching staff and student body – and an ever bigger chunk of its heart. Among the 17... Read more
Fort Lauderdale courthouse attracts hundreds for emotional gun control rally
BY SABRINE BRISMEUR AND DANIEL RAKOWER There was only one message that could be undoubtedly interpreted during last Saturday’s gun control rally at the steps of the Broward County U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. Only one sentence shouted by a chorus of over a thousand voices:... Read more
Cadets make Cowboy Battalion history at Brain Brawl State Championships
BY KENDYL COUNTS Over the weekend, nine NJROTC cadets traveled to Tampa to compete in the State Brain Brawl Championships held at Gaither High School on February 10. Both teams set records for the CCHS NJROTC program – Cooper City 2 came in sixth, and Cooper City 1 came... Read more